May 11

Remembering Former Department of Medicine Chair David Ontjes, MD

Remembering Former Department of Medicine Chair David Ontjes, MD

Dr. David A. Ontjes, who served as Chair of the Department of Medicine from 1981 to 1989, died on May 7. Ontjes specialized in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the University Presbyterian Church, 209 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill.

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Information on NIH Policy Changes

On May 2, the NIH announced an impending change in policy that intends to cap grant support at the level of 3 R01 equivalents. The UNC School of Medicine Office of Research has compiled information on these changes and opportunities for faculty feedback.

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Gilchrist named director of ultrasound education

Gilchrist named director of ultrasound education

Michael Gilchrist, MD, MPH, has been named Director of Ultrasound Education for Medical Students in the UNC School of Medicine.

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Beyond Condoms: New Approaches to HIV Prevention

The UNC Division of Infectious Diseases launches three simultaneous studies to help prevent HIV within the most susceptible populations.

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Klinger's work with Sesame Street featured on WRAL

Klinger's work with Sesame Street featured on WRAL

Laura Klinger, PhD, director of the UNC TEACCH Autism Program and associate professor of psychiatry in the UNC School of Medicine, collaborated with Sesame Street on the creation of Julia, a new character on the show who is depicted as having autism.

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Invitation to participate in the UNC Hospitals Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Survey

Read a letter from Thomas Ivester, MD, and Matt Mauro, MD, announcing the launch of the UNC Hospitals Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Survey.

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Celebrating the 2017 Cefalo House Officer Awards

Celebrating the 2017 Cefalo House Officer Awards

Each year, the Robert Cefalo House Officer Awards are presented to resident physicians who have demonstrated the highest standards of patient care and maintained exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients, and visitors. This year’s six winners certainly meet and exceed those standards.

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Meet the 2017 Kenan Primary Care Medical Scholars

Learn more about the new group of Kenan Scholars. These outstanding students have made a commitment to serving in North Carolina's rural and underserved communities.

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UNC Structural Heart Program holds patient reunion

UNC Structural Heart Program holds patient reunion

In March, the UNC Structural Heart Program hosted a group of grateful patients and their families for its first ever patient reunion.

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Five-year Review of David R. Rubinow, MD, Chair of Psychiatry

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by David R. Rubinow, MD, in his position as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. The review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on June 2, 2017.

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Commencement Information

Congratulations to all members of the UNC School of Medicine Class of 2017. As you prepare for the weekend's festivities, take one last look at the event details.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society celebrates Resident Appreciation Week

Gold Humanism Honor Society celebrates Resident Appreciation Week

During the week of April 17, the UNC chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society celebrated its annual Resident Appreciation Week. Events included a Maple View ice cream social attended by roughly 200 residents, a week of free yoga from Franklin Street Yoga Studio, a photo booth, a raffle, and discounts at local restaurants throughout the week.

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Delesha Miller Carpenter featured in final episode in Autoimmune Disease Series

Delesha Miller Carpenter featured in final episode in Autoimmune Disease Series

In the 12th and final episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Piece of the Picture," Ron Falk, MD, interviews Delesha Miller Carpenter, PhD, MSPH, who describes strategies for coping with autoimmune disease, including specific behaviors patients can engage in to help cope with their disease.

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Your Health: Violence in intimate relationships and its effects

Your Health: Violence in intimate relationships and its effects

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Michael Baca-Atlas, MD, will be talking with the director of UNC Hospitals' Beacon program Melinda Manning about violence in intimate relationships and the effects it can have.

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End of year message from Chancellor Folt

End of year message from Chancellor Folt

In an end of year video message, Chancellor Carol Folt reflects on all that the Carolina community has accomplished this year, making specific mention of several breakthroughs in biomedical research at the UNC School of Medicine.

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UNC Hospitals receives Stroke Treatment Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals receives Stroke Treatment Achievement Award

UNC Hospitals received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke℠ Honor Roll Elite Plus.

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Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Inducts New Members

Three internal medicine residents have been inducted into the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

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UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

UNC Internal Medicine Residents Honored at Annual Awards Ceremony

The Department of Medicine held its annual end-of-year awards ceremony on May 1, 2017. Many outstanding residents and faculty were recognized for their clinical and academic excellence, honoring the legacies of those who preceded them.

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Research! America Seminar

Mary Woolley, President of Research!America, is presenting a Seminar - "Your role in changing hearts and minds for science"

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AmpUp! Walk/5k to End Bladder Cancer

The NC Triangle Chapter of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is hosting our annual walk/5k on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Fleet Feet Sports in Carrboro. This year, we have added a timed 5k in hopes to attract more people so that we may educate a greater audience about bladder cancer. You can register as an individual or join/create a team. We would love to see you there! Registration begins at 6:00am, walk/run at 7:00am

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Carolina Improvement Lightning Symposium

Toward a Carolina Improvement Science Initiative: A Lightning Symposium will bring together faculty, staff, and graduate students from across campus who are engaged in research on improvement at scale. This symposium aims to identify expertise in what might be called a family of improvement approaches that may be organized into a strategic campus-wide effort.

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Nicholson named ACOG Fellow-at-Large

Nicholson named ACOG Fellow-at-Large

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) announced the election of new officers, including UNC OB-GYN’s Wanda K. Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA, as Fellow-at-Large.

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Thorp's research on medicine and breast milk wins ACOG award

Thorp's research on medicine and breast milk wins ACOG award

John Thorp, MD, McAllister Distinguished Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and chief of the Division of General Obstetrics and Gynecology, was recognized for his research at the recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) annual meeting.

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Health Insurance Dependent Eligibility Audit

The Benefits Office has been notified that the State Health Plan (SHP) is conducting a full dependent audit this summer. They have instructed our office that letters will be sent to SHP members by the end of the month, and you will have until July 31 to provide proof of your dependent’s eligibility. Failure to provide proof by that date will result in coverage being cancelled August 1, 2017.

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UNC Enrolling Volunteers in Three HIV Prevention Studies

As a major center for HIV research, UNC is now a site for three important studies testing a new pill, a long-acting injection and an infusion of antibodies to prevent HIV. The UNC Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit is currently looking for men and transgender individuals who have sex with men. Study staff will screen volunteers to see if they are eligible to enroll in one of our HIV prevention studies.

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