May 18

Luncheon highlights bond between medical students and patients

Luncheon highlights bond between medical students and patients

At the second annual Legacy Teachers Luncheon, UNC School of Medicine students got the chance to say thank you to the patients who made a lasting impact on their training.

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Reminder: UNC Hospitals Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Survey

On May 15, clinicians at UNC Hospitals received an email regarding the UNC Hospitals Physician/Advanced Practice Provider Survey. The email was delivered from The Advisory Board, and all clinicians are encouraged to participate in the survey to provide vital feedback.

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Telemedicine can increase access to diabetic retinopathy treatment

Telemedicine can increase access to diabetic retinopathy treatment

Seema Garg, MD, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Ophthalmology, is the lead author on two companion articles, as well as an author podcast published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Garg, a retina specialist with a particular interest in diabetic retinopathy, has been spearheading efforts since 2009 to implement and study telemedicine programs to improve early detection of diabetic retinopathy.

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Data Science at the Nexus of Environment and Health

The South Big Data Hub Roundtable Series provides an open discussion forum focusing on emerging research challenges in data science and analytics. May's roundtable focuses on the data science at the nexus of environment and health.

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IHQI Improvement Scholars Symposium highlights outstanding clinical improvement

IHQI Improvement Scholars Symposium highlights outstanding clinical improvement

More than 80 faculty and staff attended IHQI's Improvement Scholars Symposium which featured presentations on six clinical improvement projects.

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American Board of Pediatrics Fellow to speak at UNC Pediatrics Grand Rounds

Matthew D. Garber, MD, 2017 American Board of Pediatrics Paul V. Miles Fellow, will discuss value in inpatient pediatrics at Pediatrics Grand Rounds June 8.

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Department of Allied Health Sciences celebrates 2017 Commencement

Department of Allied Health Sciences celebrates 2017 Commencement

Hundreds of students, representing five divisions in the UNC School of Medicine's Department of Allied Health Sciences received degrees in ceremonies held between May 11 and May 14.

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Your Health: The Misguided Battle of the Bulge

Your Health: The Misguided Battle of the Bulge

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Caroline Roberts, MD, welcome Sylvia Tara, PhD, biochemist and author of The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body's Least Understood Organ and What It Means for You, who talks with us about the misguided battle of the bulge.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture: Impact of Patient Reported Outcomes on Patient Care

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture Ethan Basch, MD, MSc. Patient reported outcomes of symptoms, quality of life, and functional status can be used to assess and improve quality of care for cancer patients. This lecture will provide an overview of current news and advances in this area of research. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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Genomics Seminar: New Tools for the Emerging Field of Single Cell Analysis

UNC High-Throughput Sequencing Facility Presents: New Tools for the Emerging Field of Single-Cell Analysis: A Universal Platform for Single-Cell Isolation and Chemisty Workflow

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Guest lecturer Jeffrey L. Carson, MD, Richard C. Reynolds Professor of Medicine, Rutgers University, will present "Red Blood Cell Transfusion in Cardiac Patients: How Low Can You Go?"

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Office of International Activities announces new cohort of Global Health Scholars

The UNC Office of International Activities in conjunction with UNC Office of Graduate Medical Education, The Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, and UNC School of Medicine, is pleased to continue the UNC Global Health Scholars Program. The cohort of 9 newly accepted scholars receive $8,000 in funding to support their scholarly work and foster wider networks in support of their ongoing research, scholarship, and collaborations in their work worldwide.

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American Psychological Foundation: David Wechsler Early Career Grant for Innovative Work in Cognition

The American Psychological Foundation (APF) is accepting to support early career psychologists pursuing innovative work in neuropsychology, intelligence and/or the assessment aspects of cognition. Award amount is up to $25,000. The application deadline is June 15, 2017.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association: Discovery Development Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to fund senior postdoctoral researchers on the brink of becoming independent investigators. These awards are intended as seed money to help launch the scientific programs of new neuromuscular disease researchers. Award amount is up to $60,000 per year for up to three (3) years. The LOI deadline is June 15, 2017 by 11:59pm EST. The LOI portal will open approximately one month prior to the LOI deadline.

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Retirement Research Foundation: Responsive Grants

The Retirement Research Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) from interested applicants with research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. The Foundation is interested in projects that seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults, age 65 and older, through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available. Award amount varies. The LOI deadline is June 15, 2017.

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Simons Foundation: SFARI Explorer Award

The Simons Foundation is accepting applications to enhance the Foundation’s existing support of autism research by providing timely resources to enable focused experiments highly relevant to our mission. A deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying autism spectrum disorders or potential therapeutic approaches will require investigation at multiple levels, including but not limited to studies focused on gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, anatomy, and cognition and behavior. The Foundation will consider proposals at all of these levels. Award amount is up to $70,000 for one (1) year. Application deadline is rolling.

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