May 4

School of Medicine IT: Carolina Value Update

As part of the Carolina Value initiative, School of Medicine desktop and server management IT services will brought under the single umbrella of School of Medicine IT, led by Uduak Ndoh. The changes will bring more efficient service, greater security, and provide staff with opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

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Improvement Science symposium being held May 19

More than 45 Carolina faculty members will give “lightning” five-minute talks or discuss posters about their work in improvement science at a campuswide symposium on May 19.

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2017 Call for Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Pilot Project Proposals

The purpose of the pilot projects are to fund new initiatives and to allow new investigators to pursue tobacco regulation research related to the effects of new and emerging tobacco products (e.g., little cigars, hookah, e-cigs, etc.) on innate defense.

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UNC School of Medicine presents Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Service Awards

UNC School of Medicine presents Distinguished Alumni, Faculty, and Service Awards

As part of the UNC School of Medicine's Spring Alumni Weekend, the annual Distinguished Medical Alumni and Faculty Awards were presented. This year's Distinguished Medical Alumni honorees are: Marcus Randall, MD, Richard Vinroot, MD, and Sara Hoyt, MD. The Distinguished Faculty Award was presented to Laurence Dahners, MD. Frederick Burroughs, MD, and Tim Burnett were honored with Distinguished Service Awards. Read more about all the honorees.

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Students share lessons learned during annual speech competition

Students share lessons learned during annual speech competition

At the annual "What I Learned in Medical School" speech competition, students took to the stage to share perspective and lessons gained during their medical training.

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Funding Opportunity Webinar: Carolinas Collaborative Pilot RFA

The North and South Carolina NIH Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Programs and the Carolinas Collaborative will host an informational webinar on Monday, May 8 from 12-1pm. This optional webinar will include an overview of the Carolinas Collaborative and the pilot RFA, followed by time for questions. Interested investigators from all institutions are welcome to join.

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New Podcast offers patient perspective on living with autoimmune disease

New Podcast offers patient perspective on living with autoimmune disease

In the 11th episode of "Autoimmune Disease: Piece of the Picture," Ron Falk, MD, interviews a patient who tells her experience of developing autoimmune disease symptoms that fit the description of an autoimmune disease process but is unable to receive a clear-cut diagnosis.

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Remembering Dr. Caroline Klein

Remembering Dr. Caroline Klein

The UNC Department of Neurology is deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Caroline Klein, who died on April 27.

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UNC Cancer Survivors Day

UNC Cancer Care is hosting its annual UNC Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, June 10, 9:30 am - 3 pm. The event is free, though registration is required, and is intended for cancer survivors and their caregivers.

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Seking Nominations: Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine award. The due date for applications is July 1, 2017.

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Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award. The due date for applications is July 1, 2017.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Alice Chuang "The Science of Human Learning"

Fundamental theories of human learning and their applications in clinical teaching will be presented.

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Dutton honored by American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Dutton honored by American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Jonathon Dutton, MD, PhD, of the UNC Department of Ophthalmology will be honored with the 2017 Dortzbach Teaching Award by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery.

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Dean's Advisory Council to meet May 23

The next meeting of the Dean's Advisory Council will be held on Tuesday, May 23, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center's Pagano Conference Room.

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Denu-Ciocca joins editorial board of the American Society of Nephrology to support continuing medical education

Denu-Ciocca joins editorial board of the American Society of Nephrology to support continuing medical education

Cynthia Denu-Ciocca, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine in UNC’s Division of Nephrology, has been selected to serve on the editorial board of the American Society of Nephrology’s Education Program.

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Your Health: New Narratives in the Field of Mental Health

Your Health: New Narratives in the Field of Mental Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & guest co-host Laurel Sisler will be talking with Dr. Nathaniel Morris, a resident in psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School, about new narratives in the field of mental health.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Data for Action

SHORT NOTICE FUNDING OPP: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting brief proposals for a new signature research program, Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (HD4A) to support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. HD4A aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Award amount is up to $150,000 for up to 12 months. The brief proposal deadline is May 24, 2017 by 3:00pm ET.

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Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation: CCF Research Grant Program

The Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the NIH and other major granting institutions. Eligible applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and reside in the US (or Canada). Award amount up to $50,000 for one (1) year. The LOI deadline is June 14, 2017 by 5:00pm EST.

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Lupus Research Alliance (fka Alliance for Lupus Research): 2017 Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is accepting applications to support novel research into fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus and to provide new directions towards a cure. LRA welcomes novel, hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal-model based lupus research. The research proposal must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. Award amount is up to $250,000 per year for up to four (4) years. The application deadline is May 24, 2017.

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The Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Grants

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for proposals that focus on pediatric health or pediatric nutrition research. Projects focusing on pediatric nutrition focus on applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children. The Pediatric Health program focuses on promoting health and preventing or treating disease. Award amount varies. The Concept Paper deadline is June 1, 2017.

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