Nov. 16

UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program Recognized on Veterans Day

UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program Recognized on Veterans Day

UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC School of Medicine recognized the Physician Assistant Studies program as part of its annual Veterans Day celebrations.

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The State of Health Care Provision to Queer and Trans Patients at UNC: A Preliminary Assesment

Come hear the report-back from a Community Engagement Project conducted by medical student Noa Nessim exploring the current state of LGBTQIA+ health care at UNC.

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Department of Allied Health Sciences Celebrates 11th Annual Scholarships and Awards Brunch

Department of Allied Health Sciences Celebrates 11th Annual Scholarships and Awards Brunch

The Department of Allied Health Sciences celebrated 11th annual Scholarships and Awards Brunch, designed to celebrate donors and students across eight departmental programs.

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Introducing the HSL’s new Community Engagement & Health Literacy Librarian, Terri Ottosen

Introducing the HSL’s new Community Engagement & Health Literacy Librarian, Terri Ottosen

Terri Ottosen joins the Health Sciences Library team with a wealth of knowledge and experience in patient education and health literacy.

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Mentoring Faculty: Background & Best Practices

The Academy of Educators invites you to attend a faculty development session to discuss mentoring best practices and application.

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Researching impact of developmental transitions for children with special needs

Researching impact of developmental transitions for children with special needs

Susan Girdler, PhD, FAMBR, and Tamara Norris, MSW, MPA, will direct a new project, "Developmental Transitions for Children who have Special Needs in order to Identify Family Demands and Impact on Parental Well-Being and Workplace Attitudes among Physician Scientists." The project is funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: 2018 Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is accepting applications to support undergraduate, graduate and medical students interested in pursuing a career in pediatric oncology research. POST provides an opportunity for students to train with a mentor who is conducting research in the field of pediatric oncology during the summer break. Award amount varies. The application deadline is a rolling deadline from December 15, 2017 to April 1, 2018 at 11:59pm ET OR until 50 applications are approved.

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National Blood Foundation: 2018 NBF Research Grants

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The National Blood Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Blood Banks. NBF will award grants for investigator-initiated original research in all aspects of blood banking, transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and patient blood management. Award amount up to $75,000 for one- or two-year term. Application deadline is December 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

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UNC Family Medicine Enroll-a-Thon

Come on out to Family Medicine to learn about your options for the health care marketplace.

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Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer: Scientific Scholar Awards in Ovarian Cancer Research

The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is accepting applications to support laboratory and clinical scientists in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Award amount up to $120,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is December 1, 2017 by 5:00pm ET.

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UNC School of Medicine Student Research Day

The John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society invites you to partake in the UNC’s 50th annual Student Research Day on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. This year’s Landes Merrimon Lecturer - Dr. Edison Liu, President and CEO of the Jackson Laboratory - will start off Student Research Day with a lecture at noon in the Old Clinic Auditorium. Following the lecture, there will be student oral presentations at 1:30 p.m. and a student poster session from 3 - 5 p.m. Please come join us to see the exciting research done by medical students at UNC!

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Plastic Surgery Foundation: PSF Translational Research Grant

The Plastic Surgery Foundation is accepting applications to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries and technical developments into practical solutions that improve human health through innovation funding, and to encourage collaborative, transdisciplinary work to accelerate the translation of medical discoveries into improved health. This mechanism provides funding support for early-stage ideas to help researchers complete proof-of-concept studies and develop prototypes that address unmet clinical needs with a robust value proposition. Award amount up to $50,000 for 12 months. The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research: 2018 Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF), in collaboration with the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, is accepting applications to support clinician-researchers at academic institutions. The goal of the award is to develop a network of highly trained clinician-researchers in Parkinson’s patient-relevant drug development and expert clinical care. The award will go directly to academic institutions, which must then identify and train a new movement disorder fellow over a two-year period. Award amount up to $90,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is December 6, 2017 by 5:00pm ET.

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Vital Signs Thanksgiving Schedule

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, Vital Signs will not be distributed on Nov. 23. Distribution will resume on Nov. 30.

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A message from Dr. Roper: Thank you and an update on four projects

In this season of thanksgiving, I believe we at UNC Health Care and the School of Medicine have much for which to be thankful. As part of this outstanding organization, I am thankful every day for the thousands of men and women who help improve the health of the people of North Carolina. As we close in on the end of 2017, I want to share an update with you on four high-profile projects we’ve announced or launched in recent months. Internal link, Onyen log-in required.

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NIH awards Pecot five-year, $2 million grant

NIH awards Pecot five-year, $2 million grant

UNC Lineberger member Chad Pecot, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine, was awarded an RO1 grant to support research into the roles of the immune tumor microenvironment in lung squamous metastasis.

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Your Health: Men's Health—and Why You Might See a Few More Mustaches This Month

Your Health: Men's Health—and Why You Might See a Few More Mustaches This Month

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Warren Perry talk with Mark Hedstrom, senior vice president of the Movember Foundation, about men’s health—and why you might see a few more mustaches this month.

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UNC Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship Program

The Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship (ICRF) is designed to encourage medical students to pursue clinical research careers by exposing them to exciting research opportunities in developing countries. Students who are matriculated at any U.S.-based medical school are eligible for this opportunity. Applications are due on Jan 9, 2018.

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