Nov. 2

A vision to guide Carolina’s growth

A vision to guide Carolina’s growth

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth. But that changed last spring when Chancellor Carol L. Folt introduced a new vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members.

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2018-2019 Faculty Scholars Program

The Carolina Women's Center announces that it is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Faculty Scholars Program. The program awards three separate grants of $10,000 each to support scholarly or creative research related to the mission of the CWC's mission of furthering gender equity.

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UNC receives funding to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes by advancing young women’s health and wellness nationally

The Center for Maternal and Infant Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC CMIH) received new funding to reduce infant mortality and improve birth outcomes by advancing the status of women’s preconception health (health and wellness prior to pregnancy), particularly for low-income women and women of color in some of the country’s most underserved communities.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture- Advances in Melanoma Cancer Treatment

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Frances Collichio, MD. With the recent drug approvals, new treatment options have emerged for Melanoma that provide promise for improved outcomes. This lecture will share these breakthrough advances and discuss next steps and other advances that may be on the horizon. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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Thrombosis & Hemostasis Seminar Series

Dr. Elisabeth Battinelli Bringham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School Title: Disrupting the Nexus between Platelets and Tumor Cells

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Residents and Research Fellows Present

Grand Rounds will be presented by Surgery Residents (Joanna Grudziak and Sara Scarlet), Research Fellows (Francisco Schlottmann and Wesley Stepp), and Post-Doctoral Researcher (Apoorve Nayyar) .

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Weil discusses hotspotting project on The State of Things

Weil discusses hotspotting project on The State of Things

Amy Weil, MD, clinical professor of medicine and social medicine appeared on WUNC's The State of Things on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Weil discusses a student-run hotspotting program which identifies patients with complex health needs and provides them with integrated, holistic support.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Ann Bailey & Elizabeth Dreesen “NPO Guidelines: What Are They, Where Did They Come From and Where's the Science"

Dr. Ann Bailey is the Associate Chief Medical Officer for UNC Hospitals and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics. Dr. Elizabeth Dreesen is Chief and Professor of General and Acute Care Surgery.

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Brady Education Foundation: Program Development and Program Evaluation Grants

The Brady Education Foundation is accepting Stage 1 proposals for their two programs: Program Development and Program Evaluation. The Foundation is rigorously scientific in their approach and requires strong community-based partnerships. Award amount varies with award period of up to three (3) years. The stage 1 proposals are due December 1, 2017.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications from physicians interested in pursuing research intensively (up to 80% effort) for up to four years, while, if they wish to maintain their clinical skills, continue to be clinically active (no more than 20% effort). To be eligible, applicants must have MDs only and must have completed their residencies and clinical training and be US Specialty Board eligible prior to the award start date. Award amount up to $460,000 over four (4) years. The application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Macula Society: Macula Society Research Grant

The Macula Society is accepting applications to support clinically relevant research into macular or retinal vascular diseases. Pilot projects with the potential to obtain additional external funding and projects coordinating the efforts of the general membership are preferred. Projects that already receive or are expected to receive $50,000 or more from other sources are not eligible for the Macula Society Research Grant Program. Award amount up to $30,000 over 18 months. The application deadline is December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm EST.

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American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Warren H. Pearse Women's Health Policy Award

The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is accepting applications to support research that explores an aspect of health care policy that assists, defines or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population or in a specific area. Eligible applicants must be Junior Fellows or Fellows of the College at the time of the application. Award amount up to $10,000. The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

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Same Day Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinic Opens in Meadowmont

Same Day Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinic Opens in Meadowmont

UNC Heart and Vascular at Meadowmont has opened a same day Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Clinic. Patients with suspected DVT are able to bypass the emergency department for same day evaluation and outpatient treatment. For patients, this means efficient work-up and initiation of necessary therapy without the cost and inconvenience of a trip to the ER.

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Your Health: Conversations about Interdisciplinary Care

Your Health: Conversations about Interdisciplinary Care

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with associate dean and chair in UNC’s Department of Allied Health Services Dr. Stephen Hooper as well as Dr. Eileen Burker, division director and professor of Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and Dr. Philip Griffin, clinical associate professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences, about the importance of interdisciplinary care.

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Documentary Screening: Raising Bertie

The documentary film "Raising Bertie" will be shown Friday, Nov. 3rd from 5:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB). Raising Bertie intimately follows three African-American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. A discussion/Q&A will immediately follow the screening.

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