Nov. 30

Seeking Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Read a memo from Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Education detailing the current opening for Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

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IHQI Improvement Scholars Program - Call for Letter of Intent

IHQI Improvement Scholars Program - Call for Letter of Intent

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) is accepting letters of intent for improvement projects to be conducted Sept 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019. Letter of Intent deadline is January 12, 2018.

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IHI Livestream @ UNC

Watch a livestream of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 29th Annual National Summit at UNC! Location varies, please check the schedule closely.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Chaitanya Madamanchi, MD, UNC Cardiology Fellow, will present "Myocardial Strain Imaging".

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January 2018 Bridge Funding Applications

The SOM Office of Research has issued a new RFA for Bridge Funding. Applications are due Jan. 10, 2018.

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“40 Years on the Rocky Road to Healing: How I Learned to be a Good Doctor.”

The Program on Integrative Medicine, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, invites you to attend a special presentation on Monday evening, December 4, by Dr. Michael Sharp, MD, entitled “40 Years on the Rocky Road to Healing: How I Learned to be a Good Doctor.”

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Thrombosis & Hemostasis Seminar Series

Dr. Vladimir Bogdanov, University of Cincinnati Title: "Tissue Factor signaling in pancreatic cancer: an update"

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Falk honored with John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology

Falk honored with John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology

Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN, chair of the department of medicine, has received the distinguished John P. Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). The award was presented Nov. 4, 2017, during ASN's Kidney Week Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Hoffman named President Elect of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Hoffman named President Elect of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology

Karen Hoffman, RN, BSN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC, has been elected to serve as President Elect of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, a position she will hold through January 2019, at which time she will become APIC president. Hoffman has served as a clinical instructor in the Division of Infectious Diseases since 1988.

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Pediatric Kidney Trial Combines a Simple Diet with Moments of Magic

Pediatric Kidney Trial Combines a Simple Diet with Moments of Magic

Disney is a place to make wishes and memories, not necessarily the place to go on a diet. But what if it could change a child’s life? That’s what researchers are hoping to learn. Two-year-old Nadiya Dockery with nephrotic syndrome was one of 20 children who participated in a grand medical experiment at Disney Resorts in August, joined by her mom Kaley Williams of Sanford, NC.

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American Psychological Foundation: Pearson Early Career Grant

The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is partnering with Pearson to support early career clinicians working in an area of critical societal need. The program’s goals are to support psychology's efforts to improve areas of critical need in society. Award amount up to $12,000. The application deadline is December 31, 2017.

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Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: 2018 Innovation Grant

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support new and innovative research into treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Innovation grants are designed as seed funding for researchers with a novel approach to pediatric oncology scientific investigation. Award amount up to $125,000 per year of direct costs only or up to two (2) years. The LOI deadline is December 15, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.

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UNC Cancer Network Special FREE Online Continuing Education Lecture- Oral Cancer: A Comprehensive Overview

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for a special online continuing education lecture with Samip N. Patel, MD, FACS, Trevor Hackman, MD, FACS; and Ricardo J. Padilla, DDS. This program will provide a comprehensive review of oral cavity cancer by providing information about the warning signs of oral malignancy and the potential clinical course of this disease with and without therapy. The lecture will include discussion of disease etiology, risk factors for cancer, pre-cancerous lesions, early and advanced cancers, diagnostic work up, treatment, prognosis, complications and morbidities of therapy. The program is presented jointly by the UNC Cancer Network and the UNC School of Dentistry and will offer CNE, ASRT, Dental CE, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture- Metastatic Breast Cancer 2017

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Claire Dees, MD. Dr. Dees will discuss treatments for metastatic breast cancer and advances in treatment that may lead to increases in overall survival and improvements in quality of life. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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Campion, scoliosis treatment method featured on WRAL

Edmund Campion, MD, Frank C. Wilson Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedics, was featured on WRAL discussing Magec Rods, a newly available intervention for adolescents with severe scoliosis.

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Archin featured on UNC's Well Said podcast

Well Said is a weekly podcast featuring discussions with University experts and newsmakers. This week's episode features Nancy Archin, PhD, who discusses Carolina's HIV research progress.

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Drop-in help sessions for Dragon through Dec. 1

Providers are invited to drop-in at the 3rd floor ISD West Wing Training Lab at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill between 2 - 7 p.m. from Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 to receive help and support using Dragon dictation software. Stop by to make sure you are able to be as accurate and efficient as possible using Dragon.

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Your Health: "Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery"

Your Health: "Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery"

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Warren Perry talk with investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin about her new book Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery.

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Latest Edition of Global Health Happenings Newsletter

The Global Health Happenings Newsletter, a publication from the Division of Global Health and Infectious Disease, features stories from across campus, showcasing UNC's global impact. Check out the latest edition of the quarterly newsletter and sign up for the mailing list.

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