Nov. 9

Enarson receives LCME Distinguished Service Award

Enarson receives LCME Distinguished Service Award

Cam Enarson, MD, MBA, has been honored with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Distinguished Service Award. The LCME Distinguished Service Award was established in 2012 and is conferred at the LCME Service Recognition Award Ceremony and Reception at Learn Serve Lead: The AAMC Annual Meeting. LCME reviews and awards accreditation status to educational programs leading to the MD degrees in both the United States and Canada.

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Magnuson elected vice-president and future president of Genetics Society of America

Magnuson elected vice-president and future president of Genetics Society of America

Terry Magnuson, PhD, Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the Department of Genetics and Vice Chancellor for Research at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been elected 2018 vice president and 2019 president of the Genetics Society of America. Magnuson has previously served GSA as a member of the Board of Directors and as both an Associate and Senior Editor of the GSA journal GENETICS

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Hongbin Gu elected to Chapel Hill Town Council

Hongbin Gu elected to Chapel Hill Town Council

Hongbin Gu, PhD, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry, has been elected to the Chapel Hill Town Council.

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Steiner discusses research on The State of Things

Steiner discusses research on The State of Things

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Anne Steiner, MD, MPH, reproductive endocrinologist and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology, was featured on WUNC's The State of Things. Steiner discussed her recent study that refuted previously held notions about fertility tests, suggesting that common markers of low ovarian reserve do not predict infertility in women of late-reproductive age.

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Jones to speak on Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy at MAHEC

Jones to speak on Opioid Use Disorder During Pregnancy at MAHEC

On Monday, November 13, Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) will welcome Hendrée Jones, PhD, to discuss strategies for improving health outcomes for women with opioid use disorder during pregnancy. Jones will also discuss UNC Horizon's collaboration with Project CARA, MAHEC’s perinatal substance use disorder treatment program.

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Resident and Faculty Well-Being Lecture

As a part of our overall institutional efforts to promote well-being in the clinical learning environment, the GME Office and the Department of Anesthesia will be joint-hosting a well-being event on 11/15. Dr. Jeffery Berger, the Designated Institutional Official from George Washington University in Washington DC, will be presenting a talk titled "Confessions: the Value of Sharing Stories." This talk will describe and demonstrate several innovative strategies that encourage a resilient workforce by the communal sharing of "second victim" experiences.

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Your Health: Author and Physician Perri Klass Talks Reading, Writing and Health

Your Health: Author and Physician Perri Klass Talks Reading, Writing and Health

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Bob Gwyther talk with Dr. Perri Klass, author and professor of journalism and pediatrics at NYU, about the muses influencing her work in both science and art.

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Department of Medicine launches new podcast series on organ transplant

Department of Medicine launches new podcast series on organ transplant

The Department of Medicine has introduced a new patient education podcast series called "Understanding Organ Transplant," as part of the Chair’s Corner with Ron Falk, MD.

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Mercer named Outstanding Physical Therapist by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association

Mercer named Outstanding Physical Therapist by the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association

Vicki Mercer, PT, PhD, a Division of Physical Therapy faculty member, was honored for her exemplary work in clinical practice, education, research, and service.

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Celebrating Genetic Counselor Awareness Day

Nov. 9 is Genetic Counselor Awareness Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness and interest about genetic counselors in communities and institutions and to help patients and families understand the important role these counselors play in health care.

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Healer's Art Information Luncheon

Learn more about the Healer's Art Course content from Course Faculty Sue Slatkoff MD, Amy Weil MD, and Healer's Art student alumni while enjoying a pizza lunch on 11/15 in Macnider 321 from 11:30 - 12:45 . Sign up to take the course in advance or at the lunch . Space in the course is limited to 40 students.

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Gerber Foundation: Pediatric Research Grants

UPCOMING DEADLINE: 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. Award amount varies. The concept paper deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer: Pilot Study Awards in Ovarian Cancer Research

The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer is accepting applications to support investigator-initiated projects in all areas of ovarian cancer research. Award amount up to $75,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is December 1, 2017 by 5:00pm ET.

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Coins for Alzheimer's Researh Trust: CART Research Grants

The CART Fund is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to fund exploratory and development AD research projects within the US. The Fund aims to support projects that may not yet be supported by extensive preliminary data but have the potential to substantially advance biomedical research. Award amount up to $250,000. The LOI deadline is December 1, 2017.

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