Oct. 12

Tales of Translation: Success Stories from the UNC NC TraCS Institute - An Open House Event

This fall, join NC TraCS for an all-day Open House event to hear success stories of translational impact. Learn how the UNC-Chapel Hill North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute is helping UNC and partner institution researchers navigate the translational landscape and discover how NC TraCS can help you with your research. YOU may be the next success chapter of our story.

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Murphy named to second term on NC Medical Board

Murphy named to second term on NC Medical Board

Bryant Murphy, MD, MBA, has been named to the NC Medical Board by Governor Roy Cooper. This is his second term on the Board. He was appointed by former Governor McCrory in 2015.

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Science Perspective on Antibodies to Prevent HIV

Science Perspective on Antibodies to Prevent HIV

The journal Science published a perspective on Oct. 6, by two leading HIV investigators, including Myron Cohen, MD, highlighting the next frontier of HIV prevention – broadly neutralizing antibodies or bnAbs.

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UNC Global Passport Drive, Nov. 14 and 15

UNC Global Passport Drive, Nov. 14 and 15

UNC Global will once again sponsor UNC's annual Passport Drive, November 14 and 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the 4th floor of the FedEx Global Education Center.

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Gopal editorial on the value of global health research published in JAMA

Gopal editorial on the value of global health research published in JAMA

In an essay published Oct. 10 in JAMA, Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, makes a powerful case for the importance of global health research.

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FUN & Fundraiser at Southern Village

Children's Cochlear Implant Center at UNC's 9th Annual FUN & Fundraiser

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Kibbe joins fellow JAMA editors in publication of commentary on gun violence

Kibbe joins fellow JAMA editors in publication of commentary on gun violence

This week, editors-in-chief of journals in the JAMA network published an editorial, "Death By Gun Violence: A Public Health Crisis." Melina Kibbe, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery and Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Surgery, is one of the co-authors.

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South Big Data Hub Roundtable: Smarter Health and Our Future

The South Big Data Hub Roundtable Series provides an open discussion forum focusing on emerging research challenges in data science and analytics, applications in verticals such as health, smart and connected cities, environment, natural hazards, energy, materials and advanced manufacturing, and cross-cutting areas such as cyberinfrastructure, privacy, and security. The October 18th Roundtable features Wendy Nilsen, Program Director for the Smart and Connected Health program at the National Science Foundation.

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UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health’s Fourth Annual No Limits Gala features Francis Greenburger

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health’s Fourth Annual No Limits Gala features Francis Greenburger

The Center's Fourth Annual No Limits Gala on November 2 includes a reception and silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. Featured Speaker Francis Greenburger will share his family’s experience with mental health and the legal system. Greenburger will also receive the Center's Community Mental Health Advocacy Award.

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Reminder: Chescheir to deliver annual Berryhill Lecture tonight

Reminder: Chescheir to deliver annual Berryhill Lecture tonight

Nancy Chescheir, MD, professor of maternal-fetal medicine, will be the featured speaker at the 33rd annual Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture and Faculty Welcome event. The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Genome Sciences Building. Chescheir's lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and a reception will follow.

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Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Warren Perry talk with health journalist and author Mary Otto about her recent book Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America.

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UNC MHI Seminar Series 2017

Timothy Haystead, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine, will present "Defining Novel Therapeutic Targets for Cardiovascular Disease through Chemical Biology".

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Newton named President and CEO of American Board of Family Medicine

Newton named President and CEO of American Board of Family Medicine

Warren Newton, MD, MPH, has been chosen as the next President and CEO of the American Board of Family Medicine. The American Board of Family Medicine is one of the 24 Member Boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Founded in 1969, it is a voluntary, not-for-profit, private organization whose objective is to encourage excellence in medical care.

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BrightFocus Foundation: National Glaucoma Research Grants

The National Glaucoma Research standard award program provides funding for researchers who have already generated some amount of preliminary data, but are often required to demonstrate additional, significant progress before they can apply to governmental or industrial funding agencies. BrightFocus Foundation awards grants for basic, translational, and clinically oriented research on the causes of, or treatments for, age-related and degenerative diseases. Award amount up to $150,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is November 7, 2017 by 11:5pm EST.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations (Round 20)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is accepting applications to support early-stage discovery research. This round focuses on three topics: Novel Approaches for Improving Timeliness of Routine Immunization Birthdose and Healthcare Worker Skill in Low-Resource Settings; Healthy Minds for Adolescent Mothers: Achieving Health Outcomes for the Family; and, Innovations for Integrated Diagnostics Systems. Award amount is up to $100,000. The application deadline is November 8, 2017 by 11:30am PCT.

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