Oct. 19

9th Annual NC Research Triangle Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium

This program is sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine, in collaboration with UNC School of Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, and phaware global; it is designed to meet the continuing education (CE) needs of pulmonologists, cardiologists, and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

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OIA Global Health Travel Open House

The UNC School of Medicine's Office of International Activities will host an open house for medical students interested in participating in a global health experience.

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Register for Fall Alumni Weekend by Oct. 19

This year's UNC School of Medicine Fall Alumni Weekend will take place Oct. 27-28 with a full schedule of events. The registration deadline is Oct. 19. Please review the schedule and register to be a part of the weekend.

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Walk for Children's

UNC Children's Hospital is hosting the inaugural Walk for Children to celebrate patients, their families, and the providers who care for them.

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Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Improve Perioperative Care for Breast Reconstruction Patients

The Department of Anesthesiology and Department of Surgery have introduced another Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathway to UNC in collaboration with the Divisions of Surgical Oncology and Plastic Surgery – one that is specifically dedicated to helping breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.

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CTSA Conversations: Precision Health at UNC-Chapel Hill

Join us for a conversation about Precision Health at UNC-Chapel Hill and how the NC TraCS Institute can best support transformative efforts of clinicians, scientists and patients.

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Reception to honor the life and career of Harold R. Roberts, MD

A reception to honor the life of renowned researcher and beloved faculty member Harold Roberts, MD, will be held Saturday, November 11 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Carolina Club.

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American Association for Cancer Research: AACR Lymphoma Research Fellowships

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is accepting applications to support postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to conduct lymphoma research and to establish a successful career path in this field. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and must have direct applicability and relevance to lymphoma. Fellowships will be presented in 2018 for: AACR-AstraZeneca Lymphoma Research Fellowship (two) and, AACR-Takeda Oncology Research Fellowship (one). Award amount up to $110,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is November 16, 2017 at 1:00pm ET.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Szymon Wiernek, MD, PhD, UNC Cardiology Fellow, will present "Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with End-stage Renal Disease".

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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Standard Research Innovation Grants

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is accepting applications to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health services administration, and many others. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component. These grants are intended to fund new directions and initiatives in suicide research rather than to supplement the applicant's existing research and junior investigators. Award amount up to $100,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is November 15, 2017.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: RWJF Health Policy Fellows, 2018-2019

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications to support midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. The fellowship requires, at a minimum, a 12-month residential experience in Washington, D.C., with additional support for health policy leadership development activities. The program will select up to six fellows. Award amount up to $165,000. The application deadline is November 15, 2017 at 3:00pm ET.

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Your Health: Using teens' phones to tackle tough topics

Your Health: Using teens' phones to tackle tough topics

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with the co-founders of MyHealthEd Liz Chen and Vichi Jagannathan about Real Talk, the company's new app that uses teens' phones as a tool to tackle hard topics.

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Health Sciences Library Halloween Open House

Do you want to attend a Halloween event that won’t affect your waistline and is free of Disney princesses and Pokémon characters? Here’s your chance! Visit the UNC Health Sciences Library on Tuesday, October 31 at NOON (HSL 527) to view books, photographs, and medical equipment that will make you appreciate today’s medical and dental practices. This event is also a celebration of American Archives Month and North Carolina Archives Month.

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The Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy

On Friday, October 27th, the Kenan Institute will host The Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy. The conference will convene public health experts, academic researchers, policymakers, and business leaders for a discussion of how the aging baby boomer generation – coupled with increased longevity – is ushering in drastic transformations of our nation’s social, economic, and political institutions. Find more details on the event web page.

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 UNC Global Women’s Health receives grant to train women’s health researchers in Zambia

UNC Global Women’s Health receives grant to train women’s health researchers in Zambia

The training grant reinforces the mission of Global Women’s Health by developing the local research capacity needed to improve women’s health care in sustainable, lasting ways. Carla Chibwesha, MD, and Benjamin Chi, MD, faculty in the UNC Division of Global Women's Health in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will lead this new initiative.

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Faculty Orientation Event

Join the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Academy of Educators for the annual Faculty Orientation on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 in the Strum Auditorium (Bondurant G100). The orientation will feature opportunities to mingle with SOM leadership; presentations on mentoring, promotion and tenure; resources to support careers in education, research and clinical sciences; and more. Please RSVP by contacting Lauren Westervelt (966-6404 or lauren_westervelt@med.unc.edu).

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Academy of Educators Annual Professionalism Forum

This year's guest will be David C. Leach, MD, the former executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Leach is a previous recipient of the Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education, and in 2004, Leach was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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