Sept. 21

Feltner to lead Health Care and Prevention (HC&P) MPH concentration

Feltner to lead Health Care and Prevention (HC&P) MPH concentration

Cindy Feltner, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the Division of Internal Medicine, and associate director of the RTI-UNC Evidence-Based Practice Center at the Cecil Sheps Center for Health Services Research, has been named the director of the Health Care and Prevention (HC&P) MPH concentration.

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Sledge begins work as CFO for School of Medicine and Faculty Practice

Sledge begins work as CFO for School of Medicine and Faculty Practice

Earlier this month, the UNC School of Medicine and Faculty Practice welcomed new chief financial officer Michael Sledge. In this role, Sledge will be responsible for financial oversight of the School of Medicine and Faculty Practice’s education, research, and clinical care missions.

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Teaching, Teamwork, and Technology at the UNC School of Medicine

Faculty at the UNC School of Medicine are constantly working to use technology to improve medical education. Read this rundown of several technological initiatives currently running across the School of Medicine.

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What to Expect When You're Expecting at UNC

Join Carolina Women's Center for this overview of how to access resources on and off campus, lactation rooms and other accommodations, finding and paying for child care, and approaching work/life balance

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Seeking Nominations: University Teaching Awards

Each year, the University recognizes faculty, staff and students for outstanding teaching. The University Committee on Teaching Awards strongly encourages you to nominate deserving faculty members and graduate teaching assistants for distinguished teaching awards. Please read the award requirements carefully to determine eligibility and provide comments in the nomination that will help the committee understand why your nominee is the best candidate for the award.

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Patel selected as assistant editor of First Rounds

Patel selected as assistant editor of First Rounds

Vishalee Patel, a first-year student in the UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies program, has recently been named assistant editor of First Rounds, a resource for PA students.

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Besheer receives NIH grant to study brain circuits affected by PTSD and alcohol use

Besheer receives NIH grant to study brain circuits affected by PTSD and alcohol use

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded a $1.9 million, 5-year grant to Joyce Besheer, PhD, of the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, to study the underlying neuropathy of post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol abuse.

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Division of Physical Therapy Welcomes Class of 2020 with Professionalism Ceremony

Division of Physical Therapy Welcomes Class of 2020 with Professionalism Ceremony

The class of 2019 welcomed incoming students with a professionalism ceremony to mark the beginning of their training as future physical therapists.

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Eimers named Associate Dean for Administration

Eimers named Associate Dean for Administration

Katie Eimers has been named Associate Dean for Administration at the UNC School of Medicine (SOM), following a national search.

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Faculty Orientation

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development will host a Faculty Orientation session on Monday, Oct. 30.

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CVD Epidemiology Seminar: September 26th at 12:30 pm--Dr. Rachael Baiduc, UC Boulder

Hello everyone, Please join us for the first CVD Epidemiology Seminar of the semester on Tuesday, September 26th from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in Rosenau Room 235 by Dr. Rachael Baiduc, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado—Boulder. The title of her talk is: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Sensorineural Hearing Loss: What is the relationship and how is it measured?

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Genomics Seminar: Real Time DNA Sequencing

UNC High Throughput Sequencing Facility presents Genomics Seminar: "Real Time DNA Sequencing Using Oxford Nanopore Technologies "Nanopore Sensing" Platform Date: Friday September 22nd, 2017 Time: 9 - 11 AM Location: UNC Medical School, 322 MacNider Speakers: James Brayer, Associate Director Market Development, Nanopore & Jeremy Wang, PhD, UNC Dept. of Genetics

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Panel discussion: Dismantling Racism in Health Research

The Dismantling Racism in Medicine Coalition, a group of students in the health sciences and the medical school, is putting on an interdisciplinary discussion on identifying and adopting anti-racist practices in health research. Please join us on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 from 4:30-6PM in Bondurant G100. The speakers are: Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MsC (Center for Health Equity Reaserch), Geni Eng, DrPH, MPH (Department of Health Behavior), Raul Necochea, PhD (Departments of Social Medicine and History), Anissa Vines, PhD (Department of Epidemiology), Mysha Wynn, MA (Project Momentum Inc.). All are welcome (students, faculty, community partners), and there will be food! No registration required.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

David Lee, MD, UNC Cardiology Fellow, will present "Optimal Therapies and Digital Health in Peripheral Artery Disease: There's an App for That"

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Fourth Annual No Limits Gala

A fundraiser benefiting the programs of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health will be held November 2nd at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on UNC's campus.

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BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Research Program

The BrightFocus Foundation is accepting applications for two awards within their Alzheimer's Disease Research Program: Standard Awards for up to $300,000 over three (3) years; and, Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards for up to $150,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is October 18, 2017 by 11:59pm EST.

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Burroughs Wellcome Fund: Career Awards for Medical Scientists

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is accepting applications to support physician-scientists who are committed to an academic career and to bridge advanced postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Proposals must be in the area of basic biomedical, disease-oriented, or translational research. Proposals in health services research or involving large-scale clinical trials are not eligible. All applicants will be required to complete a web-based questionnaire assessing their eligibility to apply for this award. Award amount up to $700,000 over five (5) years. The application deadline is October 3, 2017.

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Synergy Awards

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is accepting applications to support partnerships in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Collaboration is a key requirement of the Synergy Award. Throughout the application, it is essential to demonstrate that the end product of the proposed research could not be achieved without collaboration. Synergy Awards may have up to three investigators at the same or different institutions. Award amount is up to $100,000. The application deadline is October 2, 2017 at 5:00pm PDT.

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Whitehall Foundation: Spring 2018 Research Grant Program

The Whitehall Foundation is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) from established scientists of all ages working at US institutions. The Foundation is interested in funding basic research in neurobiology as defined: Invertebrate and vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory, motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism as these relate to behavior. The overall goal should be to better understand behavioral output or brain mechanisms of behavior. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to three (3) years. The LOI deadline is October 1, 2017.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation: Career Development Funding Award, R Bridge

The Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting applications to provide funding to NIH R01, VA Research Career Scientist (RCS) or Merit Award applicants whose application received a priority score but was not funded and who are at risk of running out of research support. Award amount up to $200,000 over two (2) years. The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

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Research Foundation of the American Society Colon and Rectal Surgeons: Career Development Award

The Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is accepting applications to support young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. The CDA focuses on career development and mentorship of the individual rather than solely on the research proposal. The award is intended for the academic investigator demonstrating significant creativity in research relevant to the pathophysiology or management of diseases of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is October 1, 2017.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation: Career Development Bridge Funding - K Bridge

The Rheumatology Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting applications to provide bridge funding for promising investigators as they are revising outstanding individual career development awards (i.e., NIH K series awards or VA CDA-2 awards or any equivalent career development awards). Through this bridge funding award, the Foundation plans to support young faculty members so that they have the highest likelihood of achieving success in obtaining longer term career development awards. Award amount up to $75,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

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Conlon to lead 5-year $1.9-million award to study cardiac protein interaction networks

Conlon to lead 5-year $1.9-million award to study cardiac protein interaction networks

Frank Conlon, PhD, professor in the departments of biology and genetics, is the principal investigator a five-year, $1.9-million award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute with Li Qian, PhD, assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and Ileana Cristea of Princeton University.

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Carolina celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Led by the Carolina Latinx Collaborative and the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from Sept. 19 to Oct. 14.

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Your Health: The Challenge of Not Having Relatives' Health Histories

Your Health: The Challenge of Not Having Relatives' Health Histories

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-hosts Dr. Adia Hinds and Dr. Pali Shah share a conversation with Dr. Thomas May, senior scientist at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, about the challenges faced by adoptees and others who don’t have access to their genetic relative’s health history.

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