April 12

UNC School of Medicine Community Service & Advocacy Day

Community Service Day recognizes the outstanding contributions students have made to the UNC School of Medicine and the broader community. This year, more than 30 students will be presenting their community service projects including the 2017-2018 Mayer Society Inductees, recipients of the Allcott and Salber-Phillips Awards, and the Schweitzer Fellows.

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Workshop on Sexual Harassment in Academia

Workshop on Sexual Harassment in Academia

The Carolina Seminar Series, The Carolina Women's Center and WISDOM (Women in Science Deserve Opportunities and Mentoring) present a two-part series on sexual harassment in academia. Part II, a workshop, will be held April 24 at the Stone Center.

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Garcia Receives Neurovirology Award

Garcia Receives Neurovirology Award

J. Victor Garcia, PhD, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Global Health and Infectious Disease, is the 2018 recipient of the Opendra Narayan Lecture.

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WRAL features Kibbe as part of 'Celebrating Women' Series

WRAL features Kibbe as part of 'Celebrating Women' Series

WRAL featured a story on Melina Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas Jr Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UNC School of Medicine Department of Surgery, as part of the station's Celebrating Women Series.

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Brown honored with UNC Public Service Award

Brown honored with UNC Public Service Award

The Carolina Center for Public Service recognized several community-based programs led by Carolina faculty, staff and students at its 2018 Public Service Awards celebration on April 9. Celeste Brown, a fourth-year medical student, was honored with a Public Service Award for her work as a co-founder of the White Coats, Black Doctors Foundation.

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Your Health: Why Teens Take Risks—And How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

Your Health: Why Teens Take Risks—And How We Can Help Keep Them Safe

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jonathan Fricke talk with Dr. Jess Shatkin—professor of child and adolescent psychology and pediatrics at New York University—about his new book Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe.

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Hettleman Lectures

Presentations by two of UNC's most distinguished young scholars - winners of the 2017 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Anil Gehi, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology Services, will present “An Integrated Approach to A-Fib Patient Care”

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Bullitt Club Shorts

Bullitt Club Lecture Series Presents...Our first "Bullitt Club Shorts"! This month, the Bullitt Club has invited multiple speakers to give shorter presentations on different topics.

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Update from Dr. Byerley on the School of Medicine Strategic Plan

Thank you again to those who participated in the School of Medicine's Strategic Plan Faculty Survey, town halls, interviews, and sent emails. We have analyzed the data collected from the variety of forums and are in the process of discerning the emerging strategic priorities.

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UNC SOM Celebrates National Doctors’ Day with Physician Appreciation Week

UNC SOM Celebrates National Doctors’ Day with Physician Appreciation Week

This week, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Integrated Wellness Initiative are hosting a series of events to celebrate physicians. If you have not been able to participate, there are still several opportunities.

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Craig H. Neilsen Foundation: 2019 Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS)

The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to address gaps in the field and advance novel approaches to improving function and developing curative therapies after spinal cord injury (SCI). This research is designed to improve understanding and advance the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and includes mechanistic, preclinical, translational and/or clinical studies. SCIRTS Grants support research projects that include, but are not limited to, the following areas: mechanistic research; preclinical, translational research; and, clinical research. Award amount varies based on funding program. The LOI deadline is May 4, 2018 by 5:00pm ET.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Grand Challenges Explorations (Round 21)

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting applications for the latest round of Grand Challenges opportunities. Phase 1 award amount up to $100,000 for 18 months. The application deadline is May 2, 2018.

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American Society of Hematology: ASH Bridge Grant

The American Society of Hematology (ASH), with support from Takeda Oncology, is accepting applications to support ASH members who applied for an NIH R01 or equivalent but were denied funding due to budget cutbacks. ASH Bridge Grants are intended to help sustain recipients’ research and contribute to their retention in hematology investigation. Award amount up to $150,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is May 1, 2018.

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Study Seeks to Understand Increase in Premature Birth Rate

Study Seeks to Understand Increase in Premature Birth Rate

North Carolina has been ranked by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as having the 12th highest premature birth rate in the country. To learn more about this growing health issue, UNC researchers T. Michael O’Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca C. Fry, PhD, have been collaborating with research centers nation-wide as part of the ELGAN-ECHO Research Study, now in its third stage.

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Former emergency medicine resident featured in health care magazine for “Paying it Forward”

Former emergency medicine resident featured in health care magazine for “Paying it Forward”

Matt Harmody, MD, a former emergency medicine resident at UNC Hospitals, recently returned to Chapel Hill for something he’d been waiting decades for—the chance to donate a kidney.

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