April 19

NC DNA Day 5K

The NC DNA Day 5K is an annual run to support science outreach in North Carolina. Funds raised from this event will support outreach events including North Carolina DNA Day – an annual event that connects over 100 scientists from NC research institutions with high schools classrooms across the state – from Murphy to Ocracoke! RUN FOR SCIENCE!

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Byerley named WCHL Hometown Hero

Byerley named WCHL Hometown Hero

Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Education and Chief Education Officer at the UNC School of Medicine, has been named a Hometown Hero by WCHL Radio in Chapel Hill.

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Marks named interim chair, Department of Neurology

Marks named interim chair, Department of Neurology

Lawrence “Larry” Marks, MD, will assume the role of Interim Chair of the Department of Neurology, effective May 1.

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

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

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

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20th Annual Graduate School Awards Recognize DAHS Students

20th Annual Graduate School Awards Recognize DAHS Students

The 20th annual Graduate School recognition celebration honored multiple Department of Allied Health Sciences students across the health care spectrum.

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Sharpless discusses NCI priorities

Sharpless discusses NCI priorities

Ned Sharpless, MD, director of the National Cancer Institute and former director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, outlined his priorities in a speech at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting and in an interview with the Washington Post.

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UNC School of Medicine hosts annual ‘What I Learned in Medical School’ Speech Competition

UNC School of Medicine hosts annual ‘What I Learned in Medical School’ Speech Competition

The annual ‘What I Learned in Medical School’ speech competition was held Friday, April 13. At the event, students from several medical school classes offered reflections and lessons learned from their time as medical students.

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Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial

Lyerly co-authors article in Science about ethics of Zika human challenge trial

The policy forum piece co-authored by Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, explores the question of whether a Zika human challenge trial (intentionally infecting people with Zika to address the science and vaccine development process) could be ethically justified.

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Recapping Spring Alumni Weekend

Recapping Spring Alumni Weekend

UNC School of Medicine celebrated Spring Medical Alumni Weekend and Milestone Reunions April 13-14 and welcomed a new era in Medical Alumni Association leadership.

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MHI Seminar Series: Melina Kibbe, MD

Dr. Kibbe speaking topic will be, "Novel method for in situ digestion of atherosclerotic plaque,"

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More 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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UNC Cancer Network Community Lunch and Learn Lecture– Addressing Palliative Care Needs of Children with Cancer

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online, interactive lecture with Elisabeth P. Dellon, MD, MPH. Community Lunch and Learn lectures are geared toward cancer patients, survivors, family, friends, and care givers/supports but anyone interested in learning more about cancer is welcome to join us. Every lecture has a question and answer section at the end so feel free to ask the presenter for clarification or more information. While these lectures are viewable online, we recommend watching them at one of our Community Lunch and Learn sites. Please contact us for more information and for assistance locating a site near you.

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Harrington Discovery Institute: Harrington Scholar-Innovator Award

The Harrington Discovery Institute is accepting applications to recognize physician-scientist innovators whose research has the potential to advance standard of care. Funding goes towards research and drug development as well as non-financial support to selected innovators and their institutions. The award is intended for projects focused on fundamental discovery (elucidation of novel targets and leads) or development of new drugs or biologics or drug-device combinations. Award amount varies. The application deadline is May 10, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Kyle Bryant Translational Research Award

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) to support pre-clinical and clinical investigations that will advance treatments for Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA). Award amount up to $250,000 per year for 1-2 years. The LOI deadline is May 15, 2018.

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Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance: Bronya J. Keats International Research Collaboration Award

The Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) for Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) research that relies on international collaboration among investigators in at least two different countries. Special consideration will be given to proposals that bring new scientists to the FA community. Award amount up to $200,000 per year for 1-2 years. The LOI deadline is May 15, 2018.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Vaping: Perspectives of an Inhalation Toxicologist who is Also a Mother of Teenagers"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its May speaker, Ilona Jaspers, PhD, for her talk, "Vaping: Perspectives of an Inhalation Toxicologist who is Also a Mother of Teenagers."

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Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases accepting applications for Explorations in Global Health Funding Opportunity

The Explorations in Global Health awards are designed to foster the development of research partnerships and projects in global health. Grants are to UNC faculty for international travel or to bring international colleagues to campus to establish research relationships, or to undertake discrete research projects with international collaborators. Applications for the awards are being accepted through June 11.

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