Dec. 13

Announcing a Celebration for Dr. Cedric Bright and Transitions in the Office of Special Programs

Dr. Cedric Bright will be leaving the UNC School of Medicine to become Associate Dean for Admissions at East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine. A celebration honoring Dr. Bright will be held Friday, December 14 from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Bondurant Hall lobby. The entire UNC SOM community is invited to attend. In addition, interim leadership for the Office of Special Programs has been announced.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Nigel Mackman, "Hemostasis and Thrombosis in Men and Mice"

Tissue factor is a transmembrane receptor for factor VII/VIIa. Assembly of the TF/FVIIa complex activates coagulation and plays an essential role in hemostasis. IN addition, aberrant tissue factor expression can trigger thrombosis and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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Save the Date: UNC Business of Health Research Convocation

Save the date for the UNC Business of Health Research Convocation on February 1, 2019, which will be held in the Kenan Institute Dining Room at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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An Update on CAR T Therapy – UNC Cancer Network: Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Natalie Grover, MD. This lecture will give an overview of CAR-T cells, discuss recent clinical trial results and FDA approvals as well as current clinical applications. This lecture will also cover the management of the unique toxicities of CAR-T therapy. Finally, this lecture will discuss some of the ongoing trial of CAR-T therapy as well as future directions of the field.

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University Awards for the Advancement of Women

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents the four University Awards for the Advancement of Women: one to a faculty member, one to a staff member, one to an undergraduate student, and one to a graduate or professional student or postdoctoral scholar. Nominations for this year's awards will be accepted through Feb. 5, 2019.

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New podcast on Fabry disease features Dr. Gerald Hladik & patient Jerry Walter

New podcast on Fabry disease features Dr. Gerald Hladik & patient Jerry Walter

The Chair's Corner with Dr. Ron Falk has released a new episode this week on Fabry disease featuring Dr. Gerald Hladik and Jerry Walter, president of the National Fabry Disease Foundation, who also has the condition.

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Schiff appointed Perioperative Medical Director for Hillsborough Hospital

Schiff appointed Perioperative Medical Director for Hillsborough Hospital

Lauren Schiff, MD, will serve as the Medical Director of Surgery for Hillsborough Hospital. In this role, she will be responsible for coordinating with providers and hospital leadership in efforts to improve surgical patients' clinical outcomes, patient safety and throughput, and patient/provider experience at the Hillsborough campus.

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