Dec. 20

Neurology Chair Search Lecture - Mark P. Goldberg, MD

Mark P. Goldberg, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, and Associate Vice President at the Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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Curricular Innovation Kickoff Event Hosted at the Ackland Art Museum

Curricular Innovation Kickoff Event Hosted at the Ackland Art Museum

On Thursday, December 13, UNC School of Medicine administrators, students and faculty gathered to discuss race through art at the Ackland Art Museum. Hosted by UNC SOM’s Office of Inclusive Excellence, “Can We Talk About Race?” served as a kickoff event for a medical education curricular innovation.

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Save the Date: 15th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge

Save the Date: 15th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge

The 15th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge benefiting UNC Children’s will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh, NC.

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Physician Assistant Studies celebrates second-ever commencement ceremony

Physician Assistant Studies celebrates second-ever commencement ceremony

The Physician Assistant Studies program, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, held its second-ever commencement ceremony on December 15, 2018.

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Innovative Drone-AED Study to Embark this Winter on Campus

Innovative Drone-AED Study to Embark this Winter on Campus

This winter, the Drone-AED Study will be assessing the feasibility of drone delivery of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for a simulated cardiac arrest on the UNC Chapel Hill Campus.

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$65 Million Pinnacle Hill Fund Opens for RFPs

Pinnacle Hill, the company created through UNC-Chapel Hill’s new partnership with Deerfield Management, offers an opportunity to pursue funding to advance novel drug therapy projects. All UNC investigators are encouraged to submit therapeutic preproposals to Pinnacle Hill for potential funding, which may support studies to reach the IND-ready stage.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Check out a list of competitive grants awarded to UNC School of Medicine faculty over the last two weeks.

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MHI Seminar Series present Anne Murphy, MD, "Phosphoproteomics in heart failure and cardiomyopathy"

Dr. Murphy is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Vice Chair for Basic and Translational Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Phosphorylation regulates many aspects of contraction of the cardiomyocyte. In this talk I will focus on our work defining the phosphoproteome of the sarcomere and the use of in vivo and in vitro studies to determine how alteration of the phosphorylation of troponin influences many aspects of heart function. I will also discuss new work that is unpublished in regard to tyrosine phosphorylation of the sarcomere proteins. I will also briefly mention our experience at Johns Hopkins clinical trial in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy being conducted by a national group

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Art meets science in “The Beautiful Brain”

Art meets science in “The Beautiful Brain”

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents the new exhibition “The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal,” on view from Friday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, April 7, 2019.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "MAPping the Future for Respiratory Research"

The Children's Research Institute presents its January speaker, James S. Hagood, MD, for his talk, "MAPing the Future for Respiratory Research."

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Scholarly Concentration Program Second Annual Symposium

Join UNC SOM Senior Medical Students (Class of 2019) as they present their scholarly projects during the Second Annual Symposium, from March 18-22, 3-5 PM in Bondurant Lobby and G 74.

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Mindful Parenting Program Coming to UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus

Mindful Parenting with Caroline Hexdall, PhD, Coming to UNC Hospital Hillsborough Campus in February. Hosted by the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

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Lee Receives DoD Trauma Care Award for Applying CNT X-ray CT to Battlefield Head Trauma Imaging

Lee Receives DoD Trauma Care Award for Applying CNT X-ray CT to Battlefield Head Trauma Imaging

In this study, Yueh Lee, MD, PhD, and collaborators address neuroimaging shortcomings at multi-national military airfield Role 3 hospitals, all of which lack CT scanner capability, to prevent unnecessary transport to CT-equipped Role 4 facilities.

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Workshop – Let’s Get Physical! Effective & Efficient Methods for Teaching Physical Examination at the Bedside

In this engaging, hands-on workshop, participants will explore three physical exam bedside teaching techniques that are efficient, effective, and fun for incorporation into their workflow.

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Workshop – Clinician Wellness Interventions: What’s the Role for Family and Friends?

Dr. Susan Martinelli serves as the Chair of The Department of Anesthesiology’s Wellness Committee and is also a member of the School of Medicine Wellness Committee. She will go through the evidence describing the effects of burnout. In addition, she will discuss an intervention that the Department of Anesthesiology is doing to incorporate provider’s support persons into wellness education.

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Dillon featured in 'Women in Science Wednesdays' series

Margaret Dillon, AuD, is an associate professor and director of cochlear implant clinical research in the Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery within the UNC School of Medicine. Her research focuses on optimizing how cochlear implants distribute and present speech information and the new patient populations who may benefit from this hearing technology.

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Vital Signs Holiday Schedule

Vital Signs will not be distributed the week between Christmas and New Year's. The next issue of Vital Signs will be distributed on Jan. 3, 2019. Happy Holidays!

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