Feb. 1

Retirement Research Foundation: Responsive Grants - Research

The Retirement Research Foundation (RRF) is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support research projects that have a regional or national impact on older Americans. The Foundation is interested in projects that seek causes and solutions to significant problems facing older adults, ages 65 and older, through support of applied and policy research for which federal funding is not available. RRF does not support biomedical, theory development or dissertation research nor does it support research that is not specifically focused on aging. The award amount varies. The LOI deadline is March 15, 2018.

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When Everyone Survives Leukemia Research Foundation: 2018 Grant Program

When Everyone Survives Leukemia Research Foundation (WES Foundation) is accepting applications to support innovative research in leukemia. The grant program is offered to new and established investigators who are requesting support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. Award amount up to $50,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is April 1, 2018.

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

The Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS) is accepting applications to support young surgeons with the support necessary for the initiation and development of an academic career in colorectal surgery. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is March 1, 2018.

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Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Awards

The Thrasher Research Fund is accepting Concept Papers to support young investigators in pediatric research. The program’s aim is to encourage the development of medical research in child health by awarding small grants to new researchers. The goal is to fund applicants who will go on to be independent investigators. The Fund is open a wide variety of research topics and does not focus on a disease. However, all funded projects deal directly with children’s health. Award amount up to $25,000 for up to two (2) years. The Concept Paper deadline is March 13, 2018 by 12:00pm MDT.

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Why a Fly?

The genome of a fruit fly is strikingly similar to that of a human — so much so that scientists have been studying these tiny insects for over 100 years, in search of treatments for diseases like spinal muscular atrophy and neurological disorders. UNC geneticist Bob Duronio is one of those scientists.

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UNC School of Medicine launches new strategic planning process

The UNC School of Medicine is launching a new strategic planning process. Thank you to the nearly 600 faculty who have completed the survey and provided their input. If you have not done so, please take a few minutes to take the survey.

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HIV Topics Explored in New Educational Podcast Series

HIV Topics Explored in New Educational Podcast Series

The Chair's Corner with Dr. Ron Falk has produced a new six-part podcast series, "HIV Matters," which explores topics in HIV such as prevention, care, treatment, and research. Each episode features faculty from the Division of Infectious Diseases and Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

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UNC Family Medicine Alumni & Friends Weekend

Attention Family Medicine Alumni! UNC Family Medicine Alumni & Friends Weekend is April 13-14th, 2018! This year’s theme is “Innovation in Chronic Disease Prevention & Management,” and will feature the Second John T. Henley Lecture given by Warren Newton, MD, MPH. To see the full schedule, register and reserve a hotel room, visit our event page! https://go.unc.edu/FamMedReunion

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The Academy of Educators Is Now Accepting Member Nominations

The Academy of Educators (AOE) is now accepting nominations for new faculty and resident members. The AOE, founded in October 2006 as a part of the School of Medicine’s strategic plan to enhance research and scholarship towards excellence in teaching, currently has 375 faculty and resident members. The deadline for receiving completed applications from all nominees is Friday, March 16, 2018.

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Therapeutic Outcomes Beyond a Cure: Leprosy in 1940s-1960s U.S.

Bullitt Club Lecture Series Presents "Therapeutic Outcomes Beyond a Cure: Leprosy in 1940s-1960s U.S." All Bullitt Club lectures are free and open to the public.

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MHI Seminar Series presents Dr. Brian Jensen, M.D.

Novel roles for the nuclear receptor ROR-alpha in regulating cardiac hypertrophy

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IVB/MHI Spring Research Symposium

IVB/MHI Spring Research Symposium

Abstract submission is open to all graduate students, postdocs, or medical fellows. The abstract submission deadline is Feb. 26. Please have your abstract on hand at time of registration. Abstracts selected for oral presentations will be notified on March 1. Event is open to all but registration is require for lunch.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Gregory Means, MD, UNC Cardiology Fellow, will present "Drug Eluting Balloon Technology: History, Pharmacokinetics, Current & Future Use"

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Digital Health Symposium

The "Digital Health Everywhere" Symposium will range from app development for different user groups, novel devices for research, ethics in digital health work, and more.

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Inaugural General Internal Medicine Quality and Clinical Scholars Summer Program (GIMQuaCS)

The Division of General Internal Medicine is proud to announce a new summer program for highly motivated rising second year medical students interested in complex patient care and improving the health of populations. This program will place 2-3 students in the University of North Carolina General Internal Medicine Clinic where students will experience patient care, work with residents, do telephone medicine, and work in population health outreach. All students will be paired with a mentor to work on a quality improvement team.

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Paper Tigers documentary screening

Paper Tigers documentary screening

The new Child Maltreatment Research & Practice Network at UNC is hosting a screening of the documentary "Paper Tigers."

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its February speaker, Ian Davis, MD, PhD for his talk, "Epigenomics as a Strategy to Explore Human Cancers."

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Outlook for future PCORI funding

PCORI will be accepting applications for new awards through the end of calendar year 2018, with dissemination of awards through 2021.

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Your Health: A Theater Program for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Your Health: A Theater Program for Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Laurel Sisler talk about the SENSE Theatre program—a nonprofit that combines behavioral therapy with theater techniques to improve the social skills of children with autism spectrum disorder—with Dr. Blythe Corbett, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Vanderbilt and director of the program, and Shakia Webster, a former participant.

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TEACCH Autism Program Training: Preparing for Kindergarten in general education setting for parents/caregivers of children with ASD

This workshop includes presentations and large group discussion focused on strategies to develop organizational and communication skills to prepare children for entry into the kindergarten classroom environment. The TEACCH approach to understanding the behavior of children with ASD will be used to help problem-solve behaviors that might influence learning and develop strategies to minimize potential behavioral difficulties.

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