Feb. 22

Nandita Mani, Director of the Health Sciences Library, Visits Fudan Medical Center in China

Nandita Mani, Director of the Health Sciences Library, Visits Fudan Medical Center in China

Nandita Mani, PhD, Associate University Librarian & Director at the Health Sciences Library, was invited to the new Fudan University Medical Library in China to help explore innovations in health sciences librarianship.

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Hooker Core facility offers range of advanced imaging technologies

Hooker Core facility offers range of advanced imaging technologies

The Hooker Imaging Core (HIC) is an open core providing a broad range of light microscopy techniques, analyses and consultation for UNC researchers. The core is located in Taylor Hall near Lineberger and the MBRB and includes several confocal and widefield microscopes in addition to systems for high content screening and long-term live cell imaging.

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Liu Lab receives $2 million grant for heart research

Liu Lab receives $2 million grant for heart research

Jiandong Liu, PhD, assistant professor of pathology, member of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, and director of the Zebrafish Aquaculture Core facility, has received a $2-million research grant from the NIH for his project "Molecular regulation of ventricular chamber maturation."

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MHI Seminar Series presents Douglas A. Marchuk, Ph.D

James B. Duke Professor, Dept. of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University

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TEACCH Autism Program Training: Preparing for Middle School for parents/caregivers of children with ASD

This workshop presents information and strategies that will help the child transition more easily. Participants will learn about middle school, available accommodations and modifications, friendships, and bullying.

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Pfizer: Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) - Improving Health Outcomes in Atopic Dermatitis through Shared Decision-Making

The National Eczema Association (NEA), in collaboration with Pfizer, is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support interventions aimed at improving health outcomes for Atopic Dermatitis patients through improved patient-provider shared decision-making (SDM). For the purposes of the RFP, applicants are encouraged to design programs or initiatives that explore or address gaps in adoption of shared decision making and specific gaps identified through the proposed project's term. Award amount up to $500,000. The LOI deadline is March 2, 2018.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Health Policy Scholars

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is accepting applications for the four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students (a fifth year, without stipend, is optional). The program seeks students from any academic discipline who are interested in translating their research into evidence-informed health policy. Award amount up to $30,000 per year for three (3) years. The application deadline is March 14, 2018.

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2018 Young Investigator Awards

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is accepting applications from early-career basic scientists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, public health experts, bioinformaticians, bioengineers or professionals from any other field that could contribute to the end of prostate cancer. Award amount up to $75,000 per year for up to three (3) years. The application deadline is March 19, 2018 at 3:00pm EDT.

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PSC Partners Seeking a Cure: Young Investigator Award

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure is accepting applications to support researchers in the early stages of their research career and who are interested in clinical, translational or basic research on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. The program aims to encourage the investigators to conduct research in promising new areas, with the the goal that data generated will lead to federal (NIH) or external international funding. Award amount up to $40,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is March 25, 2018.

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UNC to Host North Carolina Research Triangle Hackathon

The UNC Curriculum in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, headed by Tim Elston and Chuck Perou, and NCBI will host a Data Science hackathon from March 12-14, 2018 on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus.

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Goldstein Looks Deeper into Ranking of North Carolina Tobacco Control Efforts

Goldstein Looks Deeper into Ranking of North Carolina Tobacco Control Efforts

The American Lung Association gave North Carolina a failing grade when it comes to tobacco control. Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, says those grades don't accurately portray everything that's happening in the state, especially here at UNC.

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Black History Month Events at UNC

This month is Black History Month and there are some upcoming events scheduled for the rest of the month related to race and black history. This is an opportunity to observe the profound contributions of African American people and leaders, and to honor the leaders in our own lives as well. The following events featured for the rest of this month are geared to provide a cultural perspective and an opportunity for UNC SOM, faculty, staff, and students to dedicate time to recognize & celebrate the stories and histories that are often overlooked.

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Matthews featured as part of 'Women in Science' series

Each Wednesday, Endeavors' Women in Science series profiles researchers from across campus. This week's edition features Allison Mathews, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Social Medicine within the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on the use of crowdsourcing to learn how to better engage communities about the social and ethical implications of HIV cure clinical trials, HIV testing, and other health services.

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The Future of Health Care Reform

This afternoon seminar and networking reception are geared towards the Triangle community, including students, faculty members and local community, business and philanthropic leaders. Journalists, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders are also encouraged to attend.

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Strategic Planning Process Update

Read a memo from Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, regarding progress on the Strategic Planning initiative. The faculty survey will close on Friday February 23. If you have not done so, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

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Your Health: Sophie's Legacy, Helping Other Teens and Young Adults Facing a Life-altering Diagnosis

Your Health: Sophie's Legacy, Helping Other Teens and Young Adults Facing a Life-altering Diagnosis

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Nathan Sison welcome Lauren Lux—director of UNC Lineberger's Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Support Program—and Niklaus Steiner—co-founder and board member of the Be Loud! Sophie Foundation—about how Steiner's daughter Sophie, who died of cancer in 2013, inspired a new approach to helping teens and young adults facing a life-altering diagnosis.

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Surgery Grand Rounds: Thaddeus Puzio and Tyler Elkins-Williams

At the next Surgery Grand Rounds, Thaddeus Puzio, MD, PGY5, UNC Department of Surgery, will present on the "Resurgence of the REBOA Catheter." In addition, Tyler Elkins-Williams, MD, PGY6 will speak on "Surgical Treatment of Migraine Headaches."

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