Feb. 8

Medical Students Learn about Health Care Delivery Around the World

Since 2009, over 500 medical students have traveled to communities around the world to complete global health electives and gain a deeper understanding of global healthcare through the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of International Activities.

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14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture and Luncheon

"Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism" Distinguished Visiting Professor Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP Vice-Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

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UNC Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

UNC Researchers Identify Patterns of HIV Risk among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

People who inject drugs in Vietnam are disproportionately affected by HIV. In an effort to combat new infections, researchers at UNC conducted the first study to explore how this population mixes together. Kumi Smith, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at UNC’s Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, is the study's lead author.

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SOM Boost Awards

The SOM Office of Research is inviting applications from faculty for Boost awards, which are designed to boost the chances of funding for an NIH grant (or similar) that has been reviewed favorably but needs additional revisions and preliminary data in order to be funded on resubmission. Please note that Boost awards are distinct from the OoR bridge funding program, which provides funds for bridging A1 renewal applications for ongoing, not new, projects.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Kamal Itani "Designing a Career Trajectory: Identifying a Challenge and Rising to Prominence"

Dr. Kamal Itani is the Chief of Surgery for the Veterans Affairs Boston Health Care System and Associate Chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center and the Brigham & Women's Hospital. Dr. Itani’s primary clinical interest is in surgical infections, hernia repair and surgical education with a research focus on the improvement of health services and surgical outcomes within his areas of clinical interest.

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Rodgers to deliver 14th Annual Huntley Lecture

Rodgers to deliver 14th Annual Huntley Lecture

Denise V. Rodgers, MD, FAAFP, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, will deliver the 14th Annual Robert R. Huntley, MD Lecture, presented by the Department of Family Medicine. The title of her lecture is "Persistent Health Disparities: Understanding the Role of Social Determinants, Implicit Bias and Racism."

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Your Health: The History of the American Patient

Your Health: The History of the American Patient

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Nathan Sison welcome historian Dr. Nancy Tomes, who tells us about the history of the American patient.

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A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure: AKBTC Sponsored Grant

A Kids' Brain Tumor Cure (AKTC), also known as the Pediatric Low Grade Astrocytoma Foundation, Inc., is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support researchers and provides funds that will act as a catalyst to help the researchers turn their attention to the area of pediatric low grade glioma brain tumor research. Award amount ranges from $100,000 to $500,000, depending on the project scope and duration. The LOI deadline is rolling.

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RN and Allied Health Lecture

Provider Burnout and Compassion Fatigue in the Clinic: Strategies for Preventing and Mitigating Symptoms

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2018 Mitchell Symposium

Hosted by the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy in the UNC School of Medicine.

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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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 Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type

Health indicators for newborns of breast cancer survivors may vary by cancer type

In a study published in the International Journal of Cancer, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Hazel Nichols, PhD, analyzed health indicators for children born to young breast cancer survivors in North Carolina.

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Policy change from CMS: Medical Student Documentation Allowed to Support Clinical Billing

CMS has updated the teaching physician requirements related to Medical Student documentation. Read a memo from Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Education, on the implications of the change.

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Stress Management Research Study for Teens

Stress Management Research Study for Teens

S.M.A.R.T. Project, part of the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine, is recruiting teens for a study evaluating two different courses for lowering stress and improving health.

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Digital Health Symposium

The Symposium, first of its kind at Carolina, will address current and emerging topics in digital health, presented by some of the leaders in the field.

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 Announcing the School of Medicine Sponsored Programs Office reorganization

Announcing the School of Medicine Sponsored Programs Office reorganization

Following the retirement of Carolyn Marlow, former Director of the Sponsored Programs Office (SPO), SPO has divided its responsibilities into two departments to enhance the administrative support it provides to the School of Medicine: the SPO and the Office of Professional Service Contracts and Affiliations (OPSCA).

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Campus EPA building temporarily closing due to water leak

Beginning Friday, workers will begin repairing a water pipe at the EPA building on Mason Farm Road. About 40 researchers from the School of Medicine and about 30 EPA staff members are vacating the building. The current plan is to shut off water Friday afternoon and complete the repair by Tuesday afternoon. This means the building will be completely shut down between Friday and Wednesday. Researchers have made arrangements to work remotely. There is a contingency plan should the building need to be closed for a longer period of time. If you have questions, contact Rob Kark, 919-428-0071, rob_kark@unc.edu.

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Reid honored as first Craver Professor

Reid honored as first Craver Professor

With the support and generosity of UNC School of Medicine alum Joseph M. Craver, MD ’67, the Office of Medical Education is proud to announce the creation of the Craver Professor Award honoring outstanding teachers in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery who both inspire and change the lives of medical students through their teaching. The first Craver Professor Award recipient is Trista D. Reid, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of General Acute Care Surgery.

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