Jan. 18

Radiology Noon Conference: Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST)

The Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) is a mammography trial that is very important to the future of breast cancer screening. It aims to give breast imaging researchers knowledge of how to move beyond the "one size fits all" approach. Most women are currently screened in the same manner, based on age-specific guidelines. The TMIST trial will help researchers develop a more personalized approach that tailors mammography for each woman based on her own genetics and individual risk factors for developing breast cancer.

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Community Lunch and Learn- Lecture on Cancer: Supporting Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Cancer: Practical tips for Friends, Families, and Communities

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating at any phase of life, and particularly difficult for adolescents and young adults. Lauren Lux, LCSW, is the Adolescent and Young Adult Program Director with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She will join us to discuss practical strategies that may be used by family members, friends, and the community at large to support the needs of adolescents and young adults with cancer.

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Alexander named Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Alexander named Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Joshua Alexander, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He will officially begin his new role on March 1, subject to confirmation by the necessary UNC system entities. Since 2016, Alexander has served as the Department’s Vice Chair for Faculty Development.

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Pardo Manuel de Villena named Chair of Department of Genetics

Pardo Manuel de Villena named Chair of Department of Genetics

Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD, has been appointed Chair of the Department of Genetics. He will officially begin in his new role on March 1, subject to confirmation by the necessary UNC system entities. Pardo Manuel de Villena has served as Interim Chair since July of 2016.

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Combatting the Opioid Crisis in North Carolina

Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions. In North Carolina, unintentional drug overdoses have become the leading cause of death and addiction is wreaking havoc on families and overtaxing emergency departments and treatment facilities across the state.

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Wardrop selected for leadership positions in American College of Physicians

Wardrop selected for leadership positions in American College of Physicians

Richard M. Wardrop, III, MD, PhD, FACP, has been named Governor-Elect of the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Physicians. He will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2019. In addition, Wardrop has been selected as Chair-Elect of the American College of Physicians' National Council of Early Career Physicians.

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Provost Bob Blouin announces new vice chancellor for finance and operations

Provost Bob Blouin announces new vice chancellor for finance and operations

Read a memo from UNC provost Bob Blouin announcing Jonathan Pruitt as the new vice chancellor for finance and operation.

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McAllister Heart Institute Seminar: Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD

MHI Presents Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Director of the Center for Molecular Cardiology, Director of the Medical Scientists Training Program at Northwestern University

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McAllister Heart Institute Seminar: Wolfgang Bergmeier, PhD

MHI presents Wolfgang Bergmeier, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

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UNC Rheumatologist Beth L. Jonas Receives Reeves Foundation Distinguished Professorship

UNC Rheumatologist Beth L. Jonas Receives Reeves Foundation Distinguished Professorship

Beth L. Jonas, MD, a national leader in the field of rheumatology, has been awarded the endowed Reeves Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Arthritis Research.

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The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc.: Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Awards in Neuroscience

The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, in partnership with the Simons Foundation, is accepting applications to support young investigators in the early stages of their careers who are engaged in basic or clinical research that may lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Award amount up to $225,000 over three (3) years. The application deadline is February 15, 2018 by 11:59pm EST.

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Kenneth Rainin Foundation: Innovator Awards

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support high-risk research and challenge investigators to push boundaries to advance the Foundation’s goal of predicting and preventing Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Previous funded areas of research include: bioengineering; diet and nutrition; epithelial cell/molecular biology; fecal microbiota transplant; immunity and inflammation; microbiome; and therapeutic development and delivery. Award amount up to $200,000. The LOI deadline is February 15, 2018 at 5:00pm PST.

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Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation: Investigator Initiated Research

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support clinical and educational research and development in anesthesia patient safety. Award amount up to $150,000 for up to two (2) years. The LOI deadline is February 12, 2018 at 5:00pm EST.

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PhRMA Foundation: Health Outcomes

REMINDER OF UPCOMING DEADLINE: The PhRMA Foundation is accepting applications to support individuals beginning independent research careers in health outcomes at the faculty level. The program is not intended for individuals in postdoctoral training. Award amount up to $100,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is February 1, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT.

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Five-year Review of William (Bill) Powers, MD, Chair, Department of Neurology

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by William (Bill) Powers, MD, in his position as Chair of the Department of Neurology. The review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on February 5, 2018.

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The Donaghue Foundation: 2018 Another Look Grant Program

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to provide funding for researchers to use existing data sources to answer a research question that has the near-term potential to improve health. In 2018, the Foundation will continue to focus on improving quality care and quality of life for the elderly population in care facilities. This program invites researchers to address a problem affecting the elderly in care facilities with data that already exists. Award amount up to $125,000 over two (2) years. The LOI deadline is February 5, 2018.

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National Kidney Foundation: 2018 Young Investigator Research Grant Program

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is accepting applications to support clinical research studies addressing important issues for patients with kidney disease. Promising young scientists are encouraged to submit proposals for investigating clinical research questions in nephrology, or closely related fields. Projects must be patient-oriented. Award amount is up to $35,000 over two years. The application deadline is February 9, 2018.

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Cohen discusses 2018 outlook on infectious disease

Cohen discusses 2018 outlook on infectious disease

Myron Cohen, MD, Director of the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Disease, was among a panel of experts interviewed by MedPage Today about anticipated issues in the field of infectious disease in 2018.

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UNC SOM students' project featured on Albert Schweitzer Fellowship blog

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship blog highlighted the work of current fellows Molly Crenshaw and Nicholas “Nico” Lenze. Crenshaw and Lenze coordinate The Diabetes Education Program which uses patient-led group visits and monthly insulin education clinics to help patients with diabetes better understand their disease and treatment regimen and take control of their health. Their project is a continuation of the work started by UNC SOM graduate and former Schweitzer Fellow Herodes Guzman.

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Your Health: Raising Sepsis Awareness

Your Health: Raising Sepsis Awareness

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Laura Higginbotham talk with Dr. Carl Flatley—endodontist and founder of the Sepsis Alliance—about what happens when your body fights you rather than an infection.

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