Jan. 4

Chuang named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Chuang named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Alice Chuang, MD, MEd, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, has been named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs. In this new role, Chuang will work to support and enhance the work of the Career Goal Advisors and the Larry Keith Advisory College, helping students prepare for the increasingly complex and competitive residency match process.

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The UNC McAllister Heart Institute receives funding to advance novel therapy for heart failure

The UNC McAllister Heart Institute receives funding to advance novel therapy for heart failure

A $1.9 million NIH grant will enable new studies of alpha-1-adrenergic receptors in the heart. Brian Jensen, MD, an associate professor in the division of cardiology and the department of pharmacology, will serve as principal investigator for research that considers how metabolic alterations provide cardioprotection.

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Your Health: The Importance of Investing in Primary Care

Your Health: The Importance of Investing in Primary Care

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Laura Higginbotham talk with the president of the Milbank Memorial Fund Christopher Koller about the importance of investing in primary care.

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Erickson featured as The News & Observer's "Tar Heel of the Week"

Erickson featured as The News & Observer's "Tar Heel of the Week"

Karen Erickson, PhD, director of the Department of Allied Health Sciences' Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, was named "Tar Heel of the Week" in late December.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidoses: Current Status and Future Challenges"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its January speaker, Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD for his talk, "Treatment of Mucopolysaccharidoses: Current Status and Future Challenges." The Children's Research Institute Seminar Series every month, encouraging interaction between researchers investigating childhood diseases and fostering new research through exposure to cutting-edge, ongoing work.

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New York Stem Cell Foundation: NYSCF-Robertson Neuroscience Investigator Award

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) is accepting applications from early career investigators for awards in neuroscience. The goal of this initiative is to foster bold, innovative scientists with the potential to transform the field of neuroscience. Award amount up to $300,000 per year for up to five (5) years. The application deadline is February 21, 2018 before 5:00pm ET.

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Duke University & Ruth K. Broad Biomedical Research Foundation: Extramural Award

The Ruth K. Broad Foundation is accepting applications to support young or established non-Duke University investigators proposing new or novel research. Applications will be evaluated on their potential for advancing understanding of neurodegenerative disorders, with interest in the potential relationship to Alzheimer’s disease. Award amount up to $125,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

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