July 19

Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty.

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Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister Jr., founder of McAllister Heart Institute, passes away

Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister Jr., founder of McAllister Heart Institute, passes away

UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute founder and namesake Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister, Jr. passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on June 15, 2018.

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Saira Sheikh and Colleagues Partner with American College of Rheumatology on Newly Funded Grant from DHHS’s Office of Minority Health

Saira Sheikh and Colleagues Partner with American College of Rheumatology on Newly Funded Grant from DHHS’s Office of Minority Health

Earlier this year, Saira Sheikh, MD, Director of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic, and Director of the Clinical Trials Program at the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, as well as Allen Anandarajah, MD, MS, Associate Professor of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, were invited by the ACR to partner with it in developing a grant proposal to the Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) Office of Minority Health. We are pleased to announce that the grant has now been funded.

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Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

Research shows blood cultures performed on children with skin infections largely ineffective

The majority of blood cultures performed on children with common skin and soft tissue infections are unnecessary, according to a new article by co-authors, Eric Zwemer, MD, and John R. Stephens, MD, of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicines.

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Wakebrook hosts Women’s Wellness Day

Wakebrook hosts Women’s Wellness Day

On June 15, Wakebrook, a behavioral health facility located in Raleigh, hosted Women’s Wellness Day, offering patients a chance to receive a pap smear screening and schedule appointments for mammograms, regardless of insurance status. The event was organized and led by medical student Breanna Johnson.

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Your Health: A Journey Back from Opioid Addiction

Your Health: A Journey Back from Opioid Addiction

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper welcome Renee Hodges -- author of Saving Bobby: Heroes and Heroin in One Small Commmunity -- for a conversation about her nephew’s journey back from opioid addiction.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, John Buse & Tim Carey,"NC TraCS Institute: Resources for Translational Research"

The co-PIs of the NC Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) will elaborate on the various services and resources available to support translational researchers at UNC CH and beyond. They will highlight the services they expect will be of particular interest to researchers in the Department of Surgery, including clinical trial support, funding and training opportunities, regulatory support, informatics tools and commercialization.

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Registration Open: IHQI’s 4th Annual Improvement Scholars Symposium Sept. 20, 2018

Registration Open: IHQI’s 4th Annual Improvement Scholars Symposium Sept. 20, 2018

UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement’s annual Improvement Scholars Symposium will feature six clinician-led improvement initiatives presented in a “lightning” format

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture– Novel Molecularly Targeted Therapies and Biomarkers in Advanced Colorectal Cancer

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Michael Lee, MD. Treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer has continued to evolve over the last several years, with emerging identification of biomarkers that underlie heterogeneity of responses to new and existing therapy. Ongoing clinical research seeks to identify new therapeutic options in molecularly-defined subgroups of patients. We will review the most exciting and clinically impactful research findings in this presentation.

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Carolina researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

Carolina researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

Research conducted at Carolina is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization.

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Floris-Moore Joins HIVMA Board

Floris-Moore Joins HIVMA Board

Members of the HIV Medicine Association elected Michelle Floris-Moore, MD, MS, associate professor of medicine in the division of infectious diseases and the director of UNC’s Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program, to its board of directors.

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