June 14

Li Wang Receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association

Li Wang Receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association

Li Wang, PhD, research associate in the Qian Lab and a member of UNC McAllister Heart Institute, has received the prestigious Career Development Award from the AHA. The award is given to highly promising young scientists in their early years to explore innovative questions in the field of cardiovascular research.

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Rethinking Obesity Care

Rethinking Obesity Care

Dr. Sriram Machineni joins the UNC department of medicine's division of endocrinology and metabolism to build a chronic care model for treating obesity.

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UNC’s outpatient diuresis clinic offers new approach to managing heart failure

UNC’s outpatient diuresis clinic offers new approach to managing heart failure

The newest project from the department of medicine’s Value Care Action Group (VCAG) is better serving patients with early heart failure while also reducing visits to the ED and subsequent hospitalizations.

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2018 School of Medicine Standing Committee Election Results

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, along with the Nominating Committee, is delighted to announce the results of the 2018 School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections.

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Health vs. Hype: "What's Real and What's Not"

Health vs. Hype: "What's Real and What's Not"

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper welcome Dr. Nina Shapiro—director of pediatric otolaryngology and professor at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine—about her new book Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice and How to Tell What's Real and What's Not.

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IHQI Improvement Scholars Announced

IHQI has selected six projects that will be supported through the Improvement Scholars Program.

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Tale of two double lung transplants and one enduring tribute

Tale of two double lung transplants and one enduring tribute

For patients with end-stage chronic lung disease, every breath is tiresome and difficult. When the disease is no longer responsive to medical therapies, a lung transplant is a possibility for patients under the age of 70. Frank Sands is breathing new life after a double lung transplant. To show his gratitude, he made a financial gift to create an endowed professorship, supporting the future of UNC's Lung Transplant Program.

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Understanding the impact of heart attack type on hospital-level outcomes

New research in the Journal of the American Heart Association from a UNC team including Cardiology research fellow Dr. Sameer Arora and Cardiology faculty members Dr. Matt Cavender and Division Chief Dr. Rick Stouffer suggests that it may be of benefit to not categorize type 2 myocardial infarction (MI) under the general umbrella of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction. The research suggests it may be better to differentiate it from type 1 MI patients clinically.

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Health Effects of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

Evaluating modifiable cardiometabolic risk factors in Puerto Rico before and after Hurricane Maria. Dr. Kaumudi Joshipura Jinraj, NIH Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Clinical Research and Health Promotion at the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan.

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Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Youth Sports Injuries

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to provide startup funding or seed money for a new investigator conducting clinical and/or social research on the prevention of musculoskeletal youth sports injuries. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims and be obvious from the title and the study design. Award amount up to $50,000 per year for 2-3 years. The LOI deadline is July 2, 2018.

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National Institute for Health Care Management: Investigator-Initiated Research

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support innovative investigator-initiated research with high potential to inform improvement to the US health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Award amount varies. The LOI deadline is July 9, 2018 by 5:00pm EDT.

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