June 21

Hiroyuki Kato selected for 2018 class of Pew scholars

Hiroyuki Kato selected for 2018 class of Pew scholars

The Pew Charitable Trusts named 22 early-career researchers today as the 2018 class of Pew scholars in the biomedical sciences. The scholars, including Hirouki Kato, PhD, of the UNC Neuroscience Center, will receive four-year grants to advance their explorations of biological mechanisms underpinning human health and disease.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture– Using Biomarkers to Plan Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Lisa Carey, MD. Dr. Carey will discuss the anatomic and genomic variables that impact on (neo)adjuvant decision-making in breast cancer and the current treatment algorithms that allow rational escalation and de-escalation of systemic therapy. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer FREE CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants. We invite anyone interested to view our lectures. Lectures are viewable online via Zoom Webinar or by participating in the lecture at one of our designated viewing sites. Please contact us for more information about Zoom Webinar registration or to be connected with a site coordinator near you.

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Wake OASIS changes name to UNC Wake Encompass

Wake OASIS becomes UNC Wake Encompass effective June 1. A specialty clinic for adolescents and young adults, Wake Encompass will remain at the same address 3010 Falstaff Rd. in Raleigh and is housed with the Center’s ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team, the Wake STEP Clinic, and the North Carolina Psychiatric Research Center (NCPRC).

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Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation: Drug Discovery Program

The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to bridge the translational funding gap between early-stage drug discovery and clinical development for Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and cognitive aging by supporting promising therapeutic approaches. Award amount up to $600,000. The LOI deadline is July 13, 2018.

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Little Giraffe Foundation: 2018 Neonatal Research Initiative

The Little Giraffe Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) from qualified scientists, doctors and nurses for projects that directly address the long-term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth. Students and fellows are eligible to apply. Awards will support basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology and social and behavioral studies. Award amount up to $10,000. The LOI deadline is July 20, 2018.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Dale F. Frey Award for Breakthrough Scientists

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications to support previous Damon Runyon Fellows with additional funding to enable them to continue their pursuit of bold and innovative ideas. Damon Runyon Fellows are eligible to apply in the fourth year of their fellowship. Currently, Damon Runyon Fellows selected in November 2014 and May 2015 (DRG-2211-15 to DRG-2242-15, DRSG-11-15 to DRSG-13-15) are eligible to apply. Award amount up to $100,000. The application deadline is July 16, 2018.

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St. Baldrick's Foundation: Research for Pediatric Osteosarcoma

St. Baldrick’s Foundation, with support from the Osteosarcoma Collaborative, is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support high-impact osteosarcoma research with a focus on moving quickly toward improvements in outcomes for patients. Projects can be investigator-initiated, intervention-oriented studies or translational research to create new therapeutic options or to develop foundational research that facilitates new therapeutic options. Award amount up to $450,000/year over a three-year period. The LOI deadline is July 2, 2018 before 5pm EST.

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Megan Fratta Appointed UNC Health Sciences Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian

Megan Fratta Appointed UNC Health Sciences Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Fratta as the Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian, effective June 4.

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UNC School of Medicine staff honored by the UNC Employee Forum

On June 13, the UNC Employee Forum celebrated the contributions of employees from across campus. Two UNC School of Medicine employees, Shaketha Edwards and Erin Edwards were honored. In addition, ten UNC School of Medicine employees were elected delegates to the Employee Forum.

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Ndoh recognized by AAMC

Ndoh recognized by AAMC

Uduak Ndoh, MBA, Associate Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the UNC School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Information Resources Steering Committee.

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Weber and Colleagues' Publication Attracts Most Readers and Citations

Weber and Colleagues' Publication Attracts Most Readers and Citations

David J. Weber, MD, MPH, aims to help his peers keep their patients safe by studying infection control. His study entitled “Effectiveness of ultraviolet devices and hydrogen peroxide systems for terminal room decontamination: Focus on clinical trials” was the most read and cited publication in the American Journal of Infection Control in 2017.

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Your Health: The Healing Power of Remembrance

Your Health: The Healing Power of Remembrance

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper welcome Dr. Nancy Berns—professor of sociology at Drake University—about the healing power of remembrance.

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