June 7

Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new members

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to recognizing, fostering and promoting humanism in medicine with the hope of integrating music, art, literature, drama, and film into the regular routine of medical and professional students throughout their training process. The UNC Chapter has announced new members who will be officially inducted this fall at the annual White Coat Ceremony.

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When Stroke Strikes - Conference

Join experts from the UNC Comprehensive Stroke Center on September 7 for a new educational program for nurses and other health care providers who want to learn about the latest advances in caring for stroke patients.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Global Grand Challenges - Ending the Pandemic Threat: A Grand Challenge for Universal Influenza Vaccine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) to support unconventional approaches that effectively drive or harness immune responses in desired way and develop universal influenza vaccines that are ready to start clinical trials by 2021. The award amount is between $250,000 up to $2 million. The LOI deadline is June 22, 2018 by 11:30am PDT.

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Rheumatology Research Foundation: Investigator Award and Scientist Development Award RFPs

The Rheumatology Research Foundation is accepting applications to their Investigator Award and Scientist Development Awards (SDA). Award amounts and application deadlines vary.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation: 2018 LCRF Scientific Grant Program

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is accepting applications to support research support for projects in one or more of the following areas of lung cancer research: Lung cancer biology; Prevention and screening for early detection; Identification of new biomarkers and the development of targeted therapies; Development of more effective and less toxic therapies; Supportive measures for people with lung cancer and their families; and, Quality of care outcomes research. Award amount is up to $75,000/year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is July 2, 2018.

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Jordan receives Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award

Jordan receives Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award

Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, was honored with the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of her decades of excellence as a clinician, researcher, and mentor.

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Seeking Applications: Chair, Department of Neurology

The UNC School of Medicine seeks a qualified academic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Neurology.

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Proposed Revisions to SOM Constitution and Bylaws

Read a memo from Dr. Roper detailing proposed revisions to the SOM Constitution and Bylaws.

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Governor Cooper declares Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week

Governor Cooper declares Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared June 4-10 as Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Week. UNC Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center is highlighted in the declaration for contributions to hidradenitis suppurativa care in a dedicated subspecialty clinic.

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Your Health: Improving Health Care from Cradle to Grave

Your Health: Improving Health Care from Cradle to Grave

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Stephen Hooper talk with Dr. Adam Zolotor—president and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine and associate professor in UNC's Department of Family Medicine—about improving health care from cradle to grave.

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Welcoming Andrea Hayes-Jordan, New Chief of Pediatric Surgery

Welcoming Andrea Hayes-Jordan, New Chief of Pediatric Surgery

This week, Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD, FACS, FAAP, joins the UNC School of Medicine Department of Surgery as Professor and Chief of Pediatric Surgery, as well as Surgeon in Chief for UNC Children's Hospital. In this interview, Hayes-Jordan discusses her groundbreaking work with desmoplastic small round cell tumors, the technique she perfected for previously inoperable pediatric patients, and how divine intervention played a role in her choice of specialty.

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New Podcast Series: A Look at Genetic Diseases

New Podcast Series: A Look at Genetic Diseases

A new Chair’s Corner with Dr. Ron Falk podcast series about genetic diseases is launching this week, featuring UNC experts. In the first episode, Jim Evans, MD, PhD, discusses genetic testing and technology, explains the risks and concerns about direct-to-consumer genetic tests, and responds to ethical questions about CRISPR technology.

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