March 15

Oberlander Article Looks at the Rise and Fall of Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board

Oberlander Article Looks at the Rise and Fall of Medicare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board

The article by Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of UNC's department of social medicine, offers a groundbreaking, in-depth look at the troubled history of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which was enacted in 2010 and repealed in 2018.

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SHAC's Bridge to Care Program seeks volunteers

Bridge to Care (BTC) is looking for 6 medical students interested in volunteering in the BTC Medical Team during Wednesday night clinics from May 2018 to May 2019. BTC is a clinic within SHAC that provides continuous follow-up care for patients with chronic diseases and links them to local primary care providers. Medical students will act as "temporary" primary care providers for a panel of patients while teamed with pharmacy students, undergraduate care managers, and BTC coordinators.

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UNC to Celebrate National Doctor’s Day in April

In lieu of celebrating National Doctors Day on its traditional date, March 30, which conflicts with a University holiday, we have decided to dedicate an entire week in April to recognizing the contributions of our physicians. From April 8 to April 14th, Faculty Affairs will be hosting a series of events and activities for our physicians, including wellness activity sign-ups and a drawing. More details to follow.

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Budenz presents American Glaucoma Society’s Clinician-Scientist Lecture

Budenz presents American Glaucoma Society’s Clinician-Scientist Lecture

Donald Budenz, MD, MPH, Kittner Family Distinguished Professor and Chair of UNC Ophthalmology, was selected to present the American Glaucoma Society’s Clinician-Scientist Lecture at their annual meeting held in New York in February.

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Opening Doors Symposium 2018

The UNC School of Medicine currently has space available in the March 2018 Opening Doors Diversity Workshop. This is a three-day retreat that aims to deepen participants' diversity awareness and enhance their ability to create inclusive organizations. Please email Sheilah_clayton@med.unc.edu if you would like to register. Read a letter from Harvey Lineberry about the program.

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Seeking Faculty Nominations for Senior Awards

The voting period has been extended. Please take time to nominate an outstanding student for the awards, which will be presented at commencement.

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Get Ready for Match Day

Get Ready for Match Day

Match Day is scheduled for March 16. Read up on details for the event.

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Your Health: A Unique Challenge Physicians Face in the Age of Social Media

Your Health: A Unique Challenge Physicians Face in the Age of Social Media

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with Dr. Casey Humbyrd— an orthopedic surgeon and medical ethicist at Johns Hopkins University—about a unique challenge physicians face in the age of social media.

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Teaching Faculty Retreat

The next Teaching Faculty Retreat will be held Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Friday Center. Please save the date. More details to come.

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Faculty Development Workshop: Simulation

The Academy of Educators invites you to join colleagues Benny L. Joyner Jr., MD, MPH, and Kimberly Blasius, MD, for an interactive simulation workshop on Monday, April 2 from 12 – 1 p.m.

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Conklin Appointed UNC Health Sciences Nursing Librarian

Conklin Appointed UNC Health Sciences Nursing Librarian

Jamie Conklin, MLIS, has been named Nursing Librarian and Liaison to the School of Nursing at UNC-Chapel Hill. She officially joined the Health Sciences Library (HSL) team February 12, 2018.

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Dickie Delivers 2018 Mitchell Symposium

Dickie Delivers 2018 Mitchell Symposium

Virginia Dickie, PhD, OT, FAOTA, professor emeritus and former director of the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, delivered the 2018 Mitchell Symposium on February 26, 2018.

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MHI Seminar Series: Joan Taylor, PhD, “GRAFs mind the GAP between muscle fate and function”

Speaker: Joan Taylor, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair for Research in Pathology and Lab Medicine, UNC School of Medicine Topic: “GRAFs mind the GAP between muscle fate and function”

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2018 Triangle Imaging Symposium

Register now for the third annual Triangle Imaging Symposium, hosted by the Biomedical Research Imaging Center on April 18th, 2018. Featuring speakers from Duke, Wake Forest, NCSU and UNC-CH, with a keynote address by Dr. Kamil Ugurbil of The University of Minnesota, the event will also include breakfast, lunch and student poster presentations.

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Gun violence and safety panel, and screening of 'Newtown'

Please join us on Tuesday, March 20 at 5:15pm in the Joan Heckler Gillings Auditorium (133 Rosenau Hall) for a panel discussion on gun violence and safety with experts in public health, medicine, policy, community policing, and advocacy. Following the panel there will be a screening of the Newtown documentary.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Joshua Vega, MD, UNC Cardiology Fellow, will present "UNC Project Health for Leon: A Joint Mission for Global Health".

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UNC Cancer Network Community Lunch and Learn Lecture- Colorectal Cancer: What You Need to Know

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online community lunch and learn lecture with Tammy Triglianos, ANP, AOCNP. Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the U.S., with about 143,000 new patients diagnosed last year. Thanks to increased awareness about screenings, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years. Please join for this talk for an overview of colorectal cancer that information about prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, and survivorship.

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UNC Cancer Network North Carolina Community College - Caring for the Patient with Leukemia, Lymphoma, or Multiple Myeloma

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an North Carolina Community College lecture with Thomas C. Shea, MD. This talk will describe what these diseases are and how they manifest in most patients, the sort of general treatments required for each of these diseases, and what the needs are for patients and their caregivers while patients are undergoing treatment It will also discuss anticipated complications and outcomes resulting from treatment for these diseases and long term issues faced by patients treated for these diseases.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture- Meeting the Unique Needs of Pediatric Oncology Patients

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Thomas Alexander, MD, MPH. Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide. This lecture will provide an overview of common pediatric oncology diseases, the general outcomes, and recent treatment advances.

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amfAR: Impact Grants - Gaining Insights from the Clinic

The American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support projects that will generate practical, implementable information that will facilitate the design and interpretation of broadly generalizable HIV cure clinical research. Award amount varies. The LOI deadline is April 11, 2018 by 3:00pm ET.

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Next Carolina Conversations scheduled for March 21

The sessions will provide an inclusive and interactive dialogue about sexual harassment in the workplace.

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B*CURED: 2018 Brain Cancer Research Investigator Award

B*CURED is accepting applications to support a clinical doctor or research scientist whose primary focus is brain cancer research. Clinical projects are encouraged, as well as translational projects with significant promise. Projects for adult and pediatric brain cancer research will be considered. The research project must be directly related to the field of brain cancer. Award amount is up to $50,000 for one (1) year. The application deadline is April 1, 2018.

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Angelman Syndrome Foundation: Research Grant

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation (ASF) is accepting proposals to fund pilot projects to test new ideas about pathogenesis and therapeutics of Angelman syndrome, translational research and clinical research studies. Award amount up to $100,000 per year. The application deadline is April 15, 2018.

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pilot Research Grants

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) is accepting pre-applications for studies related to multiple sclerosis that may serve to advance their mission of stopping MS progress, restoring function and improving quality of life, and preventing MS. For this program, NMSS is interested in supporting researchers who have completed their postdoctoral training and who are considered eligible by their institutions to apply for a research grant. Award amount is up to $40,000 in direct costs for one year. The pre-application deadline is April 9, 2018.

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Public Health Leadership Student Association Student Leadership Panel

Join the PHLSA team as we connect with public health professionals and health practitioners to discuss the new guidelines for hypertension diagnostic testing and treatment from the AHA and the implications for leaders to adjust and be successful in their roles.

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