March 29

Improving Educational Efficiency and Effectiveness Using Design-based Principles

Is your course well designed? Have you created an environment that maximizes your efficiency and optimizes student learning? Design thinking is a popular methodology in healthcare, business, and biotechnology for improving processes and products through problem solving. More recently, educators have begun using design thinking to inform course design and teach critical thinking skills to health professionals. In this session, you will learn what design thinking is and how you can use it to improve your own educational practice.

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Film Screening: Bending the Arc

Join the UNC Office of International Activities, Gillings School of Public Health, Department of Allied Health Sciences, and School of Nursing for a screening of "Bending the Arc."

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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week: Free Head and Neck Cancer Screenings

As part of Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the UNC Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery will host a free Head and Neck cancer screening event

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UNC Cancer Network RN and Allied Health Lecture- The 7th Vital Sign: Identifying Malnutrition

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Meredith Moyers, MS, RD, CSO, LDN. Malnutrition can be a problem for cancer patients, since chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy might negatively affect a cancer patient’s appetite. This lecture discusses screening tools that are available to detect malnutrition and diagnose its extent. RN and Allied Health lectures offer CNE and ASRT 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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Seeking advisors for Larry Keith Advisory College

The Larry Keith Advisory College, an advising and career and professional development program established in 2008 at the UNC School of Medicine, is looking for the right individuals to join this dynamic group.

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Health Sciences Students Take Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Trip to Tyrrell County

Health Sciences Students Take Interdisciplinary Service-Learning Trip to Tyrrell County

Students from the Division of Physical Therapy, the UNC School of Nursing, the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the UNC College of Arts and Sciences explored the social determinants of health in Tyrrell County, North Carolina, during spring break.

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Call for Abstracts - 2018 Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day and Graduation Ceremony

The Department of Surgery is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Nathan A. Womack Surgical Society Research Day and Graduation Ceremony. Previously presented posters and/or abstracts are acceptable. Submissions from fellows and medical students are highly encouraged and welcomed.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism"

The Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series presents its April speaker, Joseph Piven, MD, for his talk, "Imaging Infant Brain Development in Autism."

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Guest lecturer Andrew Doorey, MD, Cardiologist at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware, will present "A Failure to Communicate. Safety Gaps in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab".

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25th Annual STEP Symposium

STEP Symposium titled "Advances in the Neuroscience and Treatment of Schizophrenia: Celebrating 25 Years of UNC STEP". Event sponsored by the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, a program in the Department of Psychiatry, within the UNC School of Medicine.

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METAvivor: METAvivor Research Award (MRA)

METAvivor is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support established investigators in creating a foundation for basic, translational, and clinical research designed to address critical problems or barriers to progress in the field of metastatic breast cancer. METAvivor ONLY funds research that has clear potential to benefit those who are living with metastatic breast cancer (i.e. the already-metastasized or stage IV patient). Award amount up to $200,000 for two (2) years. The LOI deadline is April 13, 2018 by 11:59pm ET.

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Elsa U. Pardee Foundation: Cancer Research Grant

The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation is accepting applications from investigators to fund research directed toward identifying new treatments or cures for cancer. Project relevance to cancer detection, treatment or cure should be clearly defined. Award amount varies. The application deadline is April 30, 2018.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Integrative Action for Resilience: Progress through Community-Research Partnerships

UPCOMING DEADLINE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting brief proposals to support from local community leaders who are interested in designing and implementing rigorous resilience research to generate evidence that can inform their own decision-making about policies and projects needed to build resilience in their community. The program also aims to support researchers who are interested in partnering in new ways with community-based organizations to apply their analytic capabilities to community-identified challenges. Award amount up to $350,000 for 24 months. The brief proposal deadline is April 11, 2018 by 3:00pm ET.

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UNC SOM to Celebrate National Doctors’ Day with Physician Appreciation Week in April

UNC SOM to Celebrate National Doctors’ Day with Physician Appreciation Week in April

During the week of April 8 – 14, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Integrated Wellness Initiative will be hosting a number of Physician Appreciation events.

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A Message from Dr. Roper: Celebrating Doctors' Day

A Message from Dr. Roper: Celebrating Doctors' Day

March 30 is recognized nationally as 'Doctors’ Day,' and I want to thank our physicians across UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine for your contributions toward improving the health of our patients and all North Carolinians.

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2018 Faculty Election Voter Guide

On March 30, 2018, all members of the Voting Faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill will receive a unique link to vote in the 2018 Faculty Elections. The ballot email will carry the subject line “Faculty Elections Ballot 2018.” The deadline for faculty to submit their ballot is April 9, 2018. The Office of Faculty Governance has created a Voter Guide.

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Your Health: Targeting and Tackling Workplace Health Hazards

Your Health: Targeting and Tackling Workplace Health Hazards

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jonathan Fricke welcome Chip Hughes, director of the worker education and training program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, about reducing and preventing health hazards at work.

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Bashford participated in News and Observer Community Forum

Bashford participated in News and Observer Community Forum

On Wednesday, March 28, the News and Observer hosted a community forum on "Bridging North Carolina's Urban and Rural Divide." Robert Bashford, MD, Associate Dean for Rural Initiatives, was one of the panelists.

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