May 17

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine award. The due date for applications is July 1, 2018.

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award. The due date for applications is July 1, 2018.

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SOM Spring 2018 ECBR RFP

The Spring 2018 Request for Research Proposals for the Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research (ECBR) pilot awards.

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 Although Safer Alternatives Exist, Surgery for Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps Are on the Rise

Although Safer Alternatives Exist, Surgery for Nonmalignant Colorectal Polyps Are on the Rise

Anne Peery, MD, was principal investigator for a national study that has confirmed incidences of surgery for nonmalignant colorectal polyps are increasing when there are other options to surgery. She was featured with Ian Grimm, MD, in a WRAL news story, along with a patient who appreciated the alternative.

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Malawi Special Seminar: Msandeni "Sandy" Chiume, MBBS, MSc

Msandeni "Sandy" Chiume, MBBS, MSc, Head of Department from Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi will be giving a talk on May 21st titled "Partnerships in Pediatric Global Health."

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Spang featured by American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Jeffrey Spang, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, is investigating how the incorporation of stem cells can improve the treatment of articular cartilage injuries. His work was featured in AAOS Now, a publication of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture– Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Finally Making Progress?

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Joshua Zeidner, MD. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is an aggressive hematologic malignancy that affects approximately 20,000 patients each year in the United States. Management of AML has changed little over the last several decades and outcomes remain unsatisfactory. However, recent drug discoveries and approvals show tremendous promise. This presentation will review the current treatment armamentarium of AML highlighting novel concepts and investigational agents in development. Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer 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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2018 NC Women's Health Report Card

2018 NC Women's Health Report Card

The Center for Women's Health Research has released the 2018 North Carolina Women's Health Report Card, a key update on the status of women's health across the state. The report examines preventative health, chronic disease, perinatal health, mental health, and substance abuse.

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Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk

Mark your calendars! The fourth annual Head for the Cure NC Triangle 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open. Please join us!

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NIH Grant to Provide Doctoral Training to Nicaraguan Researchers

NIH Grant to Provide Doctoral Training to Nicaraguan Researchers

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year $1.2-million grant to support training Nicaraguan researchers at UNC and at the University of Nicaragua, León.

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CTSA Conversations: Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in North Carolina: A Conversation with the NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities

The NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NC OMHHD), a division of the NC Department of Health and Human Services, aims to promote and advocate for the elimination of health disparities among all racial and ethnic minorities and other underserved populations in North Carolina. Join us for a conversation with the NC OMHHD's Executive Director, Cornell Wright, MPA, to learn more about the leading health disparities across our state, what the NC OMHHD is doing to address these disparities, and how NC TraCS and researchers at UNC can position themselves to support this work and eliminate disparities.

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Methodologic Limitations of Prescription Opioid Safety Research: A Case of Integrated Data Systems and Modern Epidemiology

In a review of 27 opioid safety studies cited in the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic non-cancer pain, the majority of the studies had limitations pertaining to internal and external validity. The CDC also acknowledges that the opioid safety evidence base is weak (grade 3 and 4). This presentation will highlight these limitations in the literature, their impact on the guidelines, and how integrated data systems and advanced analytic methods may help us navigate some of these issues.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association: Research Grants and Development Grants

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is accepting Letters of Intent for its programs under their Discovery Research portfolio: Research Grants and Development Grants. Both programs aim to support MDA's mission to find treatments and cures for neuromuscular disease. Award amounts vary based on each program. The LOI deadline is June 15, 2018.

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New Hope Research Foundation: Research Grants

The New Hope Research Foundation is accepting applications to support pre-clinical or clinical research projects that will be beneficial in achieving the Foundation’s mission of finding a genetic cure for GM2 gangliosidosis and other lysosomal storage diseases that affect the central nervous system and providing hope to patients and their families facing these diseases. Preference will initially be given to proposals directly related to finding cures for GM2 gangliosidosis, but as funding permits, will also be extended to related lysosomal storage diseases affecting the central nervous system. Award amount up to $40,000. Application deadline is rolling.

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Your Health: Conquering Lyme Disease

Your Health: Conquering Lyme Disease

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam and guest co-host Dr. Michael Baca-Atlas talk with Dr. Brian Fallon—professor of clinical psychiatry and director of the Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center—about Conquering Lyme Disease: Science Bridges the Great Divide, a new book he co-authored about the disease.

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Pfizer: Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) – Improving HCP Counseling of Patients on the Appropriate Selection and Use of OTC Analgesics

Pfizer’s Independent Grants for Learning & Change (IGLC) is accepting applications to support projects Development of Continuing Medical Education materials to improve the healthcare professional’s ability to counsel adult and adolescent patients on the appropriate selection and use of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics, based on an evaluation of the patient’s profile, an understanding of the different mechanisms of action of analgesics, as well as their different efficacy and safety profiles. Award amount up to $80,000. The application deadline is June 21, 2018 by midnight ET.

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Identifying People with Opioid Use Disorders and Service Interactions in Claims Data

This seminar will describe patterns of opioid-related disorder diagnoses and utilization of office-based treatment in the North Carolina Medicaid program and North Carolina’s largest private insurer from 2012 to 2016.

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