Nov. 15

Health Ethics at the Intersection of Data and Technology

Featuring researchers, clinicians, technologists, and patient advocates from UNC-Chapel Hill and local industry. Topics include data governance in global health, ethics of AI in health care, and the use of big data in HIV research.

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Call for Proposals: SOM/Nc TraCS Translational Team Science Awards

As part of its strategic plan, the School of Medicine has partnered with NC TraCS to support the development of new synergistic interdisciplinary teams of basic science and clinical investigators at UNC.

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The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and XDS, Inc. continue Thanksgiving Tradition

The UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and XDS, Inc. continue Thanksgiving Tradition

Center staff and volunteers will serve a Thanksgiving lunch for its clients/patients and their families at the Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill on Nov, 22, 2018 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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Skate Movember with UNC Hockey

Come to join UNC Urology for a morning of skating with the UNC Hockey Team at the Orange County Sportsplex In Hillsborough to Support Men’s Health Awareness and the Movember Foundation

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MHI Seminar Speaker- Matthew Zimmerman

Dr. Matthew Zimmerman, Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will be here November 28, 2018 to give his talk on the topic of. "Redox Signaling in the Brain and Antioxidant-Based Therapeutics: A Radical View of Hypertension" See flyer for details.

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Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research: Multiple RFPs

The Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research is accepting applications for two funding programs: Pilot Study Award and the Scientific Scholar Awards. The award amounts vary. Application deadline is December 3, 2018.

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McGovern Institute for Brain Research - Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research is accepting applications for the Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The recipient must attend all events to be awarded the prize. Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medical schools or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Award amount up to $150,000. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2018.

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American Kidney Fund: 2019-2020 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) is accepting applications to support the training and education of nephrologists who desire to pursue an academic career and whose primary professional commitment is to scholarship in the provision of patient care. Award amount up to $80,000 per year for up to two (2) years. The application deadline is November 30, 2018.

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Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Clinical Scientist Development Award

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) is accepting pre-proposals to support early-career physician scientists and to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. This award intends to support physician scientists at the Assistant Professor rank to 1.) conduct an outstanding clinical research project, 2) enable research time protection to ease the transition between research and clinical responsibilities, and 3) facilitate development of strong mentorship relations. Award amount up to $495,000 over three (3) years. The pre-proposal deadline is November 28, 2018 by 3:00pm ET.

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: Warren H. Pearse Women's Health Policy Award

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is accepting applications to support research that explores an aspect of health care policy that assists, defines or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population or in a specific area. Eligible applicants must be Junior Fellows or Fellows of the College at the time of the application. Award amount is up to $10,000. The application deadline is December 15, 2018.

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Updates from UNC Campus Health

Read several updates from UNC Campus Health Services.

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Seeking Applications: 2019 Macy Faculty Scholars Program

The Macy Faculty Scholars Program is designed to identify and nurture the careers of promising educational innovators and future leaders in medicine and nursing. Macy Faculty Scholars receive up to $200,000 of salary support over two years to implement a new educational innovation in their home institutions. They also participate in a program of career development activities that helps prepare them for leadership roles.

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Sanders named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics

Sanders named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics

James Sanders, MD, has been named Chair of the Department of Orthopaedics, effective April, 2019. Ed Campion, MD, who has served as Chair since 2013, announced in March that he would retire after 33 years at the UNC School of Medicine.

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$50,000 Innovation Award request for proposal now available

The Center for Health Innovation has released the RFP for the 2019 $50,000 Innovation Pilot Awards. All School of Medicine and UNC Health Care employees from any affiliate are eligible to apply.

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20th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

20th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive

The Holiday Carolina Blood Drive is celebrating 20 years of saving lives. Show you bleed Carolina blue by donating blood with the Employee Forum and American Red Cross 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 in Fetzer Hall.

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Song awarded Pfizer-NC Biotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Therapy

Liujian Song, PhD, a postdoc in the lab of Matt Hirsch, PhD, has been awarded the Pfizer-NCBiotech Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Therapy.

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Wardrop honored by American College of Physicians

Wardrop honored by American College of Physicians

Richard M. Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FACP, associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, has been honored as one of the nation's top hospitalists by the the editorial board of the American College of Physicians' Hospitalist publication.

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Open Payments Data: Review and Dispute Reminder

Program Year 2017 Open Payments data is available for review and dispute through December 31, 2018.

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China Speaker Series: “Pay-It-Forward Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing for Gay Men in China” with Dr. Joseph Tucker

Is kindness contagious among gay men in China? We designed a quasi-experimental study to examine the effect of a pay-it-forward STI testing program in China. The pay-it-forward program has has one person receive a gift (and STI test), then asks the same person if they would like to give a gift (STI test) to another gay man. The pay-it-forward approach was iteratively designed from community feedback through several crowdsourcing activities.

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Researchers awarded $5.5M to improve colorectal cancer screening in North Carolina

Researchers awarded $5.5M to improve colorectal cancer screening in North Carolina

UNC Lineberger researchers were awarded $5.5 million to increase colorectal cancer screening, follow-up, and care referrals in community health centers in North Carolina. Daniel S. Reuland, MD, MPH, leads UNC Lineberger's Carolina Cancer Screening Initiative.

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Workshop – Write Right Now! Tips for Publishing in Medical Education

Join the Academy of Educators for a workshop on publishing in medical education by Dr. Gary Beck Dallaghan, Director of Educational Scholarship.

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UNC Primary Care at Clayton Steps Up to Improve COPD Care

UNC Primary Care at Clayton Steps Up to Improve COPD Care

High-quality Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) care has been a hot topic recently at UNC Primary Care at Clayton.

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Vital Signs Thanksgiving Schedule

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, the next edition of Vital Signs will be distributed on Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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