Oct. 11

UJMT Consortium Accepting Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Applications

The UJMT Consortium is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 class for the Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program.

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Five-year Review of David A. Zvara, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by David A. Zvara, MD, in his position as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology The review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on November 28, 2018.

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American College of Emergency Physicians Names Award In Honor of Dr. Judith Tintinalli

American College of Emergency Physicians Names Award In Honor of Dr. Judith Tintinalli

The Judith E. Tintinalli Excellence in Education Award is a lifetime achievement award given to someone who has made a lasting change on emergency medicine education over a career.

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Jane Brice receives Dr. George Johnson Jr. Award

Jane Brice receives Dr. George Johnson Jr. Award

The award is given by the North Carolina EMS Advisory Council to persons who have made significant long-term contributions to Emergency Medical Services in North Carolina.

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UNC Chosen to Establish National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

UNC Chosen to Establish National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders

Christine M. Peat, PhD, will lead the new program, which is funded by a $3.75 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Alexander Receives Rizzo Professorship

Alexander Receives Rizzo Professorship

Joshua Alexander, MD, was recently appointed as the Sidna Chockley Rizzo Distinguished Professor.

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MS2 Neurologic Block Co-director Position Available

The Foundation Phase of the School of Medicine's curriculum seeks a basic-science co-director of the Neurologic Block for second-year medical students for fall 2019.

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Kihlstom appointed Transition To Residency course co-director

Kihlstom appointed Transition To Residency course co-director

The Individualization Phase team of the UNC School of Medicine is delighted to announce the appointment of Meg Kihlstom, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology, to the position of Transition To Residency (TTR) course co-director.

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Friday Morning Conference: Unraveling Endemic Giardiasis and the Intestinal 'Pathobiome' of Childhood Malnutrition

The Oct. 12 edition of the Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases' Friday Morning Conference Series will feature Luther Bartelt, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, UNC Division of Infectious Diseases. Bartelt's lecture is titled "Unraveling Endemic Giardiasis and the Intestinal 'Pathobiome' of Childhood Malnutrition."

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UNC Faculty Earn Awards during IDWeek Conference

Infectious diseases specialists from around the country gathered in San Francisco the first week of October for their annual IDWeek conference. During the meeting, David Weber, MD, MPH, and Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, were both honored with awards.

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Examining how gene therapies can affect various parts of the visual system

Examining how gene therapies can affect various parts of the visual system

In a paper published in Gene Therapy, UNC researchers led by Matt Hirsch, PhD, assistant professor of ophthalmology and member of the UNC Gene Therapy Center, used AAV, a viral vector commonly used in gene therapy, to show how AAV gene therapies can affect various parts of the visual system, including neural tissue, following a safe and simple injection route.

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UNC Family Medicine receives $1.8 million HRSA grant to expand Faculty Development Fellowship

UNC Family Medicine receives $1.8 million HRSA grant to expand Faculty Development Fellowship

The Department of Family Medicine received $1.8 million from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen the primary care workforce by training community-based physicians to lead healthcare transformation and enhance teaching in community-based settings. The project is led by Tommy Koonce, MD, MPH, Fellowship Director, Vice Chair of Education and associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine.

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Why Are Black Women Less Likely To Stick With A Breast Cancer Follow-Up Treatment?

In this NPR story, UNC Lineberger member Stephanie Wheeler, PhD, MPH, discusses a recent study which found that black women were more likely than white women to report not taking endocrine therapy for breast cancer as prescribed, which could help explain why hormone-receptor positive breast cancer mortality is higher among black women.

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National Cancer Institute highlights Bae-Jump in annual report

National Cancer Institute highlights Bae-Jump in annual report

The National Cancer Institute recently released its Annual Plan and Budget Proposal for 2020, which features the research of Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump, associate professor in the division of gynecologic oncology in the department of obstetrics and gynecology and member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Bowen featured in Carolina People series

In each issue, The University Gazette features interviews with staff members from across the University. This issue features Grayson Bowen, peer support specialist, UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, discussing the Brushes with Life Program.

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Your Health: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

Your Health: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Michael Kinch—associate vice chancellor and director of the Centers for Research Innovation in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery at Washington University in St. Louis—about his new book Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity.

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Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Faculty, Students, and Alumni Receive Nationwide Recognition

Division of Clinical Laboratory Science Faculty, Students, and Alumni Receive Nationwide Recognition

Faculty, students, and alumni from the division of clinical laboratory science continue to lead in their fields, including in work with the American Society for Clinical Pathology and with the North Carolina Association of Blood Bankers.

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UNC's ASAM Waiver Training Course - Tuesday, Nov 6th

UNC Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers can take an active role in fighting the Opioid Epidemic. UNC ECHO for MAT is partnering with ASAM to provide a training course that covers evidence-based practices and medications for treatment of Opioid Use Disorder. This Half-Half course offers a 4 hour, self-paced online component combined with a 4 hour, in person training located at UNC. After completing the 8 hours of training, physicians will be able to apply for a DEA waiver to prescribe buprenorphine (APPs will need an additional 16 hours of training).

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Call for Letters of Intent - IHQI Improvement Scholars Program

Call for Letters of Intent - IHQI Improvement Scholars Program

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) requests letters of intent for clinical improvement projects to be conducted Sept 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020 as part of the Improvement Scholars Program. Letters of intent are due Nov 7, 2018. Full applications are due Jan 16, 2019.

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North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine Annual Conference to Feature Multiple UNC Speakers

The North Carolina Academy of Sleep Medicine is holding its annual conference this Saturday, Oct. 13 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.

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