Oct. 18

Annual School of Medicine Faculty Meeting

The SOM Annual Faculty Meeting is scheduled for October 22, 2018, from 4:00 – 5:15pm in Old Clinic Auditorium (room 4008). All faculty are encouraged to attend.

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38th TEACCH Autism Program Conference: Transitioning Through Adolescence to Adulthood: Navigating Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder

38th TEACCH Autism Program Conference: Transitioning Through Adolescence to Adulthood: Navigating Life with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The 38th University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program Conference is specifically designed to educate professionals about transitioning through adolescence to adulthood for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their caregivers.

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Invest 5 Minutes in Yourself: Rollout of Well-Being Index begins Oct. 24

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, look for your invite to participate in the Well-Being Index in an email from no-reply@mywellbeingindex.org with the subject line of “You're Invited to the UNC HCS and SOM Well-Being Index.”

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Your Health: Oral Historians Collect "Stories to Save Lives"

Your Health: Oral Historians Collect "Stories to Save Lives"

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle talk with Dr. Rachel Seidman, director of UNC’s Southern Oral History Program, and Joanna Ramirez, a master’s student in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, about the “Stories to Save Lives” project, documenting North Carolinians’ beliefs about health care.

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Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost

Fecal incontinence study compares treatment efficiency, safety and cost

The UNC School of Medicine is one of four clinical sites participating in a five-year $10 million NIH-funded project to identify the most effective treatment options for fecal incontinence. William E. Whitehead, PhD, professor of medicine in the department of medicine’s division of gastroenterology, is one of four principal investigators.

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Thurston Arthritis Research Center holds Research Day

Thurston Arthritis Research Center holds Research Day

Approximately 90 investigators and research staff as well as trainees recently gathered at UNC to share their latest research insights, and discuss innovative new ways to collaborate and move their research forward. The overall goal of work being done in TARC is to provide healing and hope for people with arthritis, allergies and autoimmune diseases.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty.

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Thrombosis & Hemostasis Seminar

Dr. Ang Li, University of Washington Title: "The Spectrum of Thrombotic Microangiopathy: from Autoimmune TTP to Transplant-Associated TMA"

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Monthly SOM Lunch & Learn: Americans with Disabilities Act 101

Rudy Jones and Erin MacDonald with the UNC Equal Opportunity & Compliance Office (EOC), are presenting this month’s Employee Relations Lunch & Learn training for the School of Medicine. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 24, from 12 - 1 p.m. in Bondurant G-100. The topic of the Lunch and Learn is "Americans with Disabilities Act 101."

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Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture – Aerobic and Resistance Exercise in Cancer Patients: Methods and Benefits

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Claudio L. Battaglini, PhD, FACSM, and Bill Wood, MD. In this presentation, Dr. Wood and Dr. Battaglini will review the importance of physical function (also referred to as physical performance) in patients receiving treatment for cancer, followed by a review of the mechanisms and evidence base supporting the role of exercise in improving cancer outcomes. Examples of aerobic and resistance exercise interventions will be discussed. — Medical and Surgical Oncology lectures offer FREE CNE, ASRT, and CME continuing education credit (upon approval) for eligible participants.

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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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Harrop Awarded NC TraCS Institute KL2 Grant

Harrop Awarded NC TraCS Institute KL2 Grant

Clare Harrop, PhD, research assistant professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences’ Office of Research, has received a KL2 grant through the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS). She is the first recipient to represent the Department of Allied Health Sciences.

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Jones to receive distinguished alumni award from UNC-Greensboro

Jones to receive distinguished alumni award from UNC-Greensboro

Samuel Jones, MD, associate professor of surgery, will be honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Greensboro.

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Deadline Extended: Call for Nominations - Fuller Award

The H. Fleming Fuller Award is intended as a permanent memorial to Kinston, N.C., physician H. Fleming Fuller, a founding member of the Board of Directors of the N.C. Memorial Hospital. Faculty members are encouraged to nominate someone who meets the award criteria of service, commitment, compassion, and respect. Please submit nominations by 3 p.m. on Oct. 22.

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MHI Seminar Series presents, Dr. William Polacheck, Ph.D.

Dr. William Polacheck will be presenting his talk on "Mechanotransduction in the regulation of vascular permeability," on Oct 24th, 2018. All are welcome to attend.

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UNC SOM Students Lead Domestic Violence Awareness Event

UNC SOM Students Lead Domestic Violence Awareness Event

The Intimate Partner Violence Advocacy and Awareness Group, a student-led effort at the UNC School of Medicine, hosted awareness events in Bondurant Hall and in UNC Medical Center.

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Sale on Apple Devices for Staff and Faculty

The UNC student store is offering a special sale on Apple products. Prepurchase by Oct. 26 and receive a new device at an amazing price; trade in your gently used device for credit towards an upgrade.

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