Oct. 25

Deadline approaching: AMA health systems science student competition

With the launch of the Accelerating Change in Medical Education Health Systems Science Student Impact Competition, the American Medical Association is asking medical students from consortium schools to provide stories on how they have made an impact on health systems through the work of the AMA “Accelerating Change in Medical Education” initiative.

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John B. Graham Student Research Society to host annual Student Research Day

The John B. Graham Medical Student Research Society invites the entire UNC School of Medicine community to participate in the UNC’s 51st annual Student Research Day on Monday, October 29, 2018. This year the group is proud to feature Dr. Richard Frank, Professor of Health Economics at Harvard University, as the Landes-Merrimon speaker.

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UNC School of Medicine holds orientation for new faculty

UNC School of Medicine holds orientation for new faculty

On October 11, an orientation session was held for new members of the UNC School of Medicine faculty. The new members of the Carolina family had the opportunity to meet with each other and leaders from across the School of Medicine.

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Clarke-Pearson to step down as chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clarke-Pearson to step down as chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Daniel Clarke-Pearson, MD, Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will step down from his position as chair effective July 1, 2019. He will remain on faculty, focusing his attention on caring for women with gynecological cancers, teaching, and mentoring.

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Video: Corbie-Smith delivers 2018 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

Video: Corbie-Smith delivers 2018 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture

If you missed the 2019 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture, delivered on Oct. 18 by Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Director of the UNC Center for Health Equity Research, a video of the lecture is now available.

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22nd Annual Ernest H. Wood Lecture

In 1996, Dr. Francis Pepper from Winston Salem established the “Wood Fund for Advancement of Neuroradiology at UNC,” as well as an endowed Chair. The fund and Chair were established to honor Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Wood, first Chair of Radiology at UNC and a pioneer neuroradiologist. Income from the fund is used to support pilot research projects, an Annual Memorial Lecture and Spring Visiting Professorships. UNC's Department of Radiology is delighted to host Dr. Pamela Schaefer as its 2018 Wood Lecture invited speaker. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Schaefer is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Neuroradiology Associate Director, Clinical Director of MRI Services, and Program Director of the Neuroradiology Fellowship.

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International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Recognizes Diaz and Culton

International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Recognizes Diaz and Culton

At the annual International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation Patient Education Meeting, Luis Diaz, MD, the Clayton E. Wheeler Jr. Distinguished Professor of Dermatology, was honored with the IPPF Lifetime Achievement Award. Donna Culton, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, was honored as the 2018 Doctor of the Year.

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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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HIV Cure Seminar - “Pathogen Recognition Receptors as Potential Targets Against the HIV Latent Reservoir”

“Pathogen Recognition Receptors as Potential Targets Against the HIV Latent Reservoir” presented by Alberto Bosque, Ph.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine and Co-Director, Ph.D. Program in Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences at George Washington University.

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Roush and McComish Awarded $1.3 Million to Prepare Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists to Serve Children with Hearing Loss and Developmental Disabilities

Roush and McComish Awarded $1.3 Million to Prepare Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists to Serve Children with Hearing Loss and Developmental Disabilities

Jackson Roush, PhD, and Cara McComish, PhD, both faculty within the Department of Allied Health Science's Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, have received two federally funded training grants totaling $1.3 million. The four-year grants will prepare future audiologists and speech-language pathologists to work with children who have autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities, in addition to hearing loss.

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Registration Open for 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases

The 5th Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases will be held on November 19, 2018 in Rockville, MD. Registration closes on November 12.

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