Jan. 31

Arscott named new Vice Chair for Administration for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Arscott named new Vice Chair for Administration for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jeffrey C. “Jeff” Arscott, MHA, has been named Vice Chair for Administration of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the UNC School of Medicine. His appointment began January 14, 2019.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Mahesh Sharma, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics at UNC, will present "The Failing Fontan Circulation in Adult Congenital Heart Disease".

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Feeling Brain Fog? Overactive Parathyroid Glands Could be the Culprit

Feeling Brain Fog? Overactive Parathyroid Glands Could be the Culprit

Eve Van Buren chalked up her fatigue to her stressful lifestyle. Turns out she was suffering from Overactive Parathyroid Glands. Diagnosis and surgery at UNC gave relief to Van Buren.

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UNC Surgery Profile: Stephanie Downs-Canner

UNC Surgery Profile: Stephanie Downs-Canner

Stephanie Downs-Canner, MD, is a breast surgical oncologist with the UNC Department of Surgery's Division of Surgical Oncology. In this video, she talks about why she chose to become a doctor, specifically her personal connection to breast cancer and where her current research is leading her.

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Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation: Damon Runyon Fellowship Award

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation is seeking applications for theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: MD, PhD, MD/PhD, DDS, DVM. Candidates must apply for the fellowship under the guidance of a Sponsor – a scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent position) capable of providing mentorship to the Fellow. Candidates who have already accepted a postdoctoral fellowship award are not eligible. Award amount varies. The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

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ComSciCon Triangle 2019

Graduate students conducting research in science, technology, health, mathematics, and related fields are invited to apply for ComSciCon-Triangle 2019, a science communication workshop organized by and for graduate students in North Carolina. At this two-day conference, attendees will have the opportunity to develop their science communication skills, network with fellow graduate students passionate about science education and outreach, learn from expert writers and professional science communicators, and produce an original writing for publication. ComSciCon-Triangle is a local version of the national ComSciCon workshop, held annually in Cambridge, MA. Founded in 2013 by graduate students at Harvard and MIT, over 300 graduate students nationwide have already participated in the national ComSciCon programs.

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FPG to host lecture on early childhood development among Syrian Refugees

FPG to host lecture on early childhood development among Syrian Refugees

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will host Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa February 20 for a lecture titled: Improving Early Childhood Development Among Syrian Refugees in the Middle East Refugee Response Region.

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Pinnacle Hill extends deadline for pre-proposal applications

Pinnacle Hill extends deadline for pre-proposal applications

Pinnacle Hill, the company created through UNC-Chapel Hill’s new partnership with Deerfield Management, offers an opportunity to pursue funding to advance novel drug therapy projects. All UNC investigators are encouraged to submit therapeutic pre-proposals to Pinnacle Hill for potential funding, which may support studies to reach the IND-ready stage. The pre-proposal deadline has been extended to Feb. 10, 2019.

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Stand Up To Cancer names UNC Lineberger researchers to ‘Dream Team’

Stand Up To Cancer names UNC Lineberger researchers to ‘Dream Team’

The multi-institutional team, which is co-led by UNC Lineberger's Gianpietro Dotti, MD, and includes six UNC Lineberger researchers, will focus on developing chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies to recognize and attack T-cell lymphoma, a group of rare cancers of the blood and immune system.

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Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

Researchers publish milestone review on the role of cell signaling proteins in cancer

A review in Trends in Cancer led by UNC Lineberger's Antonio Amelio, PhD, explores the role of a group of cellular signaling integrators called cAMP-regulated transcriptional co-activators, or CRTCs, in cancer.

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Fried receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

Fried receives FDA Award for Regulatory Science Excellence

Unique research network is recognized for providing a robust platform that curates real-world data for FDA scientists, helping them communicate the safety and effectiveness of direct-acting antiviral agents in the post-marketing period.

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'A Chorus of Gratitude' for Chancellor Carol Folt

This week, Carol L. Folt will step down as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after nearly six years of leadership. Watch and listen as members of the Carolina community -- including Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health Care, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, and Dr. Melina Kibbe, Chair of the Department of Surgery -- come together to thank Folt for her service to the University.

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Snider honored by American Physiological Society

Snider honored by American Physiological Society

Natasha Snider, PhD, assistant professor of cell biology and physiology, has been honored with the American Physiological Society's 2019 New Investigator Award in Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

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UNC Project-Malawi publishes record number of manuscripts in 2018

UNC Project-Malawi publishes record number of manuscripts in 2018

Researchers at UNC Project-Malawi published 124 articles in scientific journals in 2018. This is a record for the international sites in the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases (IGHID). Twenty-six of these manuscripts featured Malawian first authors.

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Senior Mentor Program holds kickoff luncheon

Senior Mentor Program holds kickoff luncheon

Senior Mentor Program, the School of Medicine’s long-running program to build skills, compassion, and aging-related awareness in medical students kicked off this week with a Carolina Club luncheon for 195 students and more than 100 mentors. The Senior Mentor Program was developed by the Division of Geriatric Medicine’s Ellen Roberts, PhD, MPH, and is run through the Division’s Center for Aging and Health.

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Your Health: Using Artificial Intelligence to Spot Deadly Cancers Sooner

Your Health: Using Artificial Intelligence to Spot Deadly Cancers Sooner

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle talk with Dr. Regina Barzilay—professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT and 2017 MacArthur Fellowship recipient—about her plan to use artificial intelligence to spot deadly cancers sooner.

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