April 18

Building a Dementia Friendly Community

A May 17 conference at UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, “Building a Dementia Friendly Community,” will educate providers, caregivers, and the community on dementia-friendly training at the hospital and beyond.

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Gerber Foundation - Pediatric Research Grants

The Gerber Foundation is accepting concept papers for proposals that focus on pediatric health or pediatric nutrition research. Projects focusing on pediatric nutrition focus on applied research that evaluates the provision of specific nutrients and their related outcomes in infants and young children. The Pediatric Health program focuses on promoting health and preventing or treating disease. Award amount varies. The concept paper deadline is May 15, 2019.

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2019 Triangle BERD Symposium: Real World Evidence for Regulatory Decision-Making

"Real-World Evidence for Regulatory Decision-Making," hosted by NC TraCS, will bring together speakers from academia, industry, and federal agencies to discuss challenges, opportunities, analytic considerations, and future directions regarding the use of real-world evidence in health research and regulation.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories Announce Clinical Laboratory Science Alumna Martha McGee as Director 

McLendon Clinical Laboratories Announce Clinical Laboratory Science Alumna Martha McGee as Director 

Martha McGee, a 1993 graduate of the Divison of Clinical Laboratory Science, has assumed leadership as director of McLendon Clinical Laboratories, the in-house laboratories for the UNC Medical Center and UNC Health Care. She began her work as director in February, following the retirement of Connie Bishop.

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School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections Now Open

The UNC School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections offers faculty an opportunity to participate in medical school governance by serving on a committee as a faculty representative or simply voting in the election. This year’s election is currently open, and we encourage you to vote! Please check your inbox for an email with your personal link to the election ballot. The election will close on April 22nd.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds presented by David J. Moliterno, MD, FACP, FACC

Dr. Moliterno is the Jack M. Gill Chair and Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. His topic will be Polypharmacy Anticoagulation: More Answers and More Questions.

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Saira Sheikh and Patty Spears featured speakers at the National Academy of Sciences Health Literacy in Clinical Trials workshop

Saira Sheikh and Patty Spears featured speakers at the National Academy of Sciences Health Literacy in Clinical Trials workshop

Saira Sheikh, MD, of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC), and Patty Spears of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center were invited by the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on Health Literacy to discuss their respective contributions related to education, awareness and health literacy in clinical trials, at the Health Literacy in Clinical Trials Workshop: Practice and Impact on April 11, 2019 in Washington D.C.

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Surgery Grand Rounds, Lillian Kao, MD, MS, “Quality Improvement in Surgery: How Do We Move the Needle?”

This talk will address how developing a learning healthcare system (LHS) can move the needle on quality improvement in surgery. A LHS relies on a culture of continuous learning and improvement. Furthermore, research influences clinical practice and clinical practice influences research.

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm"

The Children's Research Institute presents its May 2019 speakers, Michael O'Shea, MD, MPH, and Rebecca Fry, PhD, for their talk, "Epigenetics, Neurodevelopment and Health of Children Born Extremely Preterm."

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Researchers Identify How Liver Cells Protect Against Viral Attacks

Researchers in Chapel Hill and Tokyo have discovered a mechanism by which liver cells' intrinsic resistance to diverse RNA viruses is regulated. This work, co-authored by UNC's Stanley Lemon, MD, has implications for cellular responses to hepatitis, dengue and Zika.

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UNC School of Medicine first-year students win First Place at the Inaugural LabCorp Healthcare Case Competition

UNC School of Medicine first-year students win First Place at the Inaugural LabCorp Healthcare Case Competition

The team was composed of John Farhat, Steve Mow, Monal Depani, and Amir Jabr. The competition involved developing a strategic plan to help patients learn about savings they could capitalize on by having their labs done at a LabCorp facility, outside of a hospital or clinic in-house lab.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Check out a list of recent competitive grants awarded to UNC School of Medicine faculty.

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Calling All Curious Health Care Providers!

You are cordially invited to attend the premiere of Dr. Bob’s Health Literacy Journey: A 4-Part Tutorial.

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Your Health: How the Human Body Fares on the Final Frontier

Your Health: How the Human Body Fares on the Final Frontier

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Emmanuel Urquieta—senior research portfolio manager at the Translational Research Institute for Space Health—about how the human body fares on the final frontier.

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U.S. and Malawian partners implement malaria vaccine for children in Africa

U.S. and Malawian partners implement malaria vaccine for children in Africa

The world’s first vaccine for malaria will be tested in a pilot study beginning this April in three countries with a high burden of the disease among children, according to researchers leading the project from the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Project-Malawi. A previous study found the vaccine RTS,S/AS01 provides partial protection against malaria in young children. In Malawi, malaria is the main cause of illness and death among children age 5 and younger.

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UNC Surgery Profile: Caranasos treats patients like family

UNC Surgery Profile: Caranasos treats patients like family

Thomas "Tommy" Caranasos, MD, is an assistant professor of surgery and cardiac surgeon in the department of surgery. He discusses what inspired him to become a heart surgeon, how a heart surgeon is a carpenter, plumber, and electrician all rolled into one, and he wants patients to know that he tries to deliver care to them as if they were his own family.

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Meet new plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Jennifer Carr

Meet new plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Jennifer Carr

Jennifer Carr, MD, joins the UNC department of surgery as an assistant professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery. She sat down to discuss her childhood dream of becoming a singing veterinarian, what inspired her to return to academic medicine, and the advice she would share with her younger self.

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North Carolina Chief Medical Examiner Deborah Radisch Speaks About Medical Technology; Career Path in Forensic Pathology

North Carolina Chief Medical Examiner Deborah Radisch Speaks About Medical Technology; Career Path in Forensic Pathology

Deborah Radisch, a 1976 alumna of the then medical technology program, spoke to a crowd of donors to the Division of Clinical Laboratory Science about her education and career path, most recently serving as North Carolina’s chief medical examiner.

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