August 29

Office of International Activities publishes 10-year report, finds new home

UNC School of Medicine's Office of International Activities will now be housed in the Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID). The Office will also now be called the Office of Global Health Education.

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Former patient, young violinist advances to "America's Got Talent" Semifinals

Former patient, young violinist advances to "America's Got Talent" Semifinals

Former UNC Children’s patient and 11-year-old violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, performed Tuesday, Aug. 20, on “America’s Got Talent,” on NBC.

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Mad Hatter now open outside Beach Cafe

Mad Hatter is now open serving coffee and food outside the Beach Cafe in the space formerly occupied by EspressOasis.

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Jen Jen Yeh: Patient Relationships Don't End After Surgery

Jen Jen Yeh: Patient Relationships Don't End After Surgery

Jen Jen Yeh, MD, is a Surgical Oncologist and Vice Chair of Research with UNC Surgery in Chapel Hill. She talks about why she chose to become a surgeon scientist, how the team around cancer works together to treat patients, and why she focuses on pancreatic cancer research.

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Master's of Clinical Laboratory Science Track Launches for Working Professionals

Master's of Clinical Laboratory Science Track Launches for Working Professionals

A new online master's degree program in clinical laboratory science designed for working professionals -- the first of its kind in North Carolina -- will prepare its graduates for service through education, research, and clinical laboratory administration. The program, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences' Division of Clinical Laboratory Science, will contribute to innovative solutions for better delivery of health care and address the statewide shortage of clinical laboratory professionals.

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Rose studies how augmented reality could increase surgical precision

Rose studies how augmented reality could increase surgical precision

Austin S. Rose, MD, FARS, Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, studies the use of 3D image guidance with the help of Microsoft’s HoloLens to deliver better care and efficiency in the operating room.

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Meltzer-Brody named Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Meltzer-Brody named Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Ray M. Hayworth and Family Distinguished Professor of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, has been appointed Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, effective October 1.

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Roper to deliver 2019 Berryhill Lecture

Roper to deliver 2019 Berryhill Lecture

The 2019 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Interim UNC President William L. Roper, MD, MPH.

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Tuned into Neuroscience

Tuned into Neuroscience

There are a host of ways neuroscientists can study the brain. Some analyze its chemistry, others its structure. UNC researcher Flavio Frohlich examines its electrical system, what he calls the “language of the brain,” and investigates how miscommunication in these signals can play a role in psychiatric illnesses.

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Spanheimer discusses joining UNC Surgery as the newest addition to the breast surgical oncology team

Spanheimer discusses joining UNC Surgery as the newest addition to the breast surgical oncology team

Philip Spanheimer, MD, joins the UNC Department of Surgery as an Assistant Professor, in the Division of Surgical Oncology. He sat down to discuss what inspired him to become a surgeon-scientist, his goals while at UNC Surgery, and letting go of his dreams of one day being a major league baseball player.

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Call for Applications – Making the Case Faculty Development Program

Making the Case is a highly interactive program designed to help faculty transform an idea into a compelling proposal. Over the course of three sessions, participants will develop or refine their idea, identify key stakeholders, receive coaching from leaders across the institution, and practice pitching their idea in a low-stakes environment.

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Annual Report - Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development

Annual Report - Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development

Do you know about all the exciting programs and services the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development provides to support academic success and well-being? Read through FALD's first annual report to learn more about their work, growing offerings for faculty, and other innovations.

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Call for applications: Career Development Award Writing Groups

Applications are being accepted for the next Career Development Award Writing Groups. Individuals who are preparing NIH or foundation career development awards are eligible to participate in a 5-month series of working sessions in which they receive training in the components of the application and feedback on their application from peers and faculty.

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Taylor Bazemore, MD, UNC Cardiology Chief Fellow, will present "Atrial Fibrillation Screening: Investigations, iWatches, and Incidental Findings"

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Children's Research Institute Seminar Series: "Rapid Precision Medicine for Infants in ICUs"

The Children's Research Institute presents its September 2019 speaker, Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc, for his talk, "Rapid Precision Medicine for Infants in ICUs."

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Behavior Management for Parents and Caregivers of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Jean Mankowski, PhD, will provide an overview of evidence-based strategies for behavior management in individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Numerous examples of positive behavioral support strategies used by parents and caregivers will be shared. Learning objectives: 1. Review evidence-based behavior management practices for individuals with ASD and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. 2. Consider the overlap of intellectual and developmental disabilities and psychiatric or mental health disorders. How does a dual diagnosis impact behavior? 3. Discuss challenging behaviors seen in individuals with IDD. Consider how the function of behavior informs behavior management and behavioral change. 4. Provide parents and caregivers with positive strategies to reduce challenging behavior.

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