Dec. 12

Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders  arise from common genes

Largest study of its kind reveals that many psychiatric disorders arise from common genes

Several UNC School of Medicine faculty from the departments of Genetics and Psychiatry are co-authors of the study, which was published in the journal Cell.

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Oberlander Coauthors NEJM Commentary on Prescription Drug Spending

Oberlander Coauthors NEJM Commentary on Prescription Drug Spending

Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, chair of the Department of Social Medicine, coauthored a perspective in the New England Journal of Medicine on efforts in Congress to pass legislation that would regulate prescription drug prices.

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Jaime Doody, MD, to Join the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Jaime Doody, MD, to Join the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Jaime P. Doody, MD, FRCS, joined the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery this month as an assistant professor.

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UNC Neurosurgery News: August - November 2019

UNC Neurosurgery News: August - November 2019

See what's new in the UNC Department of Neurosurgery: research, events, media, presentations and more!

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Division of Physical Therapy’s Doctor of Physical Therapy and Neurologic Residency Receive Accreditation

Division of Physical Therapy’s Doctor of Physical Therapy and Neurologic Residency Receive Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) has reaccredited the Doctor of Physical Therapy, a program housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences' Division of Physical Therapy, for the next ten years.

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Niznik Leads Study That Identifies Benefits of De-prescribing AChEls

Niznik Leads Study That Identifies Benefits of De-prescribing AChEls

Assistant professor Joshua Niznik, PhD, PharmD, in the division of Geriatric Medicine, published a study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that suggests de-prescribing Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors (AChEls) as a reasonable approach to lowering polypharmacy.

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Van Le Named Scientific Editor for BJOG

Van Le Named Scientific Editor for BJOG

Linda Van Le, MD, Leonard D. Palumbo Distinguished Professor of Gynecologic Oncology, has been named the Scientific Editor for the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (BJOG).

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Weiss Will Lead PDS Biotechnology Combination Studies in Cancer

Weiss Will Lead PDS Biotechnology Combination Studies in Cancer

PDS Biotechnology has appointed Jared Weiss, MD, principal investigator for combination trials with Merck, to advance studies in head, neck and HPV-related advanced cancer.

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Three SOM Students Named Impact Award, Horizon Award Recipients for 2020

Three SOM Students Named Impact Award, Horizon Award Recipients for 2020

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students, recent graduate alumni within numerous programs earned honors for research benefiting North Carolina.

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New UNC School of Medicine Website Launched

New UNC School of Medicine Website Launched

UNC School of Medicine websites have migrated to the WordPress content management system over the past two years, culminating this week in the migration and redesign of the School of Medicine homepage and affiliated sites.

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UNC-led HIV Study Named as One of the Discoveries of the Decade

UNC-led HIV Study Named as One of the Discoveries of the Decade

National Geographic selected the multinational HPTN 052 HIV trial, led by Myron Cohen, MD, as one of the discoveries of the decade.

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 Save the Date – Daily Career & Life Transitions Panel for Women Faculty

Save the Date – Daily Career & Life Transitions Panel for Women Faculty

The Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS) is hosting a panel on daily career and life transitions – from giving care at work to care at home. Click to learn more and to register!

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 Call for Applications – Making the Case Faculty Development Program

Call for Applications – Making the Case Faculty Development Program

Do you have an idea you would like to implement at UNC? Are you uncertain about how to move your idea forward? 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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SOM Well-Being Pilot Awards - Request for Proposals due January 14th

The UNC School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Center for Health Innovation are accepting proposals for the 2020 UNC School of Medicine Well-Being Pilot Awards. Applications are due Jan. 14, 2020, and as many as three awards of up to $10,000 each will be announced in March 2020.

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