Feb. 21

More cancer survivors, fewer cancer specialists point to challenge in meeting care needs

More cancer survivors, fewer cancer specialists point to challenge in meeting care needs

An aging population, a growing number of cancer survivors, and a projected shortage of cancer care providers will result in a care delivery challenge for cancer survivors if systemic changes are not made, according to a commentary in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute co-authored by Deborah K. Mayer, PhD, director of cancer survivorship at UNC Lineberger.

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New promotion resources available online

New promotion resources available online

The primary mission of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is to support the development of our faculty members and to provide resources to assure their academic success. In accordance with this mission, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is deeply committed to helping navigate the ins and outs of what it means to be a member of the faculty, including how to prepare for promotion.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Check out a list of competitive grants awarded to SOM faculty over the last two weeks (2/1 - 2/15).

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FemInEM features Bludorn at TED-Style annual conference

FemInEM features Bludorn at TED-Style annual conference

FemInEM , an organization that works to provide resources for women working in emergency medicine, recently featured Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, clinical assistant professor in Physician Assistant Studies, at its annual TED-style annual conference, FemInEM Idea Exchange.

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Whelan named Community Based Longitudinal Care Co-Director

Whelan named Community Based Longitudinal Care Co-Director

Karina Whelan, MD, assistant professor of medicine, has been named co-director of the Community Based Longitudinal Care course.

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Hope for a Future After Breast Cancer

Hope for a Future After Breast Cancer

With a family history of breast cancer, Krystal Hensley consistently checked herself for lumps in her breasts. After discovering one at the age of 27, she immediately met with a team at UNC to discuss next steps. She openly and honestly shares her story about her struggle with breast cancer and how it has helped shape her present and her future.

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Desai discusses the rewards of his work

Desai discusses the rewards of his work

In this video, Chirag Desai, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Chronic Pancreatitis and Autologous Islet Cell Transplant Program and a Surgical Director of Liver Transplant Program, discusses what drew him to medicine. He also explains his treatment for complex chronic and recurring pancreatitis patients, including autologous islet cell transplant.

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Gehi receives distinguished professorship

Gehi receives distinguished professorship

Anil Kishin Gehi, MD, associate professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been awarded the Sewell Family-McAllister Distinguished Professorship in Electrophysiology. The professorship is designed to recognize an outstanding clinician, teacher, and scholar, who is a leader in the field of electrophysiology, from the division of cardiology and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute.

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Your Health: "The Heart: Past, Present and Future"

Your Health: "The Heart: Past, Present and Future"

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Cam Coleman talk with cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Dr. Sandeep Jauhar about his new book Heart: A History.

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Kshirsagar awarded distinguished professorship

Kshirsagar awarded distinguished professorship

Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, has been awarded the Marion Stedman Covington Distinguished Professorship.

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UNC surgeons present eye opening study on sexual harassment

UNC surgeons present eye opening study on sexual harassment

The newest study conducted by a team at UNC Surgery finds that 58 percent of women surgeons experience sexual harassment. The currently unpublished project, presented at the recent Academic Surgical Congress, examines the scope of sexual harassment experienced by surgeons.

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UNC cardiologists perform X-ray free atrial fibrillation ablation

UNC cardiologists perform X-ray free atrial fibrillation ablation

On February 15, UNC cardiologists performed an X-ray free atrial fibrillation ablation, a first for UNC. The procedure was performed by Dr. Faisal Syed, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology fellow Dr. Greg Harris. X-ray free atrial fibrillation ablation is available in only a limited number of medical centers regionally.

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Workshop for Parents/Caregivers - Preparing for Middle School

This free workshop is intended for parents/caregivers of children with ASD (in primarily inclusion school settings) who will be transitioning into middle school soon.

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Preparing for Kindergarten in General Education Setting

Free Workshop for parents/caregivers of children with ASD who are transitioning into Kindergarten

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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds

Guest lecturer Daniel Lenihan, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardio-Oncology Center of Excellence at Washington University-St. Louis, Missouri, will present "Amyloidosis: An unknown disease that steps into the limelight".

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Prostate Cancer Foundation: 2019 PCF Challenge Awards for Metastatic, Lethal Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is accepting applications to support investigations of metastatic, lethal prostate cancer. High risk, currently unfunded projects are most desired. The funding program will support a team of at least three (3) investigators from non-profit academic research centers, including one young investigator. Award amount up to $1,000,000 per team. The application deadline is April 22, 2019 by 3:00pm EST.

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American Cancer Society: Clinical Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)

The American Cancer Society (ACS) is accepting applications to support the development of clinicians as clinical scientists. CDSGs provide support for protected time to allow junior faculty who see patients to be mentored and participate in research training to aid their development as independent clinician scientists. Award amount up to $135,000 (direct cost) per year for up 3-5 years. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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Jennette receives distinguished service award

Jennette receives distinguished service award

J. Charles Jennette, MD, the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of Pathology and UNC Laboratory Medicine Services, has been selected to receive the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Pathology Chairs (APC).

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US News “Best Hospitals” Survey is Coming Next Week

US News “Best Hospitals” Survey is Coming Next Week

The annual US News “Best Hospitals” survey will launch by the end of next week. If registered, eligible physicians will receive an invitation to participate in the survey from support@doximity.com.

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