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Beck Dallaghan named 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education

Beck Dallaghan named 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education

Gary L. Beck Dallaghan, PhD, Director of Educational Scholarship for the UNC School of Medicine and Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has been elected 2019 president-elect and 2020 president of the Society of Directors of Research in Medical Education. Beck Dallaghan has served as the treasurer for the organization over the past four years.

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UNC Well-Being Program Actively Addressing Provider Stress

The well-being of our physicians, providers, nurses, and all employees is an important topic of discussion for the UNC SOM and UNC Health Care System and is the primary focus of the System-Wide Well-Being Program.

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A Look Back at the 8th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium: Dr. George Smith visits UNC as Guest Speaker

A Look Back at the 8th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium: Dr. George Smith visits UNC as Guest Speaker

On May 1, 2019, Dr. George Smith, Recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, spent the day at UNC as the keynote speaker of the 8th Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium.

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Serody featured in new immunotherapy podcast

Serody featured in new immunotherapy podcast

In this new episode from the Chair's Corner, Jonathan Serody, MD, discusses immunotherapy as a way to treat cancer, specifically adoptive cell therapy, checkpoint inhibitor therapy and stem cell transplants. He explains how they work, what kinds of cancers they help treat and what the process is like for someone who has these treatments. Serody is the Elizabeth Thomas Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology in the Division of Hematology and Oncology, and has a joint appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

View a list of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty.

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Department of medicine welcomes new director of clinical trials

Department of medicine welcomes new director of clinical trials

Ashwini Roy-Chaudhury, MPH, recently joined the department of medicine as the director of clinical trials, to strengthen the department’s clinical research program and increase patient participation.

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Your Health: Working Together to Improve the Care of an Aging Population

Your Health: Working Together to Improve the Care of an Aging Population

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam talks with Dr. Ellen Roberts—director of the Senior Mentor Program in UNC’s division of geriatric medicine—and Will Plattner—a longtime volunteer mentor—about working together to improve the care of an aging population.

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Poteat appointed to the National Academies of Science Consensus Panel on the Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities

Poteat appointed to the National Academies of Science Consensus Panel on the Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities

Tonia Poteat, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine, has been appointed to the National Academies of Science Consensus Panel on the Well-Being of Sexual and Gender Minorities.

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Head for the Cure 5k Run/Walk

Mark your calendars! The fifth annual Head for the Cure NC Triangle 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open. Please join us!

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McCulloch Featured for Combating Concussions Work with Vets

McCulloch Featured for Combating Concussions Work with Vets

Ten years ago, basic concussion testing protocols didn’t account for the intense activities required of this population. UNC researcher Karen McCulloch, PT, PhD, professor in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, has worked to change that.

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Kibbe receives 2019 University of Chicago Distinguished Service Award

Kibbe receives 2019 University of Chicago Distinguished Service Award

Melina Kibbe, MD, Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, was chosen as a recipient for the award for multiple reasons including her life-long commitment to medicine through her diligent research, her patient-first clinical care commitment, as well as her varied roles in health services.

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McCarty receives grant to study physical therapy for preterm infants

McCarty receives grant to study physical therapy for preterm infants

Dana McCarty, PT, DPT, assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy, has received a career-development award from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), in order to research parent-administered physical therapy and massage techniques among extremely preterm infants, or babies born at fewer than 28 weeks old.

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Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery faculty receive research grants

Adam Kimple, MD, PhD, and Trevor Hackman, MD, FACS, both of the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, have each received grant funding to support their research.

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UNC Lineberger names Pagano Award recipients

UNC Lineberger names Pagano Award recipients

Kirsten Bryant, Ari Pani, and John Pryor were selected as Pagano Award recipients for postdoctoral research excellence at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and in the departments of pharmacology, biology, and biochemistry & biophysics.

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UNC Hospitals announces new leadership structure for burn care

The NC Jaycee Burn Center serves as a resource for North Carolina and the entire Southeastern United States. In an effort to ensure that patients from across the region continue to receive the highest quality care, the Burn Center’s leadership structure will be realigned.

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