March 28

Radiology Grand Rounds with Dr. Edward Y. Lee

Radiology Grand Rounds event with guest speaker, Dr. Edward Y. Lee. The lecture is titled "Pediatric Large Airway Imaging: Where Are We Now in 2019?".

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Tonia Poteat Featured in 'Game Changers in HIV' Video

Tonia Poteat Featured in 'Game Changers in HIV' Video

Tonia Poteat, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Social Medicine, is featured in an immersive video produced by TheBodyPRO.com.

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Seeking Nominations for 2019 Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecturer

The Selection Committee for the Norma Berryhill Distinguished Lecture seeks nominations for the 2019 Lecturer.

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UNC Ophthalmology Team First to Describe Glaucoma Incidence in Africa

UNC Ophthalmology Team First to Describe Glaucoma Incidence in Africa

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide and affects people of African descent disproportionately. A team of researchers from UNC Ophthalmology has published findings in the March 2019 issue of Ophthalmology demonstrating the highest incidence of glaucoma in the world in Ghana, West Africa.

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Your Health: Relieving the Discomfort of Chronic Itch

Your Health: Relieving the Discomfort of Chronic Itch

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Emily Hanna talk with Dr. Brian Ki—co-director of the Center for the Study of Itch at Washington University in St. Louis—about his work to relieve the discomfort of chronic itch.

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2019 Triangle Imaging Symposium at BRIC

2019 Triangle Imaging Symposium at BRIC

The 2019 Triangle Imaging Symposium at UNC BRIC, will feature lectures by speakers from Johns Hopkins, UNC, Duke, NCSU and Wake Forest University and is open to the entire scientific community. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 beginning at 8:30 am in the Bioinformatics building, room 1131.

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Ma's planned gift will support training and education in hematology

Ma's planned gift will support training and education in hematology

Alice Ma, MD, has announced a legacy gift to the UNC hematology fellows, a group she fondly considers her own. Ma's bequest will go to training in nonmalignant hematology.

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Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety: An Orientation to Clinical Improvement

Physician Engagement in Quality & Safety: An Orientation to Clinical Improvement

Since 2014, over 800 residents, fellows, faculty and staff have participated in a six-hour orientation to clinical improvement and patient safety called Physician Engagement in Quality and Safety (PEQS). Designed for resident physicians by UNC’s Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI), PEQS is required for medical residents and appropriate for anyone seeking a foundation in clinical improvement and patient safety.

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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology networking event

ASBMB networking event hosted by the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Featuring a talk from Dr. Jill Dowen, PhD "Folding of the genome controls gene expression". *FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED

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Dr. Cedric Bright inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece

Dr. Cedric Bright inducted into the Order of the Golden Fleece

Last Friday, UNC School of Medicine alum and former Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence, Cedric Bright, MD, was inducted into UNC’s Order of the Golden Fleece – the university’s highest and oldest honorary society.

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First North American Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Management Guidelines Published

First North American Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Management Guidelines Published

Developed as a joint effort of the US and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations, the first clinical management guidelines for the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa were published online in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology on March 11. The international effort for guideline development was led by Christopher Sayed, Associate Professor in the UNC Department of Dermatology.

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Marci K. Campbell Dissertation Award

UNC Lineberger is seeking applicants for the 2019 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Deadline: May 10, 2019, 5 p.m.

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King to present at Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Receives Scholarship Award

King to present at Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, Receives Scholarship Award

Kaylene King, a third-year Doctor of Audiology student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, will present at the 16th Symposium on Cochlear Implants in Children, to be held in July 2019 and hosted by the American Cochlear Implant Alliance. King also received a 2019 student scholarship award.

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Touch a Truck

Touch a Truck is a fun-filled family event where kids of all ages can explore over 40 vehicles of all types – public service, emergency, utility, construction, landscaping, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place!  In addition, there will be kids’ activities, entertainment, and food!

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The 8th Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium

The 8th annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium will feature Dr. George P. Smith, who won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry and is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri.

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Enders named CEO at UNC Lenoir: Strickler to serve as Interim President of Chatham Hospital

Enders named CEO at UNC Lenoir: Strickler to serve as Interim President of Chatham Hospital

Robert A. “Bob” Enders, Jr. has been named CEO of UNC Lenoir Health Care in Kinston, following the retirement of UNC Lenoir’s previous CEO, Gary E. Black. Enders will transition from his current role as President at Chatham Hospital to his new role at UNC Lenoir by mid-April. As Enders transitions to CEO of UNC Lenoir, Jeff Strickler, Vice President of UNC Hospitals Hillsborough Campus, will begin serving as interim President of Chatham Hospital.

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