May 30

Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

Nancy Bagatell and Linn Wakeford Inducted into UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

Wakeford in an associate professor in the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, where Bagatell serves as program director. The division is housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS).

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IHQI Speaker Series: Sustaining and Spreading Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will host its next Speaker Series event on 6/26 at 12 noon in Bondurant G-100. Panel speakers include Laura Hanson, MD, Christine Hedges, PhD, RN, and Lavinia Kolarczyk, MD. Speakers will share their successes and challenges with sustaining and spreading quality improvement initiatives at UNC Medical Center.

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UNC EM Team Wins Sonogames

UNC EM Team Wins Sonogames

The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine residency team participated in the annual Sonogames competition at SAEM. Out of 71 teams they came in first place!

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The SNMA’s Power to Serve

The SNMA’s Power to Serve

The UNC School of Medicine’s Chapter of the Student National Medical Association was awarded SNMA Chapter of the Year for their service to students of all ages and the wider North Carolina community.

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Gala named Interim Chair of Department of Psychiatry

Gala named Interim Chair of Department of Psychiatry

Gary Gala, MD, has been named interim Chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, effective July 1, 2019.

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Broaddus named Chair of Department of Pathology

Broaddus named Chair of Department of Pathology

Russell Broaddus, MD, PhD, has been named Chair of the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, effective September 16, 2019.

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Kirkman Publishes NIH Blog on National Trends in Diabetes Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors

Kirkman Publishes NIH Blog on National Trends in Diabetes Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors

Findings from a national survey reveal that we are seeing some improvements in diabetes awareness and knowledge, but more work is needed to improve diabetes-related health care and education.

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Teaching Scholars Program Nominations due 5/30

Nominations for the 2019-2020 Teaching Scholars Program are due by 11:59PM on May 30, 2019. This faculty development program is specifically designed for individuals who have responsibility for educational programs or courses, or whose work includes a focus on teaching and who seek to develop their skills in that area.

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Perreira Article Reviews Implications of Exclusionary Policies for Health of Immigrants and Their Children

Perreira Article Reviews Implications of Exclusionary Policies for Health of Immigrants and Their Children

Public policies play a crucial role in shaping how immigrants adapt to life in the United States. Krista Perreira, PhD, reviews these policies in "Policies of Exclusion: Implications for the Health of Immigrants and Their Children," published in the Annual Review of Public Health.

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Academy of Educators honors 16 faculty award recipients, inducts 117 new members

Academy of Educators honors 16 faculty award recipients, inducts 117 new members

On May 23, 2019, the Academy of Educators at the UNC School of Medicine welcomed over 200 faculty, staff, and residents to the 2019 Alan W. Cross Evening of Scholarship.

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