November 7

Recapping Oct. 14 UNC SOM Faculty Meeting

Read a letter from UNC School of Medicine Executive Dean, Cristy Page, MD, MPH, recapping October's annual faculty meeting. For those who could not attend the meeting, a video recording is now available.

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Ernest H. Wood Lecture: David M. Yousem, “Where’s Waldo? and Cognitive Errors in Radiology”

We are pleased to welcome Dr. David M. Yousem as our guest speaker for the Ernest H. Wood Radiology Lecture, “Where’s Waldo? and Cognitive Errors in Radiology,” on Friday, November 8, 2019, from 12-1pm. Please kindly note the location of the lecture this year is Bondurant G-100.

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The Thomas M. Carsey Graduate Student Symposium

All public attendees will be given two ballots to cast for their favorite project/projects, and the winner of the popular vote will also receive a prize. So make sure to stop by and show your support! Light refreshments will be provided.

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Tar Heels Give More! Carolina Cares Carolina Shares Campaign Underway

The SOM continues its tradition of giving back to its communities through participation in the Carolina Cares Carolina Shares Campaign, now through December 20.

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School of Medicine Wellness Week & Scholarship Expo

School of Medicine Wellness Week & Scholarship Expo

Save the date for the School of Medicine Wellness Week to be held November 18th – 22nd. There will be a variety of events held, including a scholarship expo and a visiting professor talk and book signing with Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, from the NYU School of Medicine.

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Nicholson and Ramos appointed to APWIMS Leadership

Nicholson and Ramos appointed to APWIMS Leadership

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development has appointed Drs. Wanda Nicholson and Silvia Ramos to lead the Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS). Click to learn more about their vision for the organization and upcoming year.

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 Call for Applications – Making the Case Faculty Development Program

Call for Applications – Making the Case Faculty Development Program

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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Five-year Review of Wendy Brewster, MD, Director, Center for Women’s Health Research

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Wendy Brewster, MD, in her position as director of the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research. The review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on November 25, 2019.

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UNC's College of Arts and Sciences launches Countering Hate initiative

Recently, the UNC-Chapel Hill community, like others across the United States, has experienced painful incidents of racism, antisemitism, and Islamophobia, leading to increased feelings of fear and vulnerability on campus. In addition, less visible forms of racism permeate our everyday lives and inform the structures within which we live and work. In response, the College of Arts & Sciences seeks programming and curricula that can draw audiences from across our community and create new understanding of these troubling phenomena.

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Multidisciplinary Grand Rounds, Danielle Ofri "When We Do Harm: Medical Error and the Human Condition"

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, presents this grand rounds sponsored by the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development as part of the School of Medicine Wellness Week.

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Tintinalli honored by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine

Tintinalli honored by the International Federation of Emergency Medicine

Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS, Professor and Chair Emeritus in the Department of Emergency Medicine, has been awarded the Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.

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UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award

UNC Hospitals' Pharmacy Department Wins 2019 ACCC Innovator Award

The Innovator Awards recognize Association of Community Cancer Center member programs for their ingenuity and pioneering achievements in oncology. Innovations advance the goals of improving access, quality, and value in cancer care delivery.

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UNC Hospital Bonds Available For Sale Nov. 13

Tax-exempt bonds are scheduled for sale on Nov. 13, 2019, for the benefit of UNC Hospitals. These bonds will be issued by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina.

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First-Generation Clinical Laboratory Science Student Lexie Edwards Set to Graduate with Second Degree in 2020

First-Generation Clinical Laboratory Science Student Lexie Edwards Set to Graduate with Second Degree in 2020

Lexie Edwards, who will graduate with her second bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020, discovered a match with clinical laboratory science in the Department of Allied Health Sciences after earning a degree in biology in 2018.

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Bridging the Gap: Advocating for Underrepresented Minorities in Speech-Language Pathology

Bridging the Gap: Advocating for Underrepresented Minorities in Speech-Language Pathology

Chelsea Carter shadowed a speech-language pathologist from an underrepresented background and realized a desire to pursue the same career. Now she's a second-year student in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the Department of Allied Health Sciences completing her master’s degree.

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Joanne Jordan announces retirement

Joanne Jordan announces retirement

Joanne M. Jordan, MD, MPH, UNC School of Medicine’s Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and Joseph P. Archie, Jr. Eminent Professor of Medicine, has announced her intent to retire from the School of Medicine in January 2020.

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Dayton named Interim Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Dayton named Interim Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Paul Dayton, PhD, has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, effective Nov. 1.

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Five-year Review of Wayne A. Price, MD, and Kate Menard, MD, MPH, Center for Maternal and Infant Health

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Kate Menard, MD, MPH, and Wayne Price, MD, in their positions as co-directors of the UNC Center for Maternal and Infant Health. The review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on November 20, 2019.

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NC TraCS Institute launches Research for Me @UNC

NC TraCS Institute launches Research for Me @UNC

The NC TraCS Institute is excited to announce Research for Me @UNC, a public-facing website that will encourage knowledge of and participation in research across UNC. This site is a comprehensive response to the challenges of research engagement that arise for both the public and research teams and will be replacing the current site, Join the Conquest.

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Nakayama discussing how he establishes trust with pediatric patients

Nakayama discussing how he establishes trust with pediatric patients

Don Nakayama, MD, is a pediatric surgeon and professor of surgery at UNC Surgery in Chapel Hill. In this video, he talks about why he chose to become a pediatric surgeon and how he establishes trust with parents.

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You're Invited: CryoEM Facility Open House

You're Invited: CryoEM Facility Open House

The School of Medicine is hosting an open house for the UNC CryoEM core facility on Friday, November 8th from 3pm-5pm in Glaxo Room 008.

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Seeking faculty lead for the Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research seeks a faculty leader to build on the robust Carolina Medical Student Research Program, and to expand the breadth and depth of research experiences available to students throughout their time at Carolina.

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UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award

Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the UNC Children's Development Early Career Investigator Grant Award made possible through generous support from the Medical Foundation of North Carolina. Two awards of $10,000 are available to early career investigators pursuing pediatric research.

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Carolina for the Kids Faculty Investigator Award

Carolina for the Kids Faculty Investigator Award

Faculty members are encouraged to apply for the Carolina for the Kids Research Grant Award made possible through generous support from Carolina for the Kids. Two awards of $40,000 are available to early career and established investigators pursuing pediatric research.

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Memorial service for Adam Brock will be held November 16

Memorial service for Adam Brock will be held November 16

A memorial service for Adam Brock is planned for 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16 at Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. The service will be followed by a light meal in the fellowship hall.

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Annual Enrollment Telephone Scam Alert

UNC Health Care has received reports that someone is calling state employees and requesting they complete their annual enrollment over the phone; the caller then requests personal information such as the employees social security number. THIS CALLER IS NOT FROM THE STATE HEALTH PLAN. If you receive a call like this, please hang up immediately; the state health plan will not attempt to reach out to you about your annual enrollment options.

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Respiratory Virus Season is Here

Respiratory Virus Season is Here

Please remember to order both Droplet and Contact Precautions when placing an orders for a Respiratory Panel. The Droplet-Contact sign will have a new color this year, Purple, to indicate that when entering these rooms you must wear a surgical mask as well as gown and gloves.

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Annual $50,000 Innovation Pilot Awards request for proposal released

The Center for Health Innovation has released the request for proposal for the 2020 Innovation Pilot Awards.

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New $10,000 UNC School of Medicine Well-Being Pilot Awards request for proposal released

The UNC School of Medicine Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Center for Health Innovation are pleased to announce the release of the request for proposal for the 2020 UNC School of Medicine Well-Being Pilot Awards.

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Hospitals across UNC Health Care earn top scores from Leapfrog Group

Most hospitals affiliated with UNC Health Care received high marks on the latest hospital safety report card from the Leapfrog Group, reflecting the hard work and continuous improvement across our system to protect patients.

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National Academy of Medicine to host symposium in Durham

The symposium, Vital Directions for Health and Healthcare: The North Carolina Experience, will be held November 21-22, 2019 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in Durham, NC, and will provide a platform for understanding the status of health and health care at the state level within the context of the NAM Vital Directions initiative. Several UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care leaders are on the event agenda.

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