September 12

Zvara to serve as Interim Chair of Urology

Zvara to serve as Interim Chair of Urology

David Zvara, MD, will serve as Interim Chair of the Department of Urology, effective September 11. During his time in this interim position, he will retain his current titles as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Chief Operating Officer of UNC Faculty Physicians.

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Medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha inducts new members

The medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha, has announced the induction of new members including medical students, residents, and faculty.

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Save the Date: UNC Livestream Broadcast of IHI National Forum

Save the Date: UNC Livestream Broadcast of IHI National Forum

The IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care is a 4-day conference held in Orlando, FL. If unable to attend in person, you can attend via livestream at several UNC locations, Dec.10-11.

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Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Hosts Week-Long Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Team Hosts Week-Long Program for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Young adults from the Triangle with intellectual disabilities experienced an inaugural week-long skills camp in July tailored to support them as they transition to adulthood thanks to an interdisciplinary University collaboration called the Higher Education, Employment, Living Success (HEELS UP) Summer Intensive.

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Jaspers lays out the case against using e-cigarette products

Jaspers lays out the case against using e-cigarette products

The Conversation, a nonprofit international news organization featuring academics who want to write for a general audience, posted an article written by Ilona Jaspers, PhD, toxicologist and professor of pediatrics and microbiology & immunology.

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Your Health: A 3D-printed Heart from a Patient's Cells

Your Health: A 3D-printed Heart from a Patient's Cells

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Dr. Jamila Battle talk with researcher and doctoral candidate at Tel Aviv University Nadav Noor about how he and his colleagues created the first 3D-printed heart using a patient’s cells.

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Li receives a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award

Li receives a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award

Wentao Li, PhD, postdoctoral research associate in the Sancar lab, has received a highly competitive K99 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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Social Medicine faculty featured in Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics

The Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics is a prestigioius international reference collection that publishes reviews of ethical issues in public health solicited from leading scholars around the world. The recently published volume features work by five faculty and two mentees from the UNC Department of Social Medicine.

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Cardiotoxicity and New Therapies – UNC Cancer Network Medical and Surgical Oncology Lecture

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Brian Colwell Jensen, MD. When there is damage to the heart muscle, we call this cardiotoxicity. Brian Jensen, MD, will talk about underlying mechanisms for the cardiotoxicity of kinase inhibitors used to treat cancer.

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Cooke named Division of Physical Therapy Director of Clinical Education

Cooke named Division of Physical Therapy Director of Clinical Education

The Division of Physical Therapy has named Jennifer Cooke as its director of clinical education. She is also an assistant professor and assistant director of clinical practice.

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