April 16

Call for Submissions: Campbell and O'Malley Awards

The 2020 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award and the 2020 Michael S. O’Malley Alumni Award for Publication Excellence in Cancer Population Sciences are both currently seeking applicants. Submission deadlines for both awards are May 3.

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University drastically cuts Elsevier subscriptions

University Librarian Elaine Westbrooks explains the decision to end a decades-long contract with one of the world’s largest academic publishing houses.

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MS1/2 “Medical Science” Course Clinical Co-director Position Available

The Foundation Phase of the School of Medicine's curriculum seeks a clinical co-director of the “Medical Science” Courses for first-year and second-year medical students for fall 2020.

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UNC SOM Alum Corbett Featured in National Media for COVID-19 Work

UNC SOM Alum Corbett Featured in National Media for COVID-19 Work

Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD, is a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where she and her team are leading first-stage clinical trials of a vaccine to fight against COVID-19. She earned her PhD in microbiology and immunology at the UNC School of Medicine in 2014.

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Serody, Basch Will Lead Divisions in Realignment of Hematology and Oncology

Serody, Basch Will Lead Divisions in Realignment of Hematology and Oncology

Jonathan Serody, MD, director of UNC’s Bone Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy Program, is the new division chief for hematology. Ethan Basch, MD, the Richard M. Goldberg Distinguished Professor in Medical Oncology, is the new division chief for oncology. Both are members of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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School of Medicine Student, Resident Earn Top Prize in E(I) Lab Solving Healthcare Challenges Competition

School of Medicine Student, Resident Earn Top Prize in E(I) Lab Solving Healthcare Challenges Competition

Nga Nguyen and Andrew Prince, MD, take home top prize as part of an interdisciplinary team competing in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy E(I) Lab’s “solving challenges in healthcare” program.

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International students and families donate masks to UNC Hospitals

International students and families donate masks to UNC Hospitals

A group of parents of international undergraduate and graduate students, as well as parents of Carolina alumni, are donating nearly 100,000 masks to support North Carolina's health care workers.

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McElligott Lab Receives $2-million NIH Grant to Study Opioid Withdrawal

McElligott Lab Receives $2-million NIH Grant to Study Opioid Withdrawal

The UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies lab of Zoe McElligott, PhD, will investigate how opioid withdrawal changes neurons in particular parts of the brain, with the goals of understanding the basic biology of opioid use disorder and helping people affected by the condition.

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UNC Horizons Program Collecting Donations to Help Clients During Covid-19 Pandemic

UNC Horizons Program Collecting Donations to Help Clients During Covid-19 Pandemic

UNC School of Medicine students are collaborating with UNC Horizons to pick up donations from across the Triangle region of North Carolina to help women and children who are part of the UNC Horizons substance use disorder treatment program.

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Veteran and Physician Assistant Studies Student Alec Fields Uses 3D Printer to Enhance PPE During COVID-19 Pandemic

Veteran and Physician Assistant Studies Student Alec Fields Uses 3D Printer to Enhance PPE During COVID-19 Pandemic

Fields has produced more than 100 brackets for the hospital as well as for fire and rescue teams in Havelock, North Carolina. Fields is using an open-source design and is customizing the brackets to fit masks that health care providers use. He said it can take anywhere from 70 to 90 minutes to print about half a dozen brackets, depending on their size.

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Women's Health Research Poster Presentation Awards

Women's Health Research Poster Presentation Awards

The UNC Center for Women's Health Research is delighted to share the award winners from our inaugural Women's Health Research Poster Presentation & Awards Program.

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Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research: COVID-19 Pilot Award Program

The SOM Office of Research is now accepting applications for the April 2020 ECBR COVID-19 Pilot Award Program. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on April 20, 2020.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Here's a listing of recent competitive grant awards to UNC School of Medicine faculty.

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Gold Humanism Honor Society welcomes new members

The Gold Humanism Honor Society is a national organization that celebrates senior medical students, residents, role-model physician teachers, and other exemplars recognized for excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. The UNC chapter has announced new members who will be officially inducted this fall.

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Reid Medlin ’09 ’15 Describes Role of Physical Therapists During COVID-19 Pandemic

Reid Medlin ’09, ’15 is relying on his training as a cardiopulmonary physical therapist during the COVID-19 pandemic; he credits the versatility of training with how those in the profession have responded to the virus.

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Radiolabeling Bioactive Molecules to Advance Novel PET Methodology

Radiolabeling Bioactive Molecules to Advance Novel PET Methodology

UNC Department of Radiology recognizes Cyclotron and Radiochemistry Research Program director Zibo Li, PhD, for receiving National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering funding to establish radioabeling methodology for modifying biologically active molecules and drugs in novel PET agent preparation.

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New GI Surgeon Muneera Kapadia Talks About Joining UNC Surgery and Shares Her Superpower

New GI Surgeon Muneera Kapadia Talks About Joining UNC Surgery and Shares Her Superpower

Muneera R. Kapadia, MD, MME, joins UNC Surgery as an associate professor in the division of gastrointestinal surgery, and associate vice chair for education. She sat down to discuss what inspired her to become a surgeon, her work with medical education, and her experience in residency that continues to resonate with her and her relationships with residents.

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Head and Neck Cancer Management in North Carolina: Updates for 2020 – UNC Cancer Network “Cancer Treatment in North Carolina: Research to Practice” Lecture

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Siddharth Sheth, DO, MPH. Dr. Siddharth Sheth from the UNC Lineberger Head and Neck Oncology group will describe relevant updates in systemic therapy for head and neck cancers for health care providers throughout the state of North Carolina. Additional topical management considerations or recommendations for this patient population may also be presented.

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Piven featured in NIH News in Health

Piven featured in NIH News in Health

Joseph Piven, MD, is featured in an article titled "Autism Spectrum Disorder: Engaging in a Social World" in the latest edition of NIH News in Health.

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