August 6

Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

Two SOM Students Earn 2020 HHMI Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has selected 45 doctoral students and their advisers to advance diversity and inclusion in the sciences. From the UNC School of Medicine, graduate student Hernán Méndez and his advisor Kathleen Caron, PhD, and graduate student Sofia Neira and her advisor Thomas Kash, PhD, were named Gilliam Fellows.

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Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Anderson Earns National Cancer Institute Award

Cathy Anderson, a graduate student in the UNC Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, has been awarded the NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award for research conducted as part of the McGinty lab.

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Bullard Featured in New York Times

Bullard Featured in New York Times

Ty Bullard, MD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Anesthesiology, created a program on personal finance for medical residents at the UNC Medical Center. “Our residents now have a place they feel they can get unbiased, non-conflicted information,” he told the Times.

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Are you interested in knowing whether you may have SARS-CoV-2?

The ReCAPP study at UNC-Chapel Hill will assess if prevention measures on campus are keeping the research community safe.

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Cohen Featured on FiveThirtyEight Podcast

Cohen Featured on FiveThirtyEight Podcast

In this podcast titled "Lab-Grown Antibodies Might Protect Essential Workers," Myron Cohen, MD, discusses monoclonal antibodies as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

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Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care Mini-Symposium

Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care Mini-Symposium

The Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care will host an interactive mini-symposium showcasing three Precision Health initiatives at UNC.

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Soto Receives NIH Grant to Develop Physical Activity Intervention for Hispanics with Osteoarthritis

Soto Receives NIH Grant to Develop Physical Activity Intervention for Hispanics with Osteoarthritis

Sandra Soto, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of nursing and member of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center, received $600,000 from the NIH's National Institute on Minority and Health Disparities.

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Antoniak awarded $2.2 million grant from NIH-NHLBI

Antoniak awarded $2.2 million grant from NIH-NHLBI

Silvio Antoniak, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and member of the UNC Blood Research Center and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, was awarded a four-year, $2.2 million grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the potential therapeutic approach in inhibiting PAR1 to treat chemotherapy-induced heart failure.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty

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Virtual Coaching Services Available to Faculty

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is offering virtual coaching to all School of Medicine faculty. Services include peer and executive coaching.

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Make Your Voice Heard! Participate in Faculty Vitality Focus Groups

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is currently recruiting faculty to participate in focus groups that will inform future programming and initiatives. In today’s dynamic and challenging environment, our aim is to better understand how the institution can foster an environment in which all faculty can thrive.

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Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Teaching Scholars Program

Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Teaching Scholars Program

Teaching Scholars is a longitudinal faculty development program that develops participants’ skills in teaching and assessment. The application cycle is now open for the 2020-21 year. Read on to learn more.

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Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Passing the Torch Program

Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Passing the Torch Program

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE), housed in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, is now accepting nominations for the year-long faculty development program Passing the Torch: Fostering Medical Humanism through Faculty Role Models. Read on to learn about the program and how to apply before August 24, 2020.

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Five-Year Review of Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, Chair of Social Medicine

Read the announcement of Dr. Jonathan Oberlander's Five-Year Review, and learn how to provide your perspective in this important process.

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Rivera Receives $1.5 Million Grant For Lung Cancer Screening Study

Rivera Receives $1.5 Million Grant For Lung Cancer Screening Study

M. Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine in the UNC Department of Medicine, has received a four-year, $1.5 million NIH R01 grant to study “Comorbidity and Functional Status in a Population Undergoing Lung Cancer Screening” with Louise Henderson, PhD, in the UNC Department of Radiology.

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Resnick-Kahle appointed to AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Communications Committee

Resnick-Kahle appointed to AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs Communications Committee

Morgan Resnick-Kahle, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, has been appointed to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Communications Committee for the 2020-21 year.

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The Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development Releases Second Annual Report

The Office of Faculty Affairs & Leadership Development Releases Second Annual Report

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development exists to support the development of our faculty members and to provide resources to assure their academic success.

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Holt Publishes Writing on Common Distortions and False Equivalencies

Holt Publishes Writing on Common Distortions and False Equivalencies

Terrence Holt, MD, PhD, associate professor in the UNC Department of Medicine, recently had his article, "With Pandemic Information Overload How Can We Tell What is Real?" published in Literary Hub.

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Division of Physical Therapy Recognizes Class of 2020 Graduates With Online Ceremony

Division of Physical Therapy Recognizes Class of 2020 Graduates With Online Ceremony

The Division of Physical Therapy recognized its class of 2020 graduates, including six residents, 30 Doctor of Physical Therapy students (DPT), and three transitional DPT students in a ceremony held on Saturday, August 1.

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UNC School of Medicine Research Funding Increases $24 million in FY20

UNC School of Medicine Research Funding Increases $24 million in FY20

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, The UNC School of Medicine research funding increased by more than $24 million during fiscal year 2020.

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UNC Neurology Receives New Center of Excellence Designation

UNC Neurology Receives New Center of Excellence Designation

The Division of Neuromuscular Disorders has been designated as a Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation Charcot-Marie-Tooth Center of Excellence.

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UNC researchers awarded first ever NIH grant to study hidradenitis suppurativa

Chris Sayed, MD, in the UNC Department of Dermatology, Karen Mohlke, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics, and Yun Li, PhD, in the UNC Department of Genetics and the UNC Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, were awarded an R21 NIH grant to study the genetics of a chronic, devastating inflammatory skin disease called hidradenitis supperativa.

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Mock Appointed Director of Patient Safety for the UNC Department of Medicine

Mock Appointed Director of Patient Safety for the UNC Department of Medicine

Clare Mock, MD, CPPS, assistant professor in the division of hospital medicine has been named Director of Patient Safety for the UNC Department of Medicine.

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Recruiting rural populations for clinical research?

Recruiting rural populations for clinical research?

The NC TraCS Inclusive Science Program (ISP) has recently launched the Rural Health Research Toolkit, a resource for researchers designing and conducting research focusing on rural communities.

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Feedback Requested: Participate in Town Halls to Inform Revisions to the Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure

The Faculty Affairs and Diversity Leadership Committee is soliciting feedback from faculty to inform revisions to the guidelines for appointments, promotion, and tenure.

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Seeking internal candidates for newly created position of Associate DIO

UNC Hospitals is seeking internal candidates for the newly created position of Associate DIO. The detailed job description is below. Applicants should share a statement of interest and their CV to Michelle Howlett by August 8, 2020. Selection will be made by a committee co-chaired by Tom Ivester and Julie Byerley and including representatives from both UNCH and UNC SOM.

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Dr. Burks COVID-19 Update: August 6

Dr. Burks COVID-19 Update: August 6

In this latest update, Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, discusses ongoing research and clinical trials underway at UNC to develop COVID-19 treatments and possible vaccines against SARS-CoV-2.

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Remembering Steve Meshnick: Colleague, Mentor and Friend

Remembering Steve Meshnick: Colleague, Mentor and Friend

Steven Richard Meshnick, MD, PhD, professor of epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and member of the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, died of cancer on August 5, 2020 at his home in Carrboro, N.C.

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Our Connected Community

Two tragedies this week remind us of the interconnectedness of our world, and the importance of supportive communities.

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