Feb. 27

Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD:  Medication, or Psychotherapy?

Which Is More Effective for Treating PTSD: Medication, or Psychotherapy?

A systematic review and meta-analysis led by Jeffrey Sonis, MD, MPH, of UNC’s departments of social medicine and family medicine, finds there is insufficient evidence at present to answer that question. Clinicians should make shared decisions with patients about treatment, and they should not rely on current treatment guidelines.

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Deadline Extended: Physician Scientist Training Program

The School of Medicine is supporting a new training initiative to support career development of Physician Scientist trainees near their transition to faculty positions – The Physician Scientist Training Program.The deadline for applications is March 13, 2020.

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Dr. Otis Brawley - "Cancer Control in the 21st Century"

Dr. Otis Brawley - "Cancer Control in the 21st Century"

Otis W. Brawley, MD, MACP, FASCO, FACE, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, will give the keynote address following the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium.

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Doris Lin, MD, to Join the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Doris Lin, MD, to Join the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery

Doris Lin, MD, will be joining the faculty as an assistant professor of otolaryngology. Her practice focuses on general ear, nose and throat problems ranging from common ear infections to earwax removal and thyroid diseases.

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2020 Center for Faculty Excellence Faculty Showcase on Teaching

Join the Center for Faculty Excellence for the Faculty Showcase on Teaching, a one-day teaching conference on campus. It’s a great opportunity to pick up ideas for the classroom and connect with other faculty across campus. The next Showcase is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Carolina Club.

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UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) announces pilot grant awardees

UNC Program for Precision Medicine in Health Care (PPMH) announces pilot grant awardees

The PPMH matched funds from the NC TraCS $5-$50K Pilot Program for six principal investigators in the UNC School of Medicine who proposed projects that would generate evidence for implementation of precision medicine approaches in the UNC Health system and beyond.

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Dean’s Performance Awards - Nominations Being Accepted March 1 – March 31

Recommend exceptional SOM co-workers for the annual award; nominations will be submitted to the Dean's Office through ACAs, BMs, and administrative department heads.

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Announcing the Five Teams Receiving Emerging Challenges Grants

The UNC School of Medicine awarded the 2019 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards to five teams conducting basic science research in the fields of machine-learning, flaviviruses, vaping, and LPL trafficking

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Meeting the Needs of Undocumented Patients with Cancer – UNC Cancer Network Patient Centered Care Lecture

Please join the UNC Cancer Network for an online telehealth lecture with Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW, OSW-C. Julia Rodriguez-O’Donnell, LCSW, OSW-C, will discuss ethical and practical considerations related to providing care for undocumented patients with cancer, with particular attention to considerations relevant to cancer care in North Carolina.

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Richmond Awarded 2020 American Geriatrics Society Edward Henderson Student Award

Richmond Awarded 2020 American Geriatrics Society Edward Henderson Student Award

Natalie Richmond, a fourth-year medical student, has been awarded the 2020 American Geriatrics Society Edward Henderson Student Award for leadership and involvement in advancing geriatric medicine.

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A Wild Story: Adult Congenital Patient Receives Modified Ross Procedure

A Wild Story: Adult Congenital Patient Receives Modified Ross Procedure

From the age of 14, Bill Wild knew he had a heart condition. His pediatrician detected a slight heart murmur which turned out to be bicuspid aortic valve. It's a congenital condition in which the main artery that leads to the body—the aorta—has two cusps instead of three. It is one of the most common congenital heart defects, affecting about 20 per 1000 babies born. Years later, at the age of 42, Bill faced the difficult decision of what kind of congenital heart surgery he felt best served his life.

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Underrepresented Assistant Professors Invited to a "Lunch and Learn"

Learn more about how you can become part of a national effort to bolster diversity in biomedical research, by joining the PROMISE Study for a "Lunch and Learn" session.

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Call for UNC SOM Teaching Award Nominations

Call for UNC SOM Teaching Award Nominations

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE) is soliciting nominations for this year’s Teaching Awards. Submit a nomination for an outstanding faculty member by Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Nominees do not have to be members of the Academy.

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Call for Membership Nominations to the Academy of Educators

The Academy of Educators (AOE) is now accepting nominations for new faculty and resident members. Nominations are due by March 18, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

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School of Medicine Special Election Results – Clinical Faculty Representative on the Dean’s Advisory Committee

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development is delighted to announce the results of the 2020 School of Medicine special election for the Dean’s Advisory Committee (DAC).

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UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Welcomes New Leadership

UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators Welcomes New Leadership

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE) has elected a new president and two Leadership Council members, and appointed a standing council member for resident/fellow representation. Read on to learn more.

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Biomedical Research Cores Voucher Program Funds Cutting-Edge Research

The Core Facility Advocacy Committee (CFAC) in the Office of Research Technologies, UNC School of Medicine (SOM), organized a new pilot program for research projects that directly utilize UNC SOM biomedical research cores. Core vouchers worth up to $10,000 were awarded to 26 investigators with qualified projects to be used exclusively for core services.

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Adult Rapid Response calls will go silent on March 2, 2020

Starting Monday, March 2 at 7:00 am Adult Rapid Response calls at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill will no longer be announced overhead. Hospital operators will be notifying Adult Rapid Response team members of emergent situations by both Vocera and pager.

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Thorland Appointed as System VP of Strategy Execution & Core Transformation

Thorland Appointed as System VP of Strategy Execution & Core Transformation

Maraya Thorland has been appointed as UNC Health System VP of Strategy Execution and Core Transformation. In this role, which she began Feb. 24, Maraya will partner with leaders across UNC Health to drive successful implementation of our unified system strategy. Read the full announcement from Amy Higgins.

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Low-risk infants may still benefit from allergenic food consumption

Low-risk infants may still benefit from allergenic food consumption

Edwin H. Kim, MD, and Edward Iglesia, MD, MPH, co-authored an editorial in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on research focused on food allergies in infants.

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Temporary Change in OWASA's Water Disinfection Process in March

OWASA will temporarily alter its drinking water treatment process throughout the month of March. Water will remain safe to drink during this time, but customers might notice a change in taste or odor of drinking water.

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Academy of Educators hosts inaugural Teaching Bootcamp for Medical Educators

Academy of Educators hosts inaugural Teaching Bootcamp for Medical Educators

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE) hosted thirty participants at its inaugural Teaching Bootcamp this past Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.

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