Feb. 6

2020 AAMC Joint GREAT-GWIMS Conference seeking proposals for posters and 5-minute talks

The AAMC Graduate Research, Education and Training (GREAT) Group and the Group on Women in Medicine and Science (GWIMS) will hold a joint conference in Chicago, IL. This unique event will bring advocates for women’s advancement and leadership in science and medicine together with faculty and administrative leaders of biomedical PhD, MD-PhD, and postdoctoral programs, enabling networking and exploration of new opportunities for synergy between these communities.

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Reflections: Piedmont Health Director Has Important, Rewarding Job

Dr. Abbie DeVries is a 2002 graduate of the UNC School of Medicine who did her residency at Brown University. Since 2009, she has been in a leadership role with Piedmont Health Services, a large, multi-site Federally-qualified community health center organization based in Chapel Hill. She began at a local site, moved up to site director and is currently medical director for all of Piedmont Health Services.

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Tobacco Road Collaboration

On the court, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University are far from friendly. But off of it, the two world-class institutions are working together to solve some of today's biggest challenges and train the next generation of leaders, scientists and innovators.

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Currently Seeking Patient Centered Care Tutors

Tutors are needed for the Patient Centered Care course in the UNC School of Medicine. The course enables students to learn the core clinical skills—History-Taking, Physical Examination, Communication, Clinical Reasoning, Patient-Centered Care, and Professionalism— necessary for future patient care.

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UNC Program in Nicaragua expands partnership with addition of PhD program

UNC Program in Nicaragua expands partnership with addition of PhD program

UNC has expanded its partnership with the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua-León (UNAN) to include the development of a PhD program housed at UNAN.

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Cell Press Publishes List of 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Cell Press Publishes List of 100 Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Craig Cameron, Folami Ideraabdullah, and Genevieve Neal-Perry, were selected as part of a feature on CrossTalk, a subsidiary of Cell Press geared toward a general audience.

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Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium

The UNC School of Medicine Dean’s Office, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research are pleased to invite you to the Paul A. Godley Health Equity Symposium. We will take this time to honor the life and legacy of Paul A. Godley, MD, PhD, MPP, Rush S. Dickson Distinguished Professor of Hematology/Oncology and the inaugural Vice Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at UNC SOM. We have scheduled a full day of presentations and panels on a variety of topics including our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, community partnerships, and updates from ACCLAIM graduates and Dr. Godley’s collaborators. Additionally, Otis Brawley, MD, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University will join us for a keynote address.

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$10,000 Pilot Funding Opportunity Available for Sleep Research through Department of Allied Health Sciences

$10,000 Pilot Funding Opportunity Available for Sleep Research through Department of Allied Health Sciences

The Department of Allied Health Sciences Office of Research and Scholarship is pleased to announce its third and final round of pilot funding for the Sleep Innovation Research Grant (SIRG) program.

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Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

Sartor Honored by American Gastroenterological Association

R. Balfour Sartor, MD, the Margaret W. and Lorimer W. Midget Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of gastroenterology and hepatology, and professor of microbiology and immunology, has received the American Gastroenterological Association‘s Distinguished Achievement Award in Basic Science. The award will be presented during Digestive Disease Week 2020, May 1-5, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.

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Vote Today in the Special Election to the SOM Dean’s Advisory Committee

The UNC School of Medicine invites faculty to participate in medical school governance by voting in the special election for the next clinical faculty representative to the Dean’s Advisory Committee (DAC). Please look for an email today, Feb. 6, with your personal link to the election ballot. The election will close on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

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Women’s Health Research Poster Presentation and Awards Program

Women’s Health Research Poster Presentation and Awards Program

The UNC Center for Women’s Health Research is continually seeking ways to promote the essential work being done by researchers in alignment with our mission: Learning about diseases, disorders, and conditions that uniquely affect women, predominantly affect women, and affect women differently than men.

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Lupus Research Alliance: Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Award in Lupus and Autoimmunity

The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is accepting Letters of Intent (LOIs) to support creative scientists from all relevant scientific disciplines to provide them robust and sustained support to explore bold and paradigm-shifting ideas that could lead to ground-breaking discoveries in lupus research. The Distinguished Innovator Awards provide outstanding scientists with substantial support to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of systemic lupus erythematosus and so provide new directions towards a cure. Award amount up to $250,000 per year for up to four (4) years. The LOI deadline is March 16, 2020.

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UNC faculty to co-host 13th annual ACCJH Conference

UNC faculty to co-host 13th annual ACCJH Conference

Evan Ashkin, MD, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, will serve as local co-hosts for the 13th annual Academic Consortium on Criminal Justice Health (ACCJH) conference to be held in Raleigh April 2 and April 3, 2020.

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APWIMS Hosts Panel on Daily Career and Life Transitions of Women Faculty

APWIMS Hosts Panel on Daily Career and Life Transitions of Women Faculty

Last week, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development and the Association of Professional Women in Medical Sciences (APWIMS) hosted a panel focused on the Daily Career and Life Transitions of women faculty. Over 80 women from the School of Medicine and the Adams School of Dentistry participated in the event.

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Call for Membership Nominations to the UNC SOM 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. Click to learn more and submit a nomination.

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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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Assessing the Presence of Mental Health Stigma in an Academic Medical Center

Call for survey participants to assess the presence of mental health stigma within health care providers at UNC Medical Center. Participation in this survey is anonymous and voluntary.

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UNC Neurology News: February 2020

UNC Neurology News: February 2020

See what's new in the UNC Department of Neurology with updates from the department's February newsletter.

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UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center

UNC Hypertension Clinic Becomes a Certified Comprehensive Hypertension Center

The UNC Hypertension Clinic at Meadowmont has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Comprehensive Hypertension Center Certification to recognize the practice’s commitment to following proven, research-based treatment guidelines to care for people with complex or difficult-to-treat hypertension, or high blood pressure.

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Nelson's Research Provides New Insight Into Impact of Comorbid Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease on Hip Osteoarthritis

Nelson's Research Provides New Insight Into Impact of Comorbid Diabetes, Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease on Hip Osteoarthritis

The findings, recently published in Arthritis Research and Therapy, showed that having common comorbid conditions increases the chances of patients developing “symptomatic” OA, most notably among African Americans with diabetes mellitus.

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