Feb. 20

Preparing for March reaccreditation site visit

Read a letter to clinical faculty from Dr. Beat Steiner, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education, with resources to prepare for the LCME site visit taking place in March, 2020.

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Study shows promise for urine-based test for HPV-linked cervical cancer

Study shows promise for urine-based test for HPV-linked cervical cancer

UNC Lineberger’s Jennifer S. Smith, PhD, and colleagues report in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology that a non-invasive screening method for HPV-linked cervical cancer has potential to boost screening access and warrants further research.

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Researchers find out what’s keeping cancer-killing T-cells away from pancreatic cancer tumors

Researchers find out what’s keeping cancer-killing T-cells away from pancreatic cancer tumors

Scientists led by UNC Lineberger’s Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD, implicated B-cells, a type of immune cell, in the releasing of signals to keep T-cells from reaching pancreatic tumors to kill tumor cells.

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Kistler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Kistler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Christine E. Kistler, MD, MASc, associate professor, division of geriatric medicine and department of family medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for “Improving Primary Care Clinicians’ Communication Skills in Advance Care Planning for Patients with Dementia."

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Derebail, Falk Publish Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

Derebail, Falk Publish Commentary in New England Journal of Medicine

After a review of the PEXIVAS trial, a large randomized clinical trial involving patients with ANCA vasculitis, Vimal K. Derebail, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, and Ronald J. Falk, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, have published their interpretation of these findings for patients with severe ANCA vasculitis and ANCA-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.

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Manis selected as Chair of NIDCD Institute Board of Scientific Counselors and NIDCD Blue Ribbon Panel

Manis selected as Chair of NIDCD Institute Board of Scientific Counselors and NIDCD Blue Ribbon Panel

Paul B. Manis, PhD, Thomas J. Dark Distinguished Research Professor in the UNC Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, was appointed by the NIH to serve as the chair of the NIDCD Institute Board of Scientific Counselors beginning in Fall of 2019-2021. As part of this appointment, he is also serving as the chair of an NIH Blue Ribbon Panel reviewing the NIDCD Intramural program.

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Reminder to Vote 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). The election will close today, Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 11:59PM.

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PROMISE study seeking racially/ethnically underrepresented Aassistant professors for peer group mentoring research

PROMISE study seeking racially/ethnically underrepresented Aassistant professors for peer group mentoring research

UNC is part of a national effort, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Diversity Program Consortium, to identify best mentoring practices for scientists underrepresented in biomedical research.

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Cavender Selected for ACC Leadership Academy

Cavender Selected for ACC Leadership Academy

Matthew Cavender, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology, has been selected for the Leadership Academy of the American College of Cardiology.

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School of Medicine Faculty Participate in Making the Case Program and Refine A Business Pitch

School of Medicine Faculty Participate in Making the Case Program and Refine A Business Pitch

Over the course of the last three weeks, six UNC School of Medicine faculty participated in the Making the Case program that is sponsored by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development. Program participants developed and refined their business ideas, and practiced pitching their idea in front of a panel of institutional leaders serving as coaches and judges. Read more to learn about the program.

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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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UNC researchers publish book on retiree migration to Latin America

UNC researchers publish book on retiree migration to Latin America

A newly published book by UNC faculty details the results of research on the rapidly-increasing tendency of retirees to relocate to Latin America.

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Medical Student Nakisa Sadeghi Co-Authors Coronavirus Commentary in Health Affairs

Medical Student Nakisa Sadeghi Co-Authors Coronavirus Commentary in Health Affairs

The Health Affairs blog post, "Novel Coronavirus Should Prompt Examination Of Impact Of Outbreaks On Health Care Workers," details the effects of viral outbreaks on the people dedicated to treating infected patients.

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Latest Grant Awards to SOM Faculty

Listing of recent competitive grant awards to SOM faculty.

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Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith launches podcast: A Different Kind of Leader

Dr. Giselle Corbie-Smith launches podcast: A Different Kind of Leader

Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, MSc, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine and Director for the UNC Center of Health Equity Research, has recently launched a podcast, A Different Kind of Leader.

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Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk 2020

Mark your calendars! The sixth annual Head for the Cure 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, September 12 at Southern Village Green in Chapel Hill. Registration is now open. Please join us!

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All university staff and faculty: A 2020 Employee Engagement Survey

All university employees are asked to take the 2020 Employee Engagement Survey issued by the University of North Carolina System. The closing date is February 25.

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Endocrine News Publishes Cover Story Featuring Vaping Research from the Caron Lab

Endocrine News Publishes Cover Story Featuring Vaping Research from the Caron Lab

While the health risks linking tobacco use by pregnant woman has been long understood, vaping presents a new frontier. A recent study from the lab of Kathleen Caron, PhD, shows that there are some definite ill effects of e-cigarettes and the health of the offspring.

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Gilbert's Research on Gait Speed Featured in Healio Rheumatology

Gilbert's Research on Gait Speed Featured in Healio Rheumatology

A study led by Abigail Gilbert, MD, assistant professor of medicine, division of rheumatology, allergy and immunology, is featured in Healio Rheumatology.

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