Jan. 30

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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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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Physician Assistant Studies Welcomes Class of 2021 with White Coat Ceremony

Physician Assistant Studies Welcomes Class of 2021 with White Coat Ceremony

The Physician Assistant Studies program welcomed twenty students to the class of 2021. This year's cohort of students is one-quarter veterans, and nearly forty percent were raised in a medically underserved area.

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Jackson Roush, PhD, Receives Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities' Impact Award

Jackson Roush, PhD, Receives Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities' Impact Award

Jackson Roush, a professor and clinically trained audiologist in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, has received the 2019 Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) Impact Award.

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Remembering Ken Bott, Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Immunology

Remembering Ken Bott, Professor Emeritus, Microbiology and Immunology

Ken Bott, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Immunology, died on Friday, January 24, 2020 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 83.

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January 2020 '90 Seconds With' Episode

January 2020 '90 Seconds With' Episode

The 90 Seconds With… series has been on air for one year. This episode commemorates the news, information, and Forward Together updates the series has delivered over the past year in the School of Medicine.

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Iweala Receives AAAAI Award, Funding Innovative Alpha-gal Research

Iweala Receives AAAAI Award, Funding Innovative Alpha-gal Research

Onyinye Iweala, MD, PhD, an allergist and alpha-gal researcher in the UNC division of rheumatology, allergy & immunology, was granted the three-year Faculty Development Award by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). The focus of her research will be: "Glycolipids and Invariant Natural Killer T Cells in Alpha-gal Syndrome."

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Donald Budenz Recognized as ‘World Expert’ in Glaucoma

Donald Budenz Recognized as ‘World Expert’ in Glaucoma

In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Expertscape announced its list of glaucoma experts from around the world.

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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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Ratner to Receive National Leadership Award

Ratner to Receive National Leadership Award

Shana Ratner, MD, FACP, associate professor of medicine in the division of general medicine and clinical epidemiology, and section chief for education and clinical practice, has been selected to receive the 2020 Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Medicine Leadership Award, to be presented May 6 at the ACLGIM Annual Dinner in Birmingham, AL.

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Registration Open for the 2nd Annual LabCorp Healthcare Case Competition

LabCorp will host its 2nd annual healthcare case competition on April 22, 2020 at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Teams of four (4) graduate students will have approximately two weeks (March 24 – April 8) to develop a solution to a real-world problem related to LabCorp’s core business. LabCorp senior leaders will review the submissions and select finalist teams to present live to a panel of LabCorp executives for $10K in prizes on April 22.

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UNC Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek Opens to Serve More Wake County Patients

UNC Medicine Clinic at Panther Creek Opens to Serve More Wake County Patients

UNC Health Care at Panther Creek, located at the corner of Highway 55 and McCrimmon Parkway, officially opened on Jan. 21, 2020, placing department of medicine specialists from internal medicine, cardiology, pulmonology and nephrology alongside a variety of UNC Health Care entities to better serve the growing population of western Wake County.

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A homecoming for a convergent scientist

A homecoming for a convergent scientist

After 16 years in Rwanda, physician and renewable energy entrepreneur Caleb King returns to his alma mater to lead the UNC Institute for Convergent Science, a partnership of the College of Arts & Sciences, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, and Innovate Carolina.

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Brinkley-Rubinstein Contributes to Special AJPH Issue

Brinkley-Rubinstein Contributes to Special AJPH Issue

The issue of the American Journal of Public Health focuses on mass incarceration as a driver of health inequities.

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Giudice, UNC Graduate Students Write Feature for Publication, 'The Scientist'

Giudice, UNC Graduate Students Write Feature for Publication, 'The Scientist'

Jimena Giudice, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, and graduate students in the Curriculum in Genetics and Molecular Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, co-authored a feature story on alternative splicing for The Scientist.

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Joyner receives Craver Professor Award

Joyner receives Craver Professor Award

Benny L. Joyner, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and Director of the UNC Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center, has been honored with the Craver Medical Student Teaching Award. The Craver Medical Student Teaching Award was established by UNC School of Medicine graduate Joseph M. Craver, MD, to honor outstanding teachers in internal medicine, pediatrics, and surgery who inspire and change the lives of medical students through their teaching.

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