July 16

A Message from University Libraries

University Libraries is pursuing a “digital first” approach to benefit on-campus and remote researchers, instructors, and learners. A book and library materials pickup program began this week, and limited library hours will resume at Davis Library and the Health Sciences Library August 3.

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UNC Participates in Study on Antimalarial Drug to Prevent COVID-19

UNC Participates in Study on Antimalarial Drug to Prevent COVID-19

A UNC research team led by Ross Boyce, MD, is conducting a randomized clinical trial on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine in preventing novel coronavirus infections in U.S. healthcare workers.

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A Pediatrician Makes a Promise to his Black Patients

Patrick Snyder, MD, a third-year resident at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham and UNC School of Medicine graduate, published an AAP Voices Blog for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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A Message from UNC-Chapel Hill on International Students

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz, Provost Robert A. Blouin, and Chief Global Officer Barbara J. Stephenson reaffirm commitment to international students .

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 Study Tracks Endometrial Cancer Across North Carolina

Study Tracks Endometrial Cancer Across North Carolina

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD, launched a major initiative to track 1,000 women across North Carolina with cancer in the lining of the uterus to understand why the cancer is increasing in incidence and mortality, and why the disease is more deadly for some women than others.

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Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers to Develop, Test E-cigarette Prevention Messaging

Interdisciplinary Team of Researchers to Develop, Test E-cigarette Prevention Messaging

Seth Noar, PhD, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member, is leading a five-year, $3.35 million national study to develop and test messages that discourage adolescents from using electronic cigarettes. UNC School of Medicine’s Ilona Jaspers, PhD, is part of the project.

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Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award

Muss Receives ASCO’s Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology honored UNC Lineberger's Hyman B. Muss, MD, FASCO, with the 2020 Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award for his career-long dedication to improving the care of older patients with cancer.

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AACR Honors Cancer Genome Atlas Researchers with 2020 Team Science Awards

The American Association for Cancer Research presented the founding members and the current project team associated with The Cancer Genome Atlas with the 2020 AACR Team Science Awards during the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II. The awardees include UNC Lineberger members Charles Perou, Katherine Hoadley, Joel Parker, Benjamin Vincent, and Jen Jen Yeh.

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UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

UNC School of Medicine Faculty Earn Harvey Award

Laura Klinger, PhD, associate professor in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, will lead a team developing a “neurodiversity toolkit” to help companies address challenges faced by employees with autism, such as social expectations and time management in the workplace.

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Talking about race in the workplace

Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, PhD, special adviser to the chancellor and provost for equity and inclusion and interim chief diversity officer, and Dawn Osborne-Adams, Director of the UNC-Chapel Hll Omsbuds Office, offer advice on how to talk about race in the workplace.

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Figler Receives 2019-2020 Faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award

Figler Receives 2019-2020 Faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award

Dr. Brad Figler, associate professor of urology, received the faculty LGBTIQA+ Advocacy Award for his leadership of the UNC Transgender Health Program.

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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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 Shaheen named co-PI of NC TraCS

Shaheen named co-PI of NC TraCS

Nicholas Shaheen, MD, MPH, a world-renowned gastroenterologist and epidemiologist, will take up the mantle held by longtime TraCS leader Tim Carey, MD, PhD.

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AAMC calls for stories and poem submissions

The AAMC, in partnership with StoryCorps and the National Endowment for the Arts, is seeking oral and 55-word stories for collaborative listening and story sharing that explore the lived experiences of the health care workforce.

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Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Goes Nationwide with Launch of Interactive Online Training

Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program Goes Nationwide with Launch of Interactive Online Training

UNC Family Medicine's Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, is co-director of the Duke-UNC Tobacco Treatment Specialist Training Program, launched of interactive online training program.

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Robinson Named Assistant Dean for Graduate Education

Robinson Named Assistant Dean for Graduate Education

Donita Robinson, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and member of the UNC Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, was selected to help lead the Office of Graduate Education’s research and training missions.

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Grant Arms UNC-Chapel Hill with Technology to Accelerate COVID-19 Research

Grant Arms UNC-Chapel Hill with Technology to Accelerate COVID-19 Research

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative recently awarded a $433,000 grant to Ralph Baric, PhD, for lab equipment that will accelerate research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Patel Receives $25,000 Lung Cancer Initiative Research Fellowship Grant

Patel Receives $25,000 Lung Cancer Initiative Research Fellowship Grant

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina its 2020-2021 Research Fellows, including Shetal Patel, MD, PhD, who is also this year’s Lung Cancer Initiative Outstanding Fellow Applicant.

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Dixon leads collaboration to start Kenya’s first interventional radiology training program

Dixon leads collaboration to start Kenya’s first interventional radiology training program

The UNC Department of Radiology collaborates with the University of Nairobi (UoN) in Kenya. As a result of this partnership, UoN recently established the nation’s first interventional radiology fellowship, which will intake its inaugural class of Kenyan trainees later this year.

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Boggess Named Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Boggess Named Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Kim Boggess, MD, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, has been named Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs within the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development (FALD).

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Kathleen Barnhouse

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Kathleen Barnhouse

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Kathleen Barnhouse, from the Department of Family Medicine. Here's what one of Dr. Barnhouse's patients had to say: “I truly like Dr. Barnhouse. She is in a position to make a difference in people's lives and she does so with concern, care and experience. I have recommended her to friends and I will continue to do so. She is efficient and yet she has a great sense of humor and that puts me at ease..."

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Dr. Burks Weekly Video Message

Dr. Burks Weekly Video Message

In this week's video message, Dr. Burks offers updates on system initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and on planning for the impacts of COVID-19 in the months ahead.

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