July 30

UNC School of Medicine Seeks Faculty Leader for Establishment of UNC Health Sciences at SEAHEC

The UNC School of Medicine is seeking a UNC faculty member with broad academic experience, readiness for clinical leadership, experience in bringing together different constituencies, and dedication and expertise in education to lead the establishment of UNC Health Sciences at SEAHEC. This person will collaborate with university, community and SEAHEC leaders to expand the medical school campus in Wilmington and establish campuses in the other health professions there as well.

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UNC Infectious Diseases Division Launching COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

UNC Infectious Diseases Division Launching COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Led by Cindy Gay, MD, clinical researches in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases are leaning on years of experience and expertise to partake in a large phase 3 clinical trial for a COVID-19 vaccine.

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CIDD Program Graduate Kenneth Kelty Wins National Honor

CIDD Program Graduate Kenneth Kelty Wins National Honor

A graduate of the LEND program at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Kenneth Kelty won a national video competition in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act.

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Byerley Featured in AMA Video: How Medical Schools Plan to Accommodate Students This Fall

Byerley Featured in AMA Video: How Medical Schools Plan to Accommodate Students This Fall

In part one of a two-part series, American Medical Association Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger discusses with medical school administrators their institutions plans to adapt their academic practices this fall, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Finance and operations vice chancellor leaving for UNC System

Jonathan Pruitt, who came to Carolina from the UNC System in January 2018, returns to the UNC System as chief operating officer, effective August 1.

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Yarbrough Leads by Example from Bench to Bedside

Yarbrough Leads by Example from Bench to Bedside

A natural curiosity and drive to discover new things led Wendell Yarbrough, MD, on the path to becoming a distinguished head and neck cancer surgeon and researcher studying potential new cancer therapies.

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On the Front Lines of COVID-19: Nurse Manager Turkeisha Brown Leads Her Team Through a Pandemic

On the Front Lines of COVID-19: Nurse Manager Turkeisha Brown Leads Her Team Through a Pandemic

Turkeisha Brown, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Patient Services Manager III, leads 70 employees on 6 Bedtower, a designated acute care unit for COVID-19 patients at the UNC Medical Center in Chapel Hill. Through obstacles, trials, and determination, her staff is unified to help fight the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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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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Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Passing the Torch Program

Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Passing the Torch Program

The UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE), housed in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, is now accepting nominations for the year-long faculty development program Passing the Torch: Fostering Medical Humanism through Faculty Role Models. Read on to learn about the program and how to apply before August 24, 2020.

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Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Teaching Scholars Program

Call for Nominations: UNC School of Medicine Teaching Scholars Program

Teaching Scholars is a longitudinal faculty development program that develops participants’ skills in teaching and assessment. The application cycle is now open for the 2020-21 year. Read on to learn more.

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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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Annual Report – UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

Annual Report – UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators

We are excited to present the 2019-20 Annual Report for the UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators (AOE). Read on for an overview of the accomplishments made by this dynamic group of educators.

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UNC Health Co-Worker Town Hall

On Friday, July 24, UNC Health hosted a virtual town hall meeting for co-workers. A video of the session is now available. Video requires ONYEN log-in.

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ID Faculty Organize, Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Hard-hit Lee County, NC

ID Faculty Organize, Conduct COVID-19 Testing in Hard-hit Lee County, NC

At UNC Hospitals, patient care teams were seeing increasing numbers of Latinx COVID-19 patients from Lee and nearby Chatham counties. So a volunteer UNC team led by UNC's division of infectious diseases has put in place drive-up testing in Sanford, in the center of Lee County, about 35 miles south of Chapel Hill.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Ashley Glyn Henderson

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Ashley Glyn Henderson

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Ashley Glyn Henderson from the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine. Here's what one of Dr. Henderson's patients had to say: “Dr Henderson is the best! She is caring, professional, compassionate, concerned about all of my concerns and questions, considers all my input and questions before formulating a plan, made eye contact while typing (how does she do that?!) and cares about me as a patient and a person..."

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Follow the medical student classes on Twitter

Follow the medical student classes on Twitter

Faculty and staff are invited to follow the medical student classes on Twitter.

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Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19

Sellers Receives Pilot Funding To Study Upper Respiratory Immune Response in COVID-19

Subhashini Sellers, MD, MSc, assistant professor in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has received pilot funding from the UNC Center for Environmental Health Sciences to study the upper respiratory immune response in COVID-19.

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Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

Air Pollution From Wildfires Shows Link to Death Rates in Patients With Kidney Failure

Abhijit V. Kshirsagar, MD, MPH, the Covington Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the division of nephrology and hypertension, is a co-author of new research published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology that suggests individuals with kidney failure may face a higher risk of dying prematurely if they’re exposed to air pollution from wildfires

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Szeto Earns Employee Forum Community Award

Szeto Earns Employee Forum Community Award

This year's recipient of the Employee Forum Community Award, also known as the Three Legged Stool Award, is Jackson Szeto from the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center within the Office of Medical Education.

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Five-Year Review of Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, Chair of Social Medicine

Read the announcement of Dr. Jonathan Oberlander's Five-Year Review, and learn how to provide your perspective in this important process.

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UNC Surgery Profile: Hong Jin "HJ" Kim, MD

UNC Surgery Profile: Hong Jin "HJ" Kim, MD

Dr. HJ Kim is Ted B. Seagroves, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Surgery and the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at UNC Surgery in Chapel Hill. He discusses how his family inspired him to become not just a surgeon but a surgical oncologist and what he wants his patients to know about him and the care he provides through the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.

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2020 NC Women's Health Report Card released by CWHR

2020 NC Women's Health Report Card released by CWHR

This week, the UNC Center for Women's Health Research (CWHR) released the 2020 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, an overview the health and health care needs of our state’s 5+ million women.

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UNC to be site for WRHR Career Development Program

UNC to be site for WRHR Career Development Program

The UNC Center for Women's Health Research has received a notice of award for the UNC Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) Career Development Program, an NIH K12 grant.

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UNC Launches My Learning

My Learning, a new learning management system is part of Carolina Talent.

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Pediatric ENT and Pediatric Audiology Clinics to Open in Raleigh

Pediatric ENT and Pediatric Audiology Clinics to Open in Raleigh

We are excited to announce the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery's Pediatric Division and UNC Hospitals Pediatric Audiology will officially open their Raleigh clinic on Monday, August 17th.

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UNC School of Medicine Seeks Chair for Department of Urology

The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Urology. This is an internal search; only current UNC School of Medicine faculty members will be considered.

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A Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Was Headed For A Wheelchair. Then Gene Therapy Arrived.

A Boy With Muscular Dystrophy Was Headed For A Wheelchair. Then Gene Therapy Arrived.

Gene therapy pioneer Jude Samulski, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the UNC School of Medicine, is featured in this NPR story about a 30-year research journey from idea to treatment reality for kids with muscular dystrophy.

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Save the Date: IHQI Improvement Scholars Symposium

IHQI's Improvement Scholars Symposium will be on Sept. 15, 2020 at 2:00 through Zoom. Six improvement projects will be shared in a lightning format, with an online breakout room reception to follow.

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