June 11

Update Your External Relationship Disclosures

Visit the Policy Compliance Page to review information, policies, procedures and federal/state regulations concerning relationships and activities between UNC School of Medicine faculty and staff with external entities.

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UNC Cochlear Implant Programs, Research Featured

UNC Cochlear Implant Programs, Research Featured

In the past, cochlear implants were employed in people with severe hearing loss, improving their ability to hear the conversations around them. But now, research shows that these devices offer benefits to patients with mild or moderate hearing loss – a group that UNC researchers and doctors are soliciting to receive cochlear implants as part of ongoing clinical trials.

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UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators announces 2020-21 Mentored Member Cohort

UNC School of Medicine Academy of Educators announces 2020-21 Mentored Member Cohort

The Academy of Educators, housed within the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Mentored Member Program cohort.

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Callahan Voted President-Elect of the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative

Callahan Voted President-Elect of the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative

Prior to being voted President-Elect, Leigh Callahan, PhD, who is Associate Director of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center and National Director of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, has served in multiple leadership roles within the organization.

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Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Experience for Adolescents

Learning to Breathe: A Summer Mindfulness Experience for Adolescents 12-14 years old, (online via Zoom).

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Dean's Advisory Committee Minutes - March 2020

Minutes from the March meeting of the Dean's Advisory Committee are now available.

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 Making it Personal: Cannefax Featured as Massey Award Winner

Making it Personal: Cannefax Featured as Massey Award Winner

Massey Award winner Julie Cannefax takes care of business and nurtures students for the curriculum in toxicology and environmental medicine.

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Three Teams Received Emerging Challenges Grants to Combat COVID-19

The UNC School of Medicine and NC TraCS awarded pilot funding to three teams for the 2020 Emerging Challenges in Biomedical Research Awards in a call highlighting research to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response

Cené is co-author of Nature Medicine article about Africa's COVID-19 response

This Nature Medicine Comment argues that Africa is well-equipped to prevent the continent from becoming the next COVID-19 hot spot. Crystal Wiley Cené, MD, MPH, associate professor in the division of general medicine and epidemiology, is a co-author of the article.

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Community pulls together for mask donations

Community pulls together for mask donations

Motivated by the increasing incidence of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina and the CDC's modified recommendation for individuals to wear protective face coverings, Dr. Kathleen Marulanda (PGY-5, Dept. of Surgery) quickly acknowledged the challenge this would pose for some in the community, particularly African American men.

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School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections Results

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, along with the SOM Nominating Committee, is delighted to announce the results of the 2020 School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections.

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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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NC TraCS launches new website and releases overview video

NC TraCS launches new website and releases overview video

We at the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute recently made a couple big moves. We have redesigned our online home, organizing it to easily find the services you need.

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Race, Law Enforcement, and Black Males: Actions Required to Shift the Paradigm

We will discuss the challenges brought by racism and describe experiences Black males live through that others do not, and share strategies to support the relationship between Black males and law enforcement. THis event is co-sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill Office for Diversity & Inclusion.

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New Congenital Cardiac Surgeon Sandeep Sainathan, MD, Joins UNC Surgery

New Congenital Cardiac Surgeon Sandeep Sainathan, MD, Joins UNC Surgery

Sandeep Sainathan, MD, joins UNC Surgery as an assistant professor in the division of cardiothoracic surgery. He sat down to discuss what inspired him to become a surgeon, why he chose to focus on the heart, and what brought him to UNC Surgery.

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Offering virtual physical therapy

Offering virtual physical therapy

Annette Greenway, a yoga instructor from Efland, North Carolina, attended her first physical therapy appointment with University Physical Therapy virtually since the start of COVID-19 pandemic. Greenway said she was initially not sure as to how a virtual visit would unfold, but as a first-time PT patient, she was happy to give it a chance.

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Callahan quantifies impacts of exercise on anxiety and depression in people with arthritis

Callahan quantifies impacts of exercise on anxiety and depression in people with arthritis

Leigh Callahan, PhD, is a co-author on the first research paper to quantify -- on a state-by-state basis -- the number of physically inactive people with arthritis who could reduce their anxiety and depression through exercise. The study showed that more than 3 million people could benefit from exercise, and provides particularly useful insights when the data are broken down to a state level.

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UNC Neurology News: June 2020

UNC Neurology News: June 2020

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

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UNC seeks qualified applicants for postdoctoral fellowship in reproductive mood disorders

Seeking qualified applicants for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The trainees will develop mastery in the following: reproductive hormonal physiology and signaling; methods for manipulating the reproductive system; and clinical phenomenology of reproductive mood disorders. Additionally, trainees will develop expertise in one of three methodological training tracks: Neurosciences, Genetics, or Stress Physiology. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency required.

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PROMISE Study Seeking Underrepresented Assistant 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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Awareness & Resilience- Mindfulness begins with you

Introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Management Experience the power of daily mindfulness practice and boost your well-being with Kessonga Giscombe, MS, L.Ac. MSW, via Zoom. Classes begins Mondays, June 15 -August 3, 2020, from 6-8 PM While we value gathering in-person, currently, because of health concerns, the move to online Mindfulness allows us to remain in-touch, and supportive of those wishing to learn more about the practice mindfulness. This course brings together the benefits of mindfulness, meditation, mind-body awareness, how to be to slow down, set priorities, stay calm, focused and relaxed, and improve your ability to meet life’s challenges. Learn how to respond to your emotions with greater kindness and self-care. To register, http://tinyurl.com/y8jx2drr After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions. Please visit our website, www.pim.med.unc.edu FACEBOOK: @UNCPIM https://www.facebook.com/UNCpim/ Twitter: @UNC Mindfulness https://twitter.com/uncmindfulness For more information, email mindfulness@med.unc.edu

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Dr. Wesley Burks Co-Worker Update: June 11

Dr. Wesley Burks Co-Worker Update: June 11

In this week's video update, Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, shares details on the work being done to keep co-workers and patients safe as we resume in person appointments.

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