May 14

Schisler Collaborates with NASA to Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation

Schisler Collaborates with NASA to Study COVID-19, Protein Correlation

An interdisciplinary research working group on space biology formed by NASA has transformed into the Coronavirus International Research Team, which includes Jonathan Schisler, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Researchers Identify Protein Involved in Reactivation of Virus Linked to Cancer

Researchers Identify Protein Involved in Reactivation of Virus Linked to Cancer

Researchers led by Blossom Damania, PhD, reported that Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, a virus linked to three human cancers, uses a protein produced by its human host to come out of hiding and reactivate.

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UNC, NC State Biomedical engineers speed the development of emergency ventilator

UNC, NC State Biomedical engineers speed the development of emergency ventilator

Biomedical engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State responded to the COVID-19 Pandemic by teaming with UNC Health colleagues to create emergency ventilators.

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Cohen co-authors editoral for Science Magazine on COVID-19

Cohen co-authors editoral for Science Magazine on COVID-19

Myron Cohen, MD, director of the UNC Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, co-authored an opinion piece with University of Washington colleague Lawrence Corey, MD, based on their decades-long research on prevention and treatment of HIV.

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Three BATLab Members Featured in 'Confronting the HIV Epidemic'

Three BATLab Members Featured in 'Confronting the HIV Epidemic'

The new video series from Medscape includes compelling stories of people living with HIV and interviews with UNC School of Medicine's Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH, Kate Muessig, PhD, and Lina Rosengren-Hovee, MD, MPH, MS, of the UNC Behavior and Technology Lab in the division of infectious diseases.

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Reporting Child Maltreatment During COVID-19 Crisis

Reporting Child Maltreatment During COVID-19 Crisis

North Carolina law requires all adults to report suspected child maltreatment. The UNC Hospitals Beacon Program is dedicated to providing services that help break the generational cycle of family violence.

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UNC School of Medicine Literary Arts Journal Seeks Submissions

Iris, the UNC School of Medicine's literary arts journal is seeking creative work published under quarantine for a special COVID-19 edition.

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Announcing an Updated National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis

Announcing an Updated National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis

The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, the CDC, and the Arthritis Foundation released A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis: 2020 Update. The agenda lays out strategies and goals to improve health and quality of life among millions of Americans with OA.

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PROMISE Study Seeking Underrepresented Assistant Professors for Peer Group Mentoring Research Launching in August

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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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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 Request or Offer Help through the UNC SOM Support Exchange Website

Request or Offer Help through the UNC SOM Support Exchange Website

The website, launched by the Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, connects members of the SOM community with personal and professional services needed during the COVID-19 crisis and response. The resource is available to all members of the SOM community.

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UNC SOM Academy of Educators welcomes 99 new members

UNC SOM Academy of Educators welcomes 99 new members

The Academy of Educators, housed within the UNC School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, has grown to nearly 500 members after its recent acceptance of 99 new members. Congratulations to our incoming members!

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Vote in the School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections!

This year’s election is currently open, and we encourage you to vote! Check your inbox for an email with your personal link to the election ballot. The election will close on May 25th.

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UNC Preschool Writing Project to Distribute At-Home Literacy Learning Packets to North Carolina Head Start Families

UNC Preschool Writing Project to Distribute At-Home Literacy Learning Packets to North Carolina Head Start Families

The literacy packets, which contain alphabet activities, literacy-based scavenger hunts, and art projects, will be distributed in east Durham as part of a food distribution program.

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Perry Participating in COVID-19 NC DHHS Webinar Series

Perry Participating in COVID-19 NC DHHS Webinar Series

Martha Perry, MD, has been invited to participate as a panelist on the NC DHHS COVID-19 Healthcare Professional Webinar Series on May 14th.

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Fisher Publishes New Book on Inequality and Pharmaceuticals

Fisher Publishes New Book on Inequality and Pharmaceuticals

Jill Fisher, PhD, professor of social medicine, has published a new book, "Adverse Events: Race, Inequality, and the Testing of New Pharmaceuticals" (NYU Press).

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MUltilingual Research Advancement for heaLth (MURAL)

MUltilingual Research Advancement for heaLth (MURAL)

MURAL provides consultations, resources, and on-the-ground support to researchers and community partners to advance multilingual methods in health research studies.

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UNC-Chapel Hill Launches Tar Heels Together Website

UNC-Chapel Hill Launches Tar Heels Together Website

The University Development Office at UNC Chapel Hill created a Tar Heels Together website to connect community and share Carolina stories.

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