May 28

Students Teaching Students: COVID-19

Students Teaching Students: COVID-19

When UNC first-year medical students shifted their studies to remote learning in March, they were eager not only to continue their typical curriculum but also to learn about COVID-19.

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Four SOM Students Named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Four SOM Students Named NC Schweitzer Fellows

Lauren Halsey, Stephen Himmelberg, Sumaiya Mubarack, and Micayla Jones are four of 25 class members in the 2020-21 North Carolina Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (NCASF). Students will spend the next year learning to effectively address the social factors that impact health, and developing lifelong leadership skills, following the example set by famed physician-humanitarian Albert Schweitzer, for whom their Fellowship is named.

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Thomas, Conway-Dorsey Labs Receive $4.6 Million NCI Grant to Study Melanoma Mortality

Thomas, Conway-Dorsey Labs Receive $4.6 Million NCI Grant to Study Melanoma Mortality

The National Cancer Institute awarded UNC Lineberger researcher Nancy E. Thomas, MD, PhD and collaborators a five-year, $4.6-million grant to study the identification of lethal melanomas at the time of diagnosis.

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Annual Dean's Performance Awards Postponed

Nominations provided previously through ACAs, basic science and center business managers, or administration department heads for submission will be considered when the awards are reinstated.

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UNC MSTAR Student and Mentor Brian Diekman Recognized by AGS for Best Abstract

UNC MSTAR Student and Mentor Brian Diekman Recognized by AGS for Best Abstract

Kayla Darris, a 2019 UNC Medical Students in Aging Research (MSTAR) student from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and Brian Diekman, PhD, at the UNC School of Medicine, have been awarded the American Geriatrics Society’s 2020 Best Abstract Award.

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Niznik Named Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee

Niznik Named Deprescribing Research Network Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee

The Division of Geriatric Medicine's Joshua Niznik, PharmD, PhD, has been named by the US Deprescribing Research Network as a 2020-2021 Junior Investigator Intensive Awardee. As part of the Network’s inaugural cohort, Dr. Niznik and fellow awardees will expand support for deprescribing research among older adults.

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Jaspers named Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology

Jaspers named Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology

Ilona Jaspers, PhD, professor of pediatrics, microbiology and immunology, and environmental sciences and engineering, has been named Director of the Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology effective May 31, 2020. Jaspers previously served as the Center’s Deputy Director.

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UNC Medical Center to Conduct Study on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

UNC Medical Center to Conduct Study on Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

The study (BOOST-3) is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, and compares two treatments routinely used for monitoring patients with severe TBI in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit.

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School of Medicine Announces Guidelines for Resuming Research Operations on June 1

In this memo, Blossom Damania, PhD, Vice Dean for Research at the UNC School of Medicine, outlines measures to allow the safe resumption of lab-based and human subjects research at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series “Mechanisms of Sexual Disparities in Cardiac Development and Disease”

Please join us for June's Children's Research Institute Seminar. Our speaker will be Frank Conlon, PhD, who will be presenting "Mechanisms of Sexual Disparities in Cardiac Development and Disease." We hope you are able to join us!

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Virtual Community Health Talk for Sleep Apnea

Join Dr. Christine DeMason, Assistant Professor of Otolarynology/Head and Neck Surgery, for an educational webinar to learn more about how Inspire can help those struggling with CPAP treat their obstructive sleep apnea.

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