May 7

Fischer, Lazear Named Winners of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships

Fischer, Lazear Named Winners of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships

William Fischer, MD, and Helen Lazear, PhD, earned Jefferson-Pilot Fellowships in Academic Medicine from the UNC School of Medicine for their infectious diseases research and clinical care.

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Knittel Selected as Recipient of Woods Faculty Award

Knittel Selected as Recipient of Woods Faculty Award

Andrea Knittel, MD, PhD, won the James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award for her research on women’s health and the criminal justice system.

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SOM Students Value Team Approach to Vital COVID-19 Response Effort

SOM Students Value Team Approach to Vital COVID-19 Response Effort

Medical students Alex Gertner, Demitra Canoutas, Ryan Searcy, Alex Gregor, and Sean Donohue are among the student, staff, and faculty volunteers to help make personal protective equipment for front line healthcare workers.

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UNC-Chapel Hill-based NC Policy Collaboratory to receive $29 million to study and fight coronavirus

UNC-Chapel Hill has been on the forefront of coronavirus research, having recently been named the highest-rated university in the United States for coronavirus research by Microsoft Academic.

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The Society for Pediatric Research Announces Stephanie Davis as President

The Society for Pediatric Research Announces Stephanie Davis as President

The Society for Pediatric Research announced Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, chair of the UNC Department of Pediatrics, as the society’s new president for the 2020-2021 term.

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Physician Assistant Studies Students Assemble Personal Protective Equipment in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Physician Assistant Studies Students Assemble Personal Protective Equipment in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Second-year Physician Assistant Studies students are teaming up at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Be a Maker (BeAM) makerspace to assemble personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coming Soon – SOM Standing Committee Elections

Each year, the UNC School of Medicine Standing Committee Elections offers faculty an opportunity to participate in medical school governance by serving on a committee as a faculty representative or simply voting in the election. Look for an email on Monday, May 11th with your personal link to the election ballot.

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UNC SOM Academy of Educators names 2019-2020 Teaching Award Recipients

UNC SOM Academy of Educators names 2019-2020 Teaching Award Recipients

The Academy of Educators, housed within the School of Medicine’s Office of Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development, has recognized 15 faculty members with teaching awards. Congratulations to this year’s recipients!

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Communities in Partnership: Ensuring Equity in the Time of COVID-19

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health and the UNC Center for Health Equity Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have partnered to launch the webinar series, Communities in Partnership: Ensuring Equity in the Time of COVID-19.

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Luigi Pascarella Receives Craver Medical Student Teaching Award

Luigi Pascarella Receives Craver Medical Student Teaching Award

It is with great pleasure we announce that Luigi Pascarella, MD, associate professor of vascular surgery and surgery clerkship director, has been chosen by the Academy of Educators as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Craver Medical Student Teaching Award.

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Chancellor's Message to Students, Research Community

Chancellor's Message to Students, Research Community

UNC-Chapel Hill is developing a plan to reopen the university’s research operations in June and July, and to have students back on campus in August.

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Novel Primary Care Model Promotes Lifelong Comprehensive Care for People Living with HIV

Novel Primary Care Model Promotes Lifelong Comprehensive Care for People Living with HIV

Shana Ratner, MD, associate professor in the division of general medicine, and section chief for education and clinical practice, announces a new collaboration with the division of infectious diseases that includes a multidisciplinary primary care clinic to serve people living with HIV. The new model lays the groundwork for multidisciplinary care in advance of department of medicine clinics' move to Eastowne.

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Atkins Writes Coloring Book on COVID-19 for Kids

Atkins Writes Coloring Book on COVID-19 for Kids

Lindsey Atkins of the UNC Child and Adolescent Outpatient Program published a coloring book to help children cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Rivera Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of ATS, President in 2023

Rivera Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of ATS, President in 2023

Patricia Rivera, MD, ATSF, professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, has been elected the secretary-treasurer of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and will serve as president of the organization in 2023.

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Glenn Leads Global Health Initiatives in Pediatric Nephrology

Glenn Leads Global Health Initiatives in Pediatric Nephrology

Dorey Glenn, MD, MPH, promotes global volunteerism in pediatric nephrology to address kidney disease.

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Medical Students Showcase Talent

Medical Students Showcase Talent

The UNC Medical Students have created a parody video to showcase talents and thank front line healthcare workers.

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Byerley, Denniston featured in JAMA's "A Piece of My Mind" Anniversary Issue

JAMA recently published a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the "A Piece of My Mind" column. Work from Julie Byerley, MD, MPH, and Clark Denniston, MD, are among the featured articles.

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Menard Receives Outstanding District Service Award

Menard Receives Outstanding District Service Award

M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, was honored with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Outstanding District Service Award amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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SOM Medical Student Teacher Meeting

Drs. Julie Byerley and Beat Steiner will host a webex for all interested teaching faculty on Tuesday, May 12 at 5 p.m.

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Introducing Research for Me

Join the Research for Me @UNC team to learn about this valuable public-facing resource.

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Celebrate Class of 2020, Hooding Ceremony

Celebrate Class of 2020, Hooding Ceremony

Students, families, faculty and staff are invited to help celebrate the School of Medicine class of 2020. In light of current circumstances caused by COVID-19, this year’s celebration will be held virtually beginning at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 8.

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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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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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