September 10

Graduate Student Rachel Battaglia Receives Prestigious Award from the National Institute of Aging

Graduate Student Rachel Battaglia Receives Prestigious Award from the National Institute of Aging

Battaglia, a sixth-year student in the Cell Biology and Physiology Program, won the Transition to Aging Research Award for Predoctoral Students, which will fund her research of neurodegeneration for the next five years.

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Conlon Receives 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award

Conlon Receives 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund honored Brian Conlon, PhD, as a 2020 Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award for his work on antibiotic resistance.

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Physician Assistant Studies’ Jason Hrdina Receives National Recognition as AAPA Distinguished Fellow

Physician Assistant Studies’ Jason Hrdina Receives National Recognition as AAPA Distinguished Fellow

The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) has named Jason Hrdina as a distinguished fellow for his outstanding contributions to patient care and to the profession.

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UNC School of Medicine Research Featured in Midtown Magazine

In a Midtown Magazine feature titled "Triangle Hospitals Combat COVID-19," several UNC-Chapel Hill research projects were mentioned as important players in our fight against the virus.

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The UNC TEACCH Autism Speaker Series - Virtual Series "From Research to Practice"

The UNC TEACCH Autism Speaker Series provides the most up-to-date information on current topics in autism education, intervention, and diagnosis being researched and implemented at UNC. Content will be shared in three, two-hour virtual sessions, each highlighting UNC advancements in research and community practice from cells to services across the lifespan. Continuing Education Credits are available.

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Applications for Internal Candidates for Designated Institutional Official due by Sunday, Sept. 20

We seek internal candidates for the position of Designated Institutional Official (DIO). Applicants should share a brief statement of interest and their CV to Michelle Howlett (Michelle.Howlett@unchealth.unc.edu) by this Sunday, September 20, 2020. Selection will be made by a committee co-chaired by Tom Ivester and Julie Byerley, and will include representatives from both UNC Hospitals and UNC SOM.

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UNC Researchers Enroll COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Trial Participants

UNC Researchers Enroll COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Trial Participants

Led by Cindy Gay, MD, clinical researchers 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. Ronald Falk, MD, Chair of the UNC Department of Medicine, is one of the trial's first participants.

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Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Deb Ashish Bhowmick

Carolina Care Highlight: Dr. Deb Ashish Bhowmick

Our Carolina Care Highlight this week recognizes Dr. Deb Ashish Bhowmick from the Department of Neurosurgery. Here's what two of Dr. Bhomwick's patients had to say: “Doctor Bhowmick and his resident answered all questions before I even asked. The covered my specific case and provided in detail how they felt they should proceed and why. It was a blessing to get to meet with them, and I left with confidence in what they were going to do.”

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School of Medicine Announces new Co-Director of Individualization Phase

School of Medicine Announces new Co-Director of Individualization Phase

Dr. Kim Nichols, associate professor of anesthesiology, is the new Co-Director of Individualization Phase.

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School of Medicine announces new Advanced Clinical Selective Course Director

School of Medicine announces new Advanced Clinical Selective Course Director

Dr. Morgan McEachern is the new Director of the Advanced Clinical Selective, a required course in Individualization Phase designed to improve students’ clinical skills in preparation for residency.

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The Stars Aligned for Patient with Extensive Aortic Aneurysm

The Stars Aligned for Patient with Extensive Aortic Aneurysm

In July 2013, 60-year-old Cynthia Stingone, known to her friends and family as Cindy, had a persistent cold and cough. She went to her primary care physician to find out why it wouldn’t go away. Since she is a former smoker, her doctor took the precautionary step of ordering x-rays, EKG, and CT scans to find out what was going on. What they found would send Cindy on a medical journey spanning hundreds of miles and involving multiple surgeries to repair her extensive Aortic Aneurysm.

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The Malawian Program for Mental Health Research Training Grant has been awarded to Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases in partnership with UNC Psychiatry

The Malawian Program for Mental Health Research Training Grant has been awarded to Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases in partnership with UNC Psychiatry

The UNC Institute for Global health and Infectious Diseases and UNC Psychiatry’s Division of Global Mental Health WARMHEART will create an expert pool of mental health researchers based in Malawi who are trained as leaders and able to collaborate with other disciplines and policymakers to address the role of psychiatric illness across the lifespan in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Dean's Advisory Committee Minutes

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

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2020 Women in Medicine Conference

2020 Women in Medicine Conference

Registration is open for the 2020 Women in Medicine Conference. This year’s conference will be held virtually on September 25, 2020.

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Last Chance to Participate in Town Halls to Inform Revisions to the Guidelines for Promotion and Tenure

The Faculty Affairs and Diversity Leadership Committee is soliciting feedback from faculty to inform revisions to the guidelines for appointments, promotion, and tenure. The town halls are wrapping up this week.

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Register Now for the Faculty Success Symposium for New Faculty

Register Now for the Faculty Success Symposium for New Faculty

Save the date and register for the upcoming Faculty Success Symposium on October 15, 2020. This event is for all faculty new to the School of Medicine.

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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. Eligible faculty will have a challenge or goal they want to move forward in the next few months.

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Genetics Faculty Publish Back-to-Back Papers in Cell

Genetics Faculty Publish Back-to-Back Papers in Cell

Blood-Cell Consortium members from the UNC Department of Genetics, Drs. Yun Li (associate professor), Laura Raffield (assistant professor), Karen Mohlke (professor) and Cassandra Spracklen (former postdoctoral fellow) are co-authors on two large studies focused on the genetics of blood cell traits.

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Randal Zhou Talks About Joining UNC Surgery as the Newest Addition to the GI Division

Randal Zhou Talks About Joining UNC Surgery as the Newest Addition to the GI Division

Randal Zhou, MD, joins the UNC Department of Surgery as an assistant professor in the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. He sat down to discuss what inspired him to become a surgeon, his goals while at UNC Surgery, and why he would want to pick the brain of one of UNC’s most successful alumni, Michael Jordan.

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UNC Health Enterprises seeking candidates for Physician Innovator to drive innovation and transformation

The UNC Health Enterprises team is seeking a Physician Innovator to support and grow UNC Health’s portfolio of new consumer health experiences and strategically-aligned health businesses.

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Candidate Search for Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality and Patient Safety Now Closed

The application period for the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality is now closed. The search committee will be conducting interviews and anticipate naming a new ACMO by early October.

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UNC Health Media Briefing with UNC Experts - Flu Season During a Global Pandemic

UNC Health Media Briefing with UNC Experts - Flu Season During a Global Pandemic

On September 9, UNC Health's media briefing featured Dr. Cheryl Jackson, chief of the division of pediatric emergency medicine and professor of pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, and Dr. Amir Barzin, assistant professor of family medicine and a leader of the COVID-19 Respiratory Diagnostic Center in Chapel Hill.

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Linnstaedt named a 2020 Rita Allen Pain Scholar

Linnstaedt named a 2020 Rita Allen Pain Scholar

Sarah D. Linnstaedt, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Anesthesiology, has been awarded a 2020 Award in Pain grant from The Rita Allen Foundation. This prestigious award will help Dr. Linnstaedt’s lab perform studies examining a promising therapeutic target for the prevention of chronic pain.

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UNC SOM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Update

Please read an update on the ongoing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within the UNC School of Medicine. Faculty are also encouraged to consult your department's diversity liaisons who are excellent sources for updates and progress regarding this ongoing work.

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Dayton receives 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award

Dayton receives 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award

Paul Dayton, PhD, is the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award presented by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.

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Miller Receives ASM Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology

Miller Receives ASM Award for Research and Leadership in Clinical Microbiology

Melissa Miller, PhD, Director of the Clinical Microbiology and Molecular Microbiology Laboratories at the UNC Medical Center, has been a national leader on the issue of COVID-19 laboratory testing since the earliest days of the pandemic.

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UNC TEACCH announces upcoming Fall 2020 cohort of Project ECHO Autism for medical providers

UNC TEACCH is announcing an upcoming Fall 2020 cohort of Project ECHO Autism for medical providers beginning September 28, 2020. We are offering 12, free teleconsultation sessions held the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at lunch time (11:45-1:15) for medical providers (pediatricians, family medicine doctors, nurses, PAs, NPs) who are interested in learning more about screening, treatment options, and resources for individuals with autism and their families.

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