Vital Signs

This week's collection of news and events from the School of Medicine

UNC doctor and daughter back at Boston Marathon

Last year Joseph M. Stavas, MD, a professor of Radiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ran the Boston Marathon with his daughter, Dr. Natalie Stavas. Both were at mile marker 26 when the bombings occurred, and both gave help to bombing victims. They came back to Boston to run this year's marathon. Follow their progress in the Storify below!

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2014 Faculty Elections

Eligible faculty are encouraged to vote via electronic ballot by midnight on Monday, April 21, 2014. If you have not received your ballot or are having trouble voting please contact Dennis Schmidt at dennis_schmidt@med.unc.edu.

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Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment.

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UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement

UNC researchers develop new model of cellular movement

At the heart of a new study are two proteins that work together to help cancers metastasize

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NC DNA Day 5K and Science Festival

Run for Science! The second annual NC DNA Day 5K and Science Festival will take place May 17 on UNC’s campus. All proceeds from the 5K run will support science outreach and education in North Carolina including NC DNA Day. DNA Day is an annual event where scientists from UNC and other leading N.C. research institutions visit over 100 high school classrooms statewide to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, to support North Carolina science teachers, and to bridge the gap between North Carolina’s leading research enterprises and high school science classrooms.

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Turner-Brown named new Assistant Director for TEACCH Autism Program

Turner-Brown named new Assistant Director for TEACCH Autism Program

Lauren Turner-Brown has accepted the position of Assistant Director for the UNC TEACCH Autism Program effective July 1, 2014.

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New Round of SOM Bridge Funding

Submissions for the last round of SOM Bridge Funding in Fiscal Year 14 are now being accepted.

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TEACCH Autism Program and CIDD “Light It Up Blue” for Autism Awareness

TEACCH Autism Program and CIDD “Light It Up Blue” for Autism Awareness

On April 2nd, The TEACCH Autism Program and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) joined together to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day.

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Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis Walk

The walk is the area’s largest fundraiser for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life for people affected by IBD.

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Francine Mary Netter to discuss 'Medicine's Michelangelo'

Stop by the Health Sciences Library for the next Bullitt History of Medicine Club meeting featuring Francine Mary Netter, daughter of Frank H. Netter, MD, who will discuss her father's biography.

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1st Annual ‘Walk to Cure HHT’ 5K walk/run

On Sunday, May 18, UNC Health Care, the UNC HHT Center of Excellence, and the HHT Foundation are hosting the 1st Annual ‘Walk to Cure HHT’ 5K walk/run at Southern Community Park, located in Chapel Hill’s Southern Village.

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Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award

Loeser to receive OARSI Basic Science Research Award

Dr. Richard F. Loeser Jr. will receive the award April 24 at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) World Congress in Paris, France.

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Are Close Relationships Good Medicine for People Coping with Chronic Illness?

This Thurston Multidisiplinary Clinical Research Center Speaker Series event will be presented by Tracey Revenson, PhD, Professor and Deputy Executive, Office of Psychology, Hunter College and the Graduate Center,City University of New York.

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Advance Care Planning: Is It All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

This May Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Lois Shepherd, JD, Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Public Health Sciences, and Law at the University of Virginia.

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Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

Finding the Switch: Researchers Create Roadmap for Gene Expression

In a new study, researchers from North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and other institutions have taken the first steps toward creating a roadmap that may help scientists narrow down the genetic cause of numerous diseases.

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Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Taking the sting out of insect-sting allergies

Insect stings cause 40 to as many as 100 deaths nationwide each year. A review of current scientific literature related to specific insect-sting hypersensitivity points to epinephrine auto-injectors and immunotherapy as lifesavers in people with a previous sting-induced systemic allergic reaction.

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