Fifteen years ago, Nancy Raasch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Then, in 2009, came multiple myeloma. Despite these malignancies, she refuses to let cancer define her.
In the late 1960s, when Frederick Burroughs, MD, opened his practice in Southeast Raleigh, he was the first Board Eligible African-American pediatrician in Wake County. It’s a distinction he’s proud of, but it doesn’t come close to defining his career in medicine.
Using a weak electric current to alter a specific brain activity pattern, UNC School of Medicine researchers increased creativity in healthy adults. Now they’re testing the same experimental protocol to alleviate symptoms in people with depression.
On April 9 and 10, UNC's Department of Social Medicine hosted visitors from King's College London's Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine in a joint event, "Pedagogical Encounters: Engaging Social Sciences & Global Health."
The Seed Grant Program promotes the development of expertise in quality improvement at UNC Hospitals and Faculty Physician and Physician Network practices. The symposium will showcase six projects.
Michael Kappelman, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics will discuss his work with ImproveCareNow, a network of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) care centers in the US and England. Kappelman will explain the multidisciplinary approach of ImproveCareNow and discuss how to leverage the network approach to enhance QI projects.
The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has released several Requests for Proposals for research and clinical trial programs related to Alzheimer's disease, other dementias and cognitive aging. Letters of Intent are due June 2, 2015. Full applications are due June 16, 2015.
OIS and ITS will be performing network maintenance on the 3rd Floor MacNider Hall Saturday April 18 and 19, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day. This work is in preparation for the Voice over IP (VoIP) phone upgrade. During the maintenance networking services will be unreliable throughout the day.
The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation has announced a call for proposals for cancer research. No award max is posted, but previous awarded grants averaged $100,000. Application is due June 1, 2015. Application review will take place in September.
In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.
The Elsevier Foundation has released a call for proposals to the New Scholars program, which funds programs aimed at addressing the attrition rate among early- to mid-career female scientists. Multi-year grants (up to three years) can request $5,000 to $50,000 per year for up to $100,000 project total. Preliminary applications will be accepted May 6 to June 17, 2015.
Science in the News brings UNC researchers together with the public to discuss science topics making headlines. On Thursday, April 16 the group will discuss renewable energy.
Handling research animal ethics: Interactions between science and welfare. Presenter will be Nicole Nelson, PhD, Department of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Fernanda Schober, MD, Glomerulonephritis and Vasculitis Fellow at The UNC Kidney Center, and Will Pendergraft, MD, PhD, assistant professor, just published an editorial in Lupus Science & Medicine in which they review a recent study of specific biomarkers in lupus nephritis and provide their expert opinions on the need for repeated kidney biopsies to help treat patients with lupus nephritis and identify meaningful biomarkers that could predict disease development and response to therapy.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam & Cristy will be talking with T. Colin Campbell, PhD, professor emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. The theme of this week's conversation will be "Nutrition and Cancer."
Several new i2b2 training classes have been added and group trainings are also now available. The first will take place on April 17.
On April 22 at 8 p.m., UNC-TV program North Carolina Science Now will host an online discussion with UNC Gynecological Oncologists John Boggess, MD and John Soper, MD. They will talk about their rock band N.E.D – No Evidence of Disease – and its mission to raise awareness of and support women with gynecological cancers.
UNC School of Medicine MD/PhD student Audrey Verde has received the 2015 Scholar Award from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO), a national group dedicated to the advancement of women in academics. The Scholar Award is a $15,000 scholarship for women pursuing a doctorate-level degree.
The Robert C. Cefalo House Officer Awards are presented to residents who both demonstrate sincere dedication to patients and their families and maintain exemplary professional and interpersonal interactions with colleagues, staff, patients and visitors. This year, six outstanding physicians were honored.
Effective Saturday, April 11, 2015, UNC Hospitals will discontinue age-based visitor restrictions.