UNC’s Center for Heart & Vascular Care has been offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) for less than a year. In that time, the team has built a national reputation for excellence, allowing UNC to be among the first phase of the rollout of a next generation TAVR device, Evolut-R, developed by Medtronic. This valve is the first repositionable transcatheter valve ever available.
A trio of adolescent audiology patients helped herald UNC Pediatric Audiology’s receipt of the Hear the World Foundation’s Richard Seewald Award on Sept. 17. Their unique successes — one a member of his school marching band, another an accomplished dancer, and the third a standout soccer player — illustrate the critical importance of early identification followed by early intervention for children born with hearing loss.
The new drug-creation method could allow cancer drugs to last longer in the body to attack tumors, as well as cancer cells floating in the blood stream.
The STEM Series, sponsored by the Carolina Seminar Series, has two upcoming focus group discussions during which attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their career development experiences at UNC. Participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation in the 90-minute sessions.
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with Revlon as part of the Love Is On Million Dollar Challenge to raise awareness and funds for women’s cancer programs. Revlon has invited charities dedicated to women’s cancers, heart disease and diabetes to participate in an online fundraising competition. The organization that raises the most donations for their cause, between September 21st and October 29th, will win an additional $1 million donation for their charity. Join UNC Lineberger in "Kissing Off Cancer"!
The Graduate Medical Education Office is proud to announce the return of The Autopsy of Dr. Melinda J. Smith. This is interactive, multimedia theater presentation developed by George Washington University that focuses on the changing nature of graduate medical education, in particular how issues of professional identity and mistreatment interact with pedagogical development and the institutional learning environment.
The UNC Office of Distinguished Scholarships is currently seeking nominations for the Goldwater Scholarship. UNC School of Medicine faculty members who work with outstanding undergraduates in labs or otherwise are encouraged to submit a nomination.
A study is currently being conducted to investigate the barriers and stressors that affect academic productivity and personal well-being at UNC. Employees from all departments with faculty, lecturer, adjunct or postdoctoral appointments are invited to participate in an online survey.
UNC Family Medicine Part of Collaborative Receiving Large Award to Reduce Health Disparities in Rural South
Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, in partnership with researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and East Carolina University, were awarded more than $9 million to study ways to improve blood pressure in the rural South.
i2b2 Trainings Continue, Lab Tests and Patient Vitals Added!
The BrightFocus Foundation is accepting applications for the National Glaucoma Research Grants program. The Foundation is interested in supporting high-risk studies that illuminate areas for which there currently is little understanding. The awards are open to basic science, translational and/or clinical research collaborations. Awards are made to universities, not to individuals. Award amount is up to $100,000 over two years.
The Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research is accepting proposals from promising laboratory and clinical scientists interested in pursuing a career as an independent investigator in ovarian cancer research. Award is up to $60,000 for one year. Application deadline is December 1, 2015.
When Billy Fischer, MD, was a child, his family spent time living in China. While there, he was struck by the stark contrast between how people lived in China at that time and how his family lived. He's dedicated himself to addressing poverty and disparity and found medicine to be the way he could make the most impact.
This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Cristy and guest co-hosts Bob Gwyther, MD, and Catherine Coe, MD, will be talking with Mike Pignone, MD, Chief of General Internal Medicine at UNC Health Care. The theme of the conversation will be "Prevention: Doing what Counts."
Take a look at some recent department highlights and honors.
When Tarshree Sawyer arrived in Chapel Hill for this year’s Carolina First Look, she didn’t know very much about UNC. But, she knew Hugh Smith, UNC School of Medicine's associate director for faculty pipeline initiatives.
The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI) will award 6 - 8 $50,000 grants to support quality improvement projects to be conducted July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Projects may be initiated by staff and faculty from any department or unit at UNC Hospitals, UNC Faculty Physicians and UNC Physicians Network.
Cindi Trinidad, director for the Office of Graduate Medical Education, has been honored with this year's GME Institutional Coordinator Excellence Award from The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
In early September, Marjorie Stiegler, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology at UNC, gave the only physician-led panel at BX2015, which brought together the world’s leading behavioral insights experts with policymakers and practitioners to explore how to make better and smarter policies to solve the greatest challenges facing the world today.
Indiana University honored UNC neuroscientist Garret Stuber, PhD, for his work uncovering how brain circuits work.