Vital Signs

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

The Nutrition Department Seminar

Our first department seminar of the new academic year features Dr. Brian Bennett and his presentation "Metabolites in Atherosclerotic risk--from mouse to humans and back. Does choline cause atherosclerosis?"

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The Ras Tracker

The Ras Tracker

For more than 20 years, Sharon Campbell, PhD, has been studying Ras, a protein implicated in 30 percent of all cancers. Now she’s on the hunt for alternative ways to shut the protein down.

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2014 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards: Call for nominations

The UNC School of Medicine and its physicians established a program in 1990 to recognize outstanding achievement by nursing professionals. These awards serve as tangible recognition of the countless vital contributions nurses make in support of patient care, teaching, research, and public service missions of the School of Medicine. The deadline to submit nominations is Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Carolina Center of Nanotechnology Excellence Pilot Grant Program 2014-15

Carolina Center of Nanotechnology Excellence Pilot Grant Program 2014-15

The C-CCNE is pleased to announce the fifth cycle of its Pilot Grant Program in Cancer Nanotechnology (Carolina CCNE Phase II, FY 2014-15) in collaboration with UNC TraCS Institute (NIH CTSA). This program is open to all faculty members at UNC-CH. Current C-CCNE PI’s can participate as collaborators in these Pilot Projects with no salary support.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

New RFA for Duke/UNC Collaborative Grants plus upcoming events, including Workshop: NSF Grants for Graduate Students, Orientation for New Clinical Research Personnel, Biostatistics Seminar Series, and NC TraCS Team Science Series.

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Laughlin, Prieur, Morea win 2013-2014 Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Awards

Sarah Laughlin, MS, won the Wallach Award for interns. Mary Beth Prieur, PhD, and Paul Morea, LCSW, are the faculty recipients of the Jody T. Konanc award.

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Sheikh and Rogers named co-directors of new UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic

Sheikh and Rogers named co-directors of new UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic

The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology proudly announces the establishment of the UNC Rheumatology Lupus Clinic, co-directed by Drs. Saira Sheikh and Jennifer Rogers. This clinic will provide state-of-the-art care to patients with all forms of Lupus.

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Welcome to Carolina

Welcome to Carolina

Chancellor Folt welcomes all of Carolina's new faculty, staff, and students in this video.

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Building up Medical Education in Baghdad

Building up Medical Education in Baghdad

A new collaboration between the UNC School of Medicine and the University of Baghdad aims to build a better medical education system throughout Iraq.

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Support Be Loud! Sophie Foundation benefitting UNC Hospitals teen cancer patients & families!

The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation is a charitable organization devoted to supporting teen cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. The foundation's mission and work honors the life of Chapel Hill teenager Sophie Steiner, who spent months in UNC Hospitals' pediatric cancer ward fighting a valiant battle against germ-cell cancer.

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ConnectCarolina Sneak Peek

Are you ready for the big switch to ConnectCarolina? On Oct. 1, the University’s Finance and HR/Payroll systems will move to ConnectCarolina. This major change in the way that the University does business will affect on your daily life here at Carolina.

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UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore the brain

UNC neuroscientist earns NSF grant to build a better way to explore the brain

Spencer Smith, PhD, received one of 36 NSF grants to create better technologies to advance our knowledge of how the brain works in normal circumstances and in disease states.

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Join our #T1Dchat on Twitter – Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET!

Join our #T1Dchat on Twitter – Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. ET!

Participating in the chat will be two diabetes experts and co-authors of a new American Diabetes Association position statement on the care of people with type 1 diabetes.

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ConnectCarolina Sneak Peek

Are you ready for the big switch to ConnectCarolina? On Oct. 1, the University’s Finance and HR/Payroll systems will move to ConnectCarolina. This major change in the way that the University does business will affect on your daily life here at Carolina.

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Dr. Chafic Karam accepts Chancellor Folt's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Dr. Chafic Karam accepts Chancellor Folt's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Following her own ice water bath, Folt named our own Chafic Karam, MD, assistant professor of neurology, to follow suit. The Ice Bucket Challenge was designed to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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SPA Performance Management Employee Trainings

The Office of Human Resources' Employee & Management Relations department will be conducting employee trainings for the School of Medicine SPA employees to review the changes in the Performance Management Program. The School of Medicine is offering four sessions, and SPA employees only need to attend one session.

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Strengthening Medical Education in Iraq

The UNC School of Medicine is hosting an forum about medical education in Iraq with speakers and a panel discussion on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. in Carroll Hall.

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Sunshine Act Updates — CMS' Open Payments system now functional

The CMS site had been down since Aug. 7. Registration on CMS’s website is voluntary; however, physicians must complete Phase 2 of the CMS registration process if they wish to review their personal financial information before it is made publicly available on Sept. 30, 2014.

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