Vital Signs

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

Miller named Editor-in-Chief of journal, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Miller named Editor-in-Chief of journal, Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association appointed Bill Miller, MD, PhD, MPH, editor of its journal. Miller is associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and associate professor of epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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Top 10 Recommendations from a Pharmacist with Emily Hawes

Top 10 Recommendations from a Pharmacist with Emily Hawes

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH® Adam Goldstein and guest co-host Dr. Autumn Metzger from UNC Family Medicine will be talking with Emily Hawes, Clinical Assistant Professor at UNC’s Family Medicine Center. Hawes will provide her "Top 10 Recommendations from a Pharmacist."

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UNC Family Medicine December Newsletter

The December 2014 edition of The Intercom, UNC Family Medicine's monthly newsletter, is now available.

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Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar

Diabetes researcher earns ADA grant to design nanoparticles to control blood sugar

The research by Zhen Gu, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC-NCSU joint department of biomedical engineering, aims to improve methods for delivering precise amounts of medications less frequently.

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Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Patient older age not an issue in revision cochlear implantation

Sometimes patients with coclear implants need to have a second or "revision" implantation surgery because of device failure. A new UNC study finds that adults age 65 and older do just as well in speech perception after revision cochlear implantation as those younger than 65.

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Institute of African American Research 2015 - 2016 Faculty Fellowship

The Institute of African American Research welcomes applications for its Faculty Fellowship Program for the academic year 2015-2016. The IAAR expects to make two awards for this program period.

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Medicine in War, 1861 - 1945: Exhibit and Lecture

Medicine in War, 1861 - 1945: Exhibit and Lecture

The Health Sciences Library is now featuring an exhibit on wartime medical practice in its first floor cases near the S. Columbia Street entrance. Guest lecturer Shauna Devine will speak on the transformation of American medicine in the U.S. Civil War on Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m.

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Public Service Awards and Fellowships

The Carolina Center for Public Service seeks nominations for three campus-wide awards honoring individual students, faculty, staff and University units for exemplary public service and engaged scholarship. In addition, multiple fellowships are available to provide support for graduate students working on international, community-based projects.

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Accelerate Your Research: Systematic Review Series

These stand-alone sessions are designed to enhance your knowledge of the individual parts of the systematic review process. Early career researchers, faculty, postdocs and graduate students can come to any of these sessions to learn more about refining topics, power searching, tracking references and studies, selecting and assessing studies and presenting results. Registration preferred but not required.

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Manoj Wunnava: Leader of change

UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School recently featured Manoj Wunnava, MD, MBA, in its online news publication.

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NIH Public Access Policy and Biosketch Information Session

This session will cover the NIH Public Access Policy and its compliance requirements, including a hands-on tour of the bibliography management and compliance monitoring functions in My NCBI. This session will also introduce the new NIH Biographical Sketch format requirements effective for NIH and AHRQ grant applications submitted on or after May 25, 2015.

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Recapping Student Research Day

Recapping Student Research Day

On Jan. 12, nearly 100 students from the School of Medicine participated in the John B. Graham Society's 47th Annual Student Research Day. The day began with poster presentations. Students lined the ground floor of UNC Hospitals from the N.C. Children’s Hospital to the N.C. Cancer Hospital, discussing their projects with curious passersby and contest judges. Later, the Landes-Merrimon Lecture was presented by Nobel laureate Peter Agre, MD, Director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute.

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Focused Ultrasound Foundation Grant

Focused Ultrasound Foundation's External Awards Program provides funding for investigator-initiated clinical, pre-clinical, and early-stage research projects through a competitive peer-reviewed application process. One-year awards total approximately $100,000. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, with the next deadline falling on Feb. 1.

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CurePSP Grants Program

The CurePSP grants program offers up to $100,000 in funding for research that helps to generate an integrated picture of PSP and CBD at the molecular and cellular levels. The grant may extend up to three years. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis, with the next deadline falling on April, 15.

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The John Merck Fund Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program

The guidelines for the 2015 John Merck Fund Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program are now available. The grant is for $250,000 per year over four years. The deadline to apply is May 18 at noon.

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National Marfan Foundation

The deadline to apply for the National Marfan Foundation Faculty Grant Program is April, 27. The $100,000 grant is co-funded with the Canadian Marfan Association.

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Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research

The Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research is dedicated to providing financial support to offer highly qualified scientists the opportunity to pursue research into the causes and origins of cancer. The deadline to apply for this grant opportunity is Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. The basic stipend is $50,000 for each of the three years of the grant and and additional $1,000 for each dependent child.

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35th Annual Zollicoffer-Merrimon Lecture & Banquet

Herman Taylor, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, director and endowed professor of Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at Morehouse School of Medicine will deliver the 35th annual Zollicoffer Lecturer on Friday, Feb. 20 as part of the annual Community Service & Advocacy Day.

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Community Service & Advocacy Day

The annual UNC School of Medicine Community Service & Advocacy Day will be held on Friday, Feb. 20. Please join us as our students showcase their outstanding contributions to community service and advocacy through poster presentations.

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Cohen wins UNC General Alumni Association's 2015 Faculty Service Award

Cohen wins UNC General Alumni Association's 2015 Faculty Service Award

Myron Cohen, MD, is associate vice chancellor for Global Health, director of the Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Yeargan-Bate Eminent Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and Epidemiology at UNC.

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