Vital Signs

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

Falk receives funding to extend kidney disease project

This award allows a multidisciplinary team led by Ronald Falk, MD, to continue its research of glomerulonephritis and vasculitis caused by anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), which is the most common form of rapidly progressing glomerular disease. The latest competitive renewal will carry the study to its 20th year.

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Seeking Nominations for University Teaching Awards

Do you know of an outstanding teacher, mentor, or teaching assistant? Who has inspired you at Carolina? Who has helped you learn, grow, and become excited about your education? Who is an outstanding educator that deserves recognition? Nominations are currently being accepted for the University Teaching Awards. The submission deadline is Oct. 1.

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Quality Improvement Seed Grants - Call for Proposals

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.

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Drop-In Portrait Session for School of Medicine Staff

A free photo session is being offered for School of Medicine staff members including post-docs, residents, fellows, research coordinators, administrative professionals, etc.

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Zhang, Platts-Mills honored with Jefferson-Pilot Awards

Zhang, Platts-Mills honored with Jefferson-Pilot Awards

This year's recipients of the Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine are Qi Zhang, PhD, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics, and Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine.

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UNC Hospitals resident physician launches #ILookLikeASurgeon

UNC Hospitals resident physician launches #ILookLikeASurgeon

Heather Logghe, MD, a resident in surgery at UNC Hospitals, created a hashtag that sparked a worldwide movement.

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OIS Security Bytes: Securing Important Documents

OIS Security Bytes: Securing Important Documents

UNC’s Office of Information Systems will be posting bite-size IT Security tips for our users. As IT security concerns become more a part of our everyday life, awareness is one of our best allies. This week’s Byte focuses on the importance of securing paperwork with sensitive information. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat with us at help.med.unc.edu.

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2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards – Call for Nominations Sept. 15

The deadline for nominations is extended to Tuesday, Sept. 15 for the 2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards. The University of North Carolina 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.

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MacNider and Old Clinic Voice Over IP (VoIP) Phone Transition Scheduled for Friday, September 4

New VoIP phones recently installed in MacNider and Old Clinic will be activated Friday, September 4. Please make sure your VoIP phone remains plugged in to the wall. There is the potential for a short service outage as early as the night prior to and the entire day of the transition.

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Fischer receives Woods Junior Faculty Award

Fischer receives Woods Junior Faculty Award

William Fischer II, MD, associate program director for research in the Department of Medicine Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, is the recipient of this year's Dr. James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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Why Strategy Matters Now with Thomas Lee

Why Strategy Matters Now with Thomas Lee

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam and guest co-host Bob Gwyther will be talking with Thomas Lee, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Press Ganey. The theme of the conversation will be "Why Strategy Matters Now."

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Message from Chancellor Folt: Entwisle to conclude service as Vice Chancellor

Barbara Entwisle has decided to conclude her service as Vice Chancellor for Research and return to her role as a Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts & Sciences following the current academic year. Read a message from Chancellor Folt.

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Grant awarded to study weight loss and exercise to control arthritis in North Carolina

Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, Leigh Callahan, PhD, and Richard Loeser, MD, were awarded a five-year, $6.7 million grant from the NIH's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for a pragmatic clinical trial of weight loss and exercise for communities with arthritis in North Carolina.

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Triangle Health Innovation Challenge

The Triangle Health Innovation Challenge (THInC) is hosting a "medical hackathon" event September 18th-20th at the Duke School of Medicine. Students and professionals will work side by side to build innovative solutions for the most pressing issues in health care.

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UNC medical students gain invaluable experiences abroad

Through the Office of International Activities at the UNC School of Medicine, approximately one-third of UNC medical students experience international health electives during their time in Chapel Hill. This past summer nearly 50 students traveled abroad to research, teach, and enhance their clinical skills while serving underserved populations. The experiences provided students with invaluable insights and encouraged some to continue to make international work part of their lives and careers. Last week students shared their experiences via the UNC SOM Facebook page. Please take a moment to view this visual recap of where our students went and read what they had to say. And if you haven't already done so, "Like" the UNC School of Medicine on Facebook.

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A Surprise from Oliver

A Surprise from Oliver

Chancellor Carol Folt visits the Nobel Museum and finds a greeting from UNC’s only Nobel Laureate, Oliver Smithies

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Six UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

Six UNC Hospitals residency programs nationally ranked by Doximity

UNC’s residency programs in Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology and Urology are all ranked in the top 25 programs nationwide in the Doximity Residency Navigator.

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Alemán talks the importance of humanism in practice and medical training

Alemán talks the importance of humanism in practice and medical training

This year, Marco Alemán, MD, professor of Medicine, was nominated for the AAMC Gold Humanism Award by the Gold Humanism Honor Society at the UNC School of Medicine. We caught up with Alemán to discuss what humanism in medicine means to him and how it plays an important role in medical training.

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All About Family

All About Family

David Bueso moved to the United States with his family more than 15 years ago. He began working at UNC Hospitals shortly thereafter. Not only has he made a name for himself in the Emergency Department, he’s also found a work family.

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Alice Ma Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Alice Ma Delivers Whitehead Lecture

Alice Ma, MD, associate professor, department of medicine, division of hematology-oncology, delivered this year's Whitehead Lecture. The themes of Ma’s lecture closely followed its title: “Endurance, Obstacles, Perseverance and Joy: My Transformation from the World’s Crummiest Medical Student to Faculty at the World’s Best Medical School.”

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