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

2015 Call for Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Pilot Project Proposals (UNC Post-Docs)

The UNC SOM Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health P50 plans to award 2-3 pilot projects (up to $3,000 in direct costs) to UNC-CH postdoctoral fellows.

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2015 Call for Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science Pilot Project Proposals

The UNC SOM Center for Tobacco Regulatory Science and Lung Health P50 is funding pilot projects (up to $40,000 in direct costs). The purpose of the pilot projects isto fund new initiatives and to allow new investigators to pursue tobacco regulation research related to the effects of new and emerging tobacco products (e.g., little cigars, hookah, e-cigs, etc.) on innate defense. Pilot projects should seek to characterize the health effects of new and emerging tobacco products in an effort to inform the FDA’s tobacco regulatory practices. Please note that by law, the FDA can only fund studies that directly pertain to tobacco regulatory science, and they cannot fund research that will not inform or advise a future tobacco policy.

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UNC School of Medicine Welcomes the Class of 2019

UNC School of Medicine Welcomes the Class of 2019

This week marks the beginning of medical school for the UNC School of Medicine’s Class of 2019. Over the next four years, their experiences both in Chapel Hill, across North Carolina and even across the world will prepare them to practice medicine in an ever-changing health care landscape. But, before all that, the class gathered for Orientation. We spoke to several students about why they chose UNC and what they are most excited about on the first day of their medical school journey.

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2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards – Call for Nominations

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. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

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2015 School of Medicine Nursing Recognition Awards – Call for Nominations

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. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

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New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

New Tool Gives Berkoff a Clearer Image

A new tool will allow David Berkoff, MD, associate professor of orthopaedics, the ability to provide his patients with more accurate diagnoses, closely monitor their recovery and, he says, aid in research.

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Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment

Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.

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National Blood Foundation: Research Grants Program

The National Blood Foundation has released an RFP for 2016 funding of scientific research projects related to transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. Grants will support one- or two-year research projects, with maximum funding of $75,000. Application deadline is December 31, 2015.

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ARVO Foundation for Eye Research: Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowship

The ARVO Foundation for Eye Research has released an RFP for the Genentech Age-Related Macular Degeneration Research Fellowship. The grant will support basic science research working to understand AMD. A second grant will be award to a researcher doing translational work AND research focusing on therapeutics. The award is up to $40,000. Application deadline is September 30, 2015.

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Conquer Cancer Foundation: Career Development Award

The Conquer Cancer Foundation has released an RFP for the organization's Career Development Award. The award is a research grant that provides funding to clinical investigators who have received their initial faculty appointment to establish an independent clinical research program. The award is up to $200,000 over three years. Application deadline is September 24, 2015.

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Security Bytes: New Toys, New Problems

Security Bytes: New Toys, New Problems

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 edition addresses tips for making sure new devices are secured. For more information, contact your local IT Support or chat at help.med.unc.edu.

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Bias, Black Lives and Academic Medicine with David Ansell

Bias, Black Lives and Academic Medicine with David Ansell

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & Cristy, will be talking with David Ansell, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center. The theme of the conversation will be "Bias, Black Lives and Academic Medicine."

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Five-Year Review of Matthew Ewend, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by Matthew G. Ewend, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. The five-year review is a standard procedure of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The committee invites your written or verbal comments, suggestions and relevant information. The review will take place on October 20, 2015.

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Telemedicine network links NC Jaycee Burn Center with affiliate hospitals

Telemedicine network links NC Jaycee Burn Center with affiliate hospitals

A grant from The Duke Endowment will help connect the emergency departments of all UNC Health Care affiliate hospitals to the NC Jaycee Burn Center in Chapel Hill through a telemedicine network. Nash Health Care was the first hospital to join the network, launching July 28. Johnston Health followed on the 29th. High Point Regional will come online in the coming weeks, with other affiliates joining the network later in the fall.

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SharePoint 2013 Upgrade

SharePoint 2013 Upgrade

As part of a larger move to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud-based suite of tools, the School of Medicine will move from the current campus-hosted version of SharePoint 2010 to the cloud-based SharePoint 2013 on Monday, August 10. If you currently manage a SharePoint site and have not been contacted about upgrading your site, please contact webhelp@med.unc.edu as soon as possible.

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From Chapel Hill to the World Games

From Chapel Hill to the World Games

On July 25, Tim Taft, MD, will be on the field at the Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics World Games. It’s a big stage. An iconic venue. First Lady Michelle Obama is expected to be in attendance. Stevie Wonder will perform. But, in a career that spans four decades, Taft, Max N. Novich Professor of Orthopaedics, is used to big stages and iconic venues.

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Whitehead Lecture and Awards Ceremony

This year's Whitehead Lecture will be delivered by Alice D. Ma, MD, associate professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology-Oncology. Her lecture is titled "Endurance, Obstacles, Perseverance and Joy: My Transformation from the World's Crummiest Medical Student to Faculty Member at the World's Best Medical School."

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Changes to Outlook Web App

Changes to Outlook Web App

Next Wednesday, July 29 2015 ITS will point outlook.unc.edu to the new Exchange 2013 Hybrid servers. The only change users should notice is a new Outlook Web Application (OWA) login page. After entering their username and password, users will be redirected to the familiar 2010 OWA interface.

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Medical Students in the 21st Century with Dr. Richard Schwartzstein

Medical Students in the 21st Century with Dr. Richard Schwartzstein

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH®, Adam & guest co-host Catherine Coe, MD, will be talking with Richard Schwartzstein, MD, professor of Medicine and Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. The theme of the conversation will be "Medical Students in the 21st Century: Nature vs. Nurture."

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Carolina First Look: Registration Deadline July 31

Carolina First Look is an opportunity for medical students who are preparing for the residency application process to visit the UNC School of Medicine and Health Care System to learn more about available specialty medical programs for residents.

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