Vital Signs

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

Quality Improvement Seed Grants

The UNC Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement is pleased to announce the second cycle of funding through IHQI’s Seed Grant Program.

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Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

Gilmore a part of new WRAL documentary examining law enforcement interactions with mentally ill

When law enforcement officers are called to help with a mentally ill person, sometimes the results are tragic. The new WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help” examines one family’s story and why interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill are increasing in North Carolina. John Gilmore, MD, was interviewed for the documentary, which airs Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.

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Cancer and Older Adults: Care and Treatment

Learn more about cancer, aging and resilience from UNC Cancer Care experts at this free, public event.

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Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant

Linnstaedt awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant

Sarah D. Linnstaedt, PhD, assistant professor of anesthesiology, has been awarded a Future Leaders in Pain grant from The American Pain Society. This prestigious junior faculty award will help Dr. Linnstaedt to advance her studies examining the role of microRNA in chronic pain pathogenesis.

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UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

UNC’s Bryan Roth elected to Institute of Medicine

Roth’s research to create innovative tools for neuroscientists and discover potential targets for therapeutics has earned him one of the highest honors in the field of medicine.

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Save the Date: NC TraCS KL2 Application Deadline

The deadline for the 2015 KL2 application cycle is Friday, Jan. 9, at 8 a.m.

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DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

DeSimone elected to all three branches of the National Academies

Joseph DeSimone, PhD, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive. DeSimone is also a professor of pharmacology.

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Healthy Youth and Risky Behavior with Dr. Hope White and Sherry Lehman

This weekend on YOUR HEALTH Adam & Cristy will be joined by Dr. Hope White (left), Data Consultant, and Sherry Lehman (right), HIV Consultant for North Carolina Healthy Schools to talk about Healthy Youth and Risky Behavior.

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ConnectCarolina: Support and Access

ConnectCarolina: Support and Access

Multiple support options remain available to help employees get acclimated to working in ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte.

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Famous Factory Meatloaf: The Clinician as Technician and the Renewal of Healthcare through Quality Improvement

This November Clinical Ethics Grand Rounds will be presented by Abraham Nussbaum, MD, MTS, of the University of Colorado. Dr. Nussbaum serves many roles including Director of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry at Denver Health Medical Center, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and Physician Quality Officer of the Denver Health Medical Center.

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NC TraCS Events and Announcements

Upcoming events include PI Development Series,Bench to Boardroom Startup Seminar Series, and Clinical Trials Investigators Series.

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4th Annual Psychiatry Research Day

The Fourth Annual Department of Psychiatry Research Day will be held October 29 and will highlight current research in the Department.

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UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

UNC scientists discover hidden subpopulation of melanoma cells

The research, led by Andrew C. Dudley, PhD, has implications for developing cancer drugs that target blood vessels that feed tumors.

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