Raul Necochea Named Simmons Scholar
The Simmons Scholars Career Development Program – a UNC School of Medicine initiative to support the work and professional development of minority faculty members – recently welcomed pediatrician Keisha Gibson, MD, MPH, and Raul Necochea, PhD.
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Terry Holt’s new book, Internal Medicine, makes New York Times Science Bestsellers List
2015 November 30
Article Profiles Joan Krause and Rich Saver’s Innovative Joint Medical/Law Student Course
In “Current Issues in Law & Medicine,” teams composed of both MD and JD students work together across traditional boundaries to explore the legal and medical considerations surrounding health care subjects.
For many years now, clinical physicians and medical researchers have faced a growing need to understand a wide variety of legal issues that impact their work. At the same time, there has been an equally compelling need for lawyers to approach this problem from the other side – to understand the medical and scientific issues involved, as well as the perspectives of people trained in these disciplines...
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2015 November 24
Mosaic features Anne Lyerly’s work
Hard labour: the case for testing drugs on pregnant women
Traditionally, expectant mothers have been excluded from clinical trials, but could this practice be doing more harm than good? Emily Anthes investigates.
When the heart stops beating, minutes matter. With every minute that passes before a rhythm is restored, a patient’s odds of survival plummet. Which is why Anne Lyerly was surprised when, one night 20 years ago, she got a phone call from a doctor who had paused in the middle of treating a patient in cardiac arrest. Lyerly was a newly minted obstetrician; the caller was an internal medicine resident who was desperately trying to resuscitate a dying patient. A pregnant dying patient. He had called because his supervisor wanted to know whether a critical cardiac drug would be safe for the woman’s fetus…
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2015 November 2
Giselle Corbie-Smith to co-lead Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Clinical Scholars Program
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to serve as the National Program Leadership Center for a new RWJF leadership initiative. In this capacity, it is anticipated that UNC-Chapel Hill will co-design and launch the New Clinical Scholars program, which will train and network groups of leaders in communities across the country who will contribute to building a national Culture of Health.
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2015 October 20
David Penn and Sue Estroff play key role in national schizophrenia treatment study.
Early intervention for psychosis improves key outcomes in NIH funded study.
Penn and Estroff played key roles in new research demonstrating that treating people with first episode psychosis using a team-based, coordinated specialty care approach produces better clinical and functional outcomes than typical community care. Investigators also found that treatment is most effective for people who receive care soon after psychotic symptoms begin.
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2015 September 30
Philosophy and Psychiatry
Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives
Edited by Daniel Moseley and Gary Gala
This groundbreaking volume of original essays presents fresh avenues of inquiry at the intersection of philosophy and psychiatry. Contributors draw from a variety of fields, including evolutionary psychiatry, phenomenology, biopsychosocial models, psychoanalysis, neuroscience, neuroethics, behavioral economics, and virtue theory.
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Scholar Connect newsletter is out from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars National Program Office at UNC-CH. 2015 Annual Meeting. Spotlight on RWJF Clinical Scholar Alumni: The Opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South Los Angeles. New RWJF Leadership Programs: Status Update. National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP): Status Update
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2015 June 5
Mara Buchbinder's new book is out: All In Your Head: Making Sense of Pediatric Pain (UNC Press).
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a pediatric pain clinic in California, Mara Buchbinder explores how clinicians, adolescent patients, and their families make sense of puzzling symptoms and work to alleviate pain. Through careful attention to the language of pain—including narratives, conversations, models, and metaphors—and detailed analysis of how young pain sufferers make meaning through interactions with others, her book reveals that however private pain may be, making sense of it is profoundly social.
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2015 May 27
Mara Buchbinder Selected as Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar
The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. Professor Buchbinder plans to study how the legalization of physician-aid-in dying affects clinical communication about end-of-life career and the patient-provider relationship.
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2015 January 24
Jim Bryan is Tarheel of the Week! “Care, care, care,” is how Bryan describes his philosophy. “We are raised in our education to think first of the cure, the biology and pharmacology and all the scientific stuff. But care should be the primary purpose of medicine.”
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In the December 2014 issue of Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology, alumna Rebekah Gee discusses the legacy, disruptive innovation and impact of RWJF Clinical Scholars in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Several current and former RWJF Clinical Scholars then highlight their research in separate articles.
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