Campus briefs

Sep. 16, 2013 @ 11:46 AM

Kenan-Biddle partnership brings students together

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill are accepting applications for the fourth year of the Kenan-Biddle Partnership, which promotes collaborative projects between the two universities.

The project proposals from both campuses will encourage arts, sciences and humanities collaborations that will positively affect both campuses. The awarded grants, which will be about $5,000 apiece, will be for 2014.

Applications may be submitted through Oct. 11. For information, visit

College teams can compete for $200,000 in awards

Raleigh’s Institute for Emerging Issues is accepting applications for its SECU Emerging Issues Prize for Innovation, which will award four $50,000 prizes to student teams, according to the institute.

The competition will challenge full-time students from 2- and 4-year colleges or universities throughout North Carolina to develop new ways to support the state’s K-12 teachers.

Students may respond to one of four challenges that focus on education, health, natural and built environments, and the economy, according to the release. The deadline to enter is Dec. 1.

For information, visit

Children’s Hospital receives research grant

Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center has received a $250,000 Hyundai Hope Grant and $75,000 Scholar grant for pediatric cancer research.

The money will support the research of Dr. Corinne Linardic and Dr. Ashley Hinson, who are focused on improving survival for rhabdomyosarcoma patients, or those battling a type of cancer that forms in the striated muscle and can occur anywhere in the body.

Since 2005, Duke Children’s Hospital has received $1,606,032 from Hyundai Hope On Wheels, a nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer, according to a release.

UNC doctor receives New Scholar in Aging Award

Li Qian, an assistant professor in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, has received a New Scholar in Aging Award from the Ellison Medical Foundation, a nonprofit that supports biomedical research on aging, according to a UNC Health Care release.

Qian’s research focuses on developing approaches to regenerate or repair an injured heart. Qian’s lab plans to investigate the progression of various cardiovascular diseases as well as discover the basic mechanisms of cell programming. The award provides $100,000 per year for a four-year period.

Duke assistant professor named nurse faculty scholar  

Karin Reuter-Rice, an assistant professor at Duke University Schools of Nursing and Medicine, is one of only 12 nursing educators across the U.S. to win a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program.

Reuter-Rice will receive a three-year, $350,000 award for her research on trauma and brain injury in children.

Maroglou named to Duke Children’s board

Athanasios Maroglou of Cary was recently named to the Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center National Board of Advisers, which is composed of committed donors, fundraisers and advocates, according to Duke Medicine.

Maroglou is president of Symphonia Partners LLC, a business development consulting practice specializing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.


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