Training Core

The Training Core offers graduate students and fellows the opportunity to train in any of our labs and provides them with direct mentoring. Additionally, it facilitates interactions between UNC trainees and trainees/PIs from other TCORS groups around the country to ensure a solid grounding in tobacco regulatory science. We also encourage trainees to attend lectures on the respiratory system provided by the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology and provide them with access to existing seminars at the University of North Carolina (UNC), including lectures held by the Cystic Fibrosis and Pulmonary Research Center; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Center; Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology (CEMALB); the Pulmonary Scholars Program, which is a collaboration between UNC, Duke, North Carolina State and the National Institute on Environmental Health and Science (NIEHS); and the Curriculum in Toxicology.

Lecture Series

Date Lecturer Topic
8/27/2015 Kurt Ribisi Tobacco Control Act
9/10/2015 Ilona Jaspers Toxicology of Cigarette and Tobacco Products 
9/24/2015 Robert Tarran Tobacco Effects on Airway Hydration
10/8/2015 Robert Tarran Lung Diseases Related to Tobacco Exposure
10/22/2015 Ilona Jaspers Immunotoxicology of Tobacco Exposure
11/5/2015 Gary Glish Mass Spectrometry Techniques for Biomarker Characterization
11/19/2015 Mehmet Kesimer Biomarkers and Proteomic Effects – Technologies
12/3/2015 Amir Rezvani Pharmacology of Nicotine Addiction 
12/17/2015 Mehmet Kesimer Tobacco Effects on Mucus Biology
2/11/2016 Claire Doerschuk Animal Models to Assess Tobacco Effects
2/25/2016 Neil Alexis Human Models to Assess Tobacco Effects
3/10/2016 Scott Randell In vitro Models to Assess Tobacco Effects