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Putting the Person into Personalized Medicine — The TraCS Personalized Medicine Consultation Service
The vision of Personalized Medicine is to optimize treatments for individual patients by integrating traditional clinical, pathological, and demographic information with newer tools, such as genomics. The Personalized Medicine Consultation Service provides investigators with expertise in conducting research on the discovery, validation, and implementation of individualized therapy strategies, regardless of depth of investigator experience. Services provided include study design (including both genetic/genomic components and clinical trial strategies), assay development and genotyping, data analysis and manuscript preparation, and development of grant applications to fund pharmacogenomic studies. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce investigators with an interest in Personalized Medicine, including pharmacogenomics, to the services available to them through the TRACS Personalized Medicine Consultation Service. A brief overview of the Consultation Service will be followed by several case studies, demonstrating how the PMCS enabled investigators to incorporate pharmacogenetics-based Personalized Medicine into their studies.
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Will the Academic Medical Center Survive or Thrive? - The Challenge for Chapel Hill and Beyond!
Darrell Kirch, President of the Association of American Medical Colleges, will describe the many current challenges facing academic medicine and strategies that can be employed to successfully address these challenges.
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The Agilent Technologies SureSelect™ Platform for Target Enrichment: Focus your next-gen sequencing on DNA that matters
Presented by Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D. Director Applications and Chemistry R&D – Genomics During this presentation you will learn how the SureSelectTM Target Enrichment technology works and its main applications, as we cover the recent literature and the scientific discoveries that our technology has enabled. We will also present the current SureSelectTM product portfolio, which expands from All Exon kits to small capture customizable assays, including updates on new recently launched products that expand your opportunities for scientific discovery. Finally, you will learn how to scale up your project in order to study thousands of samples with SureSelectTM, by indexing libraries and implementing automation in the workflow.
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Academy of Educators Visiting Professor
The Academy of Educators is excited to announce our fall visiting professor! Ann Jobe, MD, MSN will be visiting November 9-10 to provide education and consultation on Clinical Assessment.
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Pilot Program Workshop
Join Dr. Sue Tolleson-Rinehart for the November session of the "Doing Translational Research Series." The TraCS Pilot Program will be offering a series of seminars during the 2011-2012 academic year. All will be offered in Brinkhous-Bullitt Conference Room 219 and hosted by a Research Navigator. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Paul Kerr at paulkerr@med.unc.edu.
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Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Workshop
This course will offer best practices when conducting trials using FDA approved and non-approved devices. It will cover the IDE application process and the obligations of the sponsor-investigator once the IDE application is filed with the FDA.
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deadline for the Call for Posters for the Aging Exchange is FRIDAY, MARCH 18th
The deadline for the Call for Posters for the Aging Exchange is FRIDAY, MARCH 18th. The Aging Exchange will be held on Thursday, April 7th from 3-6pm at the Friday Center. CASH PRIZES WILL BE GIVEN!
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Relative Quantitation of Complex Protein Mixtures and Characterization of Post-translation Modifications Using Modern Proteomic Approaches
UNC Proteomics Core Facility provides a variety of services--Two of the most popular are relative quantitation of Complex Protein Mixtures and Characterization of Post-translation Modifications. Join David Smalley for a presentation providing an in-depth analysis of these two services including what is required from the investigator, what tasks are performed in the facility, and what type of data will be generated. In addition, the relative strength and weaknesses of various approaches will be examined. The goal of the presentation is to provide researches with sufficient information to design proteomic experiments and gain an understanding of how these services can assist them with their research. Real life examples will be provided.
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Introduction to Participatory Research Approaches Community Workshop- Raleigh
This workshop is intended to be an introduction to research approaches that involve communities as research partners. The workshop will introduce community-based participatory research (CBPR), and cover the rational, benefits, and challenges of this approach. It will also describe various organizations, institutions and opportunities to help you engage in participatory research.
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Manuscript Writing Community Workshop - Greensboro
Have you ever wondered how to submit a write-up of your research project for publication? If so, this introductory workshop is for you. We will review ways of finding an appropriate journal/publication for your topic, common elements of a manuscript, and guidelines for authorship. This basic workshop focuses on the common format of manuscript writing, and necessary considerations for publication.
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