Past Events

Asthma, Contextual Stress, and CBPR: Engaging Community and Healthcare Provider Perceptions of Contextual Influences on Childhood Asthma through Concept Mapping Apr 02, 2012 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM Bondurant Hall, 4074,
Disproportionately high asthma morbidity and mortality exists among socioeconomically disadvantaged children living in urban areas. Growing evidence shows that exposure to chronic stress predicts future asthma exacerbations in children. However, the influence of neighborhood-level factors on stress and asthma morbidity among urban youth remains poorly understood. This mixed methods study utilized concept mapping methods to engage residents of two underserved communities as well as primary healthcare practitioners to identify and prioritize neighborhood factors that may influence, positively or negatively, childhood asthma. Findings provide key insight to breadth and influence of the impact of diverse social and structural influences upon childhood asthma and asthma disparities. Results will generate testable hypotheses regarding neighborhood influences on childhood asthma care and inform the design of behavioral and public health asthma care and control programs for youth.
Animal Study Support and Imaging Resources at UNC Apr 02, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 02:00 PM Bioinformatics Auditorium,
The small animal imaging core provides advanced in vivo imaging on animals, including MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, ultrasound, and optical imaging, with the state-of-the-art instrumentation and experienced staff. The talk will be focusing on applications of these imaging techniques for a wide range of biomedical research including cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, and other research studies that can be benefit from imaging tools. The Animal Studies Core makes available a central facility staffed by skilled technicians to promote reproducible experimentation in laboratory animals for UNC Investigators. This presentation will detail the services we provide to the research community.
UNC Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds Mar 30, 2012 from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM Dickson Conference Room, 3200 Thurston Building,
Regis O'Keefe, MD, PhD, professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, chair of the Department of Orthopaedics and director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester will be presenting grand rounds on March 30th at 8:30 am in the Dickson Conference Room, 3200 Thurston Building. The title of his presentation is "Chondrocyte phenotype and gene expression and the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis."
Differential roles of Nox1 and Nox4 in vascular smooth muscle function Mar 27, 2012 12:00 PM G202 MBRB,
Kathy Griendling, PhD Emory University
“Mrna Processing, Degradation and Quality Control in Eukaryotes” Mar 27, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 1131 Bioinformatics,
Mechanisms underlying the enhanced microvascular thrombosis in inflammation Mar 23, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM LCCC, Pagano Conference Room,
Neil Granger, PhD Louisiana State University
"Signals for engulfment of apoptotic cells: The beginnings of a good meal" Mar 23, 2012 from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Bldg.,
Preteotoxicity: its unappreciated role in heart disease Mar 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM G202 MBRB,
Jeff Robbins, PhD University of Cincinnati (IVB Symposium Speaker)
“Mismatch Repair and Cancer” Mar 20, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 1131 Bioinformatics,
2012 David E. Yoder Symposium Mar 16, 2012 from 08:45 AM to 05:15 PM Extraordinary Ventures, 200 South Elliot Road, Chapel Hill, NC,
Potentiating Signal-responsive Chromatin: A Dynamic Dance Between Paused Polymerase and Chromatin Mar 16, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM G202 MBRB,
Non-canonical cleavages of PARs: implications for cytoprtection and inflammation Mar 16, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM LCCC, Pagano Conference Room,
Laurent Mosnier, PhD Scripps Research Institute
2nd Annual Oliver Smithies Nobel Symposium Mar 14, 2012 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) Auditorium 2204,
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Cech, 1989 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
"Hand Rehabilitation" Mar 14, 2012 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM G100 Bondurant Hall,
“Engineering molecular recognition using hyperthermophilic proteins” Mar 13, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM G202 MBRB,
Biostatistics Seminar Series for Clinical and Translational Scientists Mar 08, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Room 219,
The goal of this series is to provide clinical and translational researchers who have basic quantitative training in biostatistical methods with a more in depth understanding of selected topics and to introduce them to more advanced methods.
Insulin-like growth factor-1 and cardiovascular disease Mar 06, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM G202 MBRB,
Patrice Delafontaine, MD Tulane University
“Structure and Function of Vertebrate Kinetochores” Mar 06, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 1131 Bioinformatics,
NCRP Meet and Greet Mar 02, 2012 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Bioinformatics Ground Floor Lobby,
Mark your calendars for the upcoming NCRP MEET AND GREET SOCIAL on March 2nd, 2012 from 2-4 pm in the foyer of Bioinformatics. This is an informal social for us to network together and to further explore the needs of research professionals on campus. There will also be plenty of opportunity to learn about how you can become an active member on one of the NCRP committees. Please take a moment to stop by.
“Ancient Enzymes for Protein Engineering ” Feb 28, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 1131 Bioinformatics,