Past Events

“Chronic Ethanol Exposure Reduces Dopamine Activity: Role of Kappa Opioid Receptors.” Dec 13, 2010 from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM 124 Taylor Hall,
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies Seminar
NC TraCS Lunch-n-Learn: Radio Advertising for Successful Subject Recruitment Dec 13, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt, Room 219,
Radio Advertising for Successful Subject Recruitment Have you wondered whether advertising on the radio really makes a difference with research subject recruitment? Did you know that you may be able to negotiate costs with radio broadcasters?
"Male circumcision: removing adult foreskin more safely" Dec 10, 2010 from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM 1131 Bioinformatics,
Facts about NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program Dec 09, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Room 219,
Thursday, December 9, 2010 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt Bldg., Room 219 NC TraCS Institute offers monthly educational sessions to provide general information about the NC TraCS Institute, and more specifically about the NC TraCS Pilot Grant Program. If you are planning to apply for an NC TraCS pilot grant, we highly recommend you attend one of these sessions. The next session will take place on December 9th and will include brief presentations by NC TraCS Research Navigators, Regulatory and Biostatistics Core personnel. The session will also include plenty of time for questions from attendees. Please RSVP to Paul Kerr at paulkerr@med.unc.edu if you plan to attend. These monthly Pilot Program informational sessions will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00pm in Brinkhous-Bullitt Room 219.
Structural Biology: A High-Tech Tool for Biomedical Research Dec 09, 2010 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Room 219,
The Center for Structural Biology presents “Structural Biology: A High-Tech Tool for Biomedical Research”. Structures of macromolecules at atomic resolution have helped to revolutionize modern biology. Such knowledge is often crucial for understanding the functions of biological macromolecules, including their interactions with small ligands (such as substrates, inhibitors, drugs) and other macromolecules (nucleic acids and/or proteins). Consequently, structural biology represents one of the pillars of basic biomedical research; it is indispensable for deciphering the details of life processes and for understanding the differences between natural and diseased states. Building on such insights, structural biology can assist in devising novel therapies, e.g., through structure-based or structure-aided drug design. Join us and see some ways in which structural biology is applied to biomedical research.
PMR Grand Rounds Dec 08, 2010 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM G100 Bondurant,
CANCELED Dec 07, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM 1131 Bioinformatics,
NC TraCS Fall 2010 Biostatistics Series Dec 06, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:50 PM Bondurant Hall, Room 2020,
Join Joe Ibrahim as he presents, "Introduction to Bayesian Statistics" on December 6th for the last session in 2010. This semester seminar series targets Clinical and Translational Science Investigators who have had basic training in biostatistics methods (e.g., completed Bios 541 and 542) and are interested in learning more about a variety of more advanced topics. Each session will be led by a different member of the NC TraCS Biostatistics Core or other Biostatistics faculty member. Individuals interested in earning 1 credit of BIOS 543 (which requires participation in all sessions) should contact Rosalie Dominik (uccrcd@mail.cscc.unc.edu) for information on course registration. Since topics vary across years, the course may be taken for credit in consecutive years.
Cancer in the Older Patient: Resilience and Coping Dec 03, 2010 from 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC,
The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is taking a lead in developing a program in Geriatric Oncology. On Friday December 3, 2010 a retreat focused on Geriatric Oncology at UNC will take place at the Paul J. Rizzo Conference Center at Meadowmont, Chapel Hill, NC, 1:00-5:00 p.m., reception following retreat. We certainly hope you will be able to attend.
"Interface of HIV, clinical medicine, and causal inference" Dec 03, 2010 from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM 1131 Bioinformatics,
"Interface of HIV, clinical medicine, and causal inference" Dec 03, 2010 from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM 1131 Bioinformatics,
The Oral Examination: Maximizing its Assessment Dec 02, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Bondurant G010,
Continuing the theme of improving our assessment of learners, we are excited to announce the Academy of Educators December Faculty Development Sessions: The Oral Examination: Maximizing its Assessment - Alice Chuang, MD, OB/Gyn Clerkship Director and panel of other clerkship directors December 1, 4-5 pm, 321 MacNider - Snacks to be Served December 2, 12-1, G010 Bondurant - Lunch to be Served for the first 20
The Oral Examination: Maximizing its Assessment Dec 01, 2010 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM 321 MacNider,
Continuing the theme of improving our assessment of learners, we are excited to announce the Academy of Educators December Faculty Development Sessions: The Oral Examination: Maximizing its Assessment - Alice Chuang, MD, OB/Gyn Clerkship Director and panel of other clerkship directors December 1, 4-5 pm, 321 MacNider - Snacks to be Served December 2, 12-1, G010 Bondurant - Lunch to be Served for the first 20
MALDI-Based Tissue Imaging Nov 30, 2010 from 01:30 PM to 02:30 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Room 219,
The Systems-Proteomics Center presents “MALDI-Based Tissue Imaging”, a presentation given by Oscar Alzate, PhD and Sun Yong Jeong, PhD from the Systems-Proteomics Center. Tissue imaging using MALDI-based mass spectrometry is a powerful way to look at the molecular distribution of proteins on the surface of a tissue by detecting signals generated by peptides or proteins. It is also possible to detect the distribution of other molecules such as lipids or metabolites. The "Molecular Images" generated permit the characterization of the tissue by analyzing protein distribution. Therefore, if the signal is strong enough, molecular signatures for pathological progression, or drastic changes in tissue architecture may be defined. Join us and see the value of MALDI-based tissue imaging in biological research.
Lunch & Learn: ResearchMatch Nov 30, 2010 from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM Bioinformatics Building, Room 1131,
Research Match is a national volunteer database accessible to Investigators at all CTSA Institutions. It is a useful and complementary recruitment tool that will help connect willing volunteers with researchers who are searching for appropriate volunteers to be placed in their research studies (not just clinical trials). During this Lunch-n-Learn, we will discuss how to access the database either as a feasibility or recruitment investigator or as a proxy i.e. coordinators accessing the database on behalf of their investigator. We will share current database statistics as well as give a live demonstration on how to access information.
“Binge Alcohol Drinking is Associated with GABAA alpha2-Regulated Innate Immunity in the Central Amygdala.” Nov 29, 2010 from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM 124 Taylor Hall,
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies Seminar
"An experimental vaccine for chancroid" Nov 19, 2010 from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM 1131 Bioinformatics,
Research Ethics Grand Rounds Nov 18, 2010 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Brinkhous-Bullitt Building, Room 219,
Join Eric Juengst, PhD, for his presentation on "Do We All Have a Moral Duty to Participate in Biomedical Research?" on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Sponsored by Office of Human Research Ethics and NC TraCS Institute, the 2010-2011 Research Ethics Grand Rounds will be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Location: TraCS conference room #219, Brinkhous-Bullitt second floor Time: Noon-1:00pm For further information, please contact Warren Whipple, Department of Social Medicine (wwhipple@unc.edu).
Medical Education in the Era of Clinical Productivity Nov 18, 2010 from 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM 321 MacNider,
Lewis R. First, MD Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics University of Vermont College of Medicine Chief of Pediatrics Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care Editor-in-Chief, Pediatrics Thursday, November 18th, 8 am in 321 MacNider Dr. First's talk will be followed by an informal coffee hour with continued discussion.
Database Sources for Community Health Research (Rocky Mount) Nov 16, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM Braswell Memorial Library (727 North Grace Street, Rocky Mount, NC 27804),
The Database Sources Workshop will introduce participants to various databases available to community members for learning more about health statistics of interest. Participants will become familiar with NC CATCH, CDC WONDER, BRFSS, YRBSS and other databases to inform research. By the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to: •Learn reasons data can support your work •Learning the available databases •Learning the purpose of each database •Overview of various types of statistics: Counts; Averages; Percents and Proportions; Rates •Understand how to best present data (i.e. bar graph, line graph, pie chart, etc…)