Salivary Cortisol Bioscience Training

When May 14, 2014 08:00 AM to
May 15, 2014 05:00 PM
Where Carrington Hall Room 1100
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Contact Phone (919) 966-7598
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May 14: Workshop

The UNC School of Nursing Biobehavioral Laboratory will present an overview in Salivary Bioscience on May 14 to help you understand how cortisol and hormones can be used to measure stress and health. Join us for a discussion of how to collect saliva accurately for cortisol and hormone testing and see a demonstration of these methods.

By the end of the May 14 workshop you will have better understanding of:

  • the practical aspects of saliva sample handling, collection, and study design
  • sample processing and the basics of salivary enzyme immunoassay
  • salivary cortisol as a stress biomarker: the awakening response, diurnal variation, and momentary acute stress reactivity
  • the integration of salivary analytes into behavioral, developmental, and health science research

May 15: Hands-on Lab Training

Hormone assay lab training is also available with limited seating on May 15. Participants will analyze their own salivary Cortisol. You must attend the May 14 workshop in order to be eligible for the hands-on training on May 15. 

Target Audience:

Researchers, clinicians, students, and anyone using salivary cortisol testing in their research.

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