Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research will host Q&A sessions for faculty on every other Monday at 3:00 p.m.

OVCR is offering a Zoom-based Q&A session for research faculty to continue to address questions that may exist regarding campus operations. Please submit questions in advance to vcr@unc.edu or text questions via the Zoom-based chat forum during the Q&A session. The zoom number can be found at research.unc.edu/covid-19.

Please join using computer audio due to limited capacity. If joining by phone, participants should link their audio session to the computer session by inputting their participant code at the beginning of the session.

The Children’s Research Institute Lecture Series encourages interaction between researchers investigating childhood diseases, and stimulates new research through exposure to cutting-edge, ongoing work.

Upcoming Speakers:

Andrew B. Smitherman, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Medical Director, Adolescents and Young Adults Oncology Program

“Accelerated aging in childhood and young adult cancer survivors”

August 11, 2020
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Please contact childrensresearch@med.unc.edu for web conferencing options to attend this seminar.

Dr. Smitherman’s research focuses on survivorship care, cancer treatment-associated late effects on health and outcomes research. In particular, he focuses on providing and improving cancer care for survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancers. Read more >>

Kristina De Paris, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

September 8, 2020
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Please contact childrensresearch@med.unc.edu for web conferencing options to attend this seminar.

Dr. De Paris’ research focuses on host-pathogen interactions in HIV infection, with the long-term goal of preventing HIV transmission from mothers to infants during breast-feeding. Her lab is also working to better understand how molecular mechanisms of immune signaling differ between human infants and adults and how these responses mature during the first year of life. Read more >>

Betsy Sleath, PhD
George H. Cocolas Distinguished Professor and Chair, Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Director of Child and Adolescent Health Program, Cecil G Sheps Center

October 13, 2020
12:15 pm-1:30 pm

Please contact childrensresearch@med.unc.edu for web conferencing options to attend this seminar.

Dr. Sleath’s research focuses on provider-patient communication in the areas of asthma, ADHD, diabetes, and glaucoma, engaging children and parents more in medication discussions during pediatric visits, and improving patient medication adherence and other health outcomes through interventions. Read more >>

Past Lectures