The UNC CCCR Speaker Series presents leading experts and thought leaders to discuss the latest research-based scientific insights. We hope you enjoy these presentations, and welcome your suggestions regarding future topics and speakers. Please feel free to reach out to us at: admin.tarc.cccr@unc.edu.

We invite you to join us in real-time for our live presentations, or listen to the recorded versions at a later date.


December 9, 2020*; 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST

*Updates, including the presentation title and a brief description of the presentation, are coming soon.

Dr. Tuhina Neogi, Professor of Rheumatology and Section Chief
Boston University School of Medicine

Attend Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97942954487?pwd=MkFzcmF5Mks0L2xCajY5M1JML1ZUUT09
Meeting ID: 979 4295 4487
Passcode: 842899
Phone Number: 929-205-6099


November 18, 2020; 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST

“Overview of Precision Medicine Program at UNC”

Dr. Jonathan Berg, Professor of Genetics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Attend Via Zoom:  https://zoom.us/j/99716499634?pwd=elhiNkM5eG9ac0R0amxvSVBwbTNhUT09
Meeting ID: 997 1649 9634
Passcode: 062053
Phone Number: 929-205-6099


October 14, 2020*; 10:30-11:30 a.m. EST

 *Updates, including the presentation title and a brief description of the presentation, are coming soon.

Dr. Ted Mikuls, Professor of Rheumatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Attend Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/94657821185?pwd=RUMrdnJ3Q25JdTljOS9wWDQ5R3Rudz09
Meeting ID: 946 5782 1185
Passcode: 678283
Phone Number: 929-205-6099


September 1, 2020 

“Innovative Approaches to Statistical Analysis: Joint Modeling of Real-to-Event and Longitudinal Data”

Carolina Alvarez, MS, Biostatistician; and Liubov Arbeeva, MS, Biostatistician
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Link to Recorded Presentation


June 17, 2020 

“Tackling Obstacles to Development of Strategies to Prevent Poor Outcomes in Knee Osteoarthritis”

Dr. Leena Sharma, Chang-Lee Professor of Preventive Rheumatology & Professor of Medicine
Northwestern University

Link to Power Point Presentation


May 13, 2020

“A Gentle Introduction To Causal Inference”

Dr. Michael Hudgens, Professor of Biostatistics
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Link to Recorded Presentation


May 27, 2020

“An Introduction to Implementation Science: Speeding the Translation of Effective Interventions to Wide-Scale Practice.”

Dr. Jennifer Leeman, Associate Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Link to Recorded Presentation


March 27, 2019

“The Last Opioid”

Dr. Steven George, Director of Musculoskeletal Research
Duke Clinical Research Institute

Link to Recorded Presentation