Mini-Medical School at UNC Science Expo

On Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the UNC campus, the University will celebrate its first Science Expo. Presented by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, and with the support of ten major sponsors, including UNC Health Care, the event includes lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experiences for school aged children and adults.

Among School of Medicine faculty participants are UNC’s Nobel Laureate Dr. Oliver Smithies who will discuss his life, research and hobbies with UNC President Emeritus William Friday in the Hanes Art Center at 2:00 p.m.

And from 11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., a Mini-Medical School in the Wilson Library features four lecture/discussions:

  • 11:30 a.m.: Jack Griffith, PhD, professor of microbiology & immunology and UNC Linberger Cancer Center – The electron microscope and what it can show us about DNA, cancer and life’s ancient history.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Mark Peifer, PhD, professor of biology and Lineberger center member - What fruit flies can teach us about human disease.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Cynthia Bulik, PhD, professor of psychiatry and director UNC Eating Disorders Program - Eating Disorders: Fighting Stigma with Science
  • 2:30 p.m.: Ian Davis, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and Lineberger center - Molecular science and childhood cancers.


For a map and complete schedule of events, see: http://moreheadplanetarium.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=news_item&id=593.

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