In a ceremony Dec. 21 at the N.C. Cancer Hospital, sanofi-aventis Chief Executive Officer Chris Viehbacher and other company leaders announced sanofi-aventis U.S.’s commitment of $2 million toward the N.C. Cancer Hospital Endowment – which helps support the institution’s clinical research and many patient programs.
For more than 20 years Delores Evans of Durham, N.C. battled diabetes, high blood pressure and, finally, kidney failure. By 2008 she needed a new kidney to stay alive, but she never could have imagined the circumstances that brought it about.
Kena Sawyers, 46, of Eden, N.C., received a double-lung transplant at UNC Hospitals on Sept. 20, after living 15 years with lungs scarred by pneumonia secondary to adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) she contracted when pregnant with her daughter, Kayla.
Development of an AIDS vaccine is struggling. Topical treatments aimed at stopping HIV have made little progress. Angela Kashuba, PharmD, believes that antiretroviral drugs are the best hope for halting the spread of AIDS, especially in the developing world.
Please join us Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. for an evening of music, food, photography presentations and conversation about global health, human rights and social justice. Learn about the work being done by Doctors for Global Health from the Board of Directors in their first meeting in the Triangle area.
The Cell and Molecular Biology Predoctoral Training Program is pleased to announce its 12th annual research symposium entitled, "Cellular Stress and Aging." This student-sponsored symposium will feature research talks from four world-renowned scientists as well as a graduate student poster session. Attendance at any of the research talks is free and open to the public. A registration fee of $5 is required to attend lunch.
Michael W. Fried, M.D. and Jama M. Darling, M.D. of UNC Hepatology are speaking at the summit sponsored by Hepatitis Foundation International. The summit will be held Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at the Hilton Raleigh-Durham Airport Hotel in Research Triangle Park. CEU will be offered for the one-day course. Register by Jan. 15.
Claudio Battaglini, PhD, will present "Get REAL & HEEL Breast Cancer Program: Preliminary results of a randomized controlled clinical trial" on Jan 11, 2010 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the N.C. Cancer Hospital Conference Room CG222.
North Carolina TeamSTEPPS is sponsoring a workshop for physicians, physician assistants, CRNAs and nurse practitioners in high risk hospital settings including emergency medicine, surgery, labor and delivery and other similar settings.
Biotechnology Calendar is hosting the inaugural Front Line Events Show at UNC on Jan. 19 for faculty, lab researchers and staff, post docs, and graduate students to meet and discuss the latest equipment and technologies. The event is free and refreshments will be provided.