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Health Equity Research Intensive

The UNC Center for Health Equity Research’s (CHER) Health Equity Research Intensive (HERI) is a unique opportunity to join other researchers to learn how to design more inclusive health equity research projects. HERI will introduce you to research methods and tools that emphasize partnership and engagement across all stages of research, from idea conception to budgeting to … Continued

Vaccination and Its Historical Discontents: The Long-Term View on Skepticism and ‘Personal Belief Exemptions’


Elena Conis, PhD, MS, MJ Associate Professor Graduate School of Journalism – Department of History – CSTMS University of California, Berkeley Elena Conis, Ph.D. is a writer and historian of medicine, public health, and the environment. Prior to joining the Graduate School of Journalism, she was a professor of history and the Mellon Fellow in … Continued

Children’s Research Institute Seminar Series: “Applications of Adeno-Associated Virus Vector Mediated Gene Delivery in Pediatrics”


While significant progress continues to be made in adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector mediated gene delivery in clinical trials, several challenges remain in improving AAV transduction efficiency, tropism, and immunity to the AAV capsid and transgene. The main research focus of the Li lab is to develop effective strategies to overcome these barriers and enhance AAV … Continued

MHI Seminar Series presents Kryn Stankunas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biology Institute of Molecular Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

About the Principal Investigator:  The Stankunas laboratory pursues research on fundamental questions of vertebrate organ development and regeneration. They combine mouse and zebrafish genetics with cell, molecular, and systems biology approaches to determine how cell signals interface with epigenetic information to allow the heart, bone, and other organs/tissues to form and repair. They also develop … Continued

Merrimon Lecture: Finding the ‘Greater Good’ in an Era of Polarization: What Vaccine Hesitancy Has Taught Us

4008 Old Clinic Auditorium, Chapel Hill

The 45th Merrimon Lecture Heidi J Larson, Ph.D. Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D., is a Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science and is the Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of … Continued

Introduction to Assessing and Treating Trauma in Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities


Jean Mankowski, Ph.D. Dr. Jean Mankowski is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor who has practiced at the CIDD for 15 years.  She specializes in the assessment and treatment of individuals with behavioral and/or psychiatric difficulties in the context of neurodevelopmental disability. Dr.  Mankowski will review how experiences of trauma manifest in individuals with … Continued

10th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Conference

We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Sickle Cell Disease Conference: Carolina Update, hosted collaboratively by University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Sickle Cell Disease Program and Duke University School of Nursing, is scheduled for two virtual sessions on Friday, September 16th, 2022 and Saturday, September 17th, 2022 from 10AM to 12:30PM. The … Continued

Whole Community Connection Application Q&A

Whole Community Connection invites applications from existing community-academic partnerships advancing health and well-being in Edgecombe or Robeson County. Selected teams participate in leadership development and receive funding to implement community-led solutions. The call for applications closes Oct. 18. Selected teams participate in one year of leadership development focused on building relationships for collective and community-led action … Continued

Principles of Pharmacologic and Interventional Management of Cancer Pain – Advanced Practice Provider (UNC Lineberger Cancer Network)

Advanced Practice Provider NCPD/CNE Live Webinar September 21 4:00–5:00 PMPrinciples of Pharmacologic and Interventional Management of Cancer Pain Dominika James, MDDominika James, MD, will focus on providing basic knowledge regarding pain management as pertinent to those caring forpatients suffering from cancer related pain. She will discuss epidemiology and causes of cancer pain, recognize effects ofpain on … Continued