Upcoming Events

NRI/NORC announces funding opportunities

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI), in collaboration with the Nutrition Research Obesity Research Center (NORC), will fund 10 projects up to $100,000 each to stimulate research collaborations leading to grants. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 15. More information is available online.

EPID offers spring class on vaccinology

Vaccines are one of the biggest public health achievements of the 21st century. Students are invited to register for an exciting new course this spring, and learn more!

The Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology will offer a course on vaccinology in spring 2015 (EPID 799C/002). The 3-credit class, held on Mondays from 3:35 p.m. to 6:35 p.m., will include a combination of didactic lectures by experts, in-depth discussions on selected publications and a final course project. Content will include an overview of vaccinology principles, mechanisms of action, cancer and malaria vaccines, herd protection, safety and the future of vaccines. Students will obtain in-depth understanding of how vaccines are produced by industry, undergo preclinical evaluation and are evaluated for efficacy in clinical trials. For public health programs, the global implementation of immunization programs also will be covered.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Smith ( as soon as possible.

Duke to host talk on children’s cognitive development

Tuesday, Jan. 13
3-4:30 p.m.
Sanford Building, Rhodes Conference Room, 201 Science Dr., Duke University

David Figlio, PhD, director of Northwestern University’s Institute for Policy Research, will speak on “How Early Health Affects Children’s Life Chances.”

This talk is part of the Sulzberger Distinguished Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public. A reception will immediately follow the talk.
Parking for this event is available for a fee in the Bryan Center parking deck or the Science Drive visitor’s lot. Register online.

CEFS 8-week summer internship program

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) seeks highly-motivated undergraduate students from a variety of different backgrounds with a strong interest in sustainable agriculture, to participate in a unique 8-week summer internship.

Summer interns will learn about the concepts and practices of various aspects of sustainable agriculture from expert faculty and staff at CEFS and through hands-on farm work, lectures and discussions, community engagement and field trips to local farms and markets. In addition, a highlight of this program is that interns will gain hands-on sustainable agriculture research knowledge through working with a diverse of CEFS Faculty Researchers from various disciplines. More information is available online at


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Upcoming featured events

Upcoming featured events

36th annual Minority Health Conference
Feb. 27, 2015
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

Save the date. The 2015 theme will be “Reaching for the American Dream: Economic Mobility and Minority Health.”

Upcoming featured events

Nexus 2015
March 15-17, 2015
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education

UNC’s Water Institute will host the Nexus 2015: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference. Nexus 2015 will bring together scientists and practitioners working in government, civil society and business, and other stakeholders to focus on how and why the nexus approach can be used on local and international levels.

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