School researchers to present at ScienceWriters Conference 2012

October 24, 2012
 
Two members of the epidemiology faculty at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health are presenters at the 2012 ScienceWriters Conference, held Oct. 26 – 30 in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Dr. Ralph Baric

Dr. Ralph Baric
Dr. Steve Wing

Dr. Steve Wing

Ralph Baric, PhD, professor, will discuss “New vaccines I: Synthetic biology and the fight against pathogens,” on Monday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Steve Wing, PhD, associate professor, will present “Poverty, health and industrial hog production,” on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The annual conference includes members of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. During the five-day event, attendees can take part in professional development workshops, receive briefings on the latest scientific research and network with other writers.

Dr. Myron Cohen

Dr. Myron Cohen
Dr. William Vizuete

Dr. William Vizuete

The conference also includes “Lunch with a scientist” at noon on Sunday. Each scientist will discuss a subject in a small group setting. Convention-goers can listen, ask questions and enjoy a free lunch. School representatives at this event include Myron Cohen, PhD, J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at the UNC public health school, who will speak about his groundbreaking work with HIV prevention with antiretrovirals; and William Vizuete, PhD, associate professor of environmental sciences and engineering, who will discuss smog and new research involving the toxicity of exhaust fumes. Each two-hour lunch session takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on N.C. State’s Centennial Campus. More information is available online.

For more information, including the full schedule, visit the ScienceWriters 2012 website.

 

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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Linda Kastleman, communications editor, (919) 966-8317 or linda_kastleman@unc.edu.