NC Research Campus, Kannapolis, NC. March 27, 2014)- Moms, Dads, kids and science lovers of all ages, April is the month to visit the North Carolina Research to enjoy free events headlining everything from personalized nutrition to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Tuesdays, April 1, 8 and 22, the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute is hosting its annual Appetite for Life Academy Frontiers in Nutrition series. As part of the NC Science Festival, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College at the NC Research Campus is hosting a STEM Open House on Thursday, April 11, and the NC Research Campus’ Catalyst Group presents its Third Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 15.
UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s Frontiers in Nutrition Series
On April 1, 8 and 22 at 7 pm in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building event room, 150 Research Campus Drive, enjoy the UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute’s Appetite for Life Academy Frontiers in Nutrition Series:
April 1 – “Uric Acid: A New Look at an Old Risk Factor for Gout and Cardio-renal Disease” presented by Dr. Saroja Voruganti, NRI researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, UNC-Chapel Hill.
April 8 – “This is Your Brain on Sugar!” presented by Dr. Kyle S. Burger, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, UNC-Chapel Hill.
April 22 – “Berries and the Brain: Partners in Life and Longevity” presented by Dr. Carol Cheatham, NRI researcher and assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Kelly Sheppard, PhD candidate, Department of Psychology.
The seminars are free. Webcasts are available. Register and get more information at www.uncnri.org.
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College STEM Open House
The annual North Carolina Science Festival is March 28 to April 13. As part of the statewide festivities, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on the NC Research Campus hosts the Third Annual STEM open house with 40 family-friendly and free interactive demonstrations held in real science labs. More information is available online.
Third Annual Catalyst Research Symposium
On Tuesday, April 15 from 11:30 am to 5 pm, also in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building event room, learn about advances in personalized nutrition from UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute scientists:
• Natalia Krupenko, PhD, who investigates the nutrient folate and how disruptions in folate metabolism lead to the development of disease.
• Sergey Krupenko, PhD, who researches folate and its connection to cancer.
• Saroja Voruganti, PhD, who studies how genetic and environmental factors influence hyperuricemia (gout) and diseases such as diabetes.
The symposium keynote speaker is Dr. Ana S. Iltis, director of the Center for Bioethics, Health and Society at Wake Forest University. Iltis has a background in health care and research ethics. She serves on National Institutes of Health data safety monitoring boards, publishes regularly on bioethics and serves in editorial positions for bioethics journals. Undergraduate and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows at the NC Research Campus will present their research.
The NC Research Campus’ Catalyst Group, a professional development association for post-doctoral students, is organizing the event. The symposium is sponsored by the NC Biotechnology Center. The symposium is free. Registration is required and closes Tuesday, April 8. Visit www.ncresearchcmapus.net for more information or to register.
About the NC Research Campus
The North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis is a 350-acre research center located just north of Charlotte, NC. The partnering corporations, universities and healthcare organizations apply some of the most advanced instrumentation in the world to explore the interplay between genetics, nutrition, environmental factors and lifestyle choices and to generate new approaches to the prevention and treatment of diseases like cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. For more information, visit www.ncresearchcampus.net.
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