Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program 2017 Projects

December 7, 2017 | ldcostin

Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program has awarded three $5000 pilot project grants. This year, the awards were made through an application process. The awarded grants were: “Characterization of Glial Cell Network and Mechanisms of Glial-Mediated...

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Data Visualization – An Associate Member Workshop

November 28, 2017 | ldcostin

By Alix Berglund and Linda Costine On November 16, the CMI hosted their second Associate Member Workshop entitled, Principles of Data Visualization. The topic of data visualization was chosen by the associate members and represents...

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CMI Hosts Strategic Planning Meeting

November 28, 2017 | ldcostin

On September 27, 2017, Mitch Owen of Mitchen worked with forty-five full members and seven associate member representatives of the Comparative Medicine Institute on the strategic plan.  Since the Institute is just completing the end of its second...

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CMI-TPP Kicks off Innovative Research with a BaM!

November 28, 2017 | ldcostin

By Dr. Scott Laster The CMI Business and Medicine (BaM) Program debuted during the 2017 fall semester. This program provided CMI researchers with business advice from teams of students in the Master of Microbial Biotechnology...

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Jorge Piedrahita, Li Qian, Ke Cheng

Li Qian Seminar

November 21, 2017 | ldcostin

The Functional Tissue Program hosted a November 20th seminar featuring Dr. Li Qian.  Dr. Li Qian is the Faculty Director of UNC Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core, Chair of the UNC Animal Core Directors, UNC DFAC...

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FTE Leadership Change

October 12, 2017 | ldcostin

THANK YOU, DR. FRANCES LIGLER Dr. Frances Ligler, Associate Director of the Functional Tissue Program, has stepped down as of September 1, 2017.  Serving in her position for the past two years, Dr. Ligler was instrumental in establishing the...

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CMI Annual Research and Innovation Summit

October 12, 2017 | ldcostin

Comparative Medicine Institute hosted its Annual Research & Innovation Summit on August 29 in the Talley Center Ballroom. The approximately 150 people in attendance were shown CMI’s accomplishments of the past year through talks and...

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The Power of Interdisciplinary Collaborations Leads to Improved Method of Growing Chondrocytes In Vitro

August 17, 2017 | ldcostin

One of the goals of the CMI (and the CMMTR previously) is to link investigators from different fields. As part of these efforts, seed funding was provided to a team of investigators from the Industrial...

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Congratulations to CMI Summer Students

August 9, 2017 | ldcostin

We would like to congratulate all of our summer students that participated in the 16th Annual Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium on August 1, 2017.  Seven students from the Translation Genetics and Genomics Program and nine...

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CMI Innovation in Canine Cancer Care – In Support of Andy’s Army

August 8, 2017 | ldcostin

By Dr. Anthony Blikslager The Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program (TPP) organized a CMI event on July 26, 2017, to develop innovative ideas in canine cancer research to be funded by donations from the non-profit organization Andy’s Army.    Andy’s Army’s mission is...

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