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Summer 2017

Dec 7, 2017

Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program 2017 Projects

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 Mucosal Barrier Repairs in a Neonatal Pig Model of Intestinal Ischemia – PI: Anthony Blikslager (CVM), Co-PIs: Amanda Ziegler (Associate… 

Nov 28, 2017

Data Visualization – An Associate Member Workshop

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 an increasingly important skill needed by researchers to effectively communicate their data. Karen Ciccone, Director of the Natural Resources Library… 

Nov 28, 2017

CMI Hosts Strategic Planning Meeting

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 year, Director, Dr. Jorge Piedrahita and the Executive Committee knew it was important to meet with the membership to get their input… 

Nov 28, 2017

CMI-TPP Kicks off Innovative Research with a BaM!

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 (MMB) Program.  MMB students receive dual training in the science and business of biotechnology and are comfortable evaluating market potential,… 

Nov 21, 2017

Li Qian Seminar

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 and Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Her seminar was entitled, Programming and Reprogramming: What does it take to… 

Oct 12, 2017

FTE Leadership Change

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 open-vote seed grant competition that the CMI has embraced.  It is extremely exciting to watch the formulation of ideas and…