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Winter 2017

Feb 6, 2017

CMI Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative

The Comparative Medicine Institute invited NC State University undergraduate students in their freshman or sophomore year to apply for our competitive internships through our Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI). This is a new program for the CMI and Dr. Joshua Pierce, faculty member of the Chemistry Department, College of Science, was named Program Leader. These internship positions… 

Feb 6, 2017

A Word from the Director, Dr. Jorge Piedrahita

As you can see from the content of the newsletter we have been busy!! It’s exciting to see the CMI continue to move forward toward its goals of providing greater opportunities for faculty and students at NC State. One new initiative we are very excited about is the expansion of the undergraduate research experience from one… 

Feb 6, 2017

EID Second Annual Host Seed Grant Event

By Dr. Sid Thakur The EID Research Program members met and discussed collaborative interdisciplinary ideas on September 28 for the Second Annual EID Seed Grant Competition. Investigators formed teams and came up with exciting proposals after intense discussion. All projects had to involve at least two collaborators and exploration of new, currently unfunded topics. Each… 

Feb 6, 2017

EID Sponsors CMI Award for Chemistry

By Dr. Joshua Pierce The Comparative Medicine Institute Award for Chemistry presented at the Interface of Medicine is an award that is given to a graduate student who is selected by a panel of industry and academic judges to represent the most impressive application of Chemistry to solve interdisciplinary problems at the interface of Chemistry, Biology, Engineering and/or Medicine.… 

Feb 6, 2017

EID/TriCEM/CQSB Networking Event Adds Up to New Connections & Ideas

By Julie Nettifee The Interdisciplinary and collaborative models for research have incredible potential for advancing research in many sectors, especially as it relates to infectious disease. The November joint program between the Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), Triangle Center of Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) and Center for Quantitative Biosciences (CQSB) held at the North Carolina Biotech Center… 

Feb 6, 2017

Dr. Frances Ligler Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame

Dr. Frances Ligler, Lampe Distinguished Professor in the Joint NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Director of the Functional Tissue Program of the CMI was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame Class of 2017. We would like to wish her our hardy congratulations Please check out the details:…