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Building A Network for Research on Aging at UNC Return to listing


On May 22, 12-1:30 pm, please join NC TraCS, the Office of Research Development, and the Health Innovation Strategy Working Group for a participatory meet-up designed to engage UNC researchers interested and active in growing the campus's Aging Research Ecosystem. 

This convening will be an opportunity for you and your colleagues to help define UNC's priorities concerning the research on the aging spectrum - from fundamental science through to public policy implementations, disease-specific innovations, clinical research, and all points in between. We will also identify next steps, including near-term opportunities like NIH conference funding.  


Welcome remarks from the Health Innovation Strategy Group about scope of opportunity and expected convening outcomes 

Presentation from Prof. James Johnson, UNC Kenan Flagler on Aging innovations in North Carolina 

Presentation from Prof. Todd Cohen,  UNC Dept of Neuroscience on landscape for neurology in aging

Presentation from Prof. Sheryl Zimmerman, UNC School of Social Work and the UNC Sheps Center for Health Services Research: UNC Health Services and Intervention Research in Aging, Dementia, and Long-Term Care

·         Room attendees self-intros and keyword descriptions

·         Call and response for Institution Strengths

·         Call and response for Institution Weaknesses

·         Road mapping 'next steps'  

·         Networking breakout

A pre-meet-up survey will be sent to all registrants one week before the May 22nd session.

Lunch will be served. 



  Location: Medical Biomolecular Research Building G202
  Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
  Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  Sponsor: NC TraCS (Translational and Clinical Sciences) Institute: NIH CTSA at UNC-CH
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Michelle Maclay Herndon maclay@med.unc.edu

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