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March 2017

Faculty and Staff Proposal Submission Deadline

March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017 is the next deadline for faculty and staff to submit proposals to the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. Please submit proposals by 11:59 p.m.

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Rare Disease Symposium

March 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Carolina Club Chapel Hill, NC + Google Map

The UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases hosted a Rare Disease Symposium on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, NC. The Symposium brought together board members and strategic partners to discuss the needs and direction for rare disease research and for UNC Catalyst. The presenters' slides are available for download at the links below. Agenda 8:30AM REGISTRATION   9:00AM WELCOME Robert A. “Bob” Blouin, PharmD Dean, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy   9:15AM "Open Science Accelerating Drug Discovery"…

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UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases Symposium

March 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Carolina Club Chapel Hill, NC

Presenter slides can be downloaded at the links below.   "Open Science Accelerating Drug Discovery" Wen Hwa Lee, M.Sc, Ph.D Programme Director, Disease Foundations Network, SGC Oxford "Identifying, Characterizing, and Modulating Regulatory Elements in Their Natural Context" Greg Crawford, Ph.D Associate Professor, Pediatrics/Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

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April 2017

Carolina Innovations Seminar: Celebrating Inventorship

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Great Room at Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery, 100 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

The 13th annual Celebration of Inventorship is an opportunity to gather and show appreciation for University researchers who are innovating and translating their important contributions to the University, the North Carolina community, and the world. This year, we will be honoring Inventor of the Year is Nancy Allbritton, MD, PhD. for her contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship. Dr. Allbritton will speak following the presentations and share her experiences as a researcher and entrepreneur.

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Igniting Innovation: Bringing Your Ideas to Life

April 26, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Rizzo Conference Center, 105 Dubose Home Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

This symposium will bring together School faculty, select students and post-docs, and colleagues throughout the University. Igniting Innovation is designed to engage participants in a conversation about innovation, showcase examples of innovation across the School of Pharmacy and campus, and inspire creative thought around innovation in education, research, and practice.

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Faculty & Staff Pitch Day

April 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am

Lead innovators will have five minutes to present their pitch, followed by a fifteen-minute Q&A with the steering board.

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August 2017

Young Innovators Program Research Symposium

August 9, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, 301 Pharmacy Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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The 2017 Young Innovators Program will conclude with an end of summer Research Symposium on Wednesday, August 9th. YIP interns will have the opportunity to present and share their summer research projects with their peers, clinical mentors, faculty preceptors, UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation staff, and families. Learn more about what our students are doing: http://unceii.org/programs/young-innovators-program/ Follow us on Instagram: @younginnovatorsprogram @uncpharmacy

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October 2017

NIH / NCATS Assay Guidance Workshop

October 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sponsored by UNC Catalyst for Rare Diseases and Promega  This full-day workshop will cover a broad range of critical concepts underlying assay development for high-throughput screening (HTS) and lead discovery projects. Workshop Objectives Overview of the Assay Guidance Manual eBook as an important resource for detailed information about robust assay methods and best practices in quantitative biology. Practical approaches for developing robust assays for biochemical, cell-based, and high content screening, as well as the selection and development of optimal assay…

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November 2017

Student Proposal Submission Deadline

November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 is the next deadline for students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to submit proposals to the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. Please submit proposals by 11:59 p.m.

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Student Pitch Day

November 20, 2017 - November 21, 2017

All students and postdoctoral fellows who submit a proposal to the Institute must make a three-minute pitch to a panel of faculty members and the Eshelman Institute for Innovation administrative team, followed by a seven-minute Q&A with the review panel.

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