Over 150 attend UNC Lineberger's annual scientific retreat

More than 150 faculty, students, and fellows gathered in the Alumni Center to hear talks on HPV and Cancer given by UNC Lineberger scientists from basic, translational science, clinical, population science, and global perspectives.

In the featured talk Dr. Barbara Rimer, dean of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and new chair of the President’s Cancer Panel, spoke about the Panel’s first-year initiative of increasing the rate of HPV vaccinations.Adobe pdf file

Other retreat speakers were ( please click on hyperlink to view the presentation) :

Dr. Cary Moody, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology: “Studying the HPV Life Cycle to Understand Viral Pathogenesis.”Adobe pdf file

Dr. Dirk Dittmer, professor of microbiology and immunology, and co-leader of UNC Lineberger’s Global Cancer Program: “Hunting Cancer Viruses across Continents.” Adobe pdf file

Dr. Neil Hayes, associate professor of medicine: “Will the real HPV Please Stand Up?”

Dr. Wendy Brewster, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the UNC Center for Women’s Health Research: “HPV Testing and Cervical Cancer Screening.” Adobe pdf file

Dr. Noel Brewer, associate professor of health behavior: Sex, Death and the American Way: What Behavioral Science Says about Low HPV Vaccine Uptake.Adobe pdf file

The program concluded with Dr. Shelley Earp, UNC Lineberger director, who gave a “State of the Cancer Center” talk, reporting that it’s “pretty darn good.” Adobe pdf file

The presentations were followed by a poster session featuring more than 60 posters from students, fellows, and residents. Judges selected 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each of the three categories. View poster winner chart. Adobe pdf file

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