RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement)
RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement)

News and Events

RISE Cohort 7

RISE is happy to announce the 7th Cohort of RISE Fellows for the 2012-2013 program year!

  • Eric Anderson, Chemistry major
  • Jessica Brown, Chemistry major
  • Kassie Conway, Biology major
  • Armando Corona, Chemistry major
  • Sarah Hafner, Biology and Chemistry major
  • Mycah Sewell, Biology major
  • Jordan Smink, Biology major
  • Marsalis Smith, Biology major

Cohort 7 and PIs

Top Row: Sailaja Vallabha (co-Program Director), Jessica Brown, Mycah Sewell, Kassie Conway, Sarah Hafner, Jordan Smink, Robert Poage, Ph.D. (Program Director). Kneeling: Armando Corona, Eric Anderson, Marsalis Smith
Dr. Bahr's Presentation at SENS Conference on YouTube

Ben A. Bahr presentation at the 5th Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Conference: “Positive Lysosomal Modulation to Treat Age-Related Protein Accumulation Diseases (e.g. Alzheimer’s)”, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOKDMk50Mo0&feature=topics

Bahr Lab Publication with Undergraduate Co-Authors

Butler D, Hwang J, Estick C, Nishiyama A, Kumar SS, Baveghems C, Young-Oxendine HB, Wisniewski ML, Charalambides A, and Bahr BA (2011) Protective effects of positive lysosomal modulation in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mouse models. PLoS One 6: e20501 PDF online at:

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0020501

Patent in hand, UNCP scientist seeks treatment for Alzheimer’s

http://www.whiteville.com/patent-in-hand-uncp-scientist-seeks-treatment-for-alzheimer-s/article_9fe5966e-e552-11e1-915b-001a4bcf887a.html

MEETINGS & EVENTS

Here is a list of events and activities Fellows attended or will attend, during the 2012-2013 Academic Year:

RISE Meetings & Workshops

Date/Time/Loc Event
Sat Sep 15, 9-12
Oxendine 2202
Orientation
Fri Sep 21, 2-3
Oxendine 2248
Mentor Meet & Greet
Fri Sep 28, 2:25-3:25, Oxendine 2208 Weekly Meeting
Tue Oct 2, 5:30-6:30, Oxendine 2208 Weekly Meeting & Workshop: Lab Safety & Notebooks
Fri Oct 12, 2:25-3:25, Oxendine 2248 Weekly Meeting & Recognition of Cohort 6
Sat Oct 13, 9-12
Oxendine 1254
Workshop: GRE Study and Test-taking Skills Session I
Fri Oct 19, 2:25-3:25
Oxendine 2208
Weekly Meeting & Workshop: The Importance of Creativity in Research Science
Sat Oct 20, 9-12
Oxendine 1254
Workshop: GRE Study and Test-taking Skills Session II
Sat Oct 27, 9-12
Oxendine 1254
Workshop: GRE Study and Test-taking Skills Session III
Tue Oct 30, 5:30-6:30
Oxendine 2208
Weekly Meeting & Planning for ABRCMS
Fri Nov 2, 2:25-3:25
Oxendine 2208
Weekly Meeting & Workshop: Networking
Wed Nov 7 through Sun Nov 11 ABRCMS, San Jose, California
Tue Nov 13, 5:30-6:30
University Ctr Suite 210
Workshop: Applying to Grad School & Summer Internships
Fri Nov 16, 2:25-3:25
Oxendine 2208
Weekly Meeting -- Canceled
Fri Nov 16 SPIRE Day at UNC Chapel Hill
Sat Nov 17 SNCURCS at Duke University, Durham
Mon Nov 19 5:30-6:30 Oxendine 2208 RISE Meeting: ABRCMS Mini-Seminars
Tue Nov 20 5:30-6:30 Oxendine 2208 RISE Meeting: ABRCMS Mini-Seminars
Fri Nov 30, 5:30-8:00
UC Lounge
RISE Social
   

 

 

Seminars

"Health Disparities in the U.S."

Mon., Sep. 24, 2-3pm, Oxendine 3256
by Theresa M. Duello, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

"Writing Your Personal Statement: a Stepping Stone to Graduate Programs and Internships"

Mon., Sep. 24, 4-5pm, Oxendine 3256
by Theresa M. Duello, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

Biology Seminar Series

Tuesdays 2-3pm during Spring semester, Oxendine 2246

 

Conferences

November 7-10, 2012

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) www.abrcms.org

San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California

November 16, 2012

The 10th Annual Distinguished Scholar Seminar (SPIRE Day)

UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

November 17, 2012

State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research & Creativity Symposium (SNCURCS) www.sncurcs.org

Duke University, Durham, NC

March 2013

Symposium for Young Neuroscientists And Professors of the SouthEast (SYNAPSE)

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

April 3, 2013

Pembroke Undergraduate Research Center (PURC) Symposium

UNC, Pembroke, NC

April 5-6, 2013

North Carolina Academy of Science (NCAS) www.ncacadsci.org

UNC, Pembroke, NC

August 2013

End-of-Summer Student Research & Creativity Presentation

UNC, Pembroke, NC

 

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline for RISE Fellowships: TBA
  • Pre-Orientation: TBA
  • Orientation: TBA

Past Events:

 

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