• How do changes in diet, occupation, and sleep affect the health of people living in a non-Western society?
    How do changes in diet, occupation, and sleep affect the health of people living in a non-Western society?
  • A Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake is swabbed to check for snake fungal disease.
    A Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnake is swabbed to check for snake fungal disease.

111209_Nunn_Charlie_056Greetings, and thanks for your interest in the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine!  

TriCEM aims to improve understanding of human, animal and plant health through the application of evolutionary and ecological principles.  These perspectives are vital to tackling our most urgent global health challenges, including the emergence of new infectious agents, increases in autoimmune diseases, the obesity epidemic, and threats to food safety and nutritional needs of growing populations.  

Across the Triangle, TriCEM is tapping into the wealth of medical, veterinary and public health expertise across schools at Duke, UNC, NC State, NC Central, East Carolina University, and more.  We are also capitalizing on growing interest in “One Health-One Medicine” perspectives in the Triangle, and the extensive knowledge of ecology, evolution, and the environment at our universities.

We welcome you to join our listserv so that you can be informed of funding possibilities and events, and hope to see you at a TriCEM-supported activity in the near future!

Charles Nunn, Ph.D., Director TriCEM

Is Biodiversity Good for Human Health? A Debate at Duke University

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VIEW A RECORDING OF THE EVENT: https://nsoe.capture.duke.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5209ee68-b70b-4c73-b8fd-debd83190f84 Many of the most newsworthy infectious disease outbreaks of today are harbored in wildlife, including Ebola, SARS coronaviruses, and Lyme disease. Evidence also suggests that risks... READ MORE