• 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?
  • What is the evolutionary history of disease in primates?
    What is the evolutionary history of disease in primates?
  • Are Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnakes carrying fungal disease?
    Are Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnakes carrying fungal disease?
  • How do ecological and evolutionary perspectives help address global health challenges?
    How do ecological and evolutionary perspectives help address global health challenges?
  • How do modern agricultural practices influence evolution of infectious disease?
    How do modern agricultural practices influence evolution of infectious 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

Call for proposals in evolutionary medicine

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Proposals to support research on evolutionary perspectives on human, animal, and plant health are now being accepted by the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM). TriCEM is inviting proposals in the following areas:... READ MORE