Announcing our Spring 2022 cohort of TriCEM Grads!

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of our Spring 2022 Graduate Student Awards! These awards support up to $7,500 in research expenses for graduate students pursuing studies in evolutionary medicine. This cohort is an outstanding group of scientists from Duke and NC State studying exciting and novel questions in disease susceptibility, human brain evolution, Read more about Announcing our Spring 2022 cohort of TriCEM Grads![…]

EMSI 2022: a week of interdisciplinary engagement

TriCEM hosted the fourth Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI) at North Carolina State University during the week of May 15-20, 2022. Evolution is largely absent from medical, veterinary, and public health training, yet it is vital to tackling our most urgent health challenges, including emerging infectious diseases, microbial resistance, food safety, and cancer and other Read more about EMSI 2022: a week of interdisciplinary engagement[…]

Announcing the Meshnick Travel Award winner – Katherine McVay!

We’re thrilled to announce the inaugural winner of the Steve Meshnick Travel Award – congratulations to Katherine McVay! Katherine McVay is an Evolutionary Anthropology Ph.D. Student in the Goldberg Lab at Duke University. She earned her BS in Genetics and BA in Anthropology from North Carolina State University. She is currently studying genetic adaptations to Read more about Announcing the Meshnick Travel Award winner – Katherine McVay![…]

Carlo Maley at the Cancer & Evolution Catalysis Meeting in March 2022

Exploring cancer from an evolutionary perspective

Last week, TriCEM hosted a Cancer & Evolution Catalysis Meeting that brought together 50 scientists and trainees from Duke, NCCU, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and other organizations in the NC Triangle to explore cancer biology and treatment through the lens of evolution. The event featured a keynote presentation by Carlo Maley, Associate Professor in the Read more about Exploring cancer from an evolutionary perspective[…]

We’re hiring a summer programs intern!

Calling all Duke PhD students! We’re hiring an Evolutionary Medicine Summer Programs Coordinator to assist in planning, facilitating, and contributing to our summer programming, which includes a variety of educational workshops, other trainings, science communication, and working group meetings to advance research. TriCEM’s summer programs cover a diversity of topics, including core evolutionary medicine principles and Read more about We’re hiring a summer programs intern![…]

Applications now open for spring funding

Now accepting applications for spring graduate student funding! We have 2 opportunities available: Graduate Student Awards and the Steve Meshnick Travel Award. Graduate Student Awards support up to $7,500 in evolutionary medicine research, with additional funds available to support an undergraduate research assistant on the project. For this cycle, grad students at Duke, NC A&T, Read more about Applications now open for spring funding[…]

Applications open for Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2022 Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute (EMSI), to be held May 15th through 20th at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC*. EMSI provides training in evolutionary medicine to students, postdocs, and faculty from diverse fields, plus clinicians and other medical, veterinary, and public Read more about Applications open for Evolutionary Medicine Summer Institute[…]

Energetics in Anthropology Workshop

TriCEM is proud to be a sponsor of an upcoming Energetics in Anthropology Workshop at Duke University. The workshop will be held May 2-3, 2022 and will highlight current research on all things energetics as they relate to anthropology. It will also include methods demos. More information, including information about registration and Early Career fellowships to help defray Read more about Energetics in Anthropology Workshop[…]

Congratulations to our Fall 2021 TriCEM Grads!

We’re thrilled to announce our newest cohort of TriCEM Graduate Student Awardees! This outstanding group includes diverse evolutionary medicine research at Duke and NC State on vector-borne diseases, neurodevelopmental evolution, marine medicine, and more. Congratulations to all of the award winners – we can’t wait to hear more about your work over the next year! Read more about Congratulations to our Fall 2021 TriCEM Grads![…]

Charles Darwin in a car with a finch on the hood; words above the car say Darwin Day Roadshow

1.5 wks left to apply for the Darwin Day Roadshow

There is just over a week left for K-12 teachers to apply to be a stop on TriCEM’s 2022 Darwin Day Roadshow! Our scientists are excited to talk to students, teachers, and the general public about their research and career opportunities in science. Would your school like to be a stop on our FREE Roadshow? What Read more about 1.5 wks left to apply for the Darwin Day Roadshow[…]