Monthly Archives: January 2013

Behavioral rehabilitation of racial, ethnic minorities: Moving outside the box of trauma and addiction

The Department of Human Development and Services will host the 7th annual Rehabilitation of Racial and Ethnic Minorities with Behavioral Addictions (REMBA) Conference on April 18-19.  This year’s conference theme is, “Moving Outside the Box of Trauma and Addiction: Fostering Resilience, Hope, and Recovery in Communities of Color.”

The conference will be held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro.

The REMBA Conference attracts rehabilitation counselors, community counselors, school counselors, counselor educators and supervisors, human services personnel, HR professionals, administrators, students, and others interested in learning more about addictions in underrepresented communities. CEU’s & CRC’s will be offered.

The planning committee is seeking presentations on topics such as Drug and Alcohol Addictions, Effects of Addiction on Families, Ethics in Addictions and/or Trauma Treatment, Gambling Addictions, Love/Relationship Addictions, and Multicultural Issues in Addictions and/or Trauma. The deadline is Monday, February 25.

For more information, click here.

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Speakers set for Spring Biology Seminar Series

Researchers from Carnegie-Mellon University, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and N.C. State University highlight the schedule for the Department of Biology’s spring seminars.

The series begins next week on Wednesday, January 30, with Dr. Teresa L. Leavens, Research Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, speaking on the development of physiologically based pharmacokinetic models for drug delivery toward specific diseases.

The weekly seminars are held on Wednesdays in Barnes Hall, Room 224, from noon to 1 p.m.

Click here for the full schedule.

LabCorp’s Kannapolis biorepository accredited

Laboratory Corporation of America has announced that its Biorepository has been accredited by  the College of American Pathologists.

“The LabCorp Biorepository, located in Kannapolis, North Carolina, adjacent to the North Carolina Research Campus, is a world-class biological specimen storage facility that LabCorp opened in 2009. Beyond simple storage capabilities, the biorepository offers well-annotated, consented specimens that are available for biomarker discovery efforts.”