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47th Annual Postdoctoral/Faculty Research Day

October 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

LCCC Training and Education (CRTEC) is hosting UNC Lineberger’s 47th Annual Postdoctoral/Faculty Research Day, open to all UNC Lineberger graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

The in-person event will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at the Rizzo Center (150 DuBose Home Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517).

Upon arriving at the Rizzo Center, turn right at the Gate House. Parking is free. The main parking lot is on the right as you drive up the hill; an additional overflow lot is located straight down the main road, at the end of the street. Rizzo staff will be on-hand to give directions and there will be roadside signs placed around for guidance. The meeting rooms are in Loudermilk Hall (Magnolia C Room and Classroom 109). Loudermilk Hall is the 1st brick building as you cross over from the parking lot.

Please refer to this property map of the Rizzo Center to locate the conference building.

View the 47th Annual LCCC Postdoctoral-Faculty Research Day Schedule 

View the Abstract Book for 47th Annual LCCC Postdoctoral-Faculty Research Day


  • Online registration for in-person attendance is now closed. New (walk-in) registrations will be accepted on-site on Oct 13 between 8 AM and 3 PM – check in at the registration table in front of Loudermilk Hall. View property map of the Rizzo Center showing Loudermilk here.
  • To attend the event virtually, you must register through Zoom (links below): all virtual attendees should register for Track A, whereas those interested in Population Science should register for Track A and Track B. 
  • If you previously registered for virtual attendance, your registration will transfer automatically and you do not need to register again on Zoom. If you listed Population Science as your research area, you will be registered for Tracks A and B; if you listed Basic or Clinical/Translational Sciences, you will be registered for Track A only.

Register for Zoom Track A (8:45 - 3:00)

Register for Zoom Track B (10:45 - 3:00)

If you experience technical difficulties when connecting with Zoom, please call 919-445-1000 or email for technical assistance. If you cannot connect in Zoom for any reason, please visit to view the live stream.

Virtual Attendance

  • The virtual event will be recorded as a Zoom webinar and divided into two concurrent sessions, or tracks: Zoom Track A and Zoom Track B. Track A, which runs from 8:45 – 3 PM, can be considered as the main session; Track A has all the oral presentation sessions for Basic and Clinical/Translational Science, as well as the collective group activities (Introductory Remarks, Panel of LCCC Associate Directors, Invited Postdoctoral Talks, and the Keynote Address). Thus, virtual attendees interested in Basic and Clinical/Translational Sciences need only register for Track A.
  • Track B will have the oral presentation sessions for Population Sciences which run parallel with the Basic and Clinical/Translational sessions (see schedule). Note that Track B only features the oral presentation sessions for population sciences, and thus runs from 10:45 AM until 3 PM. The collective group activities will only be available on Track A. Therefore, virtual attendees interested in Population Sciences should register for both Track B and Track A.
  • Population Science virtual attendees will join the main webinar session in Track A at 8:45 AM, then move to Track B for the first oral presentation session 10:45 – 11:45. After 11:45, they should switch back to Track A for the keynote, which ends at 1:00 – at which time they will move back to Track B again for the second and third oral presentation sessions (1:00 – 3:00). Both webinar sessions/tracks stop at the same time – 3 PM, which marks the end of the recorded portion of this event.

Email with event-related questions or concerns. For technical assistance connecting with Zoom, call 919-445-1000 or email If unable to connect in Zoom for any reason, visit to view the live stream.


About the keynote speaker

Ned Sharpless, MD, served as director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) from October 2017 until April 2022. He also served as Acting Commissioner for Food and Drugs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019. Prior to his role as NCI director, Sharpless was the director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he held from 2014 until 2017. Sharpless has long been a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill community; matriculating as an undergraduate student in mathematics, he earned distinction as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and subsequently undertook his medical studies at the School of Medicine, receiving an MD in 1993. Sharpless continued his training at Harvard Medical School, completing an internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital as well as a hematology/oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, after which he became a member of the faculty, first at Harvard Medical School in 2000 and two years later at the UNC School of Medicine, where he joined the Departments of Medicine and Genetics. In 2012, Sharpless was named the Wellcome Professor of Cancer Research. During his directorship at NCI, Sharpless championed initiatives to address health equity as well as diversity in the cancer research workforce, notably leading the creation of NCI’s Equity and Inclusion Program in 2020. In addition to being an ardent advocate of continued support for investigator-initiated research in cancer, he crucially helped launch important data science programs including the Childhood Cancer Data Initiative.


October 13, 2022
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Rizzo Center
150 DuBose House Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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