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47th Annual Postdoctoral/Faculty Research Day

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

UNC Lineberger’s 47th Annual Postdoctoral/Faculty Research Day is open to all UNC Lineberger graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff.

LCCC Training and Education (CRTEC) is hosting this major LCCC-wide event from 8 AM to 6 PM on October 13, 2022, at the Rizzo Center of Chapel Hill. This year’s itinerary includes:

  • A keynote from Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD
  • Invited talks from LCCC postdocs
  • Poster and oral presentations by graduate students and postdocs in Basic, Clinical/Translational, and Population Science Research
  • Competitive Awards for Best Poster and Best Oral Presentation
  • Networking
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Hors D’oeuvres Reception


  • Registrations will be accepted through Oct. 13. Walk-in registration will be open the morning of the event.
  • This will be a hybrid event – you may register to attend either in-person (onsite at Rizzo Center) or virtually (Zoom webinar). Please designate mode of attendance when registering.
  • Abstract submission is closed.


Note: Do not register again if you previously submitted an abstract.

Please contact with any questions or concerns.

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
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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