|Carolina Science Café Spring 2013|
To enhance communication between researchers in the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility and community audiences, the Center is co-sponsoring a Carolina Science Café with Morehead Planetarium and Science Center and UNC's Society of Sigma Xi. On Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 PM, Dr. Melissa Troester will lead the Science Café discussion on emerging research about young African American women's susceptibility to basal-like breast cancer and the influences that put them at greater risk. The Carolina Science Café will be held at City Kitchen, located near University Mall in Chapel Hill. Additional information about the event is on the event flyer.
Dr. Troester is Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and has memberships in the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility. She is Co-Investigator on the Carolina Breast Cancer Study, and she is the Principal Investigator for the UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of breast cancer, genomics of normal breast tissue, and breast cancer microenvironment.
This Carolina Science Café is sponsored by the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility and the Society of Sigma Xi at UNC Chapel Hill. For more information, contact Kelly Robinson or Jonathan Frederick.