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Monthly Education Sessions

The NRP hosts a variety of educational seminars to support continuing education for research professionals on campus. These programs have been approved by ACRP for contact hours at no cost.

If you plan to attend any of our upcoming events, please register via the UNC-Chapel Hill Event Registration website at or by clicking the REGISTER button on the desired session.

Browse previous education sessions below. Recordings and slides are available for many of the events.

Questions about educational opportunities? Contact Sandy Barnhart.

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Past Sessions

Click the year to view slides and recordings of past NRP education sessions. (NOTE: Recordings are hosted on various platforms depending on how each session was recorded.)

Epic Updates

September 22, 2023, 2023

Leonard Baucom will cover new features coming to Epic for Resarch and provide reminders of key Epic workflows.


    Leonard Baucom

    Epic@UNC Research Trainer

    State of the OHRE/IRB

    June 22, 2023

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    Carley Emerson will discuss the current state of the OHRE office, explain metrics related to IRB review times, and identify ongoing challenges and initiatives.


      Carley Emerson, MS, CIP

      Director, Office of Human Research Ethics (OHRE)

      Smooth Sailing in Rough Seas: Strategies for Using Emotional Intelligence to Destress Difficult Situations

      April 20, 2023

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      Sharon Eisner will discuss aspects of EQ and strategies to improve it, as well as bringing stronger EQ to stressful contexts.


        Sharon R. Eisner

        Interpersonal and Presentation Coach

        Why do we have IRBs?

        April 20, 2023

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        Research that includes human subjects must be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to enrolling subjects. Why is this both a Federal regulatory and ethical requirement? What prompted this legislation and process? Join Charlotte Coley from the UNC Office of Human Research Ethics to find out.


          Charlotte Coley MACT, CIP

          COVID-19: WHAT’S NEXT?

          March 16, 2023

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          Myron Cohen, Director, Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases will discuss the progress we have made since 2020 regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, and the work we still have left to do.


            Myron S. Cohen, MD

            How a Values-Based Approach Advances DEI

            February 16, 2023

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            In this session, Dr. Segars presents a new model for developing diversity, equity and inclusion in today’s organization. It is an innovation-based approach that increases employee satisfaction and reveals new frontiers of opportunity.


              Albert “Al” Segars, PhD, PNC Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the UNC-Chapel Hill Kenan Flagler School of Business

              Nutrition and Cognitive Development: The Influence of Nutrient Synergy

              January 19, 2023

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              Dr. Carol Cheatham from the UNC Department of Psychology and Neuroscience as well as the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) presents on her research on the influence of nutrition on cognitive development.


                Carol Cheatham, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill