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UNC Researcher Appreciation Week 2022

In celebration of the NRP’s 10th Anniversary and Clinical Trials Day 2022, we are pleased to offer several events and education sessions in appreciation of everything you do!

Sessions for Researcher Appreciation week are not able to be recorded, so those interested should plan to attend if possible.

Thank you!

UNC Researchers: This week, join us in celebrating the incredible work you do every day.

Check out this message from UNC-CH and UNC Health leadership recognizing your contributions!

NRP Researcher Appreciation Booth

Tuesday, May 17th; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 


  • Bioinformatics Lobby
  • Cancer Hospital in front of Starbucks

We hope you can plan to stop by one of our appreciation booths for a token of our thanks! This year, we’ll have two locations on/near the medical campus. For those elsewhere on campus, please walk over to see us if you are able. If you are off-campus or remote, we hope you’ll be able to take part in the rest of the week’s activities. In the future, we hope to be able to incorporate additional locations to meet the needs of our geographically diverse research community!

Step Into Your Moxie: Move People To Take Action

Wednesday, May 18; 9:00 a.m. – 10 a.m. | Virtual

Speaker: Alexia Vernon, Founder and President of Step Into Your Moxie

Cultivate the confidence, strategy, and communication skills to be dynamic persuasive communicators who more easily speak up for themselves, their ideas, and their companies. They develop the ability to manage fear and self-defeating thoughts connected to “going for the yes,” and learn how to address other people’s objections by staying flexible, listener-centered, and on message.

Free; Appropriate for all Research Professionals

Alexia Vernon

From CRC to VP: A Professional Path

Thursday, May 19; 12:00 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Virtual

Speaker: Quincy Byrdsong, EdD, CIP, CCRP – Vice Provost for Health Sciences at Lipscomb University; Immediate Past President Society of Clinical Research Associates

Dr. Byrdsong will discuss how research staff can leverage the multi-faceted nature of clinical research to launch career development opportunities which contribute to either clinical research, industry, or academia at the highest level.

Free; Appropriate for all Research Professionals


Dr. Quincy Byrdsong

ACRP Networking Event

Thursday, May 19th; 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. | NC Biotech Center, Durham, NC 

There’s still time to register for the ACRP Research Triangle Park (RTP) Chapter’s upcoming networking event! Please join us for an open networking event with Clinical Research Professionals of all ages and experience levels; this networking event is free for all.


Interactive Workshop: Creating Connections

Friday, May 20; 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Virtual

Facilitators: Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Designed to introduce organizations and their researchers to the Alda Method, this interactive session offers simple improvisational theater exercises and basic message-design techniques so program participants can begin to explore ways to build trust and engage audiences in science. 

Participants will have the chance to practice new skills and strategies in pairs or small groups and offer each other feedback.

Free; Appropriate for Career Research Professionals (3+ years experience) and Research Faculty

REGISTER Only a few spaces left!