Children's Health & Discovery Initiative: Shining Evolutionary Light on Human Sleep and Health

September 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:00am
Charles Nunn, Ph.D., Professor of Evolutionary Medicine and Global Health, Duke University; Director, Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine

Charles Nunn is Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Global Health at Duke University, and Director of the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM). Charlie uses evolutionary approaches to understand and improve human and animal health. He and his research group investigate the ecology of infectious disease, the evolution of sleep, and the links between ecology, evolution and global health. They investigate these topics using phylogenetic methods, mathematical modeling, and fieldwork in Madagascar, Kenya and other locations. He is the author of Infectious Diseases of Primates: Behavior, Ecology and Evolution and The Comparative Approach in Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology.

Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative: “Great Minds Think for Kids” Seminar and Brainstorming Series
The goal of the Children’s Health & Discovery initiative (CHDI) is to foster multidisciplinary and innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. As part of our goal of fostering multidisciplinary collaborations, the CHDI is holding seminar/brainstorming sessions, which we’ve termed “Great Minds Think for Kids”. These sessions will include a 40-minute research-in-progress talk from a guest speaker, followed by a 40-minute brainstorming/group discussion session led by the guest speaker and a member of the CHDI scientific leadership.

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