darwinTriCEM seeks to

  1. Train graduate fellows in evolutionary medicine.
  2. Expose undergraduates to the field of evolutionary medicine.
  3. Create a strong community of Triangle researchers in evolutionary medicine.
  4. Engage K-12 students and teachers in North Carolina in topics of evolutionary medicine, human health, scientific thinking, and science careers.
  5. Increase the public understanding of science through the narrative of evolutionary medicine.
  6. Ensure that opportunities in the fields of evolution, medicine, and the combination of the two are accessible to people from all backgrounds.
Student Opportunities
  • Evolutionary and Comparative Medicine Interest Group for the Triangle: Our mission is to connect students, faculty, and colleagues from a diverse background of disciplines in order to apply evolutionary biology, ecology, and Darwinian concepts to health and medicine.  The group is organized by Teminioluwa Ajayi (MD Student, Duke), Evans Lodge (Md/PhD Student, UNC-Chapel Hill), Kelsey Sumner (MSPH/PhD Student, UNC-Chapel Hill), Stephanie Folkerts (DVM Student, NC State), Erin Beasley (DVM Student, NC State), and Melissa Manus (Assistant Director, TriCEM). Please visit their website for upcoming events and more information.
Want to Learn More?

Check out these suggested resources:
“Missing Microbes” by Martin Blaser
“The Wild Life of our Bodies” by Rob Dunn
“The Story of the Human Body” by Daniel Lieberman
“Zoobiquity” by Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers
“Body by Darwin” by Jeremy Taylor
“An Epidemic of Absence” by Moises Velasquez-Madoff
“I Contain Multitudes” by Ed Yong
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Journal
EvMed Review