The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) is a nonprofit institute exploring the intersection of evolutionary science and medicine. The center is jointly operated by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and North Carolina Central University.
TriCEM is an incubator that promotes innovative developments the theory and practice of evolutionary medicine by fostering cross-disciplinary collaborations among Triangle-based scholars, physicians, public health workers, and more.
What is evolutionary medicine?
Evolutionary medicine encompasses any study that examines medical and health-related themes in the context of evolutionary science. The integrative nature of this emerging field provides fertile ground for a number of research topics across disciplines such as epidemiology, psychology, cancer research, global health, veterinary science, and microbiology.