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FAPESP Week 2013: North Carolina

November 11, 2013 // 8:00amNovember 13, 2013 // 7:00pm

 

*A summary of reports on FAPESP Week North Carolina 2013 can be found in the document section

For complete coverage and additional information, check out the FAPESP Week 2013 website

 

November 11, 2013 at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Location: University City Campus, Harris Alumni Center

09:00-09:30 Greetings and Opening Remarks

Daniel Janies, Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte (TBC)

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, FAPESP

Paulo Sotero Marques, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

09:30-10:30 Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz: “Science and Technology in São Paulo, Brazil”

10:30-10:45 Q & A Moderated by Paulo Sotero, Brazil Institute, Wilson Center

10:45-10:50 Adjournment, Maureen Gibson, Coordinator of International Initiatives UNCC

10:50-11:00 Soft Opening of Art Exhibit “Flora Brasiliensis” by Mauro Galletti

11:00-12:00 Breakout Sessions (concurrently, various rooms in the Harris Alumni Center)

Research Opportunities (Henry H. Doss Lounge):

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, FAPESP: “Science and Technology in São Paulo, Brazil”

Yi Deng, Dean and Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, UNC-Charlotte

Health Sciences (Hathcock-Humble  Board Room)

Chair: Mirsad Hadzikadic, Director and Professor of Complex Systems Institute, Department of Software and Information Systems, UNC- Charlotte

Larry Mays, Professor and Chair of Bioinformatics, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte

Carlos Eduardo Ambrosio, Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of São Paulo (TBC)

Lidia Aparecida Rossi, EERP-USP (TBC)

Inge Elly Kiemle Trindade, Professor, Bauru School of Dentistry and Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, Discipline/Laboratory of Physiology, University of São Paulo

Biodiversity and Environmental  Sciences (Left Front of the Allen Tate Great Hall*)

Chair: Jessica Schlueter, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte

Daniel Janies, Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte

Ronald Clouse, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte

Mauro Galetti, Professor, São Paulo State University (Unesp – Rio Claro)

Regina Guyer, Executive Director, Environmental Assistance Office, The William States Lee College of Engineering, UNC-Charlotte

David Young, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNC-Charlotte

Physical Sciences (Left Rear of the Allen Tate Great Hall*)

Chair: Glenn Boreman, Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Optical Science, UNC-Charlotte

Marcelo Knobel, Professor, Department of Physics, University of Campinas (Unicamp)

Bernadette T. Donovan-Merkert, Professor and Chair of Chemistry, Director, Nanoscale Science Ph.D. Program

Michael A. Fiddy, Professor of Physics and Optical Science and of Electrical and Computer  Engineering

Educational Opportunities (Right Rear of the Allen Tate Great Hall*)

Chair: Tom Reynolds, Associate Provost and Dean, The Graduate School, UNC-Charlotte

Joël Gallegos, Assistant Provost for International Programs, UNC-Charlotte

Adriano de Bernardi Schneider, Graduate Student, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte

Amancio Jorge Nunes de Oliveira,Associate  Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo (TBC)* Weather permitting there is a nice outdoor terrace that can be used in lieu of the Allen Tate Great Hall.

Josh Hertel, Director, Graduate Center, The Gradute School, UNC-Charlotte (TBC)

12:00-13:00 Lunch with remarks by Breakout session Chairs, Dr. Brito, and Dr. Deng.

November 12, 2013 at North Carolina State University

Location: James B. Hunt Jr. Library, Institute for Emerging Issues

08:00-08:45 Exhibit Opening and Coffee – Room B08:30-09:00 Registration – Room B09:00-09:30 Greetings – Room A

Randy Woodson, Chancellor, NC State University (Invited)

Warwick Arden, Provost, NC State University

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director, FAPESP: “Overview of São Paulo Research and Development”

09:45-11:00 Panel 1: Convergence Agenda-Setting  in the Brazilian-U.S. Strategic Partnership – Room A Chair: Ambassador Anthony Harrington, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

Richard D. Mahoney, Director, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University: “Trade Liberalization, and Energy Joint- Venturing Between Brazil and the United States”

Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Editor, Política Externa

Mark Nance, Assistant Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, NC State University and Amancio Jorge Nunes de Oliveira, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, School of Philosophy, Literature and Human Sciences, University of São Paulo (TBC)

Kia Caldwell, Associate Professor, Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill: “The Alyne Case: Gender, Race, and the Human Right to Health in Brazil”

11:10-12:10 Panel 2: Health Sciences – Room A

Chair: Paul Lunn, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, NC State University

Carlos Eduardo Ambrosio, Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and Food Engineering, University of São Paulo

Luiz Diaz, C.E. Wheeler Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Searching for the Environmental Cause of Brazilian Endemic Pemphigus (Fogo Selvagem)”

Valeria Aoki, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of São Paulo

Pranab Sen, Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Health SciencesInterdisciplinary  Research and the Impact of Bioinformatics”

12:15-13:15 Networking Lunch – Room D

Greetings: Anita Brown-Graham,  Director, Institute for Emerging Issue, NC State University

Announcement  of FAPESP-NC State RFP Winners: Bailian Li, Vice Provost for International Affairs, NC State University

13:30-14:30 Panel 3: Health Sciences – Room A

Chair: Ron Strauss, Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill

Marcia Van Riper, Professor, Family Health Division, School of Nursing, UNC-Chapel Hill

Lidia Aparecida Rossi, EERP-USP

Luiz Pimenta, Clinical Professor, Department of Dental Ecology, and Dental Director of the UNC Craniofacial Center, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Oral Health Research: Linkages between FAPESP, USP and UNC School of Dentistry”

Inge Elly Kiemle Trindade, Professor, Bauru School of Dentistry and Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, Discipline/Laboratory of Physiology, University of São Paulo

14:40-15:40 Panel 4: Bioenergy – Room A

Chair: Jeffery P. Braden, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, NC State University

Thomas Meyer, Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC-Chapel Hill: “Solar Fuels”

Neyde Murakami Iha, Associate Professor, Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo

Greg Parsons, Director, NC State Nanotechnology  Initiative, NC State University: “Nano-Energy Solutions for the Future”

Chris Frey, Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, NC State University: “Energy and Environmental Systems”

15:50-16:50 Panel 5: Biodiversity – Room A

Chair: Barry Goldfarb, Chair, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, College of Natural Resources, NC State University

Maritta R. von Bieberstein Koch-Weser, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo

Erin Sills, Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, College of Natural Resources, NC State

University: “Seeds Tropical Forest Community of the Xingu River (Amazon)”

Mauro Galetti, Professor, São Paulo State University (Unesp – Rio Claro)

Daniel Janies, Professor, Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, UNC-Charlotte:  “The Evolutionary Tree of Life: International Dimensions and Applications”

17:00 Reception – Rooms B and C

Toast: Clifford Griffin, Director of International Programs, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, NC State University

Remarks: Paulo Sotero Marques, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

November 13, 2013 at UNC: Charlotte

Location: UNCC Student Union

15:00-17:00 Opening of Flora Brasiliense art exhibit followed by reception

Remarks: Carlos Eduardo Lins da Silva, Editor, Politica Externa

 

 

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