Dr. Jennifer Niemuth’s work on sea turtle cold stun syndrome just got a major boost with the announcement of her receipt of an Evolutionary Medicine Fellowship awarded jointly by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center and the Triangle Center for 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 looks at questions across disciplines such as epidemiology, psychology, cancer research, global health, veterinary science, and microbiology. NESCent, sponsored by the National Sciences Foundation, has transitioned to the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine, TriCEM. 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 others.
Dr. Niemuth’s awared supports her important and outstanding evolutionary medicine exploration about the evolutionary aspects of sea turtle cold stun syndrome. With the support she will spend this fall semester integrating methods, concepts, and data related to the pathogenesis of cold stun and its broader translational implications.