Apr 15 2021


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



RTP180: Fighting Disease, Finding Cures



Innovation. Education. Industry. These are powerful angles—and what Research Triangle Park is known for. At RTP180, speakers from our founding Universities, Park companies and the North Carolina community at-large, are called upon to speak passionately and authentically about what matters to them. The twist? They must do it in 5 minutes or less!

We ask our speakers to be intentional with their 300 seconds up on the virtual stage. What perspective of their industry are they able to share? What are their passions? What would our community be surprised to learn? What case studies in North Carolina are cutting edge?

This month, the topic is Fighting Disease, Finding Cures. Our diverse lineup of speakers are touching on different angles of the health and medical field from medical needs to disease prevention. Join us as they navigate us through their unique takes.

Our Experts

Sabrina Eyob | RTI International | TBD

Dr. Gil Golden | United Therapeutics Corporation | “Identifying Corridors of Indifference and Running Like Hell Down Them”

Dr. Cavin Ward-Caviness | US Environmental Protection Agency | Epigenetics and the Environment: The Road Towards Personalized Environmental Health

Dr. Vandana Shashi | Duke University | TBD

Karen Makhuli | G1 Therapeutics, Inc. | TBD

Our Game Plan

Virtual doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the preshow slides. Show kicks off at 6:00 p.m., sharp!

The hashtag for this event is #RTP180. Get social with us by tagging @FrontierRTP.

Didn’t receive one of the 100 Zoom tickets? The event will be live streamed here on Facebook beginning at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, April 15.

Our Promise

Our team has been working behind the scenes to continue to bring RTP180 to you in the comfort of your homes. The mission of this event, telling the stories of innovations and talent in this region, remains as important as ever and the show must go on. The safety of our community is our top priority while we patiently wait to be together again soon.