Institutional Events and Research Calendar

October 1, 2016 - October 31, 2016

September 2016
November 2016
2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

cryoEM Facility Grand Opening and Symposium
Hosted by: Chen Xu, PhD, Director, cryoEM
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium (2nd floor), UMMS (symposium)
Time: 11:30 am - 6:00 pm

You are invited to attend the cryoEM Facility Grand Opening and events.  Registration will be opening soon (stay tuned)!

11:30 am-12:00 pm - Ribbon Cutting and cryoEM Facility Tour

12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch

1:00-4:30 pm - Symposium

4:30-6:00 pm - Reception

For more information contact: Office of Research 508-856-1572

Event Type Seminar
Following Single mRNAs in Living Cells
Hosted by: Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor-516, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Robert H. Singer, PhD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Janelia Research Campus of the HHMI

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hosted by: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and T1D Exchange
Location: UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Diabetes Innovation Challenge seeks to find transformational advancements in diabetes. M2D2, in partnership with T1D Exchange, a non-profit focused on accelerating innovations that improve outcomes in type 1 diabetes, present the first Diabetes Innovation Challenge. This exciting multi-staged event is an opportunity to identify, support, and incubate transformational innovations in types 1 and 2 diabetes.

RSVP now and see 34 semi-finalists present innovative projects!

Projects include exciting innovations in the areas of diagnostics, therapies, devices and technologies. Semi-finalists will present at one of two events (Sept. 29 and Oct. 5) focused on either early-stage projects or pre-clinical/translational projects.

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

A major goal of the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS) is to develop and support the next generation of leaders in clinical and translational research. Success in today's complex and competitive environment requires training that is truly transdisciplinary in nature, encompassing the full-spectrum of translational research from first-in-human studies to implementation science with additional continuous feedback to basic science research.

Training of investigators who will make a career of innovative, hypothesis-driven clinical and translational research is a top priority, and the Mentored Career Development (KL2) Training Program is designed to address this need. The KL2 Training Program will combine coursework, seminars, and mentored research.

Interested applicants are invited to attend an informational meeting which will clarify expectations for the fellowship and answer questions.

Event Type Seminar
"Getting a Grip on the Primary Malaria Vector, Anopheles darlingi, Queen of the Amazon"
Hosted by: Douglas Golenbock, MD, Department of Medicine, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 3rd floor conference room 316, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Jan E. Conn, MS, PhD, Research Scientist, Department of Immunology & Infectious Diseases (NYSDOH); Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences (SPH, SUNY-Albany)

Event Type Lecture
"Leadership and Advocacy from the Boardroom: the AMA and the Opioid Crisis"
Hosted by: Office of Faculty Affairs, UMMS
Location: S2-310 Seminar Room, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Patrice Harris, MD, MA, AMA Board of Trustees and chair of AMA's Task Force to Reduce Opioid Abuse

Event Type Lecture
"Gerontology Research and Theory - Individualized Music Therapy in Persons with Dementia, Culturally Responsive Assessment and Treatment of Dementia in Hmong American Culture" and "Hmong Story Cloths: Cultural Awareness and Understanding"
Hosted by: UMass Lowell Center for Gerontology Research and Partnerships & Center for Asian American Studies
Location: UMass Lowell, O'Leary Library 222, South Campus, Lowell, MA
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Presented by, Dr. Linda Gerdner, a renowned nurse researcher, ethnogeriatric specialist with Stanford University's Geriatric Education Center, and children's book author.

All are welcome - No registration required.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS7-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by, Nate Hafer, PhD, Director of Operations, UMCCTS

The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS, a joint MassTERi/UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science initiative, is designed to support the translation of biomedical research by providing early-stage education and strategic guidance to faculty, staff, and students during the ideation phase of technology development. This four-week course will be held in the Spring 2017.

Please register for this informational session on either October 6 or 17.

Event Type Lecture
Hosted by: Diversity and Inclusion Office, Professional Women's Committee, UMMS
Location: S1-342 Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by Luanne Thorndyke, MD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Novel Signaling Pathways that Control Effector and Regulatory T cell Development", Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Francis Chan, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by, Daniel J. Campbell, PhD, Member and Affiliate Professor, Immunology Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Sherry Pagoto, PhD and Doug Ziedonis, MD, UMCCTS Education
Location: S7-402, UMass Medical School
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Please join the UMCCTS Research Career & Writing "K-Club". The group meets monthly to provide information and feedback on academic career development and on preparing a Research Career Award application (NIH K-Awards, VA Research Career Awards, etc.).

To become a member, please contact Ms. Denise Barrett.

Monday, October 10, 2016

HOLIDAY - Columbus Day
Time: 8:00 am

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Gender Differences in Risk Factors for Oropharyngeal Cancer Among Overweight and Obese Adults in Puerto Rico"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Maira Castaneda, MS, UMMS

Lunch will be provided.

"Regulation of mitotic fidelity and genome stability by the Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor"
Hosted by: Jennifer Benanti, PhD and Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor-516, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Amity L. Manning, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Development of Macrophages and in vivo functions"
Hosted by: Jun Huh, PhD, Department of Medicine, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Frederic Geissmann, MD, PhD, PI, Immunology

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Event Type Community
Hosted by: Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS
Location: S1-342, Faculty Conference Room, UMMS
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

UMMS and UMMHC will join the nation in recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States while celebrating and recognizing our faculty, staff, caregivers, residents, postdocs and students who share a Hispanic heritage and who have contributed so much to our organizational success.

Featured Speaker: Andres E. Gonzalez, Med, CCDP/AP, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: David R. Weaver, PhD and the Program in Neuroscience, UMMS and Neurobiology, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute
Location: Lazare Research Building, 7th floor-716, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Jennifer A. Evans, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, Marquette University

Event Type Seminar
"DEBrowser: Interactive differential expression analysis tool"
Hosted by: Manuel Garber, PhD, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2027, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Alper Kucukural, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Lymphocyte Migration", Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Andrea Reboldi, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by, Susan R. Schwab, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, NYU School of Medicine

Monday, October 17, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS7-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Nate Hafer, PhD, Director of Operations, UMCCTS

The I-Corps Program at the UMCCTS, a joint MassTERi/UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science initiative, is designed to support the translation of biomedical research by providing early-stage education and strategic guidance to faculty, staff, and students during the ideation phase of technology development. This four-week course will be held in the Spring 2017.

Please register for this informational session on either October 6 or 17.

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Clinical Research Professionals Group consists of clinical research staff throughout the University of MA Medical School, including Principal Investigators, Study Coordinators, Research Nurses, Administrators, and others. All research staff are invited to be part of the CRPG regardless of their role or background in clinical research.

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please RSVP HRPeducation@umassmed.edu

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Event Type Lecture
Hosted by: The Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, 2nd floor, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm

Presented by, Stefan W. Hell, PhD, 2014 Nobel Prize Awardee in Chemistry, Professor and Director, NanoBiophotonics Department, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany

A reception will follow the lecture.

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Meaningful Counterfactuals for Studies of Racial Disparities"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Jay S. Kaufman, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Health Disparities, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health, McGill University

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Kelley Baron.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Innovation and Business Development, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, Multi-Purpose Room EAST, 1st floor, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presented by, John Van Drie, PhD, Owner and President, Van Drie Research, LLC.  Pharma experience includes BioCAD, Pharmacia, Pfizer, Vertex, Novartis

Please join us for this informative and educational lecture.  This event will be a great opportunity for networking and collaboration! Refreshments will be served.

Register today!

Hosted by: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and T1D Exchange
Location: Royal Sonesta, Cambridge, MA
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Diabetes Innovation Challenge seeks to find transformational advancements in diabetes. M2D2, in partnership with T1D Exchange, a non-profit focused on accelerating innovations that improve outcomes in type 1 diabetes, present the first Diabetes Innovation Challenge. This exciting multi-staged event is an opportunity to identify, support, and incubate transformational innovations in types 1 and 2 diabetes.

Don't miss this valuable opportunity to meet with and preview the selected pool of finalists (selected from the Sept 29 and Oct 5 semi-final presentations), who will be showcasing their pre-clinical or translational innovations the evening before the T1D Exchange Annual Meeting, where winning applicants will be announced.

RSVP today for this exciting event!

Event Type Seminar
"Splicing factor mutations in cancer: mechanisms, consequences, vulnerabilities"
Hosted by: Michael R. Green, MD, PhD, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room-516, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Timothy A. Graubert, MD, Director, Hematologic Malignancy Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Event Type Seminar
"Treg", Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Eric Huseby, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by, Steven F. Ziegler, PhD, Director, Academic Affairs; Director, Immunology Research Program; Member, Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason

Monday, October 24, 2016

Event Type Lecture
Hosted by: David Guertin, PhD; Dohoon Kim, PhD; and Cynthia Hong, PhD, UMass Metabolic Network, UMMS
Location: Sherman Center Auditorium, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Inaugural Event

Presented by, Morrie Birnbaum, MD, PhD, Sr. V.P. & Chief Scientific Officer, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, Pfizer Incorporated and David M. Sabatini, MD, PhD, Member, Whitehead Institute, Professor of Biology, MIT, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Light refreshments to follow lecture.

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UNM Mentoring Institute
Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Event Type Webinar
Hosted by: UMMS Office of Clinical Research
Location: Chandler Hill Conference Room, 7th floor, Ambulatory Care Center, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The Office of Clinical Research will be viewing this informational webinar at the UMMS campus for anyone who is interested in joining them in-person.

Please register **SPACE IS LIMITED**

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Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UNM Mentoring Institute
Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UNM Mentoring Institute
Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Treg", Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Joonsoo Kang, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium (2nd floor), UMMS
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by, Diane Mathis, PhD, Morton-Grove-Rasmussen Professor of Immunohematology, Department of Microbiology & Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School

Event Type Retreat
UMMS 21st Annual Research Retreat 2016
Hosted by: UMMS Office of Research
Location: UMass Amherst Conference Center, Amherst, MA
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For registration or questions, please contact Angela DiTerlizzi at 508-856-1572 or email Angela.DiTerlizzi@umassmed.edu

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UNM Mentoring Institute
Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Event Type Retreat
UMMS 21st Annual Research Retreat 2016
Hosted by: UMMS Office of Research
Location: UMass Amherst Conference Center, Amherst, MA
Time: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

For registration or questions, please contact Angela DiTerlizzi at 508-856-1572 or email Angela.DiTerlizzi@umassmed.edu

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UNM Mentoring Institute
Location: UNM Mentoring Institute, 1716 Las Lomas Rd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This year's conference theme is Developmental Networks: The Power of Mentoring and Coaching. We seek to facilitate discourse on the effectiveness of developmental networks, and the impact of mentoring and coaching relationships in educational and workplace settings.

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