Institutional Events and Research Calendar

June 1, 2016 - June 30, 2016

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Dynamic histone acetylation and H3K4 trimethylation in the regulation of gene expression"
Hosted by: Tony Imbalzano, PhD and Jeffrey Nickerson, PhD, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, UMMS
Location: CDB Seminar Room S6-310, 6th floor, UMass Medical School
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, James Davie, PhD, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics; Scientist, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Drs. Doug Ziedonis and Sherry Pagoto
Location: Goff Video Conference Room S2-307C, UMMS, Worcester campus
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Type Conference
Hosted by: The Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
Location: Harvard Club of Boston, 374 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The 9th Massachusetts Life Sciences Innovation (MALSI) Day is the biggest day for life sciences startups and innovation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  This is a high-energy, hands-on event which brings together scientific and business leaders to mingle with scientists, post-docs, professors, entrepreneurs, innovators, and venture capitalists.

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Academic Achievement Awards
Hosted by: GSBS, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, CUBE 3rd floor conference room, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Questions?  Please contact Annette Stratton

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Hosted by: University Events, UMass Medical School
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 1st floor Multi-Purpose Rooms, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am

UMass Medical School's 43rd Commencement is certainly cause for celebration!

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Hosted by: Michael F. Collins, MD, Chancellor, UMMS
Location: Campus Green at the UMass Medical School, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We are pleased to announce that Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has accepted the invitation to deliver the address at UMMS' 43rd Commencement exercises which will also recognize two distinguished individuals, Claire Pomeroy, MD, MBA, President of the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and Dermont Desmond, international financier and philanthropist.

The Commencement will take place on the UMMS campus green with seating beginning at 11:00 am; the processional initiating at 11:45 am; and the ceremony starting promptly at noon.

Don't miss UMass Medical School's 43rd Commencement Exercises!

Hosted by: University Events, UMass Medical School
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 1st floor Multi-Purpose Rooms and Faculty Conference Room, School Lobbies, UMMS, Worceester
Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Come enjoy brunch prior to Commencement exercises!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Functional Analyses of Circulating Tumor Cells"
Hosted by: Michelle Kelliher, PhD, Department of 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, Daniel A. Haber, MD, PhD, Director, MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Hyperlipidemia and Breast Cancer" Breast Cancer Research Conference
Hosted by: Leslie Shaw, PhD
Location: Lazare Research Building, 4th floor conference room 416, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Emily J. Gallagher, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Developing allele-specific qRT-PCR assay to examine reactivation of inactive X chromosome"
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor 516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Dong-Hwan Kim (Green Lab), UMMS

Friday, June 10, 2016

Event Type Workshop
Hosted by: Manuel Garber, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor conference room AS4-2069, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Bioinformatics Core hosts a data analysis session (data-thon) every other Friday. The format is to briefly introduce you to the available pipelines followed by analysis of your dataset.

Please check the website for futher information or contact Heidi Beberman for any questions.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Huntington's Disease"
Hosted by: Departments of Neurobiology and Neurology, and the Office of Research, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A conversation with patients, clinicians, and basic scientists. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, clinicians, patients, and interested medical students are invited to attend.

Case Presentation:
Neil Aronin "Molecular therapeutics for Huntington's Disease"
Richard Moser "Molecular scalpels for the modern neurosurgeon: special delivery to the brain"
Lee Fradkin "Insights into a normal function of Huntington's from the fruitfly"

RSVP your attendance to Tara Keegan

Sandwiches and beverages will be served.

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS, Worcester
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, June 14, 2016

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Glycation of the Complement Regulatory Protein CD59: Its Role in the Pathogenesis of Diabetes Complications and as a Novel Diabetes Biomarker"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 2nd floor 203, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Jose A. Halperin, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Laboratory for Translational Research, Hematology Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Luncheon served.

Event Type Seminar
"The host-pathogen interface in the development of a novel adjuvant chemotherapy targeted to multidrug resistant tumors"
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Beth A. McCormick, PhD, Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, UMMS

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: UMMS Center for Biomedical Career Development
Location: Room S2-310, 2nd floor, UMass Medical School
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Part 1: Launching Your Academic Job Search

Part 2: Writing Your Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Part 3: Preparing for the Interview Visit

Part 4: Negotiating Your Startup Package

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Transcription factor/chromatin interactions: Integrating genome wide and real time dynamic data sets"
Hosted by: Anthony Imbalzano, PhD, Cell and Developmental Biology, UMMS
Location: S6-310, 6th floor conference room, UMass Medical School
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Gordon Hager, PhD, Chair, Center of Excellence in Chromosome Biology, National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Mark Alkema, PhD, Program in Neuroscience, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 6th floor conference room 616, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Paul S. Katz, PhD, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of Biology and Neuroscience, Georgia State University

Event Type Seminar
"CMV Epidemiology, Genetics, and New Therapies"
Hosted by: Timothy Kowalik, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Professor Sophie Alain, Centre National de Reference des Cytomegalovirus, Service de Bacteriologie - Virologie-Hygiene, CHU Limoges, Faculte de Medecine-Universite de Limoges, Limoges, France

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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

Presented by, Raj Kalkeri, PhD, Project Leader, In Vitro Antiviral Drug Development, Department of Infectious Disease Research, Southern Research Institute.  Pharma experience includes Vertex Pharmaceuticals

This lecture will discuss why the FDA requires animal models for most therapeutic indications and what we hope to learn from animal studies that we can't learn from in vitro experiments in a test tube.  The speaker will discuss the limitations of animal models and ethical considerations in the use of animals, from zebra fish to non-human primates.  The speaker will also describe the development of an animal model for drug discovery, how it was used and what was learned.

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

Event Type Seminar
"Immunology from the 'Bottom-Up' with Single-Cell Genomics"
Hosted by: Manuel Garber, PhD, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 6th floor conference room AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Alex Shalek, Herman L.F. Von Helmholtz Cancer Development Professor, HST Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, MIT

Event Type Lecture
Ninth Annual Edward Smith Lecture "What Happens When Radiology Residents Think Big and Act Globally"
Hosted by: Department of Radiology, UMMS
Location: Radiology Conference Room S2-819, 2nd floor, UMass Medical School
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Kristen DeStigter, MD, John P. and Kathryn H. Tampas Green and Gold Professor, The University of Vermont; Interim Chair of Radiology, The University of Vermont Medical Center

Event Type Seminar
"miR-203 regulates anoikis through targeting a network of pro-survival genes" (Pedanou) and "An ES cell-specific NuRD complex functions through interaction with Wdr5" (Ee)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Victoria Pedanou (Green Lab) and Ly-Sha Ee (Fazzio Lab), UMMS

Friday, June 17, 2016

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Oh Wait, I am a Real Doctor: Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome"
Hosted by: Mary Lee, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
Location: S2-102 Amphitheater I, UMass Medical School
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Amanda Johnson, MD, Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, UMMS and Carla Schwartz, MD, Chief Pediatric Resident, UMass Memorial CMC

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Event Type Seminar
Replication dynamics of non-canonical DNA structures" (Dukaj) and "Role of IMP3 in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Initiation" (Samanta)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Livio Dukaj (Rhind Lab) and Sanjoy Samanta, PhD (Mercurio Lab), UMMS

Friday, June 24, 2016

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Reducing Vertical Transmission of HIV in Low Resource Settings: Policy and Implementation - Assessment of a Community Health Worker LedOutpatient Malnutrition Program in Zumbahua, Ecuador"
Hosted by: Mary Lee, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
Location: S2-102 Amphitheater I, UMass Medical School
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Sara Beste, MD, MPH, Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics, UMMS and Michael Tayler, MD, Global Health Fellow, UMass Memorial CMC

Event Type Workshop
Hosted by: Manuel Garber, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor conference room AS4-2069, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Bioinformatics Core hosts a data analysis session (data-thon) every other Friday. The format is to briefly introduce you to the available pipelines followed by analysis of your dataset.

Please check the website for futher information or contact Heidi Beberman for any questions.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"The SMURF-2-YY1-C-MYC Axis in the Germinal Center Reaction and Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma"
Hosted by: Hong Zhang, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: S6-310, Cell Development Bio Seminar Room, Medical School, University
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Sally Elizabeth Trabucco, Cell Biology Program, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Patient-Centered Health Services Research: Taking Account of Patient Perceptions of Care"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, Quantitative Methods Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Douglas W. Roblin, PhD, Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, Georgia State University.

Lunch will be provided, please RSVP Maureen Schulz

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Event Type Grand Rounds
CANCELED - Endocrinology Grand Rounds
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 2nd floor 203, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Epigenomic approaches to adipose tissue biology"
Hosted by: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: Biotech II, 3rd Floor Seminar Room, 373 Plantation Street, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Program in Molecular Medicine Distinguished Lecture

Presented by, Evan Rosen, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Event Type Community, Symposium
Hosted by: University of Florida and University of Arkansas Clinical and Translational Science Institutes
Location: Joint the event via live streaming!
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join a National Conversation via live streaming.

HealthStreet, a community-engaged research initiative at the University of Florida and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are hosting the 7th Our Community, Our Health event on women's heart health.

Moderator: Dr. Rhonda Mattox, Medical Director of Arkansas Minority Health Coalition

Event Type Seminar
"Memory CD8+ T Cell Function During Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection"
Hosted by: Samuel M. Behar, MD, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th floor conference room AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Stephen M. Carpenter, Millennium MD/PhD Program, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Exploiting a promiscuous Biotin Ligase to identify proteins bound to a specific genomic locus" (Bhaduri) and "Developing a whole organism small-molecule screening strategy to identify regulators of lymphatic vessel growth" (Shih)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Samyabrata Bhaduri, PhD (Green Lab) and Yu-Huan Shih, PhD (Lawson Lab), UMMS

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