Institutional Events and Research Calendar

May 1, 2016 - May 31, 2016

April 2016
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2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"CRISPR-Cas9 Targeting of SNPs and Repeat Sequences in the Huntington's Disease Gene"
Hosted by: Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Michael H. Brodsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS

Event Type Retreat
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science 6th Annual Research Retreat
Location: Albert Sherman Center, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Registration is now open for the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science 6th Annual Research Retreat!

Don't miss out on this exciting event which will showcase our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Vasan S. Ramachandran, concurrent Mini Symposia and Poster Session.

This UMass 5-campus event is a great opportunity for collaboration and networking!

Register today!  Registration is open from April 1 to May 6.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Hosted by: University Events, UMass Medical School
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 1st floor Multi-Purpose Rooms
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the Class of 2018's transition into clinical learning!

Event Type Seminar
"Worms and Lessons Learned: An Unexpected Bifurcation in Type-2 Immunity"
Hosted by: Vladimir Litvak, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 8th floor conference room AS8-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Lee Reinhardt, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Pizza will be served following the seminar.

Thursday, May 05, 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 Seminar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the Office of Innovation and Business Development, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, 1st floor Medical School Lobby Entrance, UMass Medical School, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presented by, Richard Wobbe, PhD.  Dr. Wobbe's pharma experience includes Scriptgen, Anadys Pharmaceuticals, ArQule, XTL Biopharmaceuticals

Assay development and data are at the heart of pharmaceutical drug development.  Many properties have to be present in a molecule for the molecule to become a drug and each of those properties is defined by an assay.  Developing and running pharmaceutical development assays are not like running experiments in a typical research laboratory.  This lecture will describe the art and science of assay development.  The speaker will share some concrete examples of assay development and the rationale behind the selection criteria.

Please join us for this informative and educational lecture.  This event will be a great opportunity for networking and collaboration!  Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Event Type Seminar
"An inhibitory mono-ubiquitylation of the Drosophila initiator caspase Dronc functions in both apoptotic and non-apoptotic pathways" (Kamber) and "Uncovering the role of autophagy in intestinal homeostasis" (Doherty)
Hosted by: Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Elif Kamber (Bergmann Lab) and Johnna Doherty, PhD (Baehrecke Lab), UMMS

Friday, May 06, 2016

Event Type Community
Hosted by: Diversity & Inclusion Office, UMMS
Location: S1-Lobby - Medical School Lobby, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The International Festival is hosted by the Diversity & Inclusion Office under the sponsorship of the CEOD International Committee. The festival reminds us that our geographical boundaries are not limited by Central Mass, the Boston area or New England and that having diverse cultures is critical to our mission.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Beth McCormick, PhD and Robert Goldberg, PhD - UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor Conference Room AS9-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UMass Medical School inKNOWvation and MassBio
Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th floor, Cambridge, MA
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The field of gene therapy has grown incredibly over the past several years, with the Horae Center for Gene Therapy of UMMS at the forefront of this renaisssance as one of the world's premier gene therapy research institutes. We invite you to learn more about our latest gene therapy advances in diseases involving the central nervous system, ophthalmology, cancer, rare disease and many more.

Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and networking
5:00 registration and networking
5:30 welcome and panel discussion
6:30 posters and networking

Register today!

Event Type Webinar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: WEBINAR (click on link to register)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by:  Laura L. Hayman, PhD, MSN, FAAN, Associate Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies; Professor of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Boston

This webinar will provide an overview of transdisciplinary, translational, team science and include current and potential roles for nurse scientists in these research initiatives. Emphasis will be placed on optimizing the role of nurse scientists in team science with the ultimate goal of maximizing knowledge generation, dissemination and uptake in clinical and public health practice and policy initiatives.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Event Type Education / Training, Workshop
Hosted by: The Office of Research, Faculty Affairs, UMMS and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Location: Albert Sherman Center, Multi-Purpose Room EAST (1st floor), UMMS, Worcester
Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you applying for a NIH Career Development ("K") award or your first ("R") grant?

This workshop will provide an overview of NIH and the grant review process, including a demonstration of a grant review panel, key steps in writing a grant, and the details of K and R awards. In an interactive session you will work with colleagues to draft an effective specific aims page for your application.

Presented by, Jean M. Lakoski, PhD (American College of Pharmacy) and Robert J. Milner, PhD (UMMS).

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN TILL MAY 6th!

If you are not at UMMS, please email:   Susan.Tremallo@umassmed.edu

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

Presented by, Barbara G. Bokhour, PhD, Acting Associate Director, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research; Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management, Boston University School of Public Health, ENRM Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The term patient-centered care is becoming pervasive in descriptions of high quality health care. This talk will address exactly what patient-centered care is (and is not), how we can recognize it and the role of health services researchers in examining care from patient perspectives. Dr. Bokhour will review a series of studies about patient perceptions of health, illness and patient care and describe studies of VA initiatives to shift the culture of care to one where patients, not diseases, drive care.

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Carla McDonald

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, May 16, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Biology of Autism"
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.

RSVP to Gloria.Downing@umassmed.edu

Sandwiches and beverages will be served.

Event Type Seminar
“Modulation of Alzheimer's Aβ protofilament-membrane interactions by lipid head groups”
Hosted by: Troy Whitfield, PhD, Celia Schiffer, PhD and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 8th floor conference room, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Nicolae-Viorel Buchete, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University College Dublin

Event Type Seminar
"Molecular mechanisms of a symmetric RAF dimer transactivation"
Hosted by: Troy Whitfield, PhD, Celia Schiffer, PhD and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 8th floor conference room, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Edina Rosta, PhD, Lecturer, King's College London

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"A liquid crystalline interface between homologous chromosomes regulates meiotic recombination"
Hosted by: Heidi Tissenbaum, 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, Abby Dernburg, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Friday, May 20, 2016

Event Type Retreat
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: Albert Sherman Center, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Please join us for the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science 6th Annual Research Retreat!  The Retreat will feature a full-day of programs comprised of concurrent mini symposia, poster session, and oral presentations with panel discussion featuring the work of researchers from across the 5-UMass campuses.  Retreat attendees will include a diverse group of investigators, faculty, clinicians, nurses, community agencies, students and staff ranging from basic scientists to population health and community-based researchers.

Don't miss out on this exciting educational opportunity!  This will be a great venue for collaboration and networking too!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Beth McCormick, PhD and Robert Goldberg, PhD - UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor Conference Room, AS9-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Event Type Seminar
MassTERi Education Seminar "Structure Activity Relationship (SAR): Moving the Goal Posts"
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Innovation and Business Development, UMMS
Location: Multi-Purpose Room WEST (1st floor), Albert Sherman Center, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presented by, Rolf Wagner, PhD, Senior Medical Chemistry Group Leader; Senior Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie Chemistry Technologies and Outsourcing. Pharma experience includes Hoffman-La Roche

From Hits to Leads and Lead Optimization, the team has to choose which compounds to move forward.  To do this, a relationship between structure (i.e., a chemical modification on a compound) and an activity (potency, solubility, activity in vitro and in vivo, etc., must be understood).

Please join us for this informative and educational lecture.  This event will be a great opportunity for networking and collaboration!  Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Event Type Seminar
"Compressible representations for gene expression reveal fundamental processes and enable highly efficient transcriptomies"
Hosted by: Manuel Garber, PhD, Director, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor conference room, AS4-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Brian Cleary, PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Program in Systems Biology

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Northeast American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces the first Annual Northeast AACC Meeting
Location: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Featured Scientific Sessions:  Practical considerations in biomarkers of rare diseases; Applications of modern Mass Spectrometry in clinical diagnosis; Next-generation sequencing (NGS) in clinical diagnosis; Molecular diagnostic testing for infectious diseases; Mass Spectrometry in newborn screening; Mass Spectrometry image technology; Implementing Mass Spectrometry in laboratory medicine; Mass Spectrometry applications in clinical toxicology.

For more information, please email:
Dr. Mahdi Garelnabi - Mahdi_Garelnabi@uml.edu

Friday, May 27, 2016

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Northeast American Association for Clinical Chemistry announces the first Annual Northeast AACC Meeting
Location: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Featured Scientific Sessions:  Practical considerations in biomarkers of rare diseases; Applications of modern Mass Spectrometry in clinical diagnosis; Next-generation sequencing (NGS) in clinical diagnosis; Molecular diagnostic testing for infectious diseases; Mass Spectrometry in newborn screening; Mass Spectrometry image technology; Implementing Mass Spectrometry in laboratory medicine; Mass Spectrometry applications in clinical toxicology.

For more information, please email:
Dr. Mahdi Garelnabi - Mahdi_Garelnabi@uml.edu

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, May 30, 2016

HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
Time: 8:00 am
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