Community Calendar

May 2017

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    Applications in Network Medicine: Gene Co-expression and Gene Regulatory Medicine

    Applications in Network Medicine: Gene Co-expression and Gene Regulatory Medicine Sheraton Commander Hotel, Cambridge, MA 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    "The role of virus receptors on pathogenesis and prevention of viral disease"

    "The role of virus receptors on pathogenesis and prevention of viral disease" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Registration is open for the 7th Annual Research Retreat for the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science

    Registration is open for the 7th Annual Research Retreat for the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Registration closes May 5th!  Don't forget to register for this exciting and educational event!

    Special Retirement Celebration Recognizing the Exemplary Leadership of Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, Vice Provost for School Services

    Special Retirement Celebration Recognizing the Exemplary Leadership of Deborah Harmon Hines, PhD, Vice Provost for School Services Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Please RSVP by April 23, 2017.

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    Diabetes Day 2017

    Diabetes Day 2017 Faculty Conference Room, UMass Medical School 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Please register for this event.  See website for Abstract Poster Submission Form.

    "Rapid induction of apoptosis following DNA damage and virus infection insects"

    "Rapid induction of apoptosis following DNA damage and virus infection insects" AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    A pizza luncheon will be served following the seminar.

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    "Innate immune response in infection and autoimmune disease"

    "Innate immune response in infection and autoimmune disease" Room 316, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Nan Yan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Research Career & Writing Group "K-Club" Meeting

    Research Career & Writing Group "K-Club" Meeting S7-106, UMass Medical School 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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    "Decoding neural control of animal behavior using in vivo deep brain calcium imaging in freely behaving mice"

    "Decoding neural control of animal behavior using in vivo deep brain calcium imaging in freely behaving mice" Room 716, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Presented by, Da-Ting Lin, PhD, Investigator, National Institute on Drug Abuse-Intramural Research Program, NIH

    "Detecting death and damage: Understanding macrophage migration in vivo"

    "Detecting death and damage: Understanding macrophage migration in vivo" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    "Investigating the roles of long noncoding RNAs in mouse embryonic stem cells" (Nera) and "Identification and characterization of CXCR4 as a leukemia suppressor gene" (Pak)

    "Investigating the roles of long noncoding RNAs in mouse embryonic stem cells" (Nera) and "Identification and characterization of CXCR4 as a leukemia suppressor gene" (Pak) Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    "The adventure of creating a new kind of medical school: The story from Kaiser Permanente"

    "The adventure of creating a new kind of medical school: The story from Kaiser Permanente" AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    "T cell development and Runx transcription factors"

    "T cell development and Runx transcription factors" Room 316, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    "Autism"

    "Autism" Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS, Worcester 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    "Unraveling the mysteries of MHC class I-restricted cross-presentation"

    "Unraveling the mysteries of MHC class I-restricted cross-presentation" AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    CANCELED - Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group

    CANCELED - Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    "Big time for BK: Mechanisms of circadian rhythm in neuronal activity"

    "Big time for BK: Mechanisms of circadian rhythm in neuronal activity" AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Andrea L. Meredith, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Program in Neuroscience, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

    A pizza luncheon will be served following the seminar.

    "MicroRNA-204, TXNIP and beta cell stress"

    "MicroRNA-204, TXNIP and beta cell stress" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    "Inspired by nature: translating basic science to antibody therapeutics"

    "Inspired by nature: translating basic science to antibody therapeutics" Room 416, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    NIH Grant Writing Workshop

    NIH Grant Writing Workshop Amphitheater III, S6-102, UMMS 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Please register by May 6th.  If you are not at UMMS, please email Susan Tremallo.

    Precision Medicine Symposium: Exploring Transatlantic Collaboration and Partnerships

    Precision Medicine Symposium: Exploring Transatlantic Collaboration and Partnerships Seaport Hotel Boston, Lighthouse Room, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Please register for this event (free).

    "Challenging biological essentialism with embodied histories of health inequities: reflections on population health data as archives of the body politic"

    "Potential new anti-viral inhibitors targeting an ESCRT protein"

    "Potential new anti-viral inhibitors targeting an ESCRT protein" Room 816, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Nico Tjandra, PhD, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH

    "The IRS proteins influence the efficacy of microtubule disrupting drugs"

    "The IRS proteins influence the efficacy of microtubule disrupting drugs" Room 416, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    "Designing a broadly protective, subtype-specific influenza vaccine" (Weaver); "The effects of helminth infection on the mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model" (Tse); "Evaluating putative oncogenic functions of RUNX1 in T-ALL" (O'Connor)

    "Designing a broadly protective, subtype-specific influenza vaccine" (Weaver); "The effects of helminth infection on the mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model" (Tse); "Evaluating putative oncogenic functions of RUNX1 in T-ALL" (O'Connor) AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    "Cell behavior in dynamic environments, from robust function to catastrophic failure"

    "Cell behavior in dynamic environments, from robust function to catastrophic failure" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    "A critical role for the Type I interferon receptor in virus-induced autoimmune diabetes in rats"

    "A critical role for the Type I interferon receptor in virus-induced autoimmune diabetes in rats" AC2-215 Conference Room, Ambulatory Care Center, UMMS 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Presented by, Natasha Qaisar, UMMS

    "The role of sleep in memory storage"

    "The role of sleep in memory storage" Room 716, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Presented by, Ted Abel, PhD, Director, Iowa Neuroscience Institute, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa

    Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups

    Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups Library Computer Room, Medical School, University 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    The Diversity & Inclusion Office and the Office of Student Affairs invite you to attend a Networking Social for our Students from Underrepresented Groups. This is an opportunity for underrepresented students from SOM, GSN, and GSBS to network in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with Dean Terry Flotte, faculty members, and professional staff.

    "Phages fight back: Inhibition of CRISPR-Cas systems by anti-CRISPRs"

    "Phages fight back: Inhibition of CRISPR-Cas systems by anti-CRISPRs" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    "Competition between normal and tumorous stem cells" (Zhao) and "How to win the battle against an HIV viral protein" (Dai)

    "Competition between normal and tumorous stem cells" (Zhao) and "How to win the battle against an HIV viral protein" (Dai) Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    "ABC's of biologic therapies in pediatric rheumatology"

    "ABC's of biologic therapies in pediatric rheumatology" S2-102, Amphitheater I, UMMS 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Presented by, Barbara Ostrov, MD, Associate Dean, Faculty & Professional Development, Penn State College of Medicine; Vice Chair, Quality & Safety, Department of Pediatrics, Penn State Children's Hospital; Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA

    International Festival 2017

    International Festival 2017 Medical School Lobby, UMMS 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting

    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    UMCCTS 7th Annual Research Retreat

    UMCCTS 7th Annual Research Retreat Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Please join us!

    "Structural studies for epigenetic regulation of chromatin"

    "Structural studies for epigenetic regulation of chromatin" Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Grand Opening of the Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation (SCOPE)

    Grand Opening of the Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation (SCOPE) S1-608, Hiatt Auditorium, Medical School 2:30 pm - 4:15 pm

    "New poverty-related neglected diseases ('The NTDs')"

    "New poverty-related neglected diseases ('The NTDs')" Auditorium, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 9:00 am - 9:45 am

    Presented by Keynote Speaker, Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, FASTMH, FAAP, Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

    "Codon optimality is a major determinant of mRNA stability in eukaryotes"

    "Codon optimality is a major determinant of mRNA stability in eukaryotes" AS4-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    "It does take a village to advance women in academic biomedicine"

    "It does take a village to advance women in academic biomedicine" The Cube, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    "Learning from B cell analyses in influenza vaccine trials for the next generation of HIV immunogens"

    "Learning from B cell analyses in influenza vaccine trials for the next generation of HIV immunogens" Room 316, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Adrian McDermott, MSc, PhD, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH

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    "How digital health is revolutionizing medicine"

    "How digital health is revolutionizing medicine" Faculty Conference Room, S1-342, UMMS 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Basic Clinical Research Coordinator Training

    Basic Clinical Research Coordinator Training Belmont Hill Conference Room, Ambulatory Care Center, 7th Floor, UMMS 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    "Break the barriers for Asians: from health care disparities to the bamboo ceiling"

    "Break the barriers for Asians: from health care disparities to the bamboo ceiling" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Xiaoduo Fan, MD, MPH, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychotic Disorders Program; Director, China Mental Health Program, UMass Memorial Medical Center/UMass Medical School

    "Retroviral origins of synaptic plasticity"

    "Retroviral origins of synaptic plasticity" Room 716, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Presented by, Jason Shepherd, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Utah

    "The who, how and where of B cell activation"

    "The who, how and where of B cell activation" AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Presented by, Facundo D. Batista, PhD, Associate Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard

    "Enothelial RIPK1 mediates protection in models of TNF-induced shock" (Zelic) and "Genomic-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screen to identify factors that promote KRAS expression" (Kim)

    "Enothelial RIPK1 mediates protection in models of TNF-induced shock" (Zelic) and "Genomic-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screen to identify factors that promote KRAS expression" (Kim) Room 516, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    UMass Ophthalmology at ARVO 2017

    UMass Ophthalmology at ARVO 2017 AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Pizza and drinks will be provided.  Please RSVP to Maria Leitao Pina.

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    "Why so many ways to die?"

    "Why so many ways to die?" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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    Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group

    Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

    Annual Women's Awards Luncheon

    Annual Women's Awards Luncheon AS3-2119 CUBE Conference Room, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Open to Faculty only - please register.

    "Surprising molecular events regulating cancer progression"

    "Surprising molecular events regulating cancer progression" Room 516, Lazare Medical Research Building, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    "Autoreactive T cells derived from islets from donors with Type 1 Diabetes"

    "Autoreactive T cells derived from islets from donors with Type 1 Diabetes" Room 203, Lazare Research Building, UMMS 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Luncheon served.

    "Access to care: Current and future metrics for research and quality improvement"

    "Access to care: Current and future metrics for research and quality improvement" AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    "Cardiovascular disease in women and the hormone replacement therapy timing hypothesis" - Women's Health Month Event

    "Cardiovascular disease in women and the hormone replacement therapy timing hypothesis" - Women's Health Month Event S1-342, Faculty Conference Room, UMMS 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Speakers: John F. Keaney, MD and Colleen Mary Harrington, MD, UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center

    Open to all employees - please register

    "Illuminating C.elegans for mRNA imaging to study distribution and dynamics as a function of different ingredients" (Yang) and "Assessing the competency of mESC-derived definitive endoderm" (Magaletta)

    "Illuminating C.elegans for mRNA imaging to study distribution and dynamics as a function of different ingredients" (Yang) and "Assessing the competency of mESC-derived definitive endoderm" (Magaletta) AS9-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Cardiovascular Disease in Women and the Hormone Replacement Therapy Timing Hypothesis

    Cardiovascular Disease in Women and the Hormone Replacement Therapy Timing Hypothesis Faculty Conference Room, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Lunch available at 11:30 am.  Please RSVP.

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    HPCday

    HPCday UMass Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Scientists from across Massachusetts will join together to celebrate and showcase the power of high performance computing across the sciences.

    Please register for this event (free).

    "Development and function of dendritic cells"

    "Development and function of dendritic cells" AS8-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    "Principals of metadata: what a DCC can do for you"

    "Principals of metadata: what a DCC can do for you" AS6-2072, Alber Sherman Center, UMMS 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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