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December 2016

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    "Capturing the ground state of human pluripotency"

    "Capturing the ground state of human pluripotency" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Presented by, Thorold Theunissen, PhD, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

    "Multiplex gene editing using type V CRISPR-Cas systems"

    "Multiplex gene editing using type V CRISPR-Cas systems" Lazare Research Building, Room 516, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Pengpeng Liu, PhD (Wolfe Lab), UMMS

    "Defining Yourself: How T Cells Sense and Respond to the Self-landscape", Pathology Fall Seminar Series

    "Defining Yourself: How T Cells Sense and Respond to the Self-landscape", Pathology Fall Seminar Series AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Presented by, Paul Allen, PhD, Robert L. Kroc Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

    Research Career & Writing Group "K-Club" Meeting

    Research Career & Writing Group "K-Club" Meeting S7-402, UMass Medical School 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.

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    "Induced pluripotent stem cells as a discovery tool for Alzheimer's disease"

    "Induced pluripotent stem cells as a discovery tool for Alzheimer's disease" S6-310, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Joint Seminar - Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and UMMS Epigenetics Club

    Presented by, Tracy Young-Pearce, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

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    "Intestinal Factors that Influence Infection of Enteric Viruses"

    "Intestinal Factors that Influence Infection of Enteric Viruses" Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Christopher M. Robinson, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

    Pizza will be served following the seminar.

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    Cognitive Function Across Self-Identified Ethno-Racial Groups: The Role of Discrimination, Allostatic Load, and Health Behaviors"

    Cognitive Function Across Self-Identified Ethno-Racial Groups: The Role of Discrimination, Allostatic Load, and Health Behaviors" Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Sarah Forrester, PhD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health

    Lunch will be served - RSVP to Kelley Baron

    "Everything you wanted to know about Research and Privacy and were afraid to ask"

    "Everything you wanted to know about Research and Privacy and were afraid to ask" Amphitheater I, S2-102, UMMS 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Mark your calendars! Join us for the new HIPAA and Research Series with joint presentations from the Privacy Officers, IRB and IT.

    Sign up for one session or all sessions.

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    "PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): A Group Randomized Trial" (Byatt) "Implementation of Mobile Technology in an Adolescent Weight Center" (Green), "iSense: Wearable Biosensors to Evaluate the Evolution of Opioid Tolerance" (Carreiro) PiPSS Seminar

    "PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): A Group Randomized Trial" (Byatt) "Implementation of Mobile Technology in an Adolescent Weight Center" (Green), "iSense: Wearable Biosensors to Evaluate the Evolution of Opioid Tolerance" (Carreiro) PiPSS Seminar AS7-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Please join us for the new Projects in Process Seminar (PiPSS) designed to give trainees the opporunity to present their work in a forum of peers and faculty with the goal of ensuring the continuous professional feedback and cross-fertilization that is required for excellence in research.

    Presented by, Nancy Byatt, DO, MS, MBA, FAPM, Jonathan Green, MD, and Stephanie Carreiro, MD, UMMS

    For those of you who are off-campus and would like to participate in the PiPSS Seminar, please log-in to the GoToWebinar link provided below.  We strongly encourage on-campus attendance.

    "Transport of hydrophilic molecules across membranes: from ions to proteins"

    "Transport of hydrophilic molecules across membranes: from ions to proteins" 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Presented by, Eunyong Park, PhD, Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics

    "Decoding hematopoietic differentiation and dysfunctional tumor-specific immune cell states"

    "Decoding hematopoietic differentiation and dysfunctional tumor-specific immune cell states" Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Presented by, Christina Leslie, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    "Hif1a synergizes with Notch 1 in hematopoietic stem cell regulation" (DeSouza) and "ATF5 as a regulator of a mammalian mitochondrial UPR" (Fiorese)

    "Hif1a synergizes with Notch 1 in hematopoietic stem cell regulation" (DeSouza) and "ATF5 as a regulator of a mammalian mitochondrial UPR" (Fiorese) Lazare Research Building, room 516, UMMS 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Presented by, Ngoc DeSouza (Li Lab) and Christopher Fiorese (Haynes Lab),UMMS

    "T Cell Development", Pathology Fall Seminar Series

    "T Cell Development", Pathology Fall Seminar Series AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Presented by, Dr. Ellen Rothenberg, Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

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    "Disorders of Sleep Cycle"

    "Disorders of Sleep Cycle" Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS, Worcester 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.

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! "Strategies for Success in Collaboration and Team Science"

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! "Strategies for Success in Collaboration and Team Science" Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Presented by, L. Michelle Bennett, PhD, Director, Center for Research Strategy, NCI/NIH.

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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

    The Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group is available for all current and past K awardees and junior faculty who are contemplating the submission of an R-type grant (e.g., R01, R03, R21) to the NIH during the coming academic year as well as for those who might be considering foundation or other types of awards. This working group is particularly geared to young investigators who will be submitting grant proposals as part of their career pathway and are committed to a research career. This working group is intended to enhance, and not replace, mentoring by peers and senior faculty.

    "A Metabolic View of Cardiovascular Disease"

    "A Metabolic View of Cardiovascular Disease" Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    Presented by, Michael Czech, PhD, Chair and Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS

    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting

    Clinical Research Professionals Group Meeting Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS 11:00 am - 12:00 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

    "Defining Inflammation in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes"

    "Defining Inflammation in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes" Lazare Research Building, room 203, UMMS 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

    Presented by, Barbara S. Nikolajczyk, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Boston University School of Medicine

    Luncheon served.

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    Identification of p300 as an Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Suppressor in Breast Cancer

    Identification of p300 as an Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Suppressor in Breast Cancer Lazare Research Building, Room 416, UMMS 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Presented by, Magnolia Pak, PhD, Post-doc, Green Lab, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS

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    "Lymphocyte Signaling", Pathology Fall Seminar Series

    "Lymphocyte Signaling", Pathology Fall Seminar Series AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Presented by, Michael J. Lenardo, MD, Chief & Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Immunology, Molecular Development of the Immune System Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

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    HOLIDAY - Day Before Christmas (observed)

    HOLIDAY - Day Before Christmas (observed) 8:00 am
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    HOLIDAY - Christmas Day (observed)

    HOLIDAY - Christmas Day (observed) 8:00 am
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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

    The Pathway to Independence (PI) Working Group is available for all current and past K awardees and junior faculty who are contemplating the submission of an R-type grant (e.g., R01, R03, R21) to the NIH during the coming academic year as well as for those who might be considering foundation or other types of awards. This working group is particularly geared to young investigators who will be submitting grant proposals as part of their career pathway and are committed to a research career. This working group is intended to enhance, and not replace, mentoring by peers and senior faculty.

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