Institutional Events and Research Calendar

September 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"Viral Proteases as Drug Targets and the Mechanisms of Drug Resistance"
Hosted by: Celia Schiffer, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, Conference Room 816, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Kuan-Hung Lin, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"Overcoming Toxicity from Transgene Overexpression Through Vector Design in AAV Gene Therapy for GM2 Gangliosidoses"
Hosted by: Miguel Sena-Esteves, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Diane Golebiowski, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Vivian Budnik, PhD, Program in Neuroscience and Neurobiology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Buildng, conference room 716, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Ursula Wyneken, PhD, Professor, Centro de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad de los Andes, Chile

Event Type Seminar
"CG11665 A Novel Monocarboxylate Transporter that Regulates Autophagy" (Velentzas) and "Reactivation of Epigenetically Silenced FMR1 as a Therapeutic Approach for Fragile X Syndrome" (Fang)
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, Panagiotis Velentzas, PhD (Baehrecke Lab) and Minggang Fang, PhD (Green Lab), UMMS

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.

Friday, September 2, 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, September 5, 2016

HOLIDAY - Labor Day
Time: 8:00 am

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Beth McCormick, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS, Sarah and Harold Lincoln Thompson Professor of Surgery; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, IL

Event Type Community
UMMS Suicide Prevention and Awareness Day
Hosted by: UMass Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, UMMS
Location: Medical School Lobby and Albert Sherman Center Lobby, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

As part of the National Suicide Prevention and Awareness week, September 5-11, UMass Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry will host a day to raise awareness and provide education about suicide prevention.

9:00 am - 12:00 noon - Medical School Lobby
1:00 - 5:00 pm - Albert Sherman Center Lobby

There will be a short program at 11:30.  Please stop by to express your support and to share your thoughts.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Retinitis Pigmentosa: From Disease to Treatment"
Hosted by: Program in Neuroscience, Neurobiology and the Department of Ophthalmology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 7th floor conference room, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Claudio Punzo, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Jumping Genes and Jumping Cancers"
Hosted by: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine Faculty Candidate, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by, Michael Metzger, PhD, Columbia University, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Event Type Seminar
"Regulation of X Chromosome Inactivation in Mice" (Bach) and "Identification of a Splicing Network that Regulates Self-Renewal of Erythroid Progenitor Cells" (Misra)
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, Ingolf Bach, PhD and Ashish Misra, PhD (Green Lab), UMMS

Friday, September 9, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"EPG5: Tethering Autophagosome Maturation to Vici Syndrome"
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor-516, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Hong Zhang, PhD, HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Investigator, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: GE Foundation, CAMTech and MA General Hospital Global Medicine
Location: District Hall, Boston, MA
Time: 7:45 AM - 7:00 PM

The GE Foundation, CAMTech and MGH Global Medicine invite clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, students, and others to innovate for new technologies and solutions that address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. This epidemic continues to rise – the U.S. experiences one overdose death every 24 minutes*.

Join us as we co-create for new solutions that can bend the curve of this national crisis and help save lives across the country. The events kick-off with an Opioid Challenge Summit to launch discussions around key opioid-related addiction challenges, including panel discussions featuring leaders and voices from the field.

*data from the U.S. Surgeon General

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: GE Foundation, CAMTech and MA General Hospital Global Medicine
Location: District Hall, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 AM

The GE Foundation, CAMTech and MGH Global Medicine invite clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, students, and others to innovate for new technologies and solutions that address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. This epidemic continues to rise – the U.S. experiences one overdose death every 24 minutes*.

Join us as we co-create for new solutions that can bend the curve of this national crisis and help save lives across the country. The events kick-off with an Opioid Challenge Summit to launch discussions around key opioid-related addiction challenges, including panel discussions featuring leaders and voices from the field.

*data from the U.S. Surgeon General

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: GE Foundation, CAMTech and MA General Hospital Global Medicine
Location: District Hall, Boston, MA
Time: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The GE Foundation, CAMTech and MGH Global Medicine invite clinicians, engineers, entrepreneurs, designers, students, and others to innovate for new technologies and solutions that address the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid addiction. This epidemic continues to rise – the U.S. experiences one overdose death every 24 minutes*.

Join us as we co-create for new solutions that can bend the curve of this national crisis and help save lives across the country. The events kick-off with an Opioid Challenge Summit to launch discussions around key opioid-related addiction challenges, including panel discussions featuring leaders and voices from the field.

*data from the U.S. Surgeon General

Monday, September 12, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Biology of Addiction"
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.

Hosted by: WPI Healthcare Delivery Institute
Location: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Rubin Campus Center, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
Time: 8:15 am - 3:00 pm

Keynote Speaker: Pete Karns, Vice President, Offering Management, IBM Watson Internet of Things

Goals of this forum:

  • For participants to inform and foster a dialog around digital health and IoT innovations and how they bring new ways of delivering and improving care for healthcare consumers.
  • For industry (technology companies, healthcare providers, other organizations focused on the healthcare industry) and WPI researchers (faculty and students) to showcase their innovations to foster dialog and potential collaborations that could lead to commercialization.

8:15-8:45 am - Registration & Coffee

8:45 am-3:00 pm - Program, Networking, Demos and Lunch

Click on link to register today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hosted by: Graduate School of Nursing
Location: Faculty Conference Room, 1st floor, UMass Medical School
Time: 6:00 pm

Celebrate the welcoming of new GEP students!

Reception following in the Medical School Lobby.

Event Type Seminar
"The mTOR Network: Integrating Growth Signals to Control Anabolic Metabolism"
Hosted by: David Guertin, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, UMMS Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Brendan Manning, PhD, Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan, School of Public Health

Event Type Seminar
"From Cells to Populations and Back"
Hosted by: CVD Translational Research Seminar Series, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presented by, John F. Keaney, MD, Professor and Division Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, UMMS and Catarina I. Kiefe, PhD, MD, Inaugural Melvin S. and Sandra L. Cutler Chair in Biomedical Research; Chair, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Professor, Quantitative Health Sciences and Medicine, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Mathematical Microbiomics: Facilitating the Discovery and the Optimization of Microbiome-Based Therapies"
Hosted by: Christopher Sassetti, PhD and Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Vanni Bucci, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of MA Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Pizza will be served following the seminar.

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"mTORC2 promotes lipid storage and suppresses thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue in part through AKT-independent regulation of Fox01"
Hosted by: David Guertin, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Chien-Min Hung, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, UMMS

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Hosted by: University Events, UMass Medical School
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium (2nd floor), UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Help celebrate the accomplishments of UMass Medical School's faculty!

Reception following in The Cube (3rd floor), Albert Sherman Center.

Event Type Seminar
"Flexible Bayesian Methods for Causal Inference and Missing Data in Pharmacoepidemiology"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Jason Roy, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania

Lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Kelley Baron

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Gang Han, PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, conference room 816, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, John A. Capobianco, PhD, Concordia University Research Chair in Nanoscience (Tier 1), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University, Canada

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hosted by: The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium (2nd floor), UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Gather to recognize the accomplishments of your future colleagues!

Reception following in The Cube (3rd floor), Albert Sherman Center.

Please RSVP your attendance.

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Dori Schafer, PhD, Program in Neuroscience, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 716 conference room, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Hui Zong, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia

Event Type Seminar
"Leadership Series: Leadership Dynamics"
Hosted by: Office of Faculty Affairs, UMMS
Location: S2-310 Seminar Room, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Michael Collins, MD, FACP, Chancellor and SVP for Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor AS4-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Stephen Floor, PhD, HHMI Fellow of the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, University of California, Berkeley

Event Type Seminar
UMass Tissue Banking Dynamics
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, Karl Simin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS

Event Type Workshop
Small Animal Imaging Core Lunch & Learn featuring the LI-COR Pearl Small Animal Imaging System
Hosted by: Small Animal Imaging Core, UMMS
Location: Amphitheater I, S2-102, UMMS
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Discover the speed and simplicity the Pearl System offers for small animal imaging. Learn how to streamline animal imaging applications using near infrared.

Event Type Seminar
UMass Tissue Banking Dynamics
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, Karl Simin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS

Friday, September 16, 2016

Hosted by: The School of Medicine, University Events
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 1st floor Multi-Purpose Room, UMMS
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Keynote address: John K. Zawachi, MD, Recipient of the 2015 Chancellor's Medal for Clinical Excellence.

Reception following at the Albert Sherman Center Cafe and Courtyard.

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor AS4-2072, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Presented by, Stephen Floor, PhD, HHMI Fellow of the Helen Hay Whitney Foundation, University of California, Berkeley

Event Type Grand Rounds
"The Great Balancing Act: Managing the Realities of Today; Leading for the Promise of Tomorrow"
Hosted by: Mary Lee, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
Location: S2-102 Amphitheater I, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Michael F. Collins, MD, FACP, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Senior Vice President for the Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts

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.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"A study of synaptic development and premature aging in Drosophila"
Hosted by: Vivian Budnik, PhD, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 7th floor-716, UMMS
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by, Yihang Li, Neuroscience, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"FUSsing with translation: altered protein synthesis in ALS" (Bosco), "An RNAi screen for RNA binding proteins controlling Drosophila circadian behavior" (Foley) and "The biology and molecular mechanism of meningococcal CRISPR-Cas9" (Zhang)
Hosted by: UMMS RNA Club
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, Daryl Bosco (Neurology), Lauren Foley (Emery Lab) and Yan Zhang (Sontheimer Lab), UMMS

Breakfast will be provided.

Event Type Seminar
Systems biology of interkingdom adaptation
Hosted by: Javier Irazoqui, PhD, Microbiology and Physiological Systems, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Erel Levine, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Pizza will be served following the seminar.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Innovation and Business Development, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMass Medical School, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Presented by, Robert Hindes, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Co-founder, TREK Therapeutics, PBC.  Pharma experience includes BMS, Pharmassett, Beyond West Pharma

Register today for this informative and educational lecture.  This event will be a great opportunity for networking and collaboration!  Refreshments will be served.

Event Type Webinar
Mayo Clinic & Vanderbilt Health: The New Social Media Playbook
Hosted by: Sherry Pagoto, PhD, UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media,UMMS
Location: Shaw Building, 419 Belmont Street, 2nd floor conference room #1, Worcester, MA
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media invites you to attend this webinar, hosted by the Mayo Clinic & Vanderbilt Health.  We will be streaming this live event in the Shaw Building.

Presented by, Lee Aase, Director, Center for Social Media - Mayo Clinic and Cynthia Floyd Manley, Director, Content Strategy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Please RSVP by 9/14/16 to let us know if you can attend - space is limited.

Event Type Seminar
"The contribution of extracellular matrix to muscle (patho)physiology"
Hosted by: Elizabeth Luna, Cell and Developmental Biology, UMMS
Location: S6-310, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Elisabeth Barton, PhD, Professor, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology, University of Florida

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Event Type Webinar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: WEBINAR
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, Luanne E. Thorndyke, MD, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School and Robert Milner, PhD, Associate Vice Provost, Professional Development and Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Please register for this educational webinar!

Event Type Seminar
"Piecing together the puzzle of CD4 T cell activation" Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Joonsoo Kang, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Michael S. Kuhns, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Host: Yang Xiang, PhD, Program in Neuroscience and Neurobiology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 7th floor-716, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Yifan Cheng, PhD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California-San Francisco

Event Type Seminar
"In vivo analysis of RIPK1 functions in cell death, inflammation and immunity"
Hosted by: Michelle Kelliher, PhD, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor-516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Manolis Pasparakis, PhD, Professor, Institute for Genetics and CECAD Research Center, University of Cologne, Germany

Friday, September 23, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"Opioid Use and Safety in US Nursing Homes"
Hosted by: Mentor: Kate Lapane, PhD, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Jake Hunnicutt, MPH

Event Type Grand Rounds
"What Pediatricians (and Other Clinicians) Need to Know About Zika Virus"
Hosted by: Mary Lee, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
Location: S2-102 Amphitheater I, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Sharone Green, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, UMMS, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, UMMHC

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.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Event Type Community
Hosted by: University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMassMemorial Health Care
Location: UMass Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA
Time: 7:00 am

Run Registration:  7:00 am     Run Start:  8:00 am

Walk Registration:  8:00 am    Walk Start:  10:00 am

Questions?  Please email UMMS Cancer Walk or call: 508-856-2589

Monday, September 26, 2016

Event Type Conference
POSTPONED to NOVEMBER - WPI & UMMS Collaborative Seed Funding Grant Program Awardee Presentation & Reception
Hosted by: Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Medical School
Location: WPI, Gateway Park, 60 Prescott Street, Life Sciences and Bioengineering Building, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in November.

Please join faculty from both institutions as we gather for a presentation from the awardees of the Collaboration Seed Funding Grant. This initiative was developed to establish research partnerships between our institutions with a long-term view of diversifying our combined research funding portfolio, expanding student training and enhancing the impact of our discoveries.

Reception to follow.  Refreshments will be served.

Please contact Theona Scola for additional information.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hosted by: UMMS Information Technology
Location: UMass Medical School Main Lobby and Faculty Conference Room
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for the 3rd Annual Interop IT! See how technology and people are transforming health IT to impact healthcare by ensuring greater efficiency, coordination, and improved care!

Event Type Seminar
"HSC Independent Lymphopoiesis in the Mouse Embryo"
Hosted by: Joonsoo Kang, PhD, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Presented by, Momoko Yoshimoto, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, The Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Lazare Auditorium S1-607, UMMS
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

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

Event Type Seminar
"Immune Regeneration Enabled by Cellular Feast Versus Famine" Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Leslie Berg, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Steven L. Reiner, MD, Charles H. Revson Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center (M2D2) and T1D Exchange
Location: Albert Sherman Center Auditorium, UMMS
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.

RSVP now and see 30 semi-finalists present innovative projects at UMMS, Albert Sherman Center!

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 Seminar
"Persistence, entrainment and function of biological rhythms across the Polar Day and Polar Night"
Hosted by: Program in Neuroscience and Neurobiology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 7th floor-716, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, C. Loren Buck, PhD, Professor of Biological Sciences and Associate Director, Center for Bioengineering Innovation, Northern Arizona University

Event Type Symposium
Hosted by: Biomere
Location: Massachusetts Biotechnology Council - 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Moderators- Zhong Zhong, PhD, VP Biology, Wave Life Sciences,Christopher Horvath, DVM, MS, DACVP, SVP Preclinical Development, Bluebird Bio

Event Type Seminar
"RNA Polymerase II cluster dynamics predict mRNA output in living cells"
Hosted by: Robert Brewster, PhD, Systems Biology, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, Ibrahim Cisse, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Event Type Seminar
"HDACs: Master Regulators of Cardiovascular Development and Disease"
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Bld., 5th floor conference room-516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Chinmay Trivedi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Making intractable problems tractable: drug resistance and functional genomics in M. tuberculosis"
Hosted by: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Molecular Medicine Faculty Candidate, Jeremy M. Rock, PhD, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Friday, September 30, 2016

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"
Hosted by: Mary Lee, MD, Department of Pediatrics, UMMS
Location: S2-102, Amphitheater I, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Jessica Griffin, PsyD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, UMMS and Principal Investigator, Child Trauma Training Center, Department of Psychiatry

Event Type Seminar
UMMS Special Seminar, "Structure-guided AAV Vectorology"
Hosted by: Terence R. Flotte, MD; Co-sponsored by, The Dean's Office, Horae Gene Therapy Center and the Cryo Core Facility, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Mavis Agbandje-McKenna, PhD, Director, Center for Structural Biology; Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The McKnight Brain Institute, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL

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.

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