Institutional Events and Research Calendar

April 1, 2016 - April 30, 2016

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2016

Friday, April 01, 2016

Event Type Conference
Autism Awareness and Acceptance Celebration
Hosted by: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UMMS
Location: Amphitheater I (2nd/3rd floors Medical School) and Albert Sherman Center 1st floor, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

8:00 - 9:00 am:  Department of Pediatric Grand Rounds, AMP I
Connie Kasari, PhD - "Early Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Active Ingredients and Deployment to the Community"

5:30 - 8:00 pm:  Family Activities and Provider Fair, Sherman Center, 1st floor

For more information contact:

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UMMS, ChildResearch@umassmed.edu 774-455-4100 or

Autism Resource Central 508-835-4278

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, April 04, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Growth Hormone, Mini-Mice, Football, Dirty Shorts, and a New Drug"
Hosted by: Dr. Jason Kim, UMass Medical School and National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC)
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, John J. Kopchick, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar, Edison Biotechnology Institute and Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University

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.

Thursday, April 07, 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
"Identification and interpretation of structural variations from yeast to human cancers using short and long reads"
Hosted by: Manuel Garber, PhD, Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 6th floor conference room AS6-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Fritz Sedlazeck, PhD, Post Doc, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Computer Science

Event Type Seminar
"Mechanisms of RIPK1-mediated protection in models of TNF- and LPS-induced shock" (Zelic) and "KIT inhibits BRAFV600E-driven melanoma formation" (Neiswender)
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, Matija Zelic (Kelliher Lab) and James Neiswender (Ceol Lab), UMMS

Friday, April 08, 2016

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI)
Location: 60 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Time: 8:15 am - 2:00 pm

Register now for this exciting event!

If you would like to be a sponsor or demo your product/technology, please contact wpihdi@wpi.edu

Monday, April 11, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Addiction" Neuroscience of Disease Forum
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 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.

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the University of California San Francisco
Location: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, CA
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Join more than 1,500 global health students and leaders from over 50 nations to explore global health sustainability themes and the role universities play in advancing health equity worldwide.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Event Type Lecture
Inaugural Melvin S. Cutler Lecture "The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Faculty Conference Room, 1st floor, UMass Medical School - A reception will follow in the Medical School Lobby
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL); Director, UCL Institute of Health Equity and a leading expert on health inequalities both in the UK and globally.

Advance registration is requested, please email qhs@umassmed.edu

Dr. Marmot will be available to sign copies of his book during the reception.

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Hybrid peptides are novel antigenic epitopes for pathogenic T cells in T1D"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Amphitheater III, S6-102 (6th floor), UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by, Katie Haskins, PhD, Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Luncheon served.

Event Type Education / Training, Lecture
Test
Time: 12:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UMMS Continuing Medical Education
Location: Double Tree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westboro, MA 01581
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Program Overview: As part of our commitment to training in primary care, the UMass Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education offers this program to provide updates on a wide range of rapidly changing Primary Care topics. The program will feature concurrent presentations from which attendees can select his/her own learning track. Faculty may use didactic and case presentations. Each session will be facilitated by a primary care physician.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and residents primary care.

Registration is required for attendance.

Wednesday, April 13, 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 Researc
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th Floor Conference Room, AS9-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Lazare Auditorium S1-607, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 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

Event Type Conference
"The Importance of the Cellular Level in Breast Cancer Research and Diagnosis" Breast Cancer Research Conference
Hosted by: Leslie Shaw, PhD, Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Bldg, 4th floor conference room 416, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by, Andrew Fischer, MD, Director of Cytopathology, UMass Memorial Health Care

Event Type Conference
Hosted by: UMMS Continuing Medical Education
Location: Double Tree Hotel, 5400 Computer Drive, Westboro, MA 01581
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Program Overview: As part of our commitment to training in primary care, the UMass Medical School Office of Continuing Medical Education offers this program to provide updates on a wide range of rapidly changing Primary Care topics. The program will feature concurrent presentations from which attendees can select his/her own learning track. Faculty may use didactic and case presentations. Each session will be facilitated by a primary care physician.

Target Audience: Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and residents primary care.

Registration is required for attendance.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Role of F-Box Protein (FBXO31) in DNA Damage and p53-mediated Growth Arrest"
Hosted by: 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, Sunil Malonia, PhD (Green Lab), UMMS

Friday, April 15, 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, April 18, 2016

HOLIDAY - Patriot's Day
Time: 8:00 am
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, April 19, 2016

Event Type Seminar
CANCELED - "Rejuvenating aged muscle stem cell fate and function"
Hosted by: Heidi Tissenbaum, PhD, Gene Function and Expression and Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Helen M. Blau, PhD, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation; Professor and Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University

Event Type Lecture
RNA Club, "Transposon control and genome organization" (Theurkauf); "TDP-43, a key Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) protein, regulates alternative polyadenylation" (Peng); "Cryo-EM brings insights into rescue of stalled ribosomes" (Demo)
Hosted by: RNA Club, UMMS
Location: 3rd floor Seminar Room, UMMS Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Presented by, William Theurkauf (Molecular Medicine), Lingtao Peng (Moore Lab) and Gabriel Demo (Korostelev Lab), UMMS

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Why We Get Fat: Adiposity 101 and the Alternative Hypothesis of Obesity" - The Diabetes Center of Excellence Seminar
Hosted by: The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 6th floor conference room AS6-2072, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Gary Taubes, Science/Health Journalist; Recipient, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Independent Investigator Award; Co-Founder, Nutrition Science Initiative

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Integrin (a6b4) Regulation of Ferroptosis in Breast Cancer" (Brown) and "Functional Analysis of Insulin Receptor Substrate 2 (IRS2) and its Contribution to Breast Tumor Progression" (Mercado-Matos)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Caitlin Brown, PhD (Mercurio Lab) and Jose Mercado-Matos (Shaw Lab), UMMS

Event Type Lecture
"Is Digital Healthcare in Your Future?"
Hosted by: Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, College of Information and Computer Sciences, Isenberg School of Management, School of Public Health Sciences, and the Office of the Chancellor, UMass Amherst
Location: Integrated Sciences Building, Room 135, 661 North Pleasant Street, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join leaders from diverse aspects of the digital healthcare revolution to discuss how IT is transforming health-related industries and changing the landscape among healthcare providers, payers, patients, and the broader population.

This event is free and open to the public, with a reception immediately following.

Kindly reply to events@umass.edu or 413-577-1101

Monday, April 25, 2016

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, April 26, 2016

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

Help UMass Medical School celebrate educational excellence in its faculty!

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: Diversity and Inclusion Office, UMMS
Location: Blais Pavilion, Lazare Research Building, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Featured Speaker, Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital; Senior Scientist, Mongan Institute for Health Policy; Program Director of Multicultural Education, Massachusetts General Hospital; Co-Founder, Quality Interactions, Inc.

Dr. Betancourt’s presentation, incorporating the 2016 national theme, “Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation,” will increase our awareness of health disparities and help us to determine how we can work together to accelerate health equity. The Cultural Competence in Medicine Award will be presented by President and CEO Dr. Eric Dickson and the Graduate Medical Education Reducing Health Care Disparities Award will be presented by Hospital President Patrick Muldoon and Associate Dean Dr. Deborah DeMarco, honoring those members of our Medical Center community who have demonstrated significant commitment and contribution to enhancing diversity, increasing cultural competence and reducing health disparities. Please join us as we celebrate National Minority Health Month and the many ways we collectively work toward achieving health equity!

Lunch available at 11:30 am.

Questions?  Please contact Fernanda Gama

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Patients in the margins: redesigning acute diabetes care for better outcomes and lower cost"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 2nd floor conference room 203, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Endocrinology Grand Rounds

Presented by Marie E. McDonnell, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Director, Brigham and Women's Diabetes Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Luncheon served.

Wednesday, April 27, 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 Seminar
"Funding Your Research Through the NSF"
Hosted by: Brian Kelch, PhD, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, 8th floor conference room 816, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Manju Hingorani, PhD

In this talk, Dr. Manju Hingorani will provide an overview of what types of biological science research are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the process for applying for a research grant. The talk is intended for faculty, but will also be helpful for postdocs who plan to pursue a career as an independent investigator and anticipate applying for NSF research grants. Dr. Hingorani is Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Wesleyan University, and is rotating as Program Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biosciences division of NSF. She studies DNA replication and DNA mismatch repair in the model organisms E.coli, S. cerevisiae and T. aquaticus.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Event Type Webinar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: WEBINAR (click on link to register)
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Presented by:  Beth McCormick, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Microbiology and Physiological Systems; Executive Director, The Center for Microbiome Research, UMass Medical School

Joined by:  Doyle Ward, PhD, Associate Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems; Director of Operations, The Center for Microbiome Research, UMass Medical School

Jeffrey Blanchard, PhD, Associate Professor, Biology; Co-Director, The Center for Microbiome Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst

In this webinar, learn how members of the Center for Microbiome perform a team-based approach to address complex scientific and medical issues, and how the University cultivates team-based collaborations.

Event Type Seminar
"Exploring the Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology of Adipose Tissue"
Hosted by: 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, David Guertin, PhD, Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS

Friday, April 29, 2016

Event Type Workshop
Hosted by: UMass Amherst NEAGEP and Five Colleges, Inc.
Location: Room S340, Life Sciences Laboratories, UMass Amherst
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut.

Event Type Workshop
Hosted by: NEAGEP and Five Colleges Workshop, UMass Amherst
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Please register for this exciting Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NEAGEP) Workshop

Contacts:
Sandra Petersen, Carolyn Gardner or Ololade Fatunmbi

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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