Institutional Events and Research Calendar

December 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016

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2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Capturing the ground state of human pluripotency"
Hosted by: Michael Czech, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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

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

Event Type Seminar
"Defining Yourself: How T Cells Sense and Respond to the Self-landscape", Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Eric Huseby, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 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

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, December 2, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Induced pluripotent stem cells as a discovery tool for Alzheimer's disease"
Hosted by: Jeanne Lawrence and Hong Zhang, UMMS
Location: S6-310, UMMS
Time: 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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Intestinal Factors that Influence Infection of Enteric Viruses"
Hosted by: Microbiology and Physiological Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 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.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Event Type Seminar
Cognitive Function Across Self-Identified Ethno-Racial Groups: The Role of Discrimination, Allostatic Load, and Health Behaviors"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 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

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research, IRB Training
Hosted by: UMass Clinical Research and IRB Offices, Allison Blodgett, PhD, CIP
Location: Amphitheater I, S2-102, UMMS
Time: 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.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Event Type Seminar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science, UMMS
Location: AS7-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 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.

Event Type Seminar
"Transport of hydrophilic molecules across membranes: from ions to proteins"
Hosted by: Roger J. Davis, PhD, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMMS
Location: 3rd Floor Seminar Room, Biotech II, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

Event Type Seminar
"Decoding hematopoietic differentiation and dysfunctional tumor-specific immune cell states"
Hosted by: Bioinformatics Core, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Event Type Seminar
"Hif1a synergizes with Notch 1 in hematopoietic stem cell regulation" (DeSouza) and "ATF5 as a regulator of a mammalian mitochondrial UPR" (Fiorese)
Hosted by: Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, room 516, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Event Type Seminar
"T Cell Development", 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, Dr. Ellen Rothenberg, Albert Billings Ruddock Professor of Biology, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Disorders of Sleep Cycle"
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
Hosted by: UMMS Center for Biomedical Career Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science. It is co-sponsored by the UMass Medical School Office of Research, Office for Postdoctoral Scholars, and Office of Faculty Affairs
Location: Faculty Conference Room S1-342, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 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.

Event Type Seminar
"A Metabolic View of Cardiovascular Disease"
Hosted by: UMMS CVD Translational Research Seminar Series, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS
Time: 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

Event Type Grand Rounds
"Defining Inflammation in Human Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes"
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Divisions of Diabetes and Endocrinology and The Diabetes Center of Excellence, UMMS
Location: Lazare Research Building, room 203, UMMS
Time: 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

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

Luncheon served.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Event Type Conference
Identification of p300 as an Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition Suppressor in Breast Cancer
Hosted by: Leslie Shaw, PhD
Location: Lazare Research Building, Room 416, UMMS
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Lymphocyte Signaling", Pathology Fall Seminar Series
Hosted by: Dr. Francis Chan, Department of Pathology, UMMS
Location: AS6-2072, Albert Sherman Center, UMMS
Time: 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

Friday, December 23, 2016

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

Monday, December 26, 2016

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

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: Program Leaders: Robert Goldberg, PhD and Beth McCormick, PhD and the UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science and UMMS Office of Research
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS8-2072, UMMS
Time: 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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