Institutional Events and Research Calendar

August 1, 2016 - August 31, 2016

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Roles of the Mother Centriole Appendage Protein Cenexin in Microtubule Organization during Cell Migration and Cell Division"
Hosted by: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Stephen Doxsey, PhD
Location: 3rd Floor Semiinar Room, Biotech II, 373 Plantation Street, Worcester, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Hui-Fang Hung, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, UMMS

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Annual Closing Poster Session of the UMMS Combined Summer Undergraduate Research Programs
Hosted by: The program is funded by the NIH and UMMS Office of Research, UMMS
Location: Old Lobby of the Medical School, 1st floor, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Poster Session is one of the culminating activities of the 10-week residential undergraduate research programs. Over 1800 completed applications were received from undergraduates in colleges and universities throughout the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Twenty-five trainees were selected for the program and hosted by UMMS researchers. 

Come and meet this amazing group of young people. You are guaranteed to be impressed with what they have accomplished in ten short weeks.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Exploiting DNA Repair and ER Stress Response Pathways to Induce Apoptosis in Glioblastoma Multiforms"
Hosted by: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Alonzo Ross, PhD
Location: Lazare Research Building, 8th floor conference room 816, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Jessica Weatherbee, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, UMMS

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, August 08, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Calculating Sample Size and Conducting a Power Analysis"
Hosted by: Department of Surgery, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference rooms, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Bruce Barton, PhD, Research Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences; Director, Quantitative Methods Core; Team Leader, Research Methods, Center for Health Policy and Research, UMMS

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"Examining Social Support as a Modifier of the Association Between Food Insecurity and Obesity in Adults"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Clinical and Population Health Research Comprehensive Project

Presented by, Karen Ashe, BA, MS, MNSP

Reviewers: Judith Ockene, PhD, Med, MA, William Jesdale, PhD and Sybil Crawford, PhD

(15 min presentation / 15 min Q&A)

Event Type Seminar
"Performance of Propensity Score Methods in the Presence of Nondifferential Exposure Misclassification: A Simulation Study"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Mollie Wood, MPH, PhD

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Tissue Compartmentalization and Tropism of HIV-1"
Hosted by: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Paul Clapham, PhD
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Robin Brese, Immunology and Virology Program, UMMS

Event Type Lecture
"Levels of Ycg1 Limit Condensin Function During the Cell Cycle"
Hosted by: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Jennifer Benanti, PhD
Location: Lazare Research Building, 5th floor conference room 516, UMMS
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Tyler Doughty, Cancer Biology Program, UMMS

Event Type Lecture
"Population Health Epidemiology"
Hosted by: Department of Surgery, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference rooms, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Mara Meyer Epstein, ScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UMMS

Event Type Education / Training
Hosted by: UMMS Center for Biomedical Career Development
Location: Room S2-310, 2nd floor, UMass Medical School
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Part 3: Preparing for the Interview Visit - 10:00-11:30 am

Part 4: Negotiating Your Startup Package - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Event Type Grand Rounds
"American Indian Health Equity Issues"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences and Health Equity Scholars Program, UMMS
Location: S2-102 Amphitheater I, Medical School, University
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Presented by, Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, School of Nursing

Monday, August 15, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Survey Research"
Hosted by: Department of Surgery, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference rooms, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Melissa A. Clark, PhD, Professor, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"The Association Between Iodine and Cardiovascular Disease"
Hosted by: Quantitative Health Sciences, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 6th floor conference room AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Clinical and Population Health Research Comprehensive Project

Presented by, Hoang Tran, MD, MPH

Reviewers: Robert Goldberg, PhD, Catarina Kiefe, PhD, MD, and Bruce Barton, PhD

(15 min presentation / 15 min Q&A)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Pharmaco-epidemiology"
Hosted by: Department of Surgery, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference rooms, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Jennifer Tjia, Associate Professor, Geriatrics Medicine, UMMS

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"Food Insecurity and Cardiovascular Health as Measured by the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 Metric"
Hosted by: Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference room AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Clinical and Population Health Research Comprehensive Project

Presented by, Meera Sreedhara, BA, MPH

Reviewers: Stephenie Lemon, PhD, Mara Epstein, ScD, and Sharina Person, PhD

(15 min presentation / 15 min Q&A)

Event Type Lecture
"Functions of Argonaute Proteins in Self vs. Non-self Recognition in The C. elegans Germline"
Hosted by: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Craig Mello, PhD
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 4th floor conference room AS4-2072, UMMS
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Meetu Seth, Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, UMMS

Event Type Seminar
"Insulin/m TOR Signaling in Rods and Cones: Lessons for DR and AMD"
Hosted by: Department of Ophthalmology, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS6-2042, UMMS
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

Event Type Education / Training, Human Research
Hosted by: UMMS Human Research Protection Education Program
Location: Hiatt Auditorium S1-608, UMMS, Worcester
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 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 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, August 22, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Maintaining Your CV: Early and Often is the Key"
Hosted by: Department of Surgery, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 7th floor conference rooms, AS7-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by, Robert Milner, PhD, Associate Vice Provost, Professional Development and Professor, Department of Neurology, UMMS

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Event Type PhD Thesis Defense
"Multi Level Factors Influencing Teen Sugar Sweetened Beverage Consumption"
Hosted by: Stephenie Lemon, PhD
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor AS9-2027, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CPHR Dissertation Proposal Presentation by, Christina Haughton, BS, MPH

Event Type Grand Rounds
Hosted by: Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UMMMC
Location: Cardiology Conference Room S3-851, UMass Medical School
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Michael E. Widlansky, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital; Co-Director, Cardiovascular Core, Clinical Translational Research Initiative, Adult Translational Research Unit, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Event Type Lecture
"Creating / Administering Surveys"
Hosted by: Department of Surgery, UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, 9th floor conference rooms, AS9-2072, UMMS
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Presented by, Bittie Behl-Chada, Director, Office of Survey Research, UMMS

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Event Type Seminar
"Coordinating Genetics and Epigenetics to Regulate Antigen Receptor Gene Assembly"
Hosted by: Robert Woodland, PhD and Microbiology & Physiology Systems (MaPS), UMMS
Location: Albert Sherman Center, AS6-2072, UMMS
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by, Ranjan Sen, PhD, Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, NIH/National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Event Type Webinar
Hosted by: UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science
Location: WEBINAR
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by, Peter Reinhart, PhD, Director, Institute for Applied Life Sciences and Clinical Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

This presentation will provide an overview of the newly formed Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) at UMass Amherst, and discuss learnings and challenges faced implementing a biotech-like ‘team science’ approach within an academic setting. 

Registration is now open!  Click here to register for this educational and informative webinar.

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