An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
Nicolas Da Silva, Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Center for Systems Biology and Division of Nephrology
Towards elucidating the role of mononuclear phagocytes in the male reproductive tract
Dr. Heather Maynard
University of California Los Angeles
Protein-polymer conjugates stable to environmental stressors
Speaker: Reed Pyeritz Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Genetics
Case Western Reserve University
HIV virulence factors, innate immunity and E3 ubiquitin ligases
Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Austrian Auditorium: Jacek Skowronski, PhD (Case Western) "Using viral genomics to find causes and potential cures for human cancers
PENN CARDIOVASCULAR INSTITUTE in conjunction with
The Pennsylvania Muscle Institute and Department of Physiology present
Benjamin L. Prosser, PhD
Assistant Professor in Medicine
Department of Physiology
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology (BioMET)
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Stretch-Dependent ROS and Calcium Signaling in the Heart
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (2:00-3:00 PM*)
9-146 Smilow Center for Translational Research*
The Endocrinology Grand Rounds Series presents:
Yee-Ming Chan, MD, PhD- Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Pediatric Endocrinology, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Topic:"Kisspeptin as an In vivo Probe of the GnRH Neuron"
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
Location: 12th Floor - TRC - Translational Research Center 12-146
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Apply the latest clinical guidelines in the management of endocrine diseases • Evaluate and efficacy of therapeutic options in endocrine disorders • Describe the results of translational research as it pertains to endocrine diseases
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians
Designation of Credit
The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Understanding Tenure when Applying for Jobs and Negotiating Offers
Wednesday, March 13, 4-5:30 pm
Cohen Hall, Terrace Room G14
Applying for and being offered a tenure-track position is one of the common goals of the academic job search. But do you know how the actual tenure process works? Should you be thinking about the tenure process when you are applying to different types of institutions? And when you are offered a tenure-track position, what role should the tenure process play in your negotiations? Are you unsure about whether the tenure clock can be stopped, and for what reasons? If you have questions about any aspect of tenure as it relates to your academic job search, then bring your questions to this program.
The speaker for this program will be:
Lynn Hollen Lees, PhD, Professor of History and Vice-Provost for Faculty, University of Pennsylvania
Register to attend by clicking HERE or following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3GSGDCY
This program is a session of the Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life, a series for doctoral students and postdocs which is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Associate Provost for Education. This year, 2013, is the 18th year of this series in which faculty and administrators share valuable information to help you best understand the academic job search process. While some are targeted to people in certain broad discipline areas, all PhD students and postdocs are welcome to attend.
Marianna Evans, DMD "Orthodontic/Orthopedic Growth and Development of the Airway and Definition with 3D Cone-Beam Imaging"
Title: "Emerging fluorescence technology to study the spatial and temporal dynamics of molecules with living cells"