Robert Christopher Pierce, Ph.D. Psychiatry "Forgiving the Sins of the Fathers: Epigenetic Inheritance of a Cocaine Resistance Phenotype"
May 17, 2013
Robert Christopher Pierce, Ph.D. Psychiatry "TBA"
The Center for Genetics and Complex Traits (CGACT) of the University of Pennsylvania will host a one-day conference on Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics: Methods and Applications in the Next Generation Sequencing Age, on May 17, 2013 at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel.
The 2013 Mid-Atlantic Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics (MAGES) Conference is primarily intended to bring together an interdisciplinary group of scientists from the Mid-Atlantic regions working in the fields of statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology, but is open to participants from everywhere. The forum will provide an opportunity for faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students working in these fields to convene and review new developments in these areas of research. The program will feature three sessions with three invited speakers each and allow ample time for formal as well as informal discussion. The aim is to facilitate exchange of ideas and promote interactions and collaborations among participants.
The 2013 MAGES Conference is sponsored by the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB) of the University of Pennsylvania. Registration is free but is mandatory and will be limited to 150 participants. For further information and to register for the conference please visit the website: http://www.med.upenn.edu/magesconference or contact Katherine Toder: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.898.8511.
JMB Class of '62
Sponsors: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Registration is required and the registration deadline is Friday, May 3. The deadline to submit a poster abstract is Monday, April 29
Couples and Family Symposium - “For Better or For Worse: Strengthening Couple Functioning in Health and Illness”
Speakers: Ellen Berman, MD, Elizabeth A. Hembree, PhD, Nedra Fetterman, PhD, Robert Garfield, MD, Steven Sayers, PhD, Ruth Steinman, MD, David Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW Location: 249 South 36th Street, Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room For additional information or to register, please visit: http://www.pbhmind.com/couples-symposium-13
Katie Wood - Zhou Lab
"Interpreting DNA Methylation in the Brain: The Role of Methyl-CpG Binding Domain Proteins"
Hemant Kini - Liebhaber Lab
"The poly(A) binding protein isoform, PABPC4, plays a critical role in erythroid differentiation"
INFORMATION SESSION FRIDAY, MAY 17 @ 5 PM / BRB 253
For medical students considering a year out, particularly one that would have some global dimensions, Global Health Programs and the Registrar’s Office have been working with Cheryl Shipman, Associate Director for Fellowships at CURF, Center for Undergraduate (and Graduate) Research and Fellowships, http://www.upenn.edu/curf/ to design a brief presentation for you. This will include an introduction to the processes involved in obtaining funding like the Fulbright; Indicorps (for India); Luce (for many countries in Asia); Erasmus (for European Community countries); and Churchill/Gates Cambridge/Thouron (all for graduate studies in the UK).
Join us for a Meet & Greet session with two visitors from Botswana:
Dr. Doreen Ramogola-Masire, the Country Director for the BUP
Thabo T. Fako, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana
Attendees are invited to greet our distinguished guests and ask questions specific to their interests. Tea will be served.
Kaitlyn Maier (Blendy Lab) - "Investigating anxiety phenotypes during withdrawal in mouse models of nicotine addiction"
Malcolm Daniels (Ischiropoulos Lab) - "Exploration of novel sites of α-synuclein phosphorylation using mass spectrometry"
Seth Rhoades (Chodosh Lab) - "Investigating regulators of breast tumor dormancy"
CEET/CPHI Symposium: “Impact of Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling Operations on the Environment and Public Health”
The Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) and the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) are co-hosting a symposium: “Impact of Unconventional Natural Gas Drilling Operations on the Environment and Public Health” to take place on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at the Smilow Center for Translational Research at the University of Pennsylvania. CEET is an Environmental Health Sciences Core Center funded by the National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences.
We hope to engage many different stakeholders concerning hydraulic fracturing and educate participants on the process and effects on the environment and public health. The symposium will also profile ongoing research on this topic. The day will end with a session on citizens’ concerns with a panel discussion.