Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Biology Research DivisionAll Division Meeting 12am-1pm in Room 8-146A; Lunch will be served at 11:45am
Nina Sainath & Koushik Das
CANCELLED CRRWH Seminar
Please note: Dr. Kjersti M. Aagaard's seminar has been rescheduled for the Fall semester on Wednesday, September 30, 2015.
Speaker: Lawrence Holzman Affiliation:University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Division Chief, Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension
Class of '62, KMB
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Howard Hughes Medical Institute “Deciphering the Guidance Cue Code for B Cell Immunity” Austrian Auditorium, CRB
*Sponsored by The Immune System Development and Regulation Traiing Grant
Seminar Title: "Oncogenic signaling pathways and resistance to therapy in acute lymphoblastic leukemia"
Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center Cancer Immunotherapy
CTRB 1200 B
Are you trying to create a poster to explain your research project to others? Are you wondering how to create a powerful visual statement without learning new software? This program will explore how to design your poster in PowerPoint including useful tips and common DOS and DON’Ts. Basic proficiency in PowerPoint is required.
Class led by Barbara Kountouzi, Coordinator of Education and Media Services, Biomedical Library
March 6, 2015
Jeffrey Ware, MD
"Translational Research in Neuroscience Imaging - Mild Traumatic Brain Injury"
Thomas Smithgall, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
Geert Kops, Ph.D., Universitair Medisch Centrum, Utrecht, "Attachment issues: chromosome segregation and the spindle assembly checkpoint"
Laboratory of Rahul Kohli, "Cytosine modifying enzymes and the extended epigenome"
University of Chicago
Targeting tumor with local radiation induces cytosol DNA for immune-mediated tumor control
Grossman Auditorium, The Wistar Institute
"Understanding the Impact of Neighborhoods on Health: Evidence and Challenges "
Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean of the School of Public Health at Drexel University
Speaker: Reto Giere Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania, School of Arts and Sciences
PMI SEMINAR SERIES PRESENTS- THOMAS D. POLLARD, MD "MECHANISM OF CYTOKINESIS - THE ORIGINAL MUSCLE" 2pm in CRB AUSTRIAN AUDITORIUM
The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism; the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; and the Diabetes Research Center Combined Spring 2015 Seminar Series presents:
Zoltan Arany, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
March 3, 2015
Smilow Center for Translational Research, 12th Floor
Naji Alamuddin, MD and Nina Le, MD - Endocrine Fellows Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Location: 12th Floor - SCTR - Smilow Center for Translational Research 12-146
************************************************************** Educational Objectives: After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
·Apply the latest clinical guidelines in the management of endocrine diseases
·Evaluate the efficacy of therapeutic options in endocrine disorders
·Evaluate the initiation of new types of treatment and procedures
Accreditation 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.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Transplant Conference Room on 2 Dulles at HUP
Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine
George Washington School of Medicine
"Correlates of Risk in HIV Infection"
1200A Colket Translational Research Building, CHOP
itle: “Paying Human Participants in Clinical Research at Penn”
Time , date and location: March 6, 2015, 10:00-12:00, CRB Austrian Auditorium
Description: Paying human subjects for their participation in scientific research is a common practice, but this aspect of the research enterprise is seldom discussed and is too often an afterthought in research planning. This workshop will touch upon the myriad aspects of this topic, related to clinical research at Penn, including ethical and logistical aspects of making decisions about incentives, advertising, and payment methods. Speakers will include a bioethicist who will talk about coercion, Penn’s IRB will touch upon what they look for in an HSERA application regarding payment, a Business Administrator will speak to the financial logistics of payment (payment options and paperwork requirements), and senior research coordinators will speak about experiences with challenging payment scenarios (children, adolescents etc.)
There will be allotted time for Q&A after the speakers’ presentations
Wayne Art Center; HomeGrown Lecture Series:
Dr. Harvey Friedman, BUP Director-
"The Impact of Diamonds
on Health and Culture in Botswana...
and the Global Ramifications"
Weds. March 4th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wayne Art Center (map)
413 Maplewood Ave
Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: (610) 688- 3553
Tickets are $20 at the door, or reserve in advance here.
Dr. Friedman will discuss with the HomeGrown audience his role as director of the Botswana-UPenn Partnership that began in 2001 at the invitation of Merck Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Botswana. Dr. Friedman will talk about the threat of global disease as one of the consequences of living in our increasingly well-traveled world. He will explain how the resources of a unique partnership are transforming medicine in Africa and impacting the lives of millions globally.
Because Tomorrow Needs Her
Wednesday, March 4, 7:30pm EST
An in-depth discussion with Doctors Without Borders on women's health issues around the world
Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a special webcast marking the launch of “Because Tomorrow Needs Her,” a multimedia campaign highlighting MSF’s efforts to provide accessible, high-quality health care to women and girls the world over.
Because Tomorrow Needs Her is a collection of first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers – midwives, OBGYNs, physicians, nurses, and counselors – who have treated women and girls in a host of different countries and contexts over the past two decades.
Women have distinct health needs that men do not have, starting with those related to the ability to get pregnant and bear children. In the absence of care, however, those needs can turn into risks. This is why 800 women still die every day from pregnancy-related causes, when most of these deaths could easily be prevented. And while we know how to keep HIV-positive mothers from passing the virus to their babies, 700 children are born with HIV every day. What’s more, victims of sexual violence go without medical or psychological care, because the care they need is too often beyond their reach. MSF treated more than 11,000 victims of sexual violence in 34 countries in 2013; around 95 percent of them were women and girls.
Why does this gap in health care services for women exist? What can be done about it? What is MSF doing already and what does the organization hope it can do in the future?
Nina Strochlic of The Daily Beast will lead a discussion on March 4th at 7:30pm EST on these and other questions related to women’s health care. She will be joined by MSF field workers and one of the project’s photojournalists, who will share stories of women they’ve been able to help, those they haven’t, and what still needs to be done.
Viewer participation is encouraged via a live chat.
Martina Bacigalupo studied photography at the London College of Communication. She lives in Burundi, where she works as a freelance photographer, often in collaboration with international NGOs. Her work has been published in the New York Times, Sunday Times Magazine, Le Monde, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Liberation, Internazionale, and has been shown in several international venues, including PARIS PHOTO 2013, UNSEEN, Amsterdam 2014, and AIPAD New York 2014. She won the Canon Female Photojournalist Award in 2010 and the Fnac Award for photographic creation in 2011.
Dr. Séverine Caluwaerts is a gynecologist-obstetrician and one of the referent gynecologists for MSF. Prior to joining MSF, she spent a year of her residency in South Africa where she cared for a large population of HIV-positive women. She has completed assignments for MSF in Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Burundi, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. When she is not on mission, she works with HIV-positive pregnant women in Belgium and is involved in teaching medical students and midwives.
Catrin Schulte-Hillen has worked for MSF as a midwife, project coordinator and project manager in conflict and post-conflict contexts in Africa, Latin America, and the Balkans. She is the leader of MSF’s reproductive health and sexual violence care working group. Prior to that, Schulte-Hillen was a program director for MSF-USA and worked for several years as a health advisor and consultant for MSF, the European Commission, and other NGOs. She is a licensed midwife and holds a Masters of Public Health, a license in applied epidemiology and statistics, and a degree in business administration.
Africa Stewart is a wife and mother of three who graduated with honors from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her medical degree and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Drexel University and Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Stewart joined MSF in 2011 and has completed assignments in Sudan, South Sudan and Nigeria. She is an outspoken supporter of women's rights and specializes in obstetric fistula prevention and repair. She continues to serve her local communities with adolescent outreach and education.
Nina Strochlic, moderator, is a reporter at The Daily Beast, covering women's rights and international development. She's reported from South America, Southeast Asia and Central Africa, most extensively in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has written for Vice, Marie Claire and National Geographic Traveler.
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