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.
Albert Bendelac, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Chicago
Josie Ni & Aarpn Small
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
"Diacylglycerol kinase zeta as a target for immune activation and immune modulation"
Speakers: EnJun Yang and Amand Schmidt
Class of '62, John Morgan Building
The genetics of monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance (MGUS) and multiple myeloma"
Department of Radiation OncologyRadiation Biology Research DivisionRBI Meeting Speaker: Intae Lee, Ph.D.Research Assistant Professor of Radiation OncologyInvestigator, Institute for Environmental Medicine (IFEM)
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
"Therapeutic efficacy of a mechanism based inhibitor of NADPH-oxidase (type 2) in LPS (lipopolysaccharide)-induced acute lung injury."
12am-1pm in Room 9-146A;
Lunch will be served at 11:45am
Andrew Ewald, PhD - Cellular and molecular mechanisms of epithelial invasion, dissemination, and metastasis
Michael Pack, MD and Rebecca Wells, MD - Bench to Bedside "Models of Biliary Atresia"
Professor Chairman, Cell Biology and Physiology University of Pittsburgh
Location: 302 CRB
Time: 12:15pm -1:30pm
Speakers: Claire O'Leary (Oliver lab), 5th year PhD student
Christopher Riling (Oliver lab), 4th year PhD student
Speaker: Elena Atochina-Vasserman Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division
Time: 12:00 PM Location: to be announced
Maya Capelson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Pennsylvania
Roles of the Nuclear Pore Complex in developmental gene regulation and epigenetic memory
Carrie Kovarik, MD - Dermatological Complications of Viral Hepatitis
Gregory Ginsberg - Complications of GI Endoscopy
Douglas C Wallace, PhD Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine Michael and Charles Barnett Chair of Pediatric Mitochondrial Medicine and Metabolic Disease The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Albert Bendelac, M.D., Ph.D. University of Chicago Title TBA
Microbiology Seminar - Speaker: Steve Goff, PhD - CRB Auditorium
Steve Grinspoon, MD, "Potential Mechanisms and Treatment Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease in HIV"
Virology Seminar - Speaker: cory Lindsay - 209 Johnson Pavilion
Karissa Sanbonmatsu, Ph.D. (Los Alamos National Lab), "TBA"
Kirk Wangensteen and Tina Twyman
Gary Smith, MA, D.Phil
Professor of Animal Biology, Department: Animal Biology, University of Pennsylvania
Title: “Cats, Parasites and Schizophrenia: Determining Incidence In At-Risk Groups Using Case Control Study Data”
The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism; the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism; and the Diabetes Research Center Combined Spring 2014 Seminar Series presents:
Jay Brenman, PhD
UNC School of Medicine
“AMP-activated Protein Kinase and mTOR in Energy Metabolism”
March 11, 2014
Smilow Center for Translational Research, 12th Floor
Rodebaugh Diabetes Center Conference Series Presents:
Topic: Pancreatogenic Diabetes
Speaker: Mike Rickels
Speaker:Douglas C. Wallace, PhDAffiliation: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Director, Center for Mitochondrial and Epigenomic Medicine,Michael and Charles Barnett Chair of Pediatric Medicine and Metabolic Disease
Henry Hess, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, "Using motor proteins for smart dust, active self-assembly and non-fouling surfaces"
2PM, CRB Austrian Auditorium
For additional information, please call Ashley 215-573-9758
Associate Professor of Microbiology
University of Minnesota Medical School
"Memory CD8 T Cells: Quantity, Location and Protection"
Austrian Auditorium, CRB
University of Chicago
Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research
Transcriptional control of innate lymphocyte effector programs
**Co-sponosred by the Institute for Immunology**
Special Issues for HIV-infected Children and Adolescents in Botswana
Dr. Lowenthal is a pediatrician with expertise in HIV care of children and adolescents. Between 2004 and 2008, she was the clinic director of the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence (Botswana, Africa), providing care and treatment for over 1500 HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently a staff physician at the Special Immunology Family Care Center of the University of Pennsylvania where she provides both general pediatric care and HIV-related care.
Description of Research Expertise
Dr. Lowenthal's research is focused on the care and treatment of HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIH Research Career Development Award through NIMH and a CDC-funded Public Health Effectiveness research study of adherence to antiretroviral therapies among HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana.
The Endocrinology Grand Rounds Series presents:
Louis Mandel, DDS - Director, Salivary Gland Center, Associate Dean and Clinical Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine Topic: I-131 and the salivary glands"
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm Location: 11th Floor - SCTR - Smilow Center for Translational Research 11-146
************************************************************** Educational Objectives: 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
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.
March 10th, 2-4pm
Botswana Research Update
Where: BRB 253, 421 Curie Blvd., University of Pennsylvania
What to expect:
- Learn about research currently being conducted in Botswana by Penn & BUP Faculty and Staff - Update peers on your project - Receive/offer feedback on research - Share info/hear about valuable international research resources and insight - Access research support and information services
Researchers are encouraged to present a brief, and informal (~10 minute) update on their work to the group. (Speakers may bring slides if they wish but they are not required.)