Events in January 2013

  • January 17, 2013

    arrow-right Periodontal disease and atherothrombotic diseases: Lessons from clinical and basic studies

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: The Forsyth Institute 245 First St., 17th floor Seminar Room A Cambridge, MA 02142

    Seminar: Periodontal disease and atherothrombotic diseases: Lessons from clinical and basic studies

    The relationship between poor oral health and systemic diseases has been increasingly recognized over the past two decades. There is considerable epidemiological evidence to support the concept that poor oral health, especially the extent and severity of periodontal disease, may put patients at a significant risk for a variety of systemic conditions such as coronary heart disease (CHD).

    Speaker: Kazuhisa Yamazaki, DDS, PhD.
    Professor
    Laboratory of Periodontology and Immunology
    Division of Oral Science for Health Promotion Niigata
    University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences
    Niigata, Japan

    When: January 17, 2013, 12:00pm

    Where: The Forsyth Institute
    245 First St., 17th floor
    Seminar Room A
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Please contact Pam Quattrocchi (617-892-8604 ) if you have any questions.

    The Forsyth Institute is an ADA CERP-recognized provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  The Forsyth Institute designates this activity for one  continuing education credit.

  • January 17, 2013

    arrow-rightStem Cells, Cancer and Microbes: The Emerging Link

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: The Forsyth Institute 245 First St., 17th floor Seminar Room A Cambridge, MA 02142

    Stem Cells, Cancer and Microbes: The Emerging Link

    Stem Cells, Cancer and Microbes: The Emerging Link

    Speaker: Bikul Das, MBBS, PhD
    Medicine/Oncology
    Stanford University Medical School

    Summary: Stem cells have many properties that could be uniquely conductive for the host resistance and persistence of cancer cells and infectious agents including: limitless self-renewal, natural resistance to the immune system, expression of drug transport pumps, and the ability to broadly circulate through a host. In this talk, Bikul Das will describe recent observations on the interaction between stem cells, cancer cells, and microbes that challenges two paradigms of global health importance: the cancer initiation/progression, and host-pathogen interactions.

    When: January 17, 2013, 12:00pm

    Where: The Forsyth Institute
    245 First St., 17th floor
    Seminar Room A
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Please contact Pam Quattrocchi ( 617-892-8604 ) if you have any questions.

    The Forsyth Institute is an ADA CERP recognized provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  The Forsyth Institute designates this activity for one continuing education credit.

  • January 17, 2013

    arrow-rightFood & Drug Law: Past, Present & Future at Harvard Law School

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein 2019; Milstein West AB 1585 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge MA 02138

    Food & Drug Law: Past, Present & Future at Harvard Law School

    Food & Drug Law: Past, Present & Future
    Celebrating Peter Barton Hutt’s 20 Years (thus far) at HLS

    When: January 17, 2013, 4:00pm (reception to follow)

    Where: Wasserstein 2019; Milstein West AB
    1585 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge MA 02138

    Peter Barton Hutt has worked at the Washington, DC law firm of Covington & Burling, specializing in Food and Drug Law, for more than five decades. He has represented clients in administrative, legislative, executive, and judicial settings. He began his law practice with the firm in 1960 and is now Senior Counsel;  from 1971 to 1975, he was Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration. The Best Lawyers in America selected Mr. Hutt as the 2013 FDA Lawyer of the Year for Washington, DC. Since 1994, Mr. Hutt has taught Food and Drug Law during Winter Term at Harvard Law School, covering all aspects of government regulation of food and drugs from ancient times to present.

    Visit the website  for more information. For questions, contact petrie-flom@law.harvard.edu or  617-496-4662 .

  • January 22, 2013

    arrow-rightLearn more about Exome-sequencing in a one day workshop offered by the HSPH Bioinformatics Core

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Countway Library 10 Shattuck Street Room 403 Boston, MA 02115

    Workshop: Learn more about Exome-sequencing in a one day workshop offered by the Harvard School of Public Health Bioinformatics Core (HBC), January 22, 2013.

    The Harvard School of Public Health Bioinformatics Core (HBC) will be offering a one-day introductory workshop on Exome-sequencing January 22, 2013.While biological and medical knowledge are helpful, students do not need to have prior programming or “command line” experience to participate in the course. For those unfamiliar with the Galaxy platform, we will start the workshop with an optional introductory Galaxy tutorial, covering such topics as data import, filtering, combining, conversion and how to perform actions on genomic regions. After a short break we will spend the rest of our time applying this knowledge to exome-seq.

    Note that this introductory Galaxy session will be identical to the session preceding our previous Galaxy-based training workshops. Those who have attended these workshops or have other prior Galaxy experience can skip the first session and join us at 11am, though all are welcome to attend.

    When:  January 22nd, 2013, 9:00am-5:00pm

    Where: Countway Library
    10 Shattuck Street
    Room 403
    Boston, MA 02115

    Session One: 9:00-11:00am
    Introduction to Galaxy: Recommended for those who have no experience using Galaxy.

    Session Two: 11:00am – 5:00pm (includes a break for lunch* and a short break in the afternoon)
    Exome-seq using Galaxy: Introduces basic concepts and illustrates an end-to-end data analysis workflow through live tutorials using the Galaxy analytical  framework. At the end of this activity, participants will be able to set up their own Galaxy servers using Amazon’s EC2 environment to analyze their data, without using the command line.

    * Lunch will not be provided, but there are a number of cafeterias and restaurants in the immediate vicinity.

    Who should attend? Harvard affiliated researchers who:

    • are generating, or hope to generate exome sequencing data
    • want to use a simple, graphical interface to analyze their results
    • want to analyze their results in a reproducible fashion

    Space is limited, so please register if you would like to attend.

  • January 23, 2013

    arrow-rightConnecting Immunologists across Harvard: A Retreat for Junior Faculty

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Merck Research Laboratories - 33 Avenue Louis Pasteur - Boston, MA 02115

    Harvard Medical School | Harvard Immunology

    Connecting Immunologists across Harvard:
    A Retreat for Junior Faculty
    January 23, 2013


    Please join us for a day-long retreat hosted by Harvard Immunology. Open to instructors
    and assistant professors, this faculty retreat will convene immunology faculty from across
    Harvard. Throughout the day, you’ll engage with other immunology faculty, discussing the
    unique opportunities – and challenges – in this field.

    The program will feature presentations on collaborating with industry, resources available
    to faculty, and strategies for securing funding. There will also be a poster session for you to
    share your work.

    Retreat details:
    January 23, 2013
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Reception to follow

    Merck Research Laboratories
    33 Avenue Louis Pasteur
    Boston, MA 02115

    Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP no later than January 4, 2013 to
    immunology_events@hms.harvard.edu.

     

  • January 24, 2013

    arrow-rightFAS Postdoc Orientation

    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Pierce Hall, Room 100F, 25 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA

    Gary Gray, Director of Innovation and Technology at Harvard Catalyst, to speak at FAS Postdoc Orientation on January 24, 2013

    Please join the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Office of Postdoctoral Affairs for this informative session, which will include a networking lunch for postdocs to meet one another, followed by several short talks highlighting services across campus. The program will conclude with an overview of health benefits for those postdocs who are “benefits-eligible.” If you are not sure whether you fall into this category, please check with your departmental administrator.
    Lunch will be provided.

    Please register for this event.

    When: Thursday, January 24, 2013, 11:30am-1:30pm

    Where: Pierce Hall, Room 100F
    25 Oxford Street
    Cambridge, MA

    Agenda
    Part I: 11:30-12:00pm – Networking lunch for postdocs and speakers
    Part II**: 12:00-12:50pm – Services for all postdocs, regardless of benefits eligibility
    **Harvard Catalyst will be presenting during this time
    Part III: 12:50-1:30pm – Services for benefits-eligible postdocs only

  • January 30, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Bioethics Research in Progress

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Countway Library – Ballard Room – 5th floor

    Bioethics Research in Progress: The Practice of Deep Brain Stimulation – An update based on an international survey about clinical and ethical issues

    When:  January 30, 2013, 12:30-2:00 PM

    Where: Harvard Medical School
    Countway Library – Ballard Room – 5th floor
    10 Shattuck Street
    Boston, MA 02115

    Presenter: Dr. Markus Christen, research fellow at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich

    Lunch will be available to those who RSVP to Pamela Galowitz.

    The Bioethics Research in Progress series provides a forum for faculty, fellows, and students interested in bioethics to present ongoing research and receive constructive feedback. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month from 12:30-2:00pm. If you are interested in presenting your research in the future, please email Lisa Lehmann.

    These events are brought to you by the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Bioethics and the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics.

    Save the date for our upcoming seminars:

    • February 27, 2013 – Stephanie Morain
    • March 27, 2013 – Alexandra E. Shields, PhD.
    • April 24, 2013 – Maya Sabatello
    • May 22, 2013 – Johann Frick
  • January 31, 2013

    arrow-rightConnective Tissue Research and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Connecting the Dots

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital 45 Francis Street *Carrie Hall Conference Room BWH “Pike”, 1st Floor

    Connective Tissue Research and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Connecting the Dots

    The Integrative Medicine Research Seminar invites you to its 2013 inaugural lecture:

    “Connective Tissue Research and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine: Connecting the Dots”

    Presentation by:  Helene Langevin, MD, director for Osher Center of Integrative Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

    When: January 31, 2013, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

    Where: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    45 Francis Street

    *Carrie Hall Conference Room
    BWH “Pike”, 1st Floor
    Boston, MA 02115
    *Coming from 45 Francis Street entrance, take right onto the BWH “Pike,” walk until you reach the end of the pike, enter door at left (Room #CA-238)

    Contact Danielle Berkowitz, coordinator, for more information.

    Sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Harvard Medical School Research Training Program in Complementary and Integrative Medicine based at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.