Events in January 2014

  • January 6, 2014

    arrow-rightMolecular Bases of Eye Diseases Course Lecture

    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Schepens Eye Research Institute, 20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114. 2nd Floor Conference Room

    In this course, we will strive for an understanding of the molecular bases for diseases that target the eye. The goals of the course are: (I) to explore the structural and functional aspects of the eye relevant to understanding the pathology, (II) to review the manifestations of the disease and its effects on vision, (III) to discuss current views and research in the pathophysiology, and strategies for therapeutic intervention. For most sessions, the basic science and clinical topics will be presented by two faculty lecturers.

     

    Date: Monday, January 6th, 2014

     

    Topic: The Basic Structure of the Eye: Dr. Elio Raviola (http://neuro.med.harvard.edu/faculty/raviola.html); Anatomy of Accessory Glands: Dr. Pablo Argüeso (http://www.schepens.harvard.edu/profilepablo/pablo-argueeso-phd/argueso.html)

     

    Time: 3-5pm

     

    Location: Schepens Eye Research Institute, 20 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114. 2nd Floor Conference Room 

     

    For more information, contact Mary Wheeler, mary_wheeler@meei.harvard.edu 

    Website: http://www.schepens.harvard.edu/calendar  

  • January 7, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar Series: The Effects of Adverse Experience on the Developing Brain and Behavior

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street,


    Susan Andersen, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry, HMS, and director, Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology at McLean Hospital will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. January 7, 10:00-11:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

    http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs.aspx

  • January 8, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: Brain PET imaging and the use of novel PET tracers to aid in treatment

    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    BRI Neuroimaging Salon Series: Learn about the wealth of imaging resources that are available at BWH for exploring brain function and dysfunction, explore how these techniques can be applied in novel ways, across multiple disciplines, and discuss new ideas and collaborations. Laura Horky, MD, PhD, instructor in radiology, BWH, will be the speaker on January 8, 1:00-2:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. More information & registration available online.

  • January 10, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Career Building in a Research Hospital

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    The Career Building at a Research Hospital series provides a platform for junior and mid-career level scientists and physician researchers at the Brigham to interact with a featured senior faculty member from the Brigham or the extended Boston medical community. Anne Klibanski, MD, Chief Academic Officer, Partners HealthCare, will speak on January, 12:00-1:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Online registration required.

  • January 22, 2014

    arrow-rightKnowledge Preservation and Mining Made Simple: A Scilligence Perspective

    Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: HMS - Countway Library - Room 403

    With prevalence of cross-organization collaborations, R&D reorganizations and biotech company virtualization, how to manage information flow and protect IP has become a new challenge for drug discovery R&D. In this talk, the entrepreneur story of Scilligence to fulfill unmet informatics needs of new R&D model will be shared.

    January 22, 2014
    1:00pm - 2:00pm
    HMS - Countway Library - Room 403


    https://www.countway.harvard.edu/menuNavigation/libraryServices/classes.html

  • January 23, 2014

    arrow-rightForum: From Academia to Industry Part I: Using Animal Models in Pre-Clinical Drug Development

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: assBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139.

    MassBio Forum: From Academia to Industry Part I: Using Animal Models in Pre-Clinical Drug Development

    Please join us for the first of a two part Forum to hear academic investigators discuss applications of their research animal models for collaborative initiatives with biotechnology industry aiming at accelerating translation of early stage candidates into drug discovery and development programs. The speakers will address animal models for translational research: Aygul Balcioglu PhD, Instructor, Neuroscience group, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Neurodegenerative Disorders, Harvard Medical School will present “Characterization of animal models for Parkinson's disease and dystonia” and Paul Davies PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Tufts Medical School will present “Biochemical, electrophysiological, and behavioral studies on the effects of neurosteroids on extrasynaptic GABAA receptors: Potential therapeutic targets for Fragile X Syndrome.”

    January 23, 2014, 8:00-10:00am
    MassBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139.

    Registration is required.

     URL: http://www.massbio.org/events/calendar/2383-from_academia_to_industry_part_i_using_animal/event_detail

     

  • January 23, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Translational Genomics Seminar

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH


    This series embodies a community of researchers and clinicians interested in translational genomics, with the aim of fostering education, scientific collaboration, and better patient care. All BWH scientists and clinicians are invited, CME credits available. Heidi Rehm, PhD, Chief Laboratory Director, Partners/Harvard Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, will speak on January 23, 5:00-6:00pm, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. More information available online.

  • January 23, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: My Commercial Journey-4 Partners' Innovators Share their Stories

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: MGH Simches Research Center Auditorium

    My Commercial Journey: Four Innovators from Partners Share their Stories – January 23, 2014
    The Partners Research Ventures and Licensing Innovators Forum is a new series which focuses on key issues in academic innovation. In this session, leaders will share personal insights on how they first recognized their interest in invention, how they initially acted on it, their careers as innovators, and the commercial products they developed. January 23, 5:00-7:00pm, Massachusetts General Hospital Simches Research Center Auditorium. For more information and to register, please see the website.


    The Patient-Centered Outcomes seminar series, sponsored by the BWH BRI Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research Center (PCERC), will bring together patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and comparative effectiveness researchers (CER) to discuss research findings, methods, and policy related to CER and PCOR. Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, professor of health policy and management, Harvard School of Public Health will present on resent on “Getting to patient-centered high value healthcare – Is the ACA enough?” on January 27, 4:00-5:00pm, Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • January 28, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds: New Opportunities for Translational Innovation at BWH and HMS

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH


    Peter Sorger, PhD, and Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, will discuss the new resources available through the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science (HiTS) and Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (BBIC) on  January 28, 4:00-5:30pm, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH. For more information and to register, please see the website.

  • January 30, 2014

    arrow-rightMassBio Forum: Rules of the Road: Staying Compliant Through Product & Promotional Development

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139

    MassBio Forum: Rules of the Road: Staying Compliant Through Product & Promotional Development – January 30, 2014

    Please join us for a lively discussion of compliance-related issues ranging from early product to promotional development for small to mid-sized (SME) life science companies. The discussion will touch upon current regulatory and compliance trends and how a SME can take those trends/issues into consideration during their product development and commercialization processes.

    January 30, 2014
    8:00am-10:00am
    MassBio, 300 Technology Square 8th Floor, Cambridge MA 02139

    Registration is required.

     http://www.massbio.org/events/calendar/2369-rules_of_the_road_staying_compliant_through/event_detail