Events in February 2012

  • February 2, 2012

    arrow-rightPharmacologic Enhancement of Human Cognition: Opportunities and Risks

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138

    Mind, Brain, Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard University cordially invites you to a Distinguished Harvard Lecture:

    "Pharmacologic Enhancement of Human Cognition: Opportunities and Risks"

    Speaker: Steven E. Hyman

    Extensive debate surrounds the use of drugs and other biological interventions to enhance human capacities as opposed to their use in treating illness. In this Distinguished Harvard Lecture, Dr. Hyman will discuss the use of drugs and devices to enhance cognitive, emotional, and executive function in the near term. Dr. Hyman will also provide a context for further ethical discussion and for consideration of regulatory and policy action. 

    The lecture will be introduced by Anne Harrington (History of Science, FAS). Glenn Cohen (HLS) will offer post-talk remarks. 

     

  • February 8, 2012

    arrow-rightReducing Health Disparities: An Interdisciplinary Approach

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck St, Boston, MA, 02115

    The Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity cordially invite you to attend:

     

    2012 Visiting Lecture SERIES:

    Harvard Catalyst Program for Faculty Development and Diversity Lecture

     

    “Reducing Health Disparities: An Interdisciplinary Approach”

     

    William G. Coleman, Jr., Ph.D.

    Scientific Director of the Intramural Research Program

    National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities,

    National Institutes of Health

     

    Please RSVP online by Friday, February 3, 2012:

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FDYZZ6H

     

    Click here to download the flyer.

     

  • February 13, 2012

    arrow-rightAnnual Conference for Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center

    Time: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: New Research Building, Rotunda Room, 77 Ave Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115

    The Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC)  Annual Conference will provide an overview of the Harvard TREC research center, highlighting the role of collaborative, transdisciplinary science in investigating the relationship between obesity and cancer. We will focus on understanding the risk factors, disease pathways, and links between obesity and cancer through discussions on the role of physical activity, the built environment, lifestyle factors, childhood obesity, health disparities, and sleep. The conference will provide a framework for understanding the link between obesity and cancer and a discussion on development of strategies for the prevention and control of these conditions.

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nathan Berger, Hanna-Payne Professor of Experimental Medicine and Director of the Center for Science, Health and Society; Professor of Medicine, Biochemistry and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

    The agenda and registration are available at:
    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/trec/seminars-and-events/harvard-trec-annual-conference-agenda/index.html

  • February 16, 2012

    arrow-rightPost Doc: Next Steps

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Yamins 407, 330 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

    The Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is hosting a series of workshops for post-docs and instructors, led by Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier, that will address the specific factors one must consider for future career development, and the paths forward from the post-doc and instructor experiences. These workshops are open to the Harvard community and affiliated hospitals.

    Workshop 1: Next Steps: Post Doc

    This workshop will focus on skills acquired, mentoring received and successful publications of your post-doc.

    To register for this workshop, please email the BIDMC Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development.

    For more information and questions, please email Elizabeth Langley.

  • February 16, 2012

    arrow-rightClinical Trials: Is Corporate Sponsorship Compatible with Credibility?

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Bldg., Room 2012, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02138

    HARVARD UNIVERSITY

    EDMOND J. SAFRA CENTER FOR ETHICS

     

    Public Lecture Series

    2011-2012

     

    Speaker:

    Drummond Rennie

    Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

     

    Lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. Visit www.ethics.harvard.edu for details.

  • February 23, 2012

    arrow-rightHow to Assemble a Manuscript for Publication

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: E Shapiro 202, 330 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA, 02115

    The Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is hosting a series of workshops for post-docs and instructors, led by Dr. Terry Maratos-Flier, that will address the specific factors one must consider for future career development, and the paths forward from the post-doc and instructor experiences. These workshops are open to the Harvard community and affiliated hospitals.

    Workshop 2: How to Assemble a Manuscript for Publication

    This workshop will focus on the paper submission process.

    To register for this workshop, please email the BIDMC Office for Academic Careers and Faculty Development.

    For more information and questions, please email Elizabeth Langley.

  • February 25, 2012

    arrow-rightHacking Medicine 2

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: MIT Media Lab, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Hacking Medicine, an organization founded by the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, invites you to bring your ideas and skills to engage in medical entrepreneurship. This event will bring together 80 participants from a rich variety of backgrounds including science, engineering, programming, medicine, and business.

    As a participant, you’ll bring your skills and your best ideas on solutions to major healthcare problems. Pitch your ideas to the crowd and form teams of people passionate about working with you. Develop a business plan and pitch over two days, code a demo, and pitch at the end of the second day to win cash prizes. Better yet, after the conference, take your team and project to enter entrepreneurship competitions like the MIT $100K or to found the next big healthcare company.

    Apply now using our online form.  The deadline for applications is February 19.

    Click here for information on our previous (inaugural) event, and learn more about us at our website.

    For questions on this conference please contact us via e-mail .

  • February 26, 2012

    arrow-rightHacking Medicine 2

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: MIT Media Lab, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Hacking Medicine, an organization founded by the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, invites you to bring your ideas and skills to engage in medical entrepreneurship. This event will bring together 80 participants from a rich variety of backgrounds including science, engineering, programming, medicine, and business.

    As a participant, you’ll bring your skills and your best ideas on solutions to major healthcare problems. Pitch your ideas to the crowd and form teams of people passionate about working with you. Develop a business plan and pitch over two days, code a demo, and pitch at the end of the second day to win cash prizes. Better yet, after the conference, take your team and project to enter entrepreneurship competitions like the MIT $100K or to found the next big healthcare company.

    Apply now using our online form.  The deadline for applications is February 19.

    Click here for information on our previous (inaugural) event, and learn more about us at our website.

    For questions on this conference please contact us via e-mail .

  • February 27, 2012

    arrow-rightWorkshop on Subject Recruitment for Clinical Trials

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Minot Room, Countway Library, 10 Shattuck St, Boston, MA, 02115

    The Harvard Catalyst Research Navigators invite investigators interested in learning about clinical trial subject recruitment to a workshop on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 4:00pm. We welcome researchers at all stages of their research and careers.

    This two-hour session will highlight approaches and tips for subject recruitment.  Presentations will include a general overview of approaches for recruiting subjects, methods of determining recruitment needs and analysis of recruitment success, organizational paperwork and flow for efficient subject recruitment, and recruitment of minority subjects. Time will be set aside to allow the audience to talk about their projects with the speakers and other investigators.

    In order to best tailor the event to the needs of the participants, please send us a brief description of your clinical research interests, including questions that you would like to see addressed during this workshop.

    Attendance at this event is limited, and registration is required. Attendees should RSVP by February 20, 2012. Please send your name, home department and institution, and a brief description of your research interests, along with any questions you have about the topic, to Amy Webber (E-mail, 617-432-7810). We will include this information in a list of attendees that will be circulated at the event.

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    The Harvard Catalyst Research Navigators are committed to providing opportunities for collaboration by organizing scientists and clinicians around research resources, areas of investigation, and disease topics. This event is part of a series of seminars and workshops designed to increase connectivity in the Harvard Catalyst community.