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Events in April 2014

  • April 1, 2014

    arrow-rightSymposium: Alimentary Tract Lipids in Health and Disease

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Folkman Auditorium, Enders Research Building - BCH

    Symposium: Alimentary Tract Lipids in Health and Disease, April 1, 2014 – Register by March 28
    The Harvard Digestive Diseases Center (HDDC) will host their annual spring symposium, “Alimentary Tract Lipids in Health and Disease”, on April 1, 9:00am, Folkman Auditorium, Enders Research Building, Boston Children's Hospital. For more information and to register for this event by March 28, please visit the HDDC website.

  • April 1, 2014

    arrow-rightOsher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Information Session

    Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC), Room 448, HMS

    Osher Center Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Medicine Information Session – April 1, 2014
    Helene Langevin, MD, will speak about an opportunity for funding of $12,000 per year for up to three years through the Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Integrative Medicine sponsored by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). April 1, 11:30am-12:30pm, Tosteson Medical Education Center (TMEC), Room 448, HMS.

  • April 1, 2014

    arrow-rightIP Strategies for Health Sciences Startup

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard iLab

    IP Strategies for Health Sciences Startups – April 1, 2014
    Biotech and medical device companies are heavily dependent on intellectual property rights, particularly those developing diagnostic, therapeutic, or invasive products. The complexity of the technology and rapidly evolving legal landscape make the availability, validity, and enforceability of biotech patents highly uncertain. Michael Twomey, a patent attorney and partner at WilmerHale, will explore some of the basic IP questions facing health sciences startups. April 1, 6:00-8:00pm, Harvard i-lab. Registration is required.

  • April 3, 2014

    arrow-rightSeminar: Mind Body Enhancement of Resiliency

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    Seminar: Mind Body Enhancement of Resiliency – April 3, 2014
    Gregory Fricchione, MD, professor of psychiatry, HMS, associate chief of psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine at MGH, will speak on this topic at the Integrative Medicine Research Seminar. April 3, 4:00pm-5:00pm, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH.

  • April 7, 2014

    arrow-rightOpportunities & Challenges: Digital Health and Health System Collaborations

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Harvard iLab

    Opportunities & Challenges: Digital Health and Health System Collaborations – April 7, 2014
    This workshop will discuss emerging opportunities and key challenges that face health care startups looking to work and partner with health systems. Founder-CEOs from leading venture-backed digital health startups and senior health system executives will share their experiences in developing solutions to improving care and reducing costs under new value-based payment arrangements. April 7, 3:30-5:00pm, Harvard i-lab. Registration is required.

  • April 8, 2014

    arrow-rightNext Steps for Postdocs

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Kirstein Living Room, Kirstein Building, first floor, BIDMC

    Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, director, Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, BIDMC, will discuss the job application process with postdocs who are ready to start the job search. April 8, 4:00-5:30pm, Kirstein Living Room, Kirstein Building, first floor, BIDMC. Please see the website for more information and contact Amber Lovendale to register.

     

  • April 8, 2014

    arrow-rightStart Up Meet Up: Science and Engineering Edition

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard iLab

    Start Up Meet Up: Science and Engineering Edition – April 8, 2014
    The Harvard i-lab and Office of Technology Development will bringing together Harvard inventors, entrepreneurs, students, and alumni to showcase high potential technologies being developed at Harvard. Inventors will introduce their technology and commercialization potential, followed by a targeted networking session that will allow attendees to meet with inventors. April 8, 6:00-8:00pm, Harvard i-lab. Registration is required.

  • April 9, 2014

    arrow-rightSymposium: Cancer Disparities Research

    Time: 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, Dana 1620

    Derrick J. Beech, M.D., F.A.C.S., senior associate dean for clinical affairs and faculty development, Morehouse School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker at the Cancer Disparities Research Symposium on April 9, 9:00-10:00am at Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, Dana 1620. Please register for this event. For more information, please contact Laura Waldman.

  • April 9, 2014

    arrow-right Neuroradiology and Neuropsychiatry Research Partnerships: The Duke Alzheimer's Imaging Experience

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    BWH BRI Functional and Molecular Neuroimaging Salon

    The BRI Neurosciences Research Center Neuroimaging Salon Series serves as an interactive forum. Please join us to 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. The target audience is neuroimaging researchers, imaging scientists, neuroscience investigators, and other investigators that are interested in the use in other systemic disorders. 

    April 9, 2014
    12:00-1:00pm
    Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Jeffrey R. Petrella MD
    Associate Professor of Radiology, Director of the Alzheimer's Imaging Research Laboratory Duke Medicine
    P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
    Director of the Neurocognitive Disorders Program Member, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Duke Medicine

     

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Neurosciences/upcoming_events.aspx?sub=0

  • April 9, 2014

    arrow-right To Stick or Not to Stick-New developments in non-adhesive surfaces

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH

    To Stick or Not to Stick-New developments in non-adhesive surfaces


    BWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds

    Sangbae Kim, PhD
    Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Director of Biomimetic Robotics Lab, MIT
    Joanna Aizenberg, PhD

    and


    Amy Smith
    Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science

     

    April 8,2014
    4:00-5:30pm
    Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/research/centers/innovation/grand_rounds.aspx?sub=0

  • April 9, 2014

    arrow-rightMind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lecture #1

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Hall 202, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA

    Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lectures – April 9-10, 2014
    Randy Gallistel, professor of psychology and cognitive science, Rutgers University, will give two lectures as part of the Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lecture series. The first talk, "It’s the Neuron! How the Brain Really Works”, is on April 9 at 6:00pm in Harvard Hall 202, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA. The second, “The Preception of Probability” will take place on April 10 at 6:00pm, Yenching Auditorim, 2 Divinitiy Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Please see the website for more information.

  • April 10, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health

    Location: Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

    Conference: Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health – April 10–11, 2014
    Gender, culture, economics, politics, and power affect healthcare decisions by providers, patients, and communities in the U.S. and around the world. This conference, hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will explore the choices behind medical research funding and practice, healthcare delivery, and policy making. Playwright, author, and activist Eve Ensler will open the conference on Thursday evening, while Friday’s program brings together physicians, policymakers, journalists, and academics.  April 10-11, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. Registration is required.

  • April 10, 2014

    arrow-rightAround the World in 120 Days: Europe 101 – Opportunities for Collaboration & New Markets

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge

    In the second part of this series, attendees will leave with a better understanding of opportunities and challenges in Europe such as how to access foreign markets, what opportunities and pitfalls exist, and how the cultural and business landscape changes the way business is done globally. April 10, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge, MA. Registration is required.

  • April 10, 2014

    arrow-rightMind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lecture #2

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Yenching Auditorim, 2 Divinitiy Avenue, Cambridge, MA

    Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lectures – April 9-10, 2014
    Randy Gallistel, professor of psychology and cognitive science, Rutgers University, will give two lectures as part of the Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lecture series. The first talk, "It’s the Neuron! How the Brain Really Works”, is on April 9 at 6:00pm in Harvard Hall 202, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA. The second, “The Preception of Probability” will take place on April 10 at 6:00pm, Yenching Auditorim, 2 Divinitiy Avenue, Cambridge, MA. Please see the website for more information.

  • April 11, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health

    Location: Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA

    Conference: Who Decides? Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health – April 10–11, 2014
    Gender, culture, economics, politics, and power affect healthcare decisions by providers, patients, and communities in the U.S. and around the world. This conference, hosted by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, will explore the choices behind medical research funding and practice, healthcare delivery, and policy making. Playwright, author, and activist Eve Ensler will open the conference on Thursday evening, while Friday’s program brings together physicians, policymakers, journalists, and academics.  April 10-11, Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. Registration is required.

  • April 11, 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.

     

     

    April 11, 2014
    12:00-1:00pm
    Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Thomas Kupper, MD
    Chairmain, Department of Dermatology, BWH

    BWH BRI Patient-Centered Outcomes Seminar

    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) for the purposes of discussing research findings, methods, and policy related to CER and PCOR.

     

    April 14, 2014
    4:00-5:30pm
    Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Joseph Kvedar, MD
    Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, Partners HealthCare

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/PCERC/events.aspx/Research/centers/PCERC/events.aspx

  • April 21, 2014

    arrow-rightConversations in Mind/Brain/Behavior

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Moderated by Harvard philosophers Farid Masrour and Susanna Siegel, this series features short conversations sharing perspectives on mind, brain, and behavior, exploring whether language can influence perception, and how cognition and perception interface. Speakers include: Susan Carey, Eric Mandelbaum, Robert Stickgold, Fiona Macpherson, Irene Pepperberg, Matthew Boyle, Gary Lupyan, Jesse Snedeker, Jim DiCarlo, and Rick Born. April 21, 4:00-6:00pm, Yenching Auditorium, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge.

    http://mbb.harvard.edu/

  • April 22, 2014

    arrow-rightHeart of the Matter: Innovations in Cardiovascular Science

    Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Cabot Atrium & Bornstein Amphitheater, BWH

    BWH BRI Cambridge Science Festival 

    Join us to learn from some of the top experts in the field of cardiovascular health and science. Scientists will discuss topic areas such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. A scientific poster session prior to the seminar will feature BWH students and researchers, showcasing the diversity of work in the field of Cardiovascular, Diabetes, and Metabolic Disease research.

    April 22, 2014
    4:30-7:00pm
    Cabot Atrium & Bornstein Amphitheater, BWH

    http://bwhresearch.org/csf/

  • April 24, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Translational Genomics Seminar

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Using Rare Genetic Diseases to Uncover the Mechanisms of Common Diseases:  Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

     

    Elizabeth P. Henske, MD
    Professor of Medicine, 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.

    April 24, 2014
    5:00-6:00pm
    Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Research/centers/Human_Genetics/seminar_series.aspx?sub=1

  • April 28, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH Research Cores Information Session

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Carrie Hall, BWH

    At this lunch event, learn how the research cores can help improve your science by providing access to state-of-the-art instrumentation, methodologies, and expertise critical to the promotion of research. April 28, 12:00-2:00pm, Carrie Hall, BWH. Register for this event.

  • April 29, 2014

    arrow-rightInnovation in Pulmonary Drug Delivery for Local and Systemic Treatment of Chronic Diseases

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge

    The pharmaceutical industry has realized the value of inhaled therapies to treat chronic diseases by local delivery to the lungs and pursued the potential of systemic delivery via the pulmonary vasculature. The failure of high-profile inhaled insulin programs in the last decade brought to question the value of such innovative products, however, opportunities to improve patient outcomes with pulmonary delivery is driving continued development of new technologies. Our panel of experts will discuss areas for innovation. April 29, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Registration is required.