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Events in April 2015
- April 1, 2015
Symposium: New Directions in HIV Prevention Research
Time: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Fenway Health, Boston
There is renewed
optimism that HIV prevention research will lead to effective means to control
the epidemic based on recent findings in mucosal immunology and related basic
scientific disciplines, as well as clinical studies. This year’s annual Harvard
University Center for AIDS Research Symposium will focus on new directions in
HIV prevention research, and provide an opportunity for local investigators to
share their latest findings with colleagues in brief oral and/or poster
presentations. Sharon Hillier, PHD, professor of obstetrics, Gynecology and
Reproductive Sciences and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, from the
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is the keynote speaker. April 1,
11:30am-5:30pm, Fenway Health, Boston. Complete information and registration
can be found on the website.
- April 1, 2015
Bioethics Grand Rounds with Robert Klitzman, MD
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Bornstein Family Amphitheater, BWH
Robert Klitzman, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry,
Columbia University Medical Center,
founder and director, Masters of Bioethics Program, Columbia University, will
present on “Should We Change How We Protect Human Subjects? A study of IRBs” at
the Bioethics Grand Rounds hosted by the BWH Department of Medicine and Program
in Bioethics on April 1, 12:00-1:00pm, Bornstein Family Amphitheater, BWH.
Please RSVP and contact Ramya Sampath with any questions.
- April 7, 2015
Using an Integrated Approach to Address Immigrant Cancer Disparities
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Yawkey 306/307, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Francesca Gany, MD,
MS, chief of the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service at Memorial
Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, director of the Center for Immigrant Health and
Cancer Disparities, and director of the community- based participatory
South Asian Health Initiative, will speak at the 2015 Cancer Disparities
Research Symposium. April 7, 10:00-11:00am, Yawkey 306/307, Dana-Farber Cancer
Institute. Please register for this free event, and contact Audrey Kalisz for more information.
- April 8, 2015
Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture and Diversity Awards Ceremony
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, HMS
Craig S. Wilder,
PhD, professor and head of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will
speak at the Howard, Dorsey, Still Lecture and Diversity Award ceremony. April 8,
12:30-2:00pm, reception to follow, Benjamin Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, HMS. RSVP by April 3.
- April 9, 2015
Learning Healthcare at Scale
Location: Benjamin Waterhouse room, Gordon Hall, HMS.
The Department of
Population Medicine will host Jonathan Perlin, MD, keynote speaker at the 2015
Thomas S. Inui Lecture. April 9, 2:30pm, Benjamin Waterhouse room, Gordon Hall,
HMS. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Meg Powers.
- April 9, 2015
Connecting Immunologists Across Harvard: Junior Faculty Retreat – RSVP by April 3, 2015
- April 13, 2015
Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Harvard Lecture
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Yenching Auditorium, Yenching Library, Cambridge
Mahzarin Banaji, PhD, Richard Clarke Cabot
Professor of Social Ethics in the Department of Psychology at Harvard
University, will speak on “Group Love” at the Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished
Harvard Lecture. April 13, 5:00pm, Yenching Auditorium, Yenching Library,
Cambridge. See the website for more information
- April 14, 2015
Introduction to ChIP-Seq and Data Analysis Using Galaxy
Location: room L2-025, Countway Library, HMS
This workshop is
focused on analysis of ChIP-seq data using Galaxy, and is for researchers who
are using, or planning to use, ChIP-Seq methods as part of their research. The
course will focus on hands-on training in using standard data analysis methods
including loading data into galaxy, quality control and manipulation, bowtie
mapping, peak calling using MACS, annotation and functional enrichment of
peaks. April 14, 10:00am, room L2-025, Countway Library, HMS. Registration is required.
- April 15, 2015
Biostatistics Journal Club
Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Building 2, room 426, HSPH
Wei Wang, PhD,
associate mathematician, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Department
of Medicine and Neurology, BWH, will lead the April meeting of the Harvard
Catalyst Biostatistics Journal Club. The club will meet on April 15,
12:30-1:30pm, Building 2, room 426, HSPH. Please contact Letizia Allais for article and call-in information.
- April 17, 2015
Air Pollution and Health Disparities Workshop
This workshop by
Francine Laden, ScD and Gary Adamkiewicz, PhD, MPH will provide a small group
of early-career investigators an introduction to measuring outdoor and indoor
air pollution exposures and to incorporating these measures into epidemiologic
studies. Participants will receive personalized training and ongoing support as
they work to incorporate these methodologies into their proposal under
development, with a critical look at how their proposal might advance
disparities research. Interested participants must apply by 5:00pm on April 10.
- April 23, 2015
Statistical Analysis of Missing Data in Observational Studies: Methods & Applications
Time: 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: G3, Kresge, HSPH.
ScD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics & Mathematics at Amherst
College will present at this Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program short
course. April 23, 2:30-5:30pm, G3, Kresge, HSPH.
- April 25, 2015
Zoobiquity Boston Conference
Time: 07:50 AM - 6:00 PM
spectrum of clinical illness in human and non-human animals overlaps
tremendously, veterinary and human clinicians often operate in largely separate
professional silos. This conference is designed to bring together leading
clinicians and scientists in both human and veterinary medicine to discuss the
same diseases in a wide spectrum of animal species, including people, and to
create conversations and relationships between human and veterinary colleagues
confronted with similar clinical challenges.
The registration fee will be
reimbursed after the symposium for HMS students and doctoral candidates in the
life sciences, and your Harvard ID must be presented at the conference. Please
find more information and registration on the website.
- April 29, 2015
How to Assemble a RO1 Grant
sessions will address how to assemble an RO1 grant. Participants must be able
to attend all three – April 29 (Leventhal Conference Room, BIDMC East Campus),
May 6 (Trustman Boardroom, BIDMC East Campus) and May 13 (Shapiro 10 Conference
Room, BIDMC East Campus), from 3:30-5:00pm. Please see the website for more information and contact Amber Lovendale to register.
- April 29, 2015
Obesity Research Incubator
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH
Institute’s (BRI) Cardiovascular, Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders Research
Center will host its fourth annual Obesity Research Incubator. Walter Willett,
MD, MPH, DrPH, and Robert V. Farese Jr., MD, will give presentations. The goal
of this session is to bring together BWH clinicians and researchers whose work
and/or interests relate to the field of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular
disease to promote cross-collaborative research efforts, and to stimulate new
ideas for further investigation as well as to address this challenging public
health crisis. April 29, 4:00-6:00pm, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. Register online.
- April 30, 2015
Seminar: Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Alterations in Aging and Illness
Time: 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location: Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife
MD, MPH, a distinguished professor of medicine at Yale University School of
Medicine, will speak at the Center of Excellence for Delirium in Aging:
Research, Training, and Educational Enhancement (CEDARTREE) event on April 30,
8:30-9:30am, Cable Synagogue, Hebrew SeniorLife, 1200 Centre St, Boston.
Parking is free, and a light breakfast will be served before the talk. Please
contact Shin-Yi Lao to RSVP or for more information.