Events in June 2013

  • June 4, 2013

    arrow-rightProteome/TRANSFAC analysis using BIOBASE Knowledge Library (BKL)

    Time: 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Location: HMS - Countway Library - Lower Level 2, Room 025

    Interested in finding out what's known in the scientific literature about a particular gene, disease or drug? Want to apply that information to high-throughput data analysis? Interested in finding out about transcription factors related to your research? Learn to search the BIOBASE Knowledge Library (BKL) by topic or multi-gene data sets.

     

    When: June 4, 2013, 9:30am-12:30pm
    Where: HMS - Countway Library - Lower Level 2, Room 025

     

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

     

  • June 4, 2013

    arrow-rightBuilding linkages between neurodevelopment and shifts in emotional processes during adolescence

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Simches Building, Garrod and Mendel conference room, second floor

    Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar

    Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Building linkages between neurodevelopment and shifts in emotional processes during adolescence

    Leah Somerville PhD, assistant professor of psychology; director, Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab, Harvard University

    June 4, 2013, 10:00am

    185 Cambridge St., Boston
    Simches Building, Garrod and Mendel conference room, second floor

     For more information: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs.aspx

  • June 11, 2013

    arrow-rightBiobase Transcription factor analysis and human inherited disease mutations analysis

    Time: 09:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Location: HMS - Countway Library - Lower Level 2, Room 025

    Biobase Transcription factor analysis (Explain) and human inherited disease mutations (HGMD + Genome Trax) analysis

     

    Explain: Interested in microarray, ChIP-chip or ChIP-seq analysis? Biobase's ExPlain™ is a unique upstream data analysis system that combines promoter and pathway analysis tools and enables you to identify transcription factors affecting gene expression in your microarray and RNA-Seq experiments, as well as predict how they, in combination, can induce observed gene expression patterns.

     

    HGMD® Professional is a unique resource providing comprehensive data on human inherited disease mutations. Its compilation of structured, manually curated data from the peer-reviewed literature enables quick access to both single mutation queries and advanced search applications. HGMD® and other data sources to enable scientists to identify human genome variations of functional significance by mapping their NGS data to known elements such as disease mutations and regulatory sites.

     

    When: June 11, 2013, 9:30am-1:30pm
    Where: HMS - Countway Library - Lower Level 2, Room 025

     

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

  • June 11, 2013

    arrow-rightEnvironmental Epigenetics - Identifying the programming of health and disease in human studies

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Simches Building, Garrod and Mendel conference room, second floor

    Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar

    Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Environmental Epigenetics - Identifying the programming of health and disease in human studies

    Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Mark and Catherine Winkler Associate Professor of Environmental Epigenetics, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

    June 11, 2013, 10:00am

    185 Cambridge St., Boston
    Simches Building, Garrod and Mendel conference room, second floor

     

    For more information: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/pngu_pgtrs.aspx

  • June 11, 2013

    arrow-rightSymposium: BWH Regenerative Medicine Center

    Time: 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheater and Cabot Atrium

    Symposium: BWH Regenerative Medicine Center

    This BWH Regenerative Medicine Center Inaugural Symposia will showcase the regenerative medicine research taking place at BWH and create a community to foster collaboration.

    When: June 11, 1:30-6:00pm

    When: Bornstein Amphitheater and Cabot Atrium

    Robert Lanza, MD, chief scientific officer, Advanced Cell Technologies; adjunct professor, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, will be the keynote speaker. Participation and eligibility will be limited to the first 50 qualified applicants and accepted on a first come, first served basis. More details and event registration can be found here.

     

    * Abstracts will be accepted through May24.

  • June 12, 2013

    arrow-rightImmigrant Health Disparities: Improving Health through Partnerships

    Time: 08:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Boston Public Library, McKim Lower Level

    SECOND ANNUAL C-CORE COMMUNITY-ACADEMIC FORUM

    The Boston Children's Hospital Center for Collaborative Community Research (C-CORE) invites you to attend its 2nd Annual Community-Academic Forum, “Immigrant Health Disparities: Improving Health through Partnerships,” cosponsored by Harvard Catalyst and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research.  This event is an opportunity to learn about the community-based participatory research model, hear about novel approaches to address immigrant health issues locally here in Boston, and actively work with community organizations and academics to develop new ideas for research projects. 

    When: June 12, 2013, 8:30am-1:30pm
    Where: Boston Public Library, McKim Lower Level

    Breakfast and lunch will be provided with registration.
    Please register here and contact ccore@childrens.harvard.edu for more information.

  • June 12, 2013

    arrow-rightThe Investigator IND/IDE Education Symposium

    Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Harvard Medical School, Armenise Building (D), Amphitheater

    The Investigator IND/IDE Education Symposium

    Featuring investigators with IND/IDE expertise and experience

    June 12, 2013, 9:00-11:00am
    Harvard Medical School, Armenise Building (D), Amphitheater

    Panelists:

    Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc, IND Holder
    Associate Director, Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI), Massachusetts General Hospital


    Leigh R. Hochberg, MD, PhD, FAAN, IDE Holder

    Senior Lecturer, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital


    Elizabeth Hohmann, MD, IRB Representative and IND Holder

    Chair and Physician Director, Partners Human Research Committee, Partners Healthcare


    Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH, IND Holder

    Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
    Senior V.P. for Practice Improvement, Massachusetts General Physician Organization

    Registration is required.

    Coordinators: Min Kim, Helena Han
    Contact the coordinators.

    The Harvard Catalyst Regulatory Knowledge and Support Program offers educational opportunities with a focus on interdisciplinary and emerging issues in the conduct of research and regulatory topics. The series features local and national experts who offer guidance, present case studies, and engage participants in discussion on a range of topics of interest to researchers as well as research administrators and IRB members.

     

  • June 13, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Overcoming the Loss of Complexity with Aging; the Promise of Tai Chi

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BWH Shapiro Breakout Room, Shapiro Building, first floor

    Lewis Lipsitz, PhD, director of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew Senior Life, chief of the Division of Gerontology at BIDMC, and professor of medicine at HMS, will present at the next Integrative Medicine Research Seminar on June 13, 4:00-5:00pm, BWH Shapiro Breakout Room, Shapiro Building, first floor. Please see the website for more information.

    The Career Building in a Research Hospital series provides a platform for members of the BWH research community, including but not limited to junior and mid-career level scientists and physician researchers, to interact with a featured senior faculty member from BWH or the extended Boston medical community. Raju Kucherlapati, MD, Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, professor of medicine, HMS, will be the speaker.

    When: June 14, 12:00-1:00pm

    Where: BWH, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room

    Please register online.

  • June 18, 2013

    arrow-rightBWH Clinical Innovation Day

    Time: 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: BWH: Bornstein Amphitheater, Carrie Hall, and Cabot Atrium

    BWH Clinical Innovation Day

    This day will bring together physicians, scientists, nurses, residents, trainees, administrative staff and other members of our community with the goal of celebrating BWH innovations in healthcare delivery, personalized medicine, health IT and more. Talks and workshops will be followed by a keynote address, by Rodrigo Martinez from IDEO, focused on innovation in healthcare. The day will conclude with a poster session that will highlight the spectrum of clinical innovations at BWH and a networking reception for attendees to reflect on the opportunities presented and to initiate collaborations to fuel further innovations. Abstracts for the poster session will now be accepted through the extended deadline of Wednesday, May 22nd. Abstracts invited from all clinical and research personnel including, but not limited to, physicians and scientists; residents, fellows, postdocs, students and trainees; nurses, nursing staff, caregivers and administrative staff. Full eligibility can be found online.

    When: June 18, 2013, 12:30-6:30 PM

    Where: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 45 Francis Street
    Bornstein Amphitheater, Carrie Hall, and Cabot Atrium

     

  • June 24, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: Patient-Centered Outcomes Seminar

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: BWH, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room

    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. Richard Platt, MD, professor of ambulatory care and prevention, professor of medicine, HMS, will be the featured speaker for this seminar “Share the Information, Keep the Data: A Role for Distributed Data Networks”.

    When: June 24, 4:00-5:30pm

    Where: Shapiro Breakout room at BWH.

    For more details and registration, visit the website.

  • June 25, 2013

    arrow-rightSeminar: How Emotions Are Made

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Simches Building, Garrod and Mendel conference room, second floor

    Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, director, Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory, University Distinguished Professor of psychology, Northeastern University, will speak at the next Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar, hosted by the Psychiatric & Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital.

    When: June 25, 10:00am

    Where: 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, Simches Building, Garrod and Mendel conference room, second floor.

    For more information, please visit the website.

  • June 27, 2013

    arrow-rightThe Bridge Project Technology Seminar

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Location: Yawkey Conference Center (Room 306), 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston

    Engineers from MIT and the Koch Institute will present new technologies for cancer diagnosis and drug development. The aim of the session is to stimulate new collaborations between MIT and the Koch Institute scientists and engineers with DF/HCC members. We have issued a new RFA this spring for the next round of Bridge funding, with applications due on September 5, 2013. Each team can request up to $750,000 over two years. Applications will be accepted from teams addressing unmet clinical needs in eight areas: Lung, pancreas, GBM, ovarian, melanoma, metastatic prostate cancer, metastatic breast cancer and adult leukemia.

    Date:  June 27, 2013 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Location:  Yawkey Conference Center (Room 306), 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA

    Registration is required. Q+A and a networking reception will follow the presentations.

    Please see the website for more information and to register: http://bridgeprojectevents.dfhcc.harvard.edu/events/5

     

    Speakers include:

    Systems Biology:

    ·         Linda Griffith, PhD, Member of the Koch Institute and Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering

    ·         Doug Lauffenburger, PhD, Member of the Koch Institute and Ford Professor of Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Biology

    ·         Ron Weiss, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Engineering, MIT

    Early Detection/Diagnostics:

    ·         Barbara Imperiali, PhD, Class of 1922 Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Biology, MIT

    ·         Peter So, PhD, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Biological Engineering, MIT

    ·         Joel Voldman, PhD, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT

    ·         Krystyn van Vliet, PhD, Paul M. Cook Career Development Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT 

    Contact:  nancy_gerard@dfci.harvard.edu