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Events in July 2013

  • July 9, 2013

    arrow-rightCourse: Preparing a RO1 Grant – July 9-23, 2013

    Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: BIDMC - various locations

    This three-week course will focus on how to assemble a RO1 grant. You must attend all three sessions.

    July 9, 3:00-5:00pm, BIDMC – Shapiro Clinical Center, Shapiro Conference Room, 10th Floor

    July 16, :00-5:00pm, BIDMC – Kirstein Building, Kirstein Living Room

    July 23, 3:00-5:00pm, BIDMC – Shapiro Clinical Center, Rabkin Boardroom, 10th Floor

    For more information, please see the website. Contact Amber Loveland if you have questions, or to register (required).

    Sponsored by the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, BIDMC. 

  • July 10, 2013

    arrow-right14th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium: Metabolic Syndrome

    Time: 07:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location: TMEC Carl Walter Amphitheater

    Registration and event information: http://harvardnutrition.eventbrite.com/#

    Objectives:

    • Discuss the importance of metabolic syndrome and risk factors associated with the disease including insulin resistance and body fat distribution.
    • Discuss the mechanisms associated with metabolic disease including transgenerational obesity and the role of inflammation. 
    • Review variations in metabolic disease and diets in developed and developing countries and their relation to childhood obesity and chronic disease.
    • Provide top researchers, opinion leaders, and educators with cutting edge science needed to understand emerging research around metabolic syndrome.

    Day 1: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 — 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Session I: What is Metabolic Syndrome and Why Does It Matter?
    Session II: What is the Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome?

    Day 2: Thursday, July 11, 2013 — 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Session III: Does Metabolic Syndrome Differ in Developing Countries?

    Daniel Tosteson Medical Education Center
    Harvard Medical School
    Carl Walter Amphitheater - 2nd Floor

    260 Longwood Ave
    Boston, MA 02115

  • July 11, 2013

    arrow-right14th Annual Postgraduate Nutrition Symposium: Metabolic Syndrome

    Time: 07:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location: TMEC Carl Walter Amphitheater

    Registration and event information: http://harvardnutrition.eventbrite.com/#

    Objectives:

    • Discuss the importance of metabolic syndrome and risk factors associated with the disease including insulin resistance and body fat distribution.
    • Discuss the mechanisms associated with metabolic disease including transgenerational obesity and the role of inflammation. 
    • Review variations in metabolic disease and diets in developed and developing countries and their relation to childhood obesity and chronic disease.
    • Provide top researchers, opinion leaders, and educators with cutting edge science needed to understand emerging research around metabolic syndrome.

    Day 1: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 — 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Session I: What is Metabolic Syndrome and Why Does It Matter?
    Session II: What is the Mechanism of Metabolic Syndrome?

    Day 2: Thursday, July 11, 2013 — 7:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Session III: Does Metabolic Syndrome Differ in Developing Countries?

    Daniel Tosteson Medical Education Center
    Harvard Medical School
    Carl Walter Amphitheater - 2nd Floor

    260 Longwood Ave
    Boston, MA 02115

  • July 15, 2013

    arrow-rightMetaCore: Getting the most from your "omics" analysis

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

    The ability to generate massive amounts of data with "omics" analysis begs the need for a tool to analyze and prioritize the biological relevance of this information. GeneGo provides a solution for using "omics" gene lists to generate and prioritize hypotheses with MetaCore. This tutorial highlights how to work with different types of data (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and interaction data) beginning with how to upload gene lists and expression data (if available). Here we demonstrate data manager capabilities including how to upload, batch upload, store, share and check data properties and signal distribution. We then focus on how MetaCore uses your gene list to extract functional relevance by determining the most enriched processes across several ontologies. This entails a detailed lesson on how to prioritize your hypothesis using the statistically significance enrichment histograms and associate highly interactive GeneGo Maps and pre-built networks. We further emphasize the role of expression data in your analysis and the ability to visually predict experimental results, associated disease and possible drug targets. Lastly we highlight the benefits of using MetaCore workflows to compare data sets and work with experiment intersections.

    When: July 15, 2013, 1:00-3:00pm

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

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

  • July 16, 2013

    arrow-rightAdvanced Microscopy Pilot Grant Educational Event: Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI)

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Biological Labs Building, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Advanced Microscopy Pilot Grant Educational Events: Harvard Center for Biological Imaging (HCBI) – July 16 and August 7, 2013

    Interested in learning more about these pilot awards? Ready to apply? You must attend one of two educational events hosted by the Harvard Catalyst Reactor program which will include a tour of the HCBI facility.
    Educational events will be held on

    When: July 16, 2013, 5:00-7:00pm
    (alternate date: August 7)

    Where: Biological Labs Building, 16 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge

    Registration
    is required. Further information about the event will be available after registration. If you are unable to attend either of these educational events, you are required to meet with a representative of HCBI and tour the facility.

     

  • July 19, 2013

    arrow-rightCourse: Assembling a Mentored Award: NIH K Series

    Time: 09:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Location: BIDMC, Kirstein Living Room, first floor

    In this course, you will learn how to organize mentor letters, write specific aims, target the NIH reviewers, and create a career development plan. Fellows and instructors working on NIH K series type (K8, K23) grant proposals are encouraged to attend.  Sponsored by the Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, BIDMC.

    When: July 19, 9:00am-2:00pm

    Where: BIDMC, Kirstein Living Room, first floor

    For more information, please see the website. Contact Amber Loveland if you have questions, or to register.

  • July 23, 2013

    arrow-rightPromoting Equity in Healthcare: Evaluating the Impact of the Disparities Leadership Program

    Time: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Webinar

    In this webinar, Joseph Betancourt, MD, director of the Disparities Solutions Center, Roderick King, MD, senior faculty at the Disparities Solutions Center, and Claire Reinelt, MD, founding member and research and evaluation director of the Leadership Learning Community, will provide an overview of the Disparities Leadership Program (DLP), present the findings of the evaluation, and discuss lessons learned for the development and implementation of successful executive leadership programs focused on organizational transformation. The Disparities Solutions Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Leadership Learning Community are hosting this event. To join this discussion on July 23, 12:30-1:30pm, please RSVP.

  • July 29, 2013

    arrow-right Illuminating the Body: New Frontiers in Medical Imaging Using Optical Coherence Tomography

    Time: 08:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School


    This symposium will focus on the capabilities of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), provide an overview of the commercially available OCT systems, and discuss key clinical application areas that can benefit from OCT imaging. The event will bring together an interdisciplinary group of expert clinicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, business professionals, and trainees from around the world. Hosted by the Center for Biomedical Optical Coherence Tomography Research and Translation at HMS and MGH, July 29, 8:00am-5:45pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at HMS. Registration is required.

  • July 29, 2013

    arrow-rightCompound Based Pathway Analysis and System Chemical Biology using MetaDrug

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025

    MetaDrug (GeneGo Inc.) is a unique systems chemical biology suite designed for the analysis of biological effects of small molecule compounds. It combines the power of systems biology (target CVs, OMICs data analysis), flexibility of classical chemical tools (QSAR, metabolic rules), and reliability of a comprehensive manually curated “knowledge base” for predicting therapeutic and toxic effects for new molecules. Learn how to predict metabolites and targets for your compound, discover mechanisms of action, on- and off-target effects, and predict novel therapeutic indications and toxicity in this course. July 29, 1:00-3:00pm, HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025. Registration required.

     

  • July 30, 2013

    arrow-rightPerl and BioPerl for Biologists

    Time: 09:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Location: HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025


    Participants will receive an overview of Perl, with a quick introduction to Bioperl, and learn to read and modify Perl scripts, as well as write small scripts of their own. Special focus is given to reading, filtering, and reformatting scientific data. Some basic programming knowledge is required. Examples used in this course will be biology-related, but biology training is not required to attend. July 31, 9:30am-4:30pm, HMS, Countway Library, Lower Level Two, Room 025. Registration required.

  • July 31, 2013

    arrow-rightIlluminating the Body: New Frontiers in Medical Imaging Using Optical Coherence Tomography

    Time: 08:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

    OCT2013: The first international symposium hosted by the Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, will focus on the latest and greatest technical capabilities of OCT, provide an overview of the commercially available OCT systems, discuss advancements in numerous clinical application areas, and introduce emerging preclinical optical imaging techniques.  The unique emphasis of technology and clinical utility presented in the symposium will bring together an interdisciplinary group of expert clinicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, businesspersons, and trainees from around the world to foster the realization of OCT technology and implementation in the clinic.

    When: July 29, 2013, 8:00am-5:45pm
    Where: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School

    For more information and to register: http://octresearch.org/oct2013-symposium/