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Events in September 2014

  • September 4, 2014

    arrow-rightNew Funding Opportunities from the National Institutes for Neurological Disorders & Stroke (NINDS)

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

    Rajesh Ranganathan, PhD, director, Office of Translational Research at NINDS, will discuss the new suite of non-dilutive funding programs to support academic investigators and small businesses to engage in therapeutic and device discovery and development in neurological disorders. September 4, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Registration is required.

  • September 15, 2014

    arrow-rightWorkshop: Metagenomics and Transciptomics 9/15-19/2014

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference, HMS

    Workshop: Metagenomics and Transciptomics – September 15-19, 2014
    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) will be sponsoring a week-long workshop focused exclusively on computational biology. This intensive, hands-on course will feature sessions taught by expert faculty and technical assistants from the Broad Institute, the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, Harvard School of Public Health, and Washington University, St. Louis. Participants will acquire fundamental computational skills, appropriate study design, data interpretation, and overall literacy in bioinformatics. September 15-19, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS.
    Registration is required, and seating is limited.

  • September 17, 2014

    arrow-rightHealth Acceleration Challenge Webinar

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location:

    Harvard Business School (HBS) and HMS are seeking proven innovations for US healthcare delivery that are ready to scale. Challenge finalists will share $150,000 in prize money, community feedback on our open application platform, and have access to senior healthcare leaders at our invite-only conference in April 2015. For examples of the types of innovations we're looking for and more information on the challenge, please visit the website. Applications due by September 29.
    An informational webinar on September 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET. Please register for the webinar: http://forumonhealthcareinnovation.org/challenge/

  • September 18, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Post-Trial Responsibilities: Ethics and Implementation

    Time: 07:30 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Harvard Law School, Wasserstein, Cambridge, MA

    Conference: Post-Trial Responsibilities: Ethics and Implementation – September 18, 2014
    Law, policy, and guidance are vague, sometimes conflicting, and generally lacking in concrete solutions for questions regarding post-trial responsibilities. The issues are complex and demand thoughtful discourse to move the clinical trial enterprise toward meaningful solutions. The conference will include a diverse set of global stakeholders who will address and develop some consensus around various topics, such as the range of perspectives on post-trial access, implications of the 2013 Declaration of Helsinki revisions, and potential scenarios and solutions for post-trial access to medicines. September 18, 7:30am-5:30pm, Harvard Law School, Wasserstein, Cambridge, MA. For more information and to register, please visit the website.

  • September 18, 2014

    arrow-rightDemystifying Your Harvard CV

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Riesman Lecture Hall, Rabb second floor, BIDMC

    Demystifying Your Harvard CV – September 18, 2014
    Many people have questions about the Harvard CV format, and this session may help address them. Carol Bates, MD, assistant dean for Faculty Affairs and associate professor of medicine at HMS, will answer your questions. It is highly recommended that you start working on putting your CV into the Harvard format prior to this session. September 18, 4:00-5:30pm, Riesman Lecture Hall, Rabb second floor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) East Campus. For more information, please see the website. If you have questions or would like to register, please contact Amber Lovendale.

  • September 18, 2014

    arrow-rightConnect @ Cocktail Hour: Disparities Research Networking Reception

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall

    The Harvard Catalyst Health Disparities Research program will hold a health disparities research networking event, designed to bring together students, fellows, and faculty from across the university and affiliated hospitals who are interested in health disparities research. Attendees will be able to engage with faculty representatives related to this year's themes. Experience working in any of these areas is not required to attend. This event will also feature an a cappella performance by The Harvard Callbacks and a raffle to win Amazon gift cards. September 18, 4:00-6:00pm, Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall, Harvard Medical School (HMS). For more information and to RSVP, please see the website.

  • September 23, 2014

    arrow-rightComparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Comparative Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness – September 23, 2014
    The Patient-Centered Outcomes seminar series, sponsored by the Brigham and Women's Hospital (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. The seminar will feature Milton C. Weinstein, PhD, Henry J. Kaiser Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health. September 23, 12:00-1:30pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • September 29, 2014

    arrow-rightWomen in Medicine and Science Symposium

    Time: 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Bornstein Amphitheatre, BWH

    Women in Medicine and Science Symposium – September 29, 2014
    The 2014 Women in Medicine and Science Symposium will highlight the collaborations and achievements of women faculty and trainees at Brigham and Women’s Healthcare across different disciplines, including basic, clinical innovation, and translational research projects, with the goal of building community. Terrie Inder, MD, MBChB, chair of theDepartment of Pediatric and Newborn Medicine, BWH, is the 2014 keynote speaker. September 29, 2:30-6:00pm, Bornstein Amphitheatre, BWH. For more information and to register, please see the website.

     

  • September 30, 2014

    arrow-rightMind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lectures

    Location: Northwest Building, room B-103, Cambridge

    Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lectures – September 30-October 1, 2014
    Randy Gallistel, director of the Institute for Empirical Research in Economics at the University of Zurich, will give two lectures as part of the Mind Brain Behavior Distinguished Lecture series. The first talk, “The Neurobiology of Human Altruism”, is on September 30, and the second, “Neuroeconomics as a unifying approach towards understanding the human mind and individual behavior” will take place on October 1. Both lectures start at 5:00pm in the Northwest Building, room B-103, Cambridge. Please see the website for more information.

  • September 30, 2014

    arrow-rightMassCONNECT Companies Present: Spotlight on Science

    Time: 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

    MassCONNECT is MassBio's program that connects entrepreneurs and founders with seasoned life sciences professionals to catalyze and commercialize innovation. Each year 12 emerging companies graduate from the program. Hear graduates present the cutting-edge science that led them to start this exciting journey. September 30, 8:00-10:00am, MassBio, 300 Technology Square, eighth floor, Cambridge. Registration is required.

  • September 30, 2014

    arrow-rightA Conversation with the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Smith Building, Smith Conference Room 308/309, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    A Conversation with the Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General – September 30, 2014
    Come hear about the work of the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), its role in the Department of Health and Human Services, and some of its current, past, and future projects.  Joyce Greenleaf, MBA, regional inspector general, and Jessica Fargnoli, MPH, program analyst, will speak. Registration is required, and seating is limited. September 30, 4:00-5:00pm, Smith Building, Smith Conference Room 308/309, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.