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Events in December 2013

  • December 2, 2013

    arrow-rightMaster’s Program in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MPCTI) information session

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: MGH, Yawkey 4820


    Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MPCTI)

    A two-year master’s training program in clinical and translational research, the Postdoctoral Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is offered to clinicians and researchers seeking to strengthen their knowledge of clinical and translational (C/T) investigation. Starting this year, MPCTI will link to the KL2/CMeRIT program, and a select group of applicants will be offered a four-year "Path to Independence."

     

    Information sessions will be held on December 2, 5:00-6:00pm, MGH, Yawkey 4820, and December 19, 5:00-6:00pm, HMS, TMEC Building, Room 250. For more information, please see the website, and Spotlight on the program.

  • December 3, 2013

    arrow-rightCommercialization-Guided Science Discovery and Critical Experiments

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Avenue, Boston


    Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Harvard Innovation Lab, 125 Western Avenue, Boston


    DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, Dr. David Grayzel, Managing Director of Atlas Venture Development Corp., will use his own experience at Atlas Venture, Infinity Pharmaceutical, Arteaus Therapeutics, Annovation Biopharma, and other business building efforts to discuss early state venture creation and the process of translating scientific experiments within laboratories after initial scientific breakthrough, to create a persuasive dataset for fundraising and spinouts.  The speaker welcomes the audience to bring forward their own issues to be discussed by the speaker during the workshop to further illustrate the principles. Please register here.

  • December 6, 2013

    arrow-rightAssembling a Mentored Award

    Time: 09:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Location: Kirstein Living Room, first floor, BIDMC

    Course: Assembling a Mentored Award – December 6, 2013
    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, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). December 6, 9:00am-2:00pm, BIDMC, Kirstein Living Room, first floor, BIDMC. For more information, please see the website. Contact Amber Loveland if you have questions, or to register.

  • December 9, 2013

    arrow-rightCorporate Ventures Funding for Academic Ventures

    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheat

    This new education series, Partners' Research Ventures and Licensing Innovators Forum, focuses on key issues in academic innovation. For this session, the focus is on the billions are being invested annually by the venture capital arms of large companies. Speakers Reinhard Ambros, PhD, Novartis; John Gustofson, AbbVie; Dan Sheehan, Covidien will share their experiences in investing in academically based ventures, December 9, 5:00-7:00pm, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Bornstein Amphitheater. More information available online.

  • December 10, 2013

    arrow-rightClinical Innovation at BWH: Collaboration, Technology, and Patient-Centered Focus

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: BWH, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room

    The BWH Biomedical Research Institute Innovation Grand Rounds series promotes broad perspective dialogue on opportunities and approaches relevant to innovation at BWH, provides tutorials and workshops on practical matters in medical innovation, and builds a community of clinicians and scientists interested in translatable technologies and health care innovation. December 10, 4:00-5:30pm, BWH, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room. This month’s session will feature 10 presentations from the 1st Annual BWH Clinical Innovation Day held in June. The full agenda of speakers and online registration are available here.

  • December 11, 2013

    arrow-rightComputational Biology and Bioinformatics Organization Group Meeting

    Time: 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Broad Auditorium (7CC Lobby)

    Professor John Storey, Department of Molecular Biology, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University

    One of the overarching goals of my lab is to develop and apply methods to characterize complex sources of variation in genomic data so that signals of interest may be accurately identified. We have developed methods that model high-dimensional data involving both known and unknown sources of systematic variation in settings applicable to data coming from microarrays, next-generation sequencing, and population genomics. We have also carried out experiments to directly dissect and better understand sources of variation in genomic data in terms of biological and technological factors. I will present results from some of our recent projects that seek to tackle these important challenges.

    December 11, 9:30-11:00am, Broad Auditorium (7CC Lobby)

  • December 11, 2013

    arrow-rightPromotions: Associate Professor to Professor

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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

    Promotions: Assistant to Associate Professor and Associate Professor to Professor – November 26, 2013 & December 11, 2013
    Carol Bates, MD, assistant dean, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS will discuss the professional requirements for promotion from assistant to associate professor on November 26. On December 11, join Beth Westlund, PhD, assistant dean, Office for Faculty Affairs, HMS, as she discusses requirements for promotion from associate professor to professor. Both courses take place from 12:00-1:30pm, Kirstein Living Room, Kirstein Building, first floor, BIDMC. For more information, please see the website. Contact Amber Loveland if you have questions, or to register.

  • December 12, 2013

    arrow-rightPreparing for Your Annual Performance Review

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Rabkin Baordroom, Shapiro Clinical Center, BIDMC.

    Preparing for Your Annual Performance Review
    Terry Maratos-Flier, MD, director, Office of Academic Careers and Faculty Development, BIDMC, will discuss what it takes to have a successful performance review. December 12, 4:00-5:00pm, Rabkin Baordroom, Shapiro Clinical Center, BIDMC. For more information, please see the website. Contact Amber Loveland if you have questions, or to register.

  • December 12, 2013

    arrow-rightRetrovirology Dinner Club

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Mark and Lisa Schwartz Auditorium at the Ragon Institute at 400 Technology Square in Cambridge.


    The Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (HU CFAR) and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard will host the Retrovirology Dinner Club for those interested in HIV and retroviral research, December 12, 6:00-8:00pm, Mark and Lisa Schwartz Auditorium at the Ragon Institute at 400 Technology Square in Cambridge. Hisashi Akiyama, PhD, from Boston University, will be presenting on the "Role of CD169/Siglec-1 in Dendritic Cell-Mediated HIV-1 Dissemination" and Brad Jones, PhD, of the Ragon Institute, will be presenting on "New approaches in the T cell response to Latent HIV Infection.” Please see the website for more information and to register.

  • December 13, 2013

    arrow-rightCareer Building at a Research Hospital

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: BWH, 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Board Room

    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. Sebastian Schneeweiss, MD, ScD, SM and Sharon-Lise Normand, PhD, MSc, will be the featured speakers for this seminar “Presentations on Comparative Effectiveness Research” on December 16, 4:00-5:30pm, BWH, Shapiro Breakout Room. More information and registration link available online.

  • December 17, 2013

    arrow-rightStrategies for Exome Chip and Sequence Association Analyses with Multiple Cohorts

    Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Bo

    Seminar Series: Strategies for Exome Chip and Sequence Association Analyses with Multiple Cohorts
    Kathryn L. Lunetta, PhD, professor of biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, will speak at the Psychiatric Genetics & Translational Research Seminar Series. December 17, 10:00-11:00am, Garrod and Mendel Conference Room, second floor, Simches Research Building, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston. 

     

  • December 19, 2013

    arrow-rightTranslational Genomics Seminar Series

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    Discover the relevance of genetics in medicine at the BWH Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) Translational Genomics Seminar Series. This series aims to form a community of researchers and clinicians interested in translational genomics with the aim of fostering education and scientific collaboration. Stuart L. Schreiber, PhD, Director of Chemical Biology and founding member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, will speak on “Patient Based Therapeutic Discovery.” December 19, 5:00-6:00pm, in the Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. Please register online.

  • December 19, 2013

    arrow-rightMaster’s Program in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MPCTI) information session

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: HMS, TMEC Building, Room 250


    Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MPCTI)

    A two-year master’s training program in clinical and translational research, the Postdoctoral Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) program at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is offered to clinicians and researchers seeking to strengthen their knowledge of clinical and translational (C/T) investigation. Starting this year, MPCTI will link to the KL2/CMeRIT program, and a select group of applicants will be offered a four-year "Path to Independence."

     

    Information sessions will be held on December 2, 5:00-6:00pm, MGH, Yawkey 4820, and December 19, 5:00-6:00pm, HMS, TMEC Building, Room 250. For more information, please see the website, and Spotlight on the program.