Events in May 2014

  • May 2, 2014

    arrow-rightNikon Imaging Center @ HMS Imaging Symposium

    Time: 09:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Friday May 2, 2014

    Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
    3rd Floor Rotunda Room
    77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston MA

    Harvard Medical School


    Note: If you are plan to attend the symposium and you do NOT have a Harvard ID, please register here


    9:00amWelcome, Jennifer Waters & Davie Van Vactor

    9:05amIntroduction to Symposium/Session #1, Joan Brugge

    9:10amTom Kirchhausen (HMS/Cell Biology)
    Imaging endocytosis with high spatiotemporal resolution

    9:40amXiaowei Zhuang (Harvard University)
    Illuminating biology at the nanoscale with super-resolution imaging

    10:10amSamara Reck-Peterson (HMS/Cell Biology)
    Spatial Regulation of Molecular Motors

    10:40amCoffee Break

    11:00amIntroduction to Session #2, Tom Kirchhausen

    11:05amJoe Loparo (HMS/BCMP)
    Visualizing nonhomologous end joining

    11:35amTadashi Yamamoto (OIST)

    12:05pmJagesh Shah (HMS/Systems Biology)
    Investigating Protein-Protein Interactions with Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy

    12:35pmLunch and Informal Interactions

    1:45pmIntroduction to Session #3, Steve Liberles

    1:50pmTomoyuki Takahashi (OIST)
    Imaging presynaptic functions at the calyx of Held

    2:20pmBernardo Sabatini (HMS/Neurobiology)
    Optical approaches to monitor and manipulate mammalian neurons

    2:50pmBernd Kuhn (OIST)
    Multi-photon excited Luminescence of magnetic FePt Core-shell Nanoparticles

    3:20pmCoffee Break

    3:40pmIntroduction to Session #4, Davie Van Vactor

    3:45pmGary Yellen (HMS/Neurobiology)
    Genetically-encoded fluorescent sensors for cellular metabolism

    4:15pmIchiro Masai (OIST)
    Molecular mechanism that links vesicular fusion defects with photoreceptor degeneration

    4:45pmDavid Rudner (HMS/Microbiology & Immunobiology)
    Disrobing DNA

    5:15pm Closing Remarks


  • May 5, 2014

    arrow-rightRisk Prediction with Biomarkers under Complex Study Designs

    Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: HSPH, FXB G-12

    Biostatistics Seminar

    Tianxi Cai, ScD, professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will present at the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program seminar on May 5, 3:30-5:00pm, HSPH, FXB G-12.

  • May 8, 2014

    arrow-rightSoft tissue manipulation for chronic low back pain: Evaluating the promise of Structural Integration

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    Eric Jacobson, PhD, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, will present at the BWH Integrative Medicine Research Seminar, May 8, 4:00-5:00pm, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH.

    Dr. Jacobson received his PhD in medical anthropology from Harvard University, and was trained in Structural Integration by its founder, Ida Rolf. He combines quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies. Dr. Jacobson has conducted field research on psychiatric aspects of classical Tibetan medicine, and clinical studies of placebo response in the context of acupuncture and mind-body interventions. He is currently a recipient of a K01 career development award granted by the National Center for


  • May 9, 2014

    arrow-rightBRI Career Building at a Research Hospital Seminar

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    The Career Building in a Research Hospital series provides a platform for members of the Brigham and Women's Hospital (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. Joseph Bonventre, MD, PhD, Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine, HMS; chief, Renal Division and Division of Biomedical Engineering, BWH, will be the speaker on May 9, 12:00-1:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online.

  • May 12, 2014

    arrow-rightConference: Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center

    Time: 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Joseph B Martin Center - HMS

    Conference: Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center – May 12, 2014
    The Harvard Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Center Annual Conference will provide an overview of the Harvard TREC research center and highlight the role of collaborative, transdisciplinary science in investigating the relationship between obesity and cancer. It will provide a framework for understanding the link between obesity and cancer and a discussion on development of strategies for the prevention and control of these conditions. May 12, 2:00-5:30pm, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, HMS. For more information and to register, please see the website.


  • May 12, 2014

    arrow-rightPCORI in Navajo Nation: Stakeholder Engagement to Address Health Disparities

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    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. Sonya Shin, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine, HMS will be the presenter. May 12, 4:00-5:30pm, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • May 13, 2014

    arrow-rightBWH BRI Innovation Grand Rounds: Organs-on-Chips

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Location: Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH

    Geraldine Hamilton, PhD, senior staff scientist, Wyss Institute, will speak on “Organs-on-Chips Reconstitute Human Organ-Level Functions for Investigation and Development.” Wyss Institute researchers and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators are engineering microchips that recapitulate the microarchitecture and functions of living organs such as the lung, heart, and liver. This talk will give an overview of the chips and then focus on new developments on the liver-on-a-chip, an organ critical to the drug development process. May 13, 4:00-5:30pm, Ramzi Cotran Conference Room, BWH. For more information and to register, please see the website.

  • May 14, 2014

    arrow-rightMapping the Meditative Mind: Exploring the Neural Substrates of Mindful Awareness

    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Shapiro Board Room, BWH

    The BRI Neurosciences Research Center Neuroimaging Salon Series serves as an interactive forum on imaging resources that are available at BWH for exploring brain function and dysfunction. Explore how these techniques can be applied in novel ways, across multiple disciplines, and discuss new ideas and collaborations. David Vago, PhD, associate psychologist, department of psychiatry, BWH, will be the speaker on May 14, 12:00-1:00pm, Shapiro Board Room, BWH. Please register online for this event.

  • May 20, 2014

    arrow-rightBiostatistics and FDA Regulation: The Convergence of Science and Law

    Time: 08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

    Biostatistics informs the Food and Drug Administration’s regulatory decision-making processes for premarket review of investigational drugs and devices and post-market surveillance of medical products, including decisions to require safety labeling changes and withdraw approval. This one-day symposium will give attendees the foundational knowledge they need to understand how biostatistics applies in FDA regulation, and will also address closely related issues residing at the intersection of statistical analysis and life sciences litigation. May 20, 8:00am-5:00pm, Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West AB, Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge. Registration is required. Complete information on the conference can be found on the website.

  • May 22, 2014

    arrow-rightTranslational Genomics Seminar Series

    Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: 70 Francis Street, Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH

    With the goal of fostering education and scientific collaboration, the BWH BRI Translational Genomics Seminar Series brings together a community of researchers and clinicians interested in translational genomics. James F. Gusella, PhD, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Bullard Professor of Neurogenetics, HMS, will speak on May 22, 5:00-6:00pm, in the Shapiro Breakout Room, BWH. Please register online.

  • May 28, 2014

    arrow-rightBroken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care

    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Location: Cannon Room, Building C, Room 114, HMS

    David S. Jones, MD, PhD, Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University, will be the guest speaker at the 10th J. Worth Estes History of Medicine Lecture. May 28, 5:30-6:30pm, Cannon Room, Building C, Room 114, HMS. RSVP to Roz Vogel if you would like to attend.


  • May 30, 2014

    arrow-rightAvoiding Bias at the Bench, Business, and Bedside: Balancing Conflicts of Interest

    Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Location: Sherman Auditorium, BIDMC

    Melissa Anderson, director, Conflicts and Industry Interactions, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Sharon Wilson, compliance specialist, BIDMC, will speak as part of the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Lecture Series on May 30, 4:00-5:00pm, Sherman Auditorium, BIDMC.