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March 21, 2017
 
 
 
INTD 500 Course Announcement

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is pleased to again offer INTD 500: Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). This one-week course satisfies NIH RCR training requirements and is open to all staff, postdoctoral fellows, masters and graduate students conducting research. All PIBBS graduate students must complete and pass INTD 500 prior to advancing to candidacy. Postdoctoral fellows and masters students auditing the course will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course.

The course will be offered on 5 consecutive days, Monday through Friday, from 9-11 AM during the week of May 15-19, 2017 and will be repeated during the week of July 10-14, 201. Location is MCH 149.

Lecture and discussion topics include: scientific integrity, misconduct and fraud in science, data acquisition and management, collaborative research, responsible authorship, conflicts of interest, innovation advancement and patents, animal welfare, human subjects, mentor/mentee responsibilities and professionalism in scientific relationships.

Dr. Donna Spruijt-Metz, Director, USC Health Collaboratory at the Center for Economic and Social Research, Research Professor in Psychology, and Director of Responsible Conduct in Research for the Keck School of Medicine, is the course director. Faculty from the Departments of Preventive Medicine, Cell and Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Physiology and other departments will serve as Discussion leaders.

This course does not require D-clearance to register. To sign-up to audit the course, send an email to Alexandra Lipari at Alexandra.lipari@med.usc.edu (postdoc and MS students only). Any questions about the content of the course can be directed to Dr. Spruijt-Metz at dmetz@usc.edu.

   
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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Tuesday, March 21
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Joseph Wiemels, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Wednesday, March 22
Risk Factors for CSF Shunt Infection and Reinfection
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tamara D. Simon, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Divisions of Hospital Medicine and General Pediatrics
University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital
Associate Program Director
Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship
Center for Clinical and Translational Research
Seattle Children's Research Institute

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Wednesday, March 22
Probing Neural Circuits with Shaped Light
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room/ ZNI 112

Na Ji PhD
Group Leader
Janelia Research Campus
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)


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Thursday, March 23
Calcium Signaling During Neutrophil Activation
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Clifford A. Lowell, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

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Thursday, March 23
Intellectual Property Law and Patenting in the Medical Device/Biotechnology Arts
Global Biotechnology Seminar and Discussion

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Norris Medical Library, Health Science Campus, East Conference Room

David S. Sarisky
Partner
Loza & Loza LLP

Thursday, March 23, 2017
3 - 4 p.m. seminar
4 - 4:50 p.m. discussion
East Conference Room
Norris Medical Library, Health Science Campus

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Monday, March 27
Mechanisms in DNA mismatch repair
KSOM Seminar Series

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Mayer Auditorium, Keith Administration Building

Paul Modrich, Ph.D.

James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry,
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center

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Monday, March 27
CDSS Career Development Seminar Sessions: Budgets 101
3:00 PM-5:00 PM

CSC 250

Interested in learning how to create a budget for your grants? We cordially invite you to a special 2 part seminar to learn about how to effectively budget before and after submitting your grants. Join our interactive session and acquire
valuable skills from experts in the field of finance and administration.

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Wednesday, March 29
The Development of Dendrites and Axons: The Mechanisms and Relevance to Neurodevelopmental Diseases
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

ZNI 112

Bing Ye PhD
Associate Professor
Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
University of Michigan Medical School


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Thursday, March 30
Reversing the Paradigm: Protein Kinase C as a Tumor Suppressor
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Alexandra Newton, PhD
University of California at San Diego

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Thursday, March 30
The Biotech Entrepreneurship Coalition presents 'Bioscience Business: Turning a Great Scientific Idea into a Commercial Product'
12:00 PM-1:30 PM

USC Health Sciences Campus

Dr. Steve Casper (Keck Graduate Institute)
Sponsored by LA Bioscience Hub and HTE@USC

When: Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Where: USC Health Sciences Campus
RSVP here: https://becseminar2.eventbrite.com.


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Wednesday, April 5
Mechanisms of Lung-Associated Congenital Disorders: Surprises from Mouse Models
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Xin Sun, PhD
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12-1 p.m.
The Saban Research Building Auditorium
4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Thursday, April 6
Design Principles of Cellular Communication Pathways
Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156 - 1333 San Pablo Street, LA CA 90033

Michael B. Elowitz, PhD
California Institute of Technology

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Tuesday, April 11
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Hide Tsukamoto, DVM, PhD, FAASLD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Lipid Metabolic Reprogramming Linking Liver Fibrosis to Cancer

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Wednesday, April 12
What's Good for the Goose would have been Good for the Gander: Sex Differences in Brain Tumor Biology
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

Josh Rubin, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Neuroscience
Co-Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology,
St Louis Children's Hospital
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program,
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
12-1 p.m.
The Saban Research Building Auditorium
4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Tuesday, April 18
The CareMore Model: Caring for High Risk / High Cost Patients
Keck School of Medicine of USC: Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Mayer Auditorium, Keith Administration Building

Sachin H. Jain, MD, MBA, FACP
President & CEO, CareMore Health System

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Note: A light lunch will be served at 11:30am
Location: Mayer Auditorium
1975 Zonal Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Tuesday, April 18
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Peter Kurre, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

The Regulation of Hematopoietic Cells by Extracellular Vesicles

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Friday, April 28
Educational Scholarship and Research: A Primer for Medical Educators
Department of Pediatrics, Academy of Pediatric Leaders in Education Curricula on Research and Scholarship in Education

7:30 AM-4:00 PM

The Page Conference Room, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

This full-day, collaborative workshop will provide foundational training in medical education innovation and scholarship. Topics will include educational research methodologies, curriculum development, outcomes and assessment, and development of instruments and surveys. Through the course of the day, attendees will develop the framework for their own project, utilizing peer mentorship and guidance from USC faculty with expertise in educational research. Participants will leave with a toolkit to put their plan into action.

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Tuesday, May 2
NO CANCER CENTER GRAND ROUNDS IN MAY
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Friday, May 5
FROM INVESTIGATION TO INTEGRATION: NEW BASIC, TRANSLATIONAL AND CLINICAL EFFORTS IN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS
4th Annual Zilkha Symposium on Alzheimer Disease & Related Disorders

9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Friday, May 5, 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
Keck School of Medicine at USC
1501 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089


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Wednesday, May 24
Wiring Up a Circuit to Perform Computations: Development of Direction Selectivity
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room/ ZNI 112

Marla B. Feller PhD
Professor & Head
Division of Neurobiology
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of California, Berkeley


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Friday, June 2
The State of Health Care Reform in Los angeles County
Keck School of Medicine of USC: Gehr Family Center for Implementation Science

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center (BCC) 101

The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, second district

Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Note: A light lunch will be served at 11:30am
Location: Broad CIRM Center (BCC) 101
1425 San Pablo Street Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Tuesday, June 6
NO CANCER CENTER GRAND ROUNDS IN JUNE
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Wednesday, June 7
Connecting Transmembrane Signaling to the Ionization Properties of Protein Functional Groups in Bilayer Membranes
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

ZNI 112

Roger E. Koeppe II PhD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Arkansas


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