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December 11, 2018
 
 
RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS

Keck School of Medicine Pre-grant review program
USC Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Core - New Location
Lunch & Discuss with Biostatistics Experts
"Auditory Signal Processing: A Cochlear Perspective", December 11
Research Seminar: "A New Approach to the Treatment of Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: The Fasting Mimicking Diet", December 12
Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging" & "Photopolymer Separators or Closed-tube transfer for Standardizing Cell-Free Fractions in Blood Specimens, December 13
Publishing in the Nature Journals: The Editor's Perspective, December 13
"The Matrix is Everywhere. It's All Around Us." "The Matrix is Everywhere. It's All Around Us.", December 14
Bile acid signaling in gut microbiota and liver metabolism and diseases, December 14
Inside NIH Study Sections and Common Mistakes on NIH Applications: Advice from the Battleground, December 18
Viral mini-episome as a model to study spatial and temporal gene regulation, December 21
Creating an Effective Study Recruitment Webpage, January 9
Assessing Chemical Risks: IRIS and IARC, January 11
Sample size and study power: Why do I need so many subjects? What will my biostatistician need to know and how can I get that information?, January 14
Finding the Patient Voice in Oncology: Conversations with Professor Peter Kuhn About CancerBase, January 17
"Modeling Retinal Development and Disease Using Stem Cells", January 29
2019 TSRI Annual Symposium: "Big Data - Big Impact", February 12
Role of the Neural Niche in Brain Metastasis, February 12
Pilot Funding Programs at the Keck School, February 13
USC's 6th Annual Research Symposium on Diabetes and Obesity, February 26
USC's 6th Annual Research Symposium on Diabetes and Obesity, February 27
TBA, March 5


 
 
Keck School of Medicine Pre-grant review program

The Keck School of Medicine supports high-quality pre-reviews of external grant applications from new investigators applying for their first NIH R001, R21, K99/R00 or comparable federal research grant. Reviews will address 1) general grantsmanship including the effectiveness of presentation, flow, and quality of supporting documentation and 2) scientific content. Scientific experts participating in the review process will receive honoraria. We strongly encourage investigators to take advantage of this pre-grant review program.

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USC Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Core - New Location

Dear KSOM Investigators:

USC Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics core has moved to a new location at Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower ground floor, NRT G510. The core is ready to accept protein samples for mass spectrometry analysis.
Information regarding services and fees are listed on the core website: https://keck.usc.edu/proteomics-core-facility/

To submit your samples for analysis please contact Dr. Chandra Kondethimmanahalli, our new core manager, or me, Ebi Zandi.
Core contact information can be found on this website: (https://keck.usc.edu/proteomics-core-facility/contact-us).

Best,

Ebi

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Lunch & Discuss with Biostatistics Experts

Who should attend? Investigators who are thinking about developing a research grant proposals.

When are the meetings? Every third Monday of each month.

Be sure to bring your draft specific aims to the session.

Lunch is first to come first served.

Feel free to join the SC CTSI Biostatisics Discussion Board on LinkedIn (see the link below).

Flyer  LinkedIn Biostatistics Discussion Group  
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EVENT DETAILS

Tuesday, December 11
"Auditory Signal Processing: A Cochlear Perspective"
Otolaryngology and Hearing & Communication Neuroscience Seminar Series

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Auditorium

Mary Ann Cheatham, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Refreshments at 3:45 PM.

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Wednesday, December 12
Research Seminar: "A New Approach to the Treatment of Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease: The Fasting Mimicking Diet"
The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Auditorium, The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los

Presented by Laura Perin, PhD Assistant Professor of Urology The Saban Research Institute, Children's Hospital Los Angeles University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Valentina Villani, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow The Saban Research Institute Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 12 Noon-1 p.m. The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Thursday, December 13
Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging" & "Photopolymer Separators or Closed-tube transfer for Standardizing Cell-Free Fractions in Blood Specimens
Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Prof. Jane Emerson from the USC Department of Pathology will be presenting at the Ellison Institute Seminar Series to share two short talks entitled, "Electromagnetic Acoustic Imaging" and "Photopolymer Separators or Closed-tube transfer for Standardizing Cell-Free Fractions in Blood Specimens."

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Thursday, December 13
Publishing in the Nature Journals: The Editor's Perspective
Factor Meeting presentation series

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Norris Topping Tower (NTT 7409)

This seminar will focus on publishing your work in Nature Journals and Nature Cell Biology in particular.

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Friday, December 14
"The Matrix is Everywhere. It's All Around Us." "The Matrix is Everywhere. It's All Around Us."
USC Roski Eye Institute, Distinguished Ophthalmology Lecture Series

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

HC4-3rd floor conference room

USC Roski Eye Institute, Distinguished Ophthalmology Lecture Series "The Matrix is Everywhere. It's All Around Us." "The Matrix is Everywhere. It's All Around Us" presented by: Padmanabhan Pattabiraman, PhD Scientist Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio

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Friday, December 14
Bile acid signaling in gut microbiota and liver metabolism and diseases
RCLD Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Hasting's Auditorium

John Chiang, Ph.D. Distinguished University Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Pathology Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Tuesday, December 18
Inside NIH Study Sections and Common Mistakes on NIH Applications: Advice from the Battleground
Sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine and the SC CTSI

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Mayer Auditorium, KAM

Attendees will learn from a panel of experienced researchers at Keck School of Medicine regarding how to avoid common mistakes on NIH applications and how study sections work with the NIH. This conference will enable you to become more effective in your NIH application submissions. Featured panelists include Art Toga, PhD; Jae Jung, PhD; Paul Thomas, PhD; Sarah Hamm-Alvarez, PhD; and Tom Buchanan, MD. Session will be moderated by April Armstrong, MD MPH. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Lunch will be provided | All are welcome to attend

RSVP by December 12: Click here or text your e-mail address to 626-662-0850


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Friday, December 21
Viral mini-episome as a model to study spatial and temporal gene regulation
MMI Seminar Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NRT LG503/4

Yoshihiro Izumiya, PhD Associate Professor Department of Dermatology University of California, Davis

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Wednesday, January 9
Creating an Effective Study Recruitment Webpage
Digital Scholar Webinar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Online Webinar

This webinar will provide practical guidance on using the USC Clinical Studies Directory publishing tool to create a study webpage and on developing effective content so that your study can be found and read.

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Friday, January 11
Assessing Chemical Risks: IRIS and IARC
SCEHSC Seminar Series presents Jonathan Samet, MD

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Soto I Building, Room 115/116

Jonathan M. Samet, a pulmonary physician and epidemiologist, is Dean of the Colorado School of Public Health and Professor in the departments of Epidemiology and Environmental & Occupational Health. Dr. Samet received a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard College, an M.D. degree from the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. His research has focused on the health risks of inhaled pollutants—particles and ozone in outdoor air and indoor pollutants including secondhand smoke and radon. He has also investigated the occurrence and causes of cancer and respiratory diseases, emphasizing the risks of active and passive smoking. For several decades, he has been involved in global health, focusing on tobacco control, air pollution, and chronic disease prevention. He has served on and chaired numerous committees of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine including the Committee to Review the IRIS Process; the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology; the Committee on Research Priorities for Airborne Particulate Matter; and the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VI Committee. He also chaired the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) of the U.S. EPA and the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC). Dr. Samet has served as editor and author for Reports of the Surgeon General on Smoking and Health since 1984, receiving the Surgeon General's Medallion in 1990 and 2006 for these contributions. He was the Senior Scientific Editor for the 50th Anniversary 2014 report. Dr. Samet received the 2004 Prince Mahidol Award for Global Health awarded by the King of Thailand, the Edward Livingston Trudeau Medal from the American Thoracic Society/American Lung Association, the Luther L. Terry Award for Distinguished Career from the American Cancer Society, and the Fries Prize for Health. He received the Alumni Award of Merit from the Harvard School of Public Health, and was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine) of the National Academy of Sciences in 1997 and received the Academy's David M. Rall Medal for his contributions in 2015.

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Monday, January 14
Sample size and study power: Why do I need so many subjects? What will my biostatistician need to know and how can I get that information?
Biostatistics Lunch & Learn

11:30 AM-1:30 PM

NRT LG503/4 - Harlyne Tower

Currently open to all faculty. A version of these workshops may be offered to staff and students at a later time.

Workshops recommended to be taken in sequence.

Stand alone registration is OK.


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Thursday, January 17
Finding the Patient Voice in Oncology: Conversations with Professor Peter Kuhn About CancerBase
HEAL and MESH Academy Lunch and Learn Event

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Mayer Auditorium


A Lunch-and-Learn event with Dr. Peter Kuhn about patient voices in oncology and CancerBase.

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Tuesday, January 29
"Modeling Retinal Development and Disease Using Stem Cells"
USC Roski Eye Institute Ophthalmology Distinguished Lecture Series

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

HC4-3rd floor conference

USC Roski Eye Institute, Distinguished Ophthalmology Lecture Series "Modeling Retinal Development and Disease Using Stem Cells" presented by Anand Swaroop, PhD Chief, Neurobiology-Neurodegeneration and Repair Laboratory National Eye Institute (NEI) National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bethesda, MD Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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Tuesday, February 12
2019 TSRI Annual Symposium: "Big Data - Big Impact"
The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Annual Symposium

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Auditorium, The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los

The Saban Research Institute Annual Symposium highlights exciting strides being made by researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) and around the globe in understanding the developmental origins of health and disease. Each year, the theme of the symposium reflects a research priority area of The Saban Research Institute and USC.

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Tuesday, February 12
Role of the Neural Niche in Brain Metastasis
Cancer Center Grand Rounds

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Josh Neman, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Keck School of Medicine

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Wednesday, February 13
Pilot Funding Programs at the Keck School
Pilot Funding Programs at the Keck School Learn about the Programs... hear from the awardees!

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

NRT LG503/4 - Harlyne Tower

Pilot Funding Program at the Keck School Event and the Reviewer Appreciation Reception

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Tuesday, February 26
USC's 6th Annual Research Symposium on Diabetes and Obesity
DORI's Annual Symposium - Day 1

1:00 PM-7:00 PM

Aresty & NRT, LG 503/504

No cost 2-day symposium on diabetes and obesity. Day 1 details.

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Wednesday, February 27
USC's 6th Annual Research Symposium on Diabetes and Obesity
DORI's Annual Symposium - Day 2

8:30 AM-7:00 PM

Aresty & NRT, LG 503/504

No cost 2-day symposium on diabetes and obesity. Day 2 details.

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Tuesday, March 5
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Career Center Grand Rounds

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

W. Martin Kast, PhD Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Urology Walter A. Richter Cancer Research Chair Keck School of Medicine

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