Research News
June 26, 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 (postdoc and MS students only). Any questions about the content of the course can be directed to Dr. Spruijt-Metz at

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Tuesday, June 27
*Date Change* Blood-Derived Neuronal Exosomes in the Prediction and Pathogenicity of Alzheimer's Disease
ZNI Special Seminar

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

ZNI 112

Robert Rissman PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurosciences
University of California, San Diego

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Wednesday, June 28
Mentored Career Development in Clinical and Translational Science Award - Info Sessions
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

CSC 250

Info Sessions:
CHLA: Friday, June 16, 2017
CHLA Saban Auditorium - 4661 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, 90027

HSC: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Harkness Auditorium (CSC 250)

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Wednesday, June 28
PID1: A Novel Tumor-Suppressor in Brain Cancers
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Anat Erdreich-Epstein, MD, PhD Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Pediatric Brain Tumors Program
Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
12-1 p.m.
The Saban Research Building Auditorium
4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Tuesday, July 4
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

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Thursday, July 13
Development of Therapies for Peroxisome Biogenesis Disorders
Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Embassy Suites, Chevy Chase Pavilion WASHINGTON D.C.

Therapeutic Development for Rare Diseases:
Challenges and Opportunities

Francis S. Collins,
M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Tuesday, August 8
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

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