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March 27, 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
Monday, March 27
Intrisic Age-Dependent Changes and Cell-Cell Contacts Regulate Nephron Progenitor Lifespan
USC STEM CELL DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

BROAD CIRM CENTER, FIRST FLOOR SEMINAR ROOM

Rafi Kopan, PhD.
Director
Division of Developmental Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

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

12:00 PM-2:00 PM

Mayer Auditorium, Keith Administration Building

Paul Modrich, Ph.D.
2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry,
Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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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Tuesday, March 28
The Road Back to Mortality - Tactics to "Re-Mortalize" the Cancer Cell
Cancer Center Grand Rounds

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

NRT-LG, Aresty Auditorium

Bernard W. Futscher, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Scientific Director, Genomics Shared Services
Maynard Chair of Cancer Epigenome
Arizona Cancer Center/University of Arizona

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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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Monday, April 3
Understanding embryogenesis at eMouseAtlas
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center 1st Floor Conference Room

Chris Armit, PhD
Senior Editor, eMouseAtlas Project
MRC Human Genetics Unit
Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
University of Edinburgh

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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
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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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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Wednesday, April 19
Diverse Roles of Extracellular Matrix in Tissue Development
CHLA Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Robert Mecham, PhD
Alumni Endowed Professor of
Cell Biology & Physiology
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Bioengineering
Washington University School of Medicine

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12-1 p.m.
The Saban Research Building Auditorium
4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Monday, April 24
HR Administration and Process Pertaining to Research
CDSS career development seminar sessions

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Carmen Carillo, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
USC Keck School of Medicine

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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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Wednesday, May 3
Population and System Needs in DII Science
2017 Southern California Dissemination, Implementation & Improvement Science Symposium

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

The California Endowment 1000 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Symposium speakers and panelists will include health system leaders, leadership
from the Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LAC-DHS), the Los Angeles
County Department of Public Health (LAC-DPH), and DII science research experts
from Southern California CTSI institutions.

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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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Thursday, May 11
Clinical Practice: Pain Psychology
USC Institute for Integrative Health

7:30 AM-9:00 AM

Harkness Auditorium, Room 250

Speakers:
Susan Axtell, PsyD Assistant Professor
Faye Weinstein, PhD Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology & Psychiatry
Keck School of Medicine

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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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