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October 19, 2018
 
 
RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS

Keck School of Medicine Pre-Grant Review Program
USC Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics Core - New Location
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium: The Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethics, and Business of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Lunch & Discuss with Biostatistics Experts
Using Quantitative Systems Pharmacology to Increase the Understanding of DILI and NAFLD., October 19
"Computational Modeling and Digital Dysmorphology for Diverse Populations with Genetic Syndromes", October 22
Autophagy and Secretion in Cancer, October 22
Autophagy and Secretion in Cancer, October 22
Formulating a sound Research question and study hypotheses: hypothesis testing, October 22
NO GRAND ROUNDS, October 23
From Bench to Clinical Applications: Money Talks, October 24
5th Annual Introduction to Clinical & Translational Research Study Design, October 25
How to Conduct a Manuscript Review, October 25
HCPR Seminar: Personalized Approaches to Respiratory and Critical Care Disorders, October 26
Mechanistic Basis of Mammalian DNA Methylation, October 26
4th Annual BCLA Biotech Summit, October 27
NO CANCER CENTER GRAND ROUNDS, October 30
Research Operations Seminar: "The Triple "I": An Introduction to Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Innovation at CHLA", October 31
"Air Pollution and Autism: Problems with Live Birth Bias and Novel Methods to Explore It", November 2
SC CTSI Spring 2019 Pilot Funding Information Session, November 5
TBA, November 6
Save the Date: Research Core Fair at the Keck School of Medicine, November 7
From Bench to Clinical Applications: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur, November 8
Mechanisms Generating Cell-Type Diversity in Cerebral Cortex, November 8
Study designs, data collection strategies: scientific & logistical considerations in selecting the design to address research question, November 12
TBA, November 13
Review & Improve your Specific Aims, November 19
The Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethics and Business of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, November 27
TBA, November 27
"Social Justice and Aging Below the Safety Net: Slipping into the Unlicensed Care Home Underworld", December 3
Roadmap for how human tissue progenitors are diversified from pluripotent stem cells, December 5
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


 
 
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 R01, R21, K99/R00 or comparable federal research grant. Reviews will address 1) general grantsmanship including 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-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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Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium: The Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethics, and Business of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Program:
Session 1: Disease Modeling and Tissue Engineering
Session 2: Chemistry and Translation
Session 3: New Technologies
Session 4: Stem Cells Beyond the Lab

- Keynote speaker: Peter G. Schultz
- Explore potential collaborations with industry partners - many key companies attending
- Hear about funding opportunities for collaborative research
- Poster presentation and prizes

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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

Friday, October 19
Using Quantitative Systems Pharmacology to Increase the Understanding of DILI and NAFLD.
USC Research Center for Liver Diseases Seminar Speaker

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Hasting's Auditorium

Scott Q. Siler, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer DILIsymServices

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Monday, October 22
"Computational Modeling and Digital Dysmorphology for Diverse Populations with Genetic Syndromes"
Hosted by: Natasha Lepore, PhD, Radiology Department in cooperation with the IEEE EMB CLAS Chapter

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Saban Auditorium, CHLA

PRESENTED BY: Marius George Linguraru, DPhil MA MSc
WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2018
TIME: 10-11am
WHERE: Saban Auditorium Auditorium, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

ABSTRACT : Each year, nearly one million children are born with a genetic condition. These children experience a high incidence of serious medical complications and intellectual disability that require immediate treatment. Genetic conditions often present clinically with universally recognizable signs and symptoms, including recurring patterns of malformations on the face and body that are pathogenetically related. These patterns can be obvious or very subtle and manifest differently with age and ethnical background. However, quantitative facial measurements are not available to primary care physicians, pediatricians and neonatologist, nor are they performed in a standardized and reproducible fashion by geneticists. Delayed and erroneous diagnoses can cause significant suffering, irreversible injury, and even death.
The talk will present recent advancements in quantitative imaging, shape modeling and computational anatomy to detect dysmorphology. Developed at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health Center, mGene is a non-invasive, smart phone application that identifies a wide array of genetic syndromes. The technology detects specific, clinically-proven markers of these disorders using objective and quantitative facial analysis enhanced by machine learning. Working with the NIH National Human Genome Research Institute, we demonstrated widespread potential applicability of digital dysmorphology to diverse populations with genetic conditions with distinctive dysmorphic features. mGene promises to make sophisticated genetic expertise accessible in areas without specialized genetic clinics, typically unavailable in community hospitals and the developing world.


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Monday, October 22
Autophagy and Secretion in Cancer
Keck School of Medicine of USC Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

HMR 100

Basic Science Research Seminar Series
Jayanta Debnath, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Pathology
UCSF

A light lunch will be served before the seminar at 11:30 AM

webcast: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/keck-research-seminar

Host Dr. Min Yu
See flyer for details

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Monday, October 22
Autophagy and Secretion in Cancer
Keck School of Medicine of USC Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

HMR 100

Basic Science Research Seminar Series

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Monday, October 22
Formulating a sound Research question and study hypotheses: hypothesis testing
SC CTSI and Keck Lunch & Discuss: Biostatistics 4 Part workshop series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

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

Workshops recommended to be taken in sequence

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Tuesday, October 23
NO GRAND ROUNDS
Cancer Center Grand Rounds

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Wednesday, October 24
From Bench to Clinical Applications: Money Talks
Part of the Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Fall 2018 Mentoring Events, brought to you by SC CTSI and the MESH Academy

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

This seminar (part two in a three-part series) introduces the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants that provide non-dilutive funding to startup companies, as well as the funding available at USC to support invention and therapeutic innovation research. Several USC faculty and staff, including past awardees, will share their experiences of the application process.

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Thursday, October 25
5th Annual Introduction to Clinical & Translational Research Study Design
By the end you will have a complete research protocol!

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

HSC & CHLA

A course presented by the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Departments of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and PReventive Medicine and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Thursday, October 25
How to Conduct a Manuscript Review
Career Development Seminar Series

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Ascertain, step-by-step, how to review papers for journals.

Learning Objectives:
- Describe best practices on how to conduct a high-quality manuscript review
- Describe the characteristics of a competent reviewer
- Describe typical barriers to conducting a review

Faculty, students, post-docs, residents, fellows, and research staff are welcome to attend this free seminar

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Friday, October 26
HCPR Seminar: Personalized Approaches to Respiratory and Critical Care Disorders
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar

8:30 AM-9:30 AM

IRD 734

Joe G.N. "Skip" Garcia, MD
Dr. Merlin K. DuVal Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona

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Friday, October 26
Mechanistic Basis of Mammalian DNA Methylation
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Institute for Emerging Pathogens & Immune Diseases

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

Jikui Song, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of California, Riverside

For additional information contact mmidept@usc.edu

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Saturday, October 27
4th Annual BCLA Biotech Summit
Biotech Connection: Los Angeles - A project of community partners

9:00 AM-5:30 PM

California NanoSystems Institute, 570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, 90095

This year we are proudly hosting our 4th annual Biotech Summit at CNSI (UCLA) on Saturday October 27th. This diverse, whole day event will be both engaging and educational and will provide a great platform to learn more about the booming biotech industry in the greater Los Angeles area. We are also welcoming undergraduate and high school students to this event in what will be a fun and interactive environment to explore all the opportunities LA has to offer.
When: Saturday, October 27th, 9.00am - 5.30pm
Where: California NanoSystems Institute, 570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, 90095
RSVP here: https://bclabiotechsummit2018.eventbrite.com


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Tuesday, October 30
NO CANCER CENTER GRAND ROUNDS
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Wednesday, October 31
Research Operations Seminar: "The Triple "I": An Introduction to Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Innovation at CHLA"
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

Research Operations Seminar: "The Triple "I": An Introduction to Intellectual Property, Inventions, and Innovation at CHLA" Presented by: Christopher Del Vecchio Director, Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) The Saban Research Institute Children's Hospital Los Angeles Omkar Kulkarni Chief Innovation Officer Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12-1 p.m. The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Friday, November 2
"Air Pollution and Autism: Problems with Live Birth Bias and Novel Methods to Explore It"
SCEHSC Seminar Series Presents Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Soto I Building, Room 115/116

Marc G. Weisskopf, Ph.D., Sc.D., is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology. Dr. Weisskopf received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Francisco, and his Sc.D. in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. He also spent two years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention working on environmental health issues in the Wisconsin State Health Department. His neuroscience work focused on molecular and cellular aspects of neural signaling and plasticity. His epidemiological work focuses on the influence of environmental exposures on brain health across the life course. In particular, his research focuses on environmental risk factors for outcomes such as autism spectrum disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, cognitive function, and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Weisskopf also explores the use of physiologically-based methods for assessing toxicant effects on the brain, and epidemiological methods issues that relate to environmental health studies.

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Monday, November 5
SC CTSI Spring 2019 Pilot Funding Information Session
Learn about the pilot funding opportunities and team building vouchers

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

LG 503/504

Get updates for the Spring 2019 Pilot Funding Cycle and Team Building Voucher.

Learn about the RFA's and new rules!

Lunch will be provided - first come first served.

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Tuesday, November 6
TBA
Cancer Center Grand Rounds

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Michael Teitell, MD, PhD Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Wednesday, November 7
Save the Date: Research Core Fair at the Keck School of Medicine
Sponsored by the Keck School of Medicine

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

Learn about the Research Cores at the Keck School of Medicine by meeting with representatives in person!

Lunch will be provided

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Thursday, November 8
From Bench to Clinical Applications: Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur
Part of the Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Fall 2018 Mentoring Events, brought to you by SC CTSI and the MESH Academy

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

BCC 101

This 3-part seminar series aims to prepare faculty when they are ready to take their invention or discovery to the clinic. In this final part of the series, Ben Vollrath, co-founder of Troy Therapeutics (a USC spinout), COO of Amprion Inc., and former CEO of Xetrios Therapeutics will discuss examples of successes and failures, as well as the biggest challenges facing academic researchers interested in translation.

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Thursday, November 8
Mechanisms Generating Cell-Type Diversity in Cerebral Cortex
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room

Simon Hippenmeyer, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
Institute of Science and Technology Austria

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Monday, November 12
Study designs, data collection strategies: scientific & logistical considerations in selecting the design to address research question
Lunch and Learn: Biostatistics SC CTSI 4-Part Series Part 2

11:30 AM-1:00 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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Tuesday, November 13
TBA
Cancer Center Grand Rounds

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Judith A. Varner, MD Professor of Pathology and Medicine Moores Cancer Center, UCSD

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Monday, November 19
Review & Improve your Specific Aims
SC CTSI Lunch & Discuss with Biostatistics Experts

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

NML West Conference Room

Who should attend: Investigators who are thinking about developing a research grant proposal.

When are the meetings? Every 3rd Monday of each month.
Attendees should bring their drafts to discuss during the lunch.

Lunch is on a first come first served basis.

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Tuesday, November 27
The Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Ethics and Business of Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Symposium

8:30 AM-6:30 PM

USC Radisson, 3540 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90007

Program:

Session 1: Disease Modeling and Tissue Engineering
Session 2: Chemistry and Translation
Session 3: New Technologies
Session 4: Stem Cells Beyond the Lab

- Keynote speaker: Peter G. Schultz
- Explore potential collaborations with industry partners - many key companies attending
- Hear about funding opportunities for collaborative research
- Poster presentation and prizes

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Tuesday, November 27
TBA
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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Monday, December 3
"Social Justice and Aging Below the Safety Net: Slipping into the Unlicensed Care Home Underworld"
Family Medicine Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center (BCC) 101

n/a

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Wednesday, December 5
Roadmap for how human tissue progenitors are diversified from pluripotent stem cells
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room

Kyle M. Loh, PhD
Assistant professor and Anthony DiGenova
Endowed Faculty Scholar

Department and Developmental Biology Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

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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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