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May 20, 2019
 
 
RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS

New Community Engagement Initiative
Keck School of Medicine Pre-grant review program
Research Seminar: "Programming of Obesity and Dysmetabolism: The Role of the Environment", May 22
Liqun Luo PhD - "Wiring Specificity of Neural Circuits", May 22
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar Series, May 24
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, May 24
USC Translational Genomics Symposium, May 29
Yi Zuo PhD - "Experience-Dependent Synapse Reorganization in the Living Brain", May 29
CDSS - How to Terminate a Collaboration that is Not Working, May 30
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar Series, May 31
Digital Scholar Webinar: MedEdPORTAL, a Peer-Reviewed Journal and Online Resource for Teaching and Learning Resources, June 5
The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday Seminar Series, June 5
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar Series, June 7
Research Seminar: "Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children who Undergo Liver Transplantation", June 26


 
 
New Community Engagement Initiative

USC Keck School of Medicine has a new Community Engagement initiative to "hear, learn, understand and fulfill the needs of the community".

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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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EVENT DETAILS

Wednesday, May 22
Research Seminar: "Programming of Obesity and Dysmetabolism: The Role of the Environment"
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 Emily Oken, MD, MPH Professor, Department Population Medicine Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute Department of Nutrition The Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12-1 p.m. The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Wednesday, May 22
Liqun Luo PhD - "Wiring Specificity of Neural Circuits"
Zilkha Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

ZNI 112

In this talk, I will present our ongoing work to investigate the mechanisms by which wiring specificity of neural circuits is established during development. We integrate genetic, genomic, and proteomic approaches, and use the fly olfactory circuit and the mouse hippocampal circuit to address this central question in neurobiology.

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Friday, May 24
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar Series
8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Hastings Auditorium (HMR 100)

Rory E. Morty, PhD
Staff Scientist (Associate Professor level)
Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim
Director of International Graduate Program "Molecular Biology and Medicine of the Lung"
University of Giessen School of Medicine
Coordinator of University of Giessen and Marburg Lung Center School

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Friday, May 24
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
Special Seminar

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Hastings Auditorium - Hoffman Bldg Lobby

"Mixed Lineage Leukemia Protein in Disease and Development"

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Wednesday, May 29
USC Translational Genomics Symposium
Keck Genomics Platform

8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium and NRT, LG 503/504

Please join us for a unique opportunity where we will bring together speakers from across the academic, clinical, and biotechnology spectrum to discuss how they are using next-generation sequencing in this exciting space. Whether you are interested in advancing your research, bringing game-changing therapies to market, or partnering to maximize the effectiveness of translational studies, this event aims to provide the research community with insights and ideas all under the same roof.

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Wednesday, May 29
Yi Zuo PhD - "Experience-Dependent Synapse Reorganization in the Living Brain"
Zilkha Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

ZNI 112

One fundamental question in neuroscience is how the brain processes and stores information. As the information-processing elements in the brain, neurons communicate via specialized connections called synapses. The majority of excitatory synapses reside at dendritic spines, which serve as a good proxy for synaptic connectivity. Using transcranial two-photon microscopy to visualize fluorescently-labeled neurons in transgenic mice, our recent studies followed the dynamics of spines on apical dendrites of L5 pyramidal neurons in the living brain. In this talk, I will discuss our findings on how experience (both positive and negative) affects cortical circuits and synapse plasticity.

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Thursday, May 30
CDSS - How to Terminate a Collaboration that is Not Working
Career Development Seminar Sessions

9:00 AM-11:00 AM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

This seminar discusses the collaborative work environment, how to keep it going well, how to recognize when it is not working and the steps to take to terminate it.

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Friday, May 31
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar Series
8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Hastings Auditorium (HMR 100)

Chris Kintner, PhD
Professor
Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory
Rita and Richard Atkinson Chair
Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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Wednesday, June 5
Digital Scholar Webinar: MedEdPORTAL, a Peer-Reviewed Journal and Online Resource for Teaching and Learning Resources
Digital Scholar Webinar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Online Webinar

This webinar will introduce a MEDLINE-indexed, open-access journal that allows researchers to leverage existing digital educational materials from other institutions and to get scholarly credit for those materials they share.

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Wednesday, June 5
The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Wednesday Seminar Series
Research Seminar: "Lysophospholipid Receptors in CNS Diseases: Etiology and Therapeutics"

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Presented by Jerold Chun, MD, PhD Professor and Senior Vice President Neuroscience Drug Discovery Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12-1 p.m. The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Friday, June 7
Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research Seminar Series
8:30 AM-9:30 AM

Hastings Auditorium (HMR 100)

Y.S. Prakash, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Vice Chair, Department of Anesthesiology
Mayo Clinic

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Wednesday, June 26
Research Seminar: "Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Children who Undergo Liver Transplantation"
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 John Bucuvalas MD, FAASLD, FAST Professor of Pediatrics Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs Chief of the Division of Pediatric Hepatology Jack and Lucy Clark Department of Pediatrics Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute Mount Sinai Health System Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12-1 p.m. The Saban Research Building Auditorium 4661 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

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