Research News
 
 
April 25, 2016
 
 
 
INTD 500 - Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

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 June 13-17, 2016 (Session # 40680) and will be repeated during the week of August 1-5, 2016 (Session # 40690). Location is McKibben Annex 149 (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 mHealth 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 Mary Jane Chua at MaryJane.Chua@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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USC & Amgen Three-Year Master Research Collaboration Agreement

Dear USC Faculty and Staff,

USC Stevens is pleased to share with you that USC and Amgen have entered into a three-year Master Research Collaboration Agreement focused on pre-clinical research proposals. Included below is the formal announcement for you to share with your research colleagues at USC.

USC Stevens will be scheduling an informational meeting at the Health Sciences Campus and University Park Campus within the next couple of weeks to enable an open discussion about the nature of the collaboration and the process for submitting research proposals.

Best regards,

Vasiliki Anest
Senior Director, Corporate Collaborations and Strategic Alliances
USC Stevens Center for Innovation

Formal Announcement    
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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Monday, April 25
cGMP Cyclotron Facility Open House
Molecular Imaging Center

8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Molecular Imaging Center invites you to a cGMP Cyclotron Facility Open House
Explore the new cyclotron facility and translational imaging modalities.

RSVP: http://micopenhouse.eventbrite.com

Flyer  Agenda  
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Monday, April 25
Adaptive Homeostasis in Health, Disease, and Aging
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Kelvin J.A. Davies, PhD, DSc, FRSC
Professor and Chair
Leonard Davis School of Gerontology
University of Southern California

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Tuesday, April 26
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
David Freyer, DO, MS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Addressing the Problems of Low Enrollment of Adolescents, Young Adults onto Cancer Clinical Trials

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Wednesday, April 27
Roles of Endothelins in Establishment of Peripheral Nervous System
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Takako Makita, PhD
Assistant Professor
Developmental Neuroscience Program
The Saban Research Institute
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
University of Southern California
Keck School of Medicine

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Friday, April 29
Vaporized Nicotine: Threat or Opportunity? Insights from Down Under
USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations Seminar Series

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

SSB 301, 2001 N. Soto St., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Dr. Ron Borland

Nigel Gray Distinguished Fellow in Cancer Prevention
Cancer Council Victoria

Professorial Fellow
School of Population Health and Department of Information Systems University of Melbourne

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Tuesday, May 3
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
CANCELLED

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Tuesday, May 10
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Jeremy Stark, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Pathways Affecting the Fidelity of Chromosomal Break Repair and Their Relevance to Cancer Biology

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Tuesday, May 17
Should we gather data about nonparticipants in clinical research studies to detect whether selection bias affects research results?
SC CTSI Research Ethics Forum

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

NRT LG 503/504

Forum Panelists:

Alexander M. Capron, LLB
Moderator
University Professor
Director of Ethics, SC CTSI
Professor of Law and Medicine,
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California

Susan Rose, PhD
Speaker
Executive Director
Office for the Protection of
Research Subjects
University of Southern California

RSVP: https://scctsi.formstack.com/forms/rsvp_ref_ethical_to_study_patients
This research ethics forum qualifies for 1 continuing education credit through Society of Clinical Research Associates.

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Tuesday, May 31
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Daniella Meeker, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Informatic Tools for Identifying Patients for Cancer Studies

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