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April 13, 2015
 
 
 
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 15-19, 2015 (Session # 40680)
August 3-7, 2015 (Session # 40690)

Both sessions will be held in McKibben Hall 256 (MCH 256).

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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The Henry L. Jaffe, MD, Annual Oration in Therapeutic Radiology Presents

Increasing the Efficacy of Cancer Therapy by Targeting the HIF Pathway

Speaker: Amato J. Giaccia, PhD
Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor in Cancer Biology
Stanford University School of Medicine

Presented by the Department of Radiation Oncology
at the Keck School of Medicine of USC in conjunction with
the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
12:00pm - 1:00pm
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Lunch served promptly at 11:30am.

For more information, please see flyer below.

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CIRM Training Grant Clinical Fellow

Seeking M.D. applicants at the residency, immediate post-residency or Clinical Fellowship level for one year participation in a California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) training program at the University of Southern California. Fellows may be involved in laboratory research or patient-based clinical research and will receive formal training in stem cell biology.

Please see flyer for additional details.

Applications are due April 22, 2015.

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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Monday, April 13
MAO A: A Dual Role in Autism and Cancer
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Jean C. Shih, PhD
University Professor
Boyd and Elsie Welin Professor
Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Director, USC-Taiwan Center for Translational Research
University of Southern California

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, April 14
Closing the loop: How a linear DNA sequence becomes a three-dimensional tissue, and how it may become malignant and metastatic
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room

Mina J. Bissell, PhD
Distinguished Scientist, Life Sciences Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, April 14
Neighborhood Environments and Children's Diet, Activity, and Obesity
DORI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

McKibben Hall, MCH 256

Ashlesha Datar, PhD

Senior Economist & Director of Program on Children & Families
Center for Economic and Social Research (CESR)
University of Southern California

Adjunct Senior Economist, RAND
Professor of Policy Analysis, Pardee-RAND Graduate School

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, April 14
State of Science regarding E-cigs for Smoking Cessation
USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

SSB 301, 2001 N. Soto Street, Los Angeles

Scott J. Leischow, PhD
Professor of Health Services Research
Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, April 14
Predicting the effects of anti-angiogenic cancer therapeutics: Insights from computational modeling
Translational and Clinical Sciences Monthly Research Seminar

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

NTT 7409

Stacey D. Finley, PhD
Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Flyer  Full Details
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Wednesday, April 15
Neural Stem Cells: Dynamic Origins of Adult Brain Plasticity
CHLA TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Michael A. Bonaguidi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Associate Member of Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute
University of Southern California

Flyer  Full Details
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Friday, April 17
Nuclear Virus Assembly Factories in Polyomavirus-Infected Cells
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Seminar Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Hastings Auditorium, HMR 100, 2011 Zonal Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033

Robert L. Garcea, M.D.
Professor
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology
and The Biofrontiers Institute

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Friday, April 17
Computational modeling of anti-angiogenic cancer therapeutics
CAMM PSOC Monthly Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Stacey Finley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California

Flyer  Full Details
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Monday, April 20
Disintegrins: Novel Anti-integrin Based Therapeutic Agents for Solid Tumors
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Frank S. Markland, Jr., PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Southern California

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, April 21
Defining the role of the fibroblast during tissue homeostasis and disease
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room

Michelle Tallquist, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Cardiovascular Research, Department of Medicine
University of Hawaii

Flyer  Full Details
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Wednesday, April 22
Gene-Environment Interaction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Air Pollution and the MET Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Gene
CHLA TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Heather Volk, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Research
Division of Environmental Health
Department of Preventive Medicine & Pediatrics
University of Southern California
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Tuesday, April 28
Programming and Reprogramming Cell Fate
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC Distinguished Speakers Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Broad CIRM Center Seminar Room

Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD
Professor
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, April 28
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
TBA

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Friday, May 01
Perspectives on Molecular Mechanisms of Exocytosis
Biophysics Seminar Series

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Dr. Robert Chow
Department of Physiology and Biophysics

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Tuesday, May 05
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Christian Steidl, MD, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Acquired Immune Privilege in Lymphoid Cancers

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Tuesday, May 19
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Ite Laird-Offringa, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday, June 02
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Alan Diehl, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Friday, June 05
From Mechanics to Ion Channels: Biophysics of Sensory Encoding in the Ear
Biophysics Seminar Series

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

UPC Location: ACB 238 / Remote viewing at HSC: Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Dr. Radha Kalluri
Department of Otolaryngology

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Tuesday, June 09
NO CANCER CENTER GRAND ROUNDS
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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Friday, July 03
No Seminar
Biophysics Seminar Series

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

No Location

There will be no seminar for July.

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