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May 18, 2015
 
 
 
Introduction to Clinical & Translational Research Study Design

COURSE GOALS
- To provide a foundation in key components of design of clinical and translational research.
- To facilitate the development of students' research protocols in preparation for foundation grant applications.
- To improve critical evaluation of medical research to guide quality improvement and patient safety efforts.

This 8-week course will meet Thursdays, 8am - 11am,
from Sep 10, 2015 - Oct 29, 2015 at HSC and CHLA campuses.

See flyer for additional details.

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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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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Monday, May 18
Hepatitis C Virus and Host Cell Interactions
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

J.-H. James Ou, PhD
Professor
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
University of Southern California

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Tuesday, May 19
DORI Special Trainee Presentations
12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

"Examining Humanin's Effect on Amyloid Beta Toxicity Using C. elegans"
Travis Eurick
Undergraduate in Human Biology and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Mentor: Pinchas Cohen, PhD
Dean of USC Davis School of Gerontology

"Assessment of Physical Activity using Sensor-Assisted Recall and Sensor-Driven Real-time Surveys on Smartphones"
Eldin Dzubur, MS
PhD Graduate in Health Behavior Research
Mentor: Genevieve Dunton, PhD
Assistant Professor of USC Preventive Medicine & Psychology

"DNA Methylation, Cell Fate, and Cellular Plasticity in Pancreas"
Bharti Bisht, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Mentor: Senta Georgia, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Saban Research Institute, CHLA

"HSP72 is a Mitochondrial Stress Sensor Critical for Parkin Action, Oxidative Metabolism, and Insulin Sensitivity in Skeletal Muscle"
Timothy Moore, MS
PhD Graduate in Integrative Biology
Mentor: Lorraine Turcotte, PhD
Professor of USC Dornsife Human and Evolutionary Biology

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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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Wednesday, May 20
Interoceptive Modulation of Behavioral Responses to Stress
CHLA TSRI Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

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

Linda Rinaman, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Assistant Dean for Graduate
Studies & Research
Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

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Wednesday, May 20
The Kynurenine Pathway of Tryptophan Degradation: Links to Schizophrenia and Other Major Brain Diseases
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room (ZNI 112)

Robert Schwarcz, PhD
Professor
Departments of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Pediatrics
Maryland Psychiatric Research Center
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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Thursday, May 21
Life course evolution of diabetes related phenotypes in Indians: Pune Studies
DORI Seminar Series

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Chittaranjan Yajnik, MD, FRCP
Director of the Diabetes Unit at the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Research Centre in Pune, India

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Monday, May 25
KSOM Research Seminar Series
No Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

There will be no seminar today, Memorial Day Holiday

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Friday, May 29
Placental Epigenetics in Children's Environmental Health"
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

SSB 116, 2001 N. Soto St., Los Angeles, CA 90032

Carmen Marsit, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Program in Cancer Epidemiology at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Epidemiology
Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College

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Friday, May 29
Biomechanical Modeling of Decellularized Liver Perfusion
CAMM PSOC Monthly Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Harkness Auditorium, CSC 250

Jessica L. Sparks, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering,
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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Monday, June 01
Deep into the Human immune response in infections and vaccination
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Rafick-Pierre S├ękaly, PhD
Professor
Department of Pathology
Case Western Reserve University

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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
Perspectives on Molecular Mechanisms of Exocytosis
Biophysics Seminar Series

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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

Robert Chow, M.D., Ph.D.
USC Department of Physiology and Biophysics

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Monday, June 08
KSOM Research Seminar Series
No Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

There will be no seminar today.

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

Aresty Auditorium



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Monday, June 15
Interplay of signal transduction and mitochondria in liver injury: a sab story
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Neil Kaplowitz, MD
Professor and Chief
Division of Gastroenterology
University of Southern California

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Friday, June 19
Lunch and Learn: Pancreatic Cancer: Treatments and Updates in the Research
12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Cancer Support Community Benjamin Center, 1900 South Bundy Drive, Ste. 100, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Afsaneh Barzi, MD, PhD

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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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Friday, August 07
Electron Transport at Biotic-Abiotic Interfaces
Biophysics Seminar Series

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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

Dr. Moh-Elnaggar
Department of Physics and Astronomy

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