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August 18, 2014
 
 
 
MANUSCRIPT WRITING WORKSHOP.........with Dr. Kristin Sainani, Stanford University

Dr. Kristin Sainani is Associate Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University, a health and science writer for various Stanford publications, Biomedical Computation. Review, and Allure Magazine, and statistical editor for the journal Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Having received her MS in statistics and PhD in epidemiology at Stanford University, she also studied science writing at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has extensive experience in providing training to enhance scientic writing skills.

She will be facilitating this hands-on workshop that is designed to provide practical skills in science writing. Attendees will have the opportunity to enhance their skills through interactive examples and practice. She will review principles of elective writing, organizing and streamlining the writing process, and the formatting of scientific manuscripts. We invite new researchers, particularly graduate students and junior faculty to attend.

RSVP: http://ow.ly/zIQjj
Contact: ecde@sc-ctsi.org

DATE:
Thursday, October 2, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION:
Harkness Auditorium
2250 Alcazar Street, CSC 250
USC Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089

The workshop is limited to 50 participants. Please RSVP by September 18th.
Contact: ecde@sc-ctsi.org

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Research Ethics Forum: THE HAVASUPAI PEOPLE VERSUS ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY: GENETICS, CONSENT, AND COMMUNITIES with Dr. Donna Spruijt-Metz, USC Center for Economic and Socia Research

This forum will explore such issues as:
- What was the meaning of the consent that the Havasupai provided?
- What should subjects be told about future research with anonymized samples? What can we tell them?
- What are the interests of the tribe (distinct from its members' interests) and how can and should they be
protected?
- What are the implications of the ASU Havasupai case for physician investigators conducting community-based research in a diverse urban setting like Los Angeles?

RSVP: http://ow.ly/zygS2

DATE:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

FACILITATOR:
Donna Spruijt-Metz, MFA, PhD
Director, USC mHealth Collaboratory
Center for Economic and Social Research

LOCATION:
Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4
1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA
Contact: ecde@sc-ctsi.org

Presented by the Education, Career Development and Ethics Program (ECDE)
of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)
and the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research



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Mentoring Workshop: Presented by the Education, Career Development and Ethics Program (ECDE) of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)

DATE:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:
Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4
1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT THE SESSION
This interactive workshop will cover fundamental aspects of mentoring and provide a strategy to resolve challenging mentorship situations.

Hands-on group exercises provide opportunities to interact and practice the newly learned mentorship approach.

OBJECTIVES
- To define different types of mentorship
- To learn strategies to identify, diagnose, and solve difficult performance problems
- To practice strategies using real-world situations

RSVP: http://ow.ly/yCUtC

DATE:
Thursday, September 11, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

LOCATION:
Norris Research Tower, LG 503/4
1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA

Contact: ecde@sc-ctsi.org


   
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INNOVATIVE THINKING LECTURE AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP to follow with Dr. Roberta Ness, University of Texas, Houston

Why aren't we solving the greatest scientic problems of the world today? Innovation is critical to our nation's scientic enterprise. However, creative thinking has been on the decline and is not generally taught in academic institutions. Renowned public health scientist and clinician, Dr. Roberta Ness, believes that students, established scientists, researchers, and engineers can learn to be more innovative.

Through her book Innovation Generation: How to Produce Creative and Useful Scientic Ideas, and graduate course on Innovative Thinking at the University of Texas, Dr. Ness provides the framework and tools to "think outside the box." She will share these basic concepts in this one-hour
lecture.

Dr. Ness is a leading researcher in women's health and widely known for her efforts to bridge from research to policy. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
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Presented by the Education, Career Development, and Ethics Program (ECDE) of the Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) in collaboration with KSOM Office of Research Advancement, Research Seminar Series & NIH Training Program

DATE:
Monday, September 15, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Lecture
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Workshop
LOCATION:
Aresty Auditorium | Lecture
LG 503/4 | Workshop
Norris Research Tower
1450 Biggy St, Los Angeles, CA

RSVP: http://ow.ly/zG7Nr
Contact: ecde@sc-ctsi.org

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RESEARCH EVENTS & SEMINARS
Tuesday, August 19
Navigating the University: Research & Resources Management Retreat
8:00 AM-3:00 PM

UPC, Davidson Conference Center (DCC), Board Room



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Tuesday, August 19
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Xiaole Shirley Liu, Ph.D.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Computational Modeling of Cancer Gene Regulation

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Tuesday, August 26
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Guo-Min Li, Ph.D.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Mismatch Repair Deficient-Cancer Syndrome: New Factors and Mechanisms

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Tuesday, September 02
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Gregory Behbehani, MD, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Linking Hematopoietic Disorganization to Clinical Risk by Single-Cell Mass Cytometry

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Tuesday, September 09
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Melanie Palomares, Md, MSc

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday, September 16
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Wei-Xing Zong, Ph.D.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday, September 23
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Chris Haiman, D.Sc.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday, September 30
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
William Carson III, MD, FACS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Performance Enhancing Drugs for Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

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Thursday, November 13
Mock NIH Study Section Panels for K Awards
Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Workshop

11:00 AM-2:00 PM

NRT LG503/4 - Harlyne Tower

For faulty and postdocs. Learn how study sections approve and prioritize submitted research proposals.

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