Research News
 
 
September 29, 2014
 
 
 
Pre-Doc & Post-Doc Position for USC Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations

We are recruiting for the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science for Vulnerable Populations. There are 2 positions, one for a postdoc and one for a predoc. Applications are due October 15, 2014. Email aladadya@med.usc.edu with any questions and the link to application website. Please see attached flyer for details.

Pre-Doc Position  Post-Doc Position  
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Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Workshops 2014

The Center for Excellence in Research (CER) has 23 workshops scheduled for this fall! All levels of faculty are welcome to attend, based on research needs and interests.

The first workshop is "What Investor Want: The Why & How of Elevator Pitches & Business Plans," being held on Wednesday, September 10, from 9-1pm, at Aresty Auditorium. This seminar will discuss the process of creating an elevator pitch and a business plan, and learning the objectives of the inventor and the investor. There will also be discussion on elements of strategy to make your business plans stand out. Excellent workshop for those who want to take their research to the next level. Presented by Jon Lasch and Nichole Gosset from AMI- Alfred Mann Institute at USC. Lunch provided.

On September 11, from 2-4pm, at CUB 329, we have a workshop "Obtaining Funding from Foundations & the USC Process." This workshop will focus on the steps needed to develop a relationship with a foundation that can lead to funding your proposal. Presented by Marjorie Beale, Executive Director, Development, from Dornsife and her team.

For more information about CER and a full list of fall workshops, visit our website at http://research.usc.edu/for-investigators/training/.

To RSVP, send an email to usccer@usc.edu and indicate which workshop(s) you are interested in.


Center for Excellence in Research (CER) Workshop 2014    
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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 EVENTS & SEMINARS
Monday, September 29
Remodeling healthcare delivery in the ACA Era-the last mile in the translational research spectrum
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago


Flyer  Full Details
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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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Tuesday, September 30
Using Quantitative Genetic Studies to Understand the Brain
ZNI Special Seminar

2:30 PM-3:30 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112

Abraham Palmer, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Human Genetics
University of Chicago


Flyer  Full Details
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Wednesday, October 01
Mouse Genetic Approach to Dissect Neuronal and Molecular Targets for Huntington's Disease
ZNI Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Herklotz Seminar Room, ZNI 112

X. William Yang MD, PhD
Professor
Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine - UCLA


Flyer  Full Details
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Friday, October 03
The Promise of Epigenomics to Dissect Human Tissue Function in Health and Disease
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center Seminar Series

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Ite A. Laird-Offringa, Ph.D.
Director, Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences
Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology
University of Southern California/Norris Cancer Center

Flyer  Full Details
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Monday, October 06
Molecular mechanisms underlying body fat distribution
KSOM Research Seminar Series

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

Steven R. Smith, MD
Professor
Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute


Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, October 07
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
David Stroncek, M.D.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Potency Testing of Cell Therapies: so Much More to Know About Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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Wednesday, October 08
BioResearch Product Faire
11th Semiannual BioResearch Product Faire at the University of Southern California

10:00 AM-2:30 PM

Hoffman Medical Research Building Lobby

Stop by the event to:
- Network with other Researchers
- View Product Demonstrations
- Connect with Industry Experts
- Discover New Research Tools
- Learn Troubleshooting Skills
- Hear About Laboratory Services
- Learn about Career Opportunities

Flyer  
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Wednesday, October 08
The Food Environment - Implications for Obesity Prevention and Changing Health Disparities and Policies Related to Nutrition
IPR Guest Lecture Series

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

SSB 117 (2001 N. Soto St., Soto Building, USC Health Science Campus)

Deborah Cohen, MD
Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation
Author of "A Big Fat Crisis—the Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic—and How We Can End It"

Flyer  Full Details
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Tuesday, October 14
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Costas Lyssiotis, PhD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Tuesday, October 21
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Kathleen Cho, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Mouse Model of Ovarian Cancer in the Context of the Dualistic Pathway Paradigm

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Tuesday, October 28
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Julie Lang, MD, FACS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Molecular Profiling of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer

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Tuesday, November 11
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
Rebecca Moss, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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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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Wednesday, November 19
Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer Symposium
Details to follow by the end of the summer.

8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG



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Tuesday, November 25
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
NO GRAND ROUNDS

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium



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