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September 2, 2014
 
 
 
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 Ethics Forum: The Havasupai People vs. Arizona State University: Genetics, Consent, And Communities

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, 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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Friday, September 05
MRI Studies of the Long-Term, Brain-Based Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Toxins
Southern California Environmental Health Sciences Center Seminar Series

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

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

Bradley Peterson, MD
Director of the Institute for the Developing Mind, CHLA
Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, USC

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Monday, September 08
KSOM Research Seminar Series
No Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

There will be no seminar.

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Tuesday, September 09
Cancer Center Grand Rounds
TBA

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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Monday, September 15
KSOM Research Seminar Series
No Seminar

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium, NRT LG

There will be no seminar.

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

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Proteotoxic Stress in Oncogenesis and Cancer Therapy

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

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

Genetic Studies of Cancer in Multiethnic Populations: Prostate Cancer in Men of African Ancestry

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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, 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 Co, MD

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Aresty Auditorium

TBA

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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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