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Gulf Coast Consortia Updates

Dec 19, 2018, 18:00 PM by Melodi Moore


A Collaboration of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, University of Texas Health Science Center,  University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Institute of Biosciences & Technology of Texas A&M Health Science Center

Jr. Faculty Initiative: Promotion and Tenure Portfolios and Review, January 9

Are you building your P&T portfolio?  Have you begun thinking about the components of your P&T portfolio and the review process?  Join us for a panel discussion featuring four different viewpoints on P&T portfolio development and review.  Panel speakers include Kathy Matthews, (long-term PNT committee member, former Chair, former Dean), Rice University; Kevin Morano, (Associate Vice President,  Office of Faculty Affairs & Development) UTHSC; and Stacey Gorniak, Associate Professor, UH.  This event will take place in the BioScience Research Collaborative, Event Hall, 6500 Main St.  Panel discussion: 3 - 4pm.  Q&A/Networking reception: 4 - 4:30 pm Registration

Help Trainees with Scientific Communication, Faculty Workshop, January 11

If you missed the December 6 workshop, here’s another opportunity for faculty to take this valuable workshop. Friday, January 11, 8:30 am –12:00 pm (Breakfast & Snacks included), MD Anderson Cancer Center. Facilitators: Carrie Cameron, PhD, and Shine Chang, PhD. Register here. Questions?

Register Now: 2nd Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference, January 23-25, 2019

Abstract deadline January 4. Please make plans to join us for this outstanding line-up of internationally-renowned experts in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.  CME and ACPE credit will be available.  Confirmed speakers include Clayton Huntley, NIAID;  Alessandra Carattoli, University of Rome; Charles Darkoh, UT Health Science Center Houston; David Weiss, Emory University; Truc Tran, UT Health Science Center Houston; Anthony Maresso, Baylor College of Medicine; Ashley Robinson, University of Mississippi; William Miller, UT Health Science Center Houston; Robert Bonomo, Case Western; Gerry Wright, McMaster University, Canada; Yousif Shamoo, Rice University; Thomas Lodise, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Vincent Tam, University of Houston; Omonike Olaleye, Texas Southern University; Herbert Dupont, UT Health Science Center Houston; Tor Savidge, Baylor College of Medicine; Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic; Vance Fowler, Duke University School of Medicine; Arnold Bayer, UC Los Angeles; Scott Evans, Harvard University; Jessica Galloway-Pena, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Jose Munita, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile; Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Lynn Bry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Dept. of Health; David Hyun, The Pew Charitable Trusts; David W. Baker, The Joint Commission; Timothy Jenkins, Denver Health Medical Center; Larissa May, UC Davis Health; Michael Hill, St. Tammany Parish Hospital; Shivani Patel, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital; Julia Szymczak, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine; James Musser, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Roy Chemaly, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, UT Health Science Center Houston; Samuel Aitken, MD Anderson Cancer Center.  For conference information and to register click here.  Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Save the Date: Neuronex Workshop, January 31, 2019

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, TCN will co-sponsor a NeuroNex workshop devoted to developing methods for inferring interactions between neurons, stimuli and behavior. Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Room 280, 6500 Main St. More details will be available soon.

Save the Date: 16th Annual GCC Conference on Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, February 1, 2019

Confirmed speakers are John Cunningham, Associate Professor, Statistics, Columbia University;  Carina Curto, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Penn State University; Shaul Druckmann, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus; Surya Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Applied Physics, Stanford University, and Adam Calhoun, Princeton Neuroscience Institute. Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. Registration

Save the Date: Opiate and Heal Initiative-Focused Cross-Consortia Networking Event, February 4th

Jointly sponsored by the GCC Consortia/Clusters for Translational Pain Research, Mental Health Research, and Alcohol and Addiction Research, this event will provide an opportunity for faculty to get together to discuss collaborative projects/proposals focused on addressing these important health issues.  The event will take place in the GSBS large Classroom (BSRB S3.8371) from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and will include short rapid-fire introductions and time for small group networking.  Registration

Imaging-based Single Cell Analytics: Applications for Cancer Cell Biology and Therapeutics, February 25-27

Please save the date for this exciting conference that will feature a workshop and experts in imaging from across the US.  Speakers include Robert Murphy, Carnegie Mellon University; Jason Swedlow, University of Dundee; Andrew Bellmont, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Hartland Jackson, University of Zurich; Christian Conrad, Berlin Institute of Health, Germany; Santosh Hariharan, Pfizer; Judi Wardwell, InSphero; Shannon Mummenthaler, University of Southern California; David Andrews, University of Toronto; Bartek Rajwa, Purdue University; Long Cai, California Institute for Technology; Erez Leiberman, Baylor College of Medicine; Alexey Terskikh, Ph.D., Sanford Burnham Prebys Research Institute; Yubin Zhou, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center; Mike Mancini, Baylor College of Medicine; Fabio Stossi, Baylor College of Medicine; Arvind Rao, University of Michigan; and Alison Cheung, Sunnybrook Research Institute.  Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. More information soon.

Save the Date: Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, March 1

Sponsored by the GCC Cluster for Translational Mental Health Research, this conference will feature expert keynote and local speakers and provide attendees the opportunity to develop new collaborations and targeted focus groups that will interact throughout the year.  Keynote speakers include Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ohio State University Neurological Institute and Steve Cole, UCLA.  Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. More information soon.

Save the Date: GCC Translational Pain Research 9th Annual Symposium, April 12, 2019

Confirmed speakers include Kathleen Sluka, University of Iowa; Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University; and Linda Watkins, University of Colorado Boulder. Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St.