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Gulf Coast Consortia Update

Feb 28, 2019, 16:30 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

Keck Seminar, March 1

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser (3/1), Ohio State University Neurological Institute, in conjunction with the GCC Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Conference, presents Lovesick: How Couples’ Relationships Influence Health. Networking and refreshments will follow at 5pm, BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. Seminars are free and open to the public. Upcoming seminars include Irina Serysheva , UT Health Science Center, (3/8), Structural insights into the gating of IP3R channels, and Devika Subramanian, Rice, (3/22). Seminars are generally held Fridays at 4pm through April 12. More information can be found on the Keck Seminar website.

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; Steve Cole, UCLA; Alan Prossin, UTHealth; Tom Green, UTMB; Albert Fenoy, UTHealth; Joseph Masdeu, Houston Methodist; Annemieke Kavelaars, MD Anderson; Johanna Bick, UH; and Chris Fagundes, Rice.  Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St. For more information see the conference website. Limited on-site registration will be available the morning of the conference.

Antimicrobial Resistance Seminar, March 4

Melinda Neuhauser, PharmD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  will discuss “Update on CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Antimicrobial Use Option.”  The seminar will take place at noon, at UTHealth, 6431 Fannin St. MSB B.645.  No registration is required, but free box lunches will be available for the 1st 40 attendees. For more information, contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

GCC Translational Pain Research 9th Annual Symposium, April 12, 2019

Confirmed speakers include Kathleen Sluka, University of Iowa; Ellen Lumpkin, Columbia University; Linda Watkins, University of Colorado Boulder; Michelle Hook, Texas A&M;  Greg Dussor, UT Dallas; Juan Herrera, UTHealth Jin Mo Chung, UTMB; and  Terry Walters, UTHealth. Location:  BioScience Research Collaborative, Auditorium, 6500 Main St.  Conference website  Registration

Save the Date: 24th Annual Sealy Structural Biology Symposium, UTMB, May 4

This annual symposium and poster session, co-sponsored by the Keck Center (training arm of the GCC), provide an outstanding opportunity to meet researchers in structural biology and related fields. Information and registration.   In conjunction with and following the symposium, May 6-9, is the Cryo-EM Data Processing workshop,  Information and registration.

Save the Date: Rigor and Reproducibility Workshop, May 15

1st place winner of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2017 Innovations in Research and Research Education Award, this exciting workshop brings together highly acclaimed experts in rigor and reproducibility in research topics including data analysis, experimental design, resource sharing, publication and reporting, and more.  With speakers and facilitators from all 7 of our GCC institutions, this interactive workshop has proven to be very effective as well as a lot of fun. BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St, Event Space, 9 am  - 3 pm. Registration

Save the Date:  29th Annual Keck Research Conference, October 11, 2019

“Precision Environmental Health: Integrating Environmental Sciences, Genomics, and Data Science to Advance Human Health.” This conference focuses on interdisciplinary bioscience and will include talks from internationally recognized environmental health researchers and data scientists.  Confirmed speakers include Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Wei Zhu, Professor & Deputy Chair, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, SUNY-Stonybrook.  Conference chair:  Cheryl Walker, PhD, Director, Center for Precision Environmental Health, Baylor College of Medicine.