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Gulf Coast Consortia Updates

Nov 29, 2018, 08:00 AM 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 November 30

The last seminar of the semester, November 30, will feature:  Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine, presenting Messenger Metabolites in the Longevity Regulation, & Buck Samuel, Baylor College of Medicine, presenting Cultivating Relationships: Genetic Landscapes that Shape Microbiome Form and Function. Seminar at 4pm in BRC 280. Networking and refreshments will follow at 5pm, BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St. Seminars are free and open to the public. Keck Seminar Schedule

Research Mentor Training Workshop for Postdocs and Research Staff, Dec. 12 

This workshop is designed for postdocs and research staff to develop skills and insight in mentoring young scientists and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. Facilitators are Vikki McDonnell and Bob Tillman, both master trainers with the National Research Mentoring Network. Time:  9:30 am - 3:00 pm; lunch will be provided.  Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Event Hall,  6500 Main Street. Registration is full. To be put on the waitlist please email Dawn Koob. Questions or more information:

Facilitating Research Mentor Training: Learn to be a Facilitator for a Mentor Training Workshop, Dec. 13

Share your knowledge and experience with postdocs who are learning to be good mentors!  This workshop is for those interested in learning to be a facilitator for Mentor Training Workshops for Postdocs.  Open only to current or recent postdocs and PhD research staff who have completed a Research Mentor Training workshop (including those who take the Dec. 12 workshop, see above). Facilitators are Vikki McDonnell and Bob Tillman, both master trainers with the National Research Mentoring Network. Vikki and Bob do a great job of training and helping others to co-facilitate these workshops. Time:  10:00 am - 3:30 pm; lunch will be provided.  Location: BioScience Research Collaborative, Event Hall,  6500 Main Street. Spaces are limited. Registration deadline: Dec. 5.  Questions or more information:

 4th International Conference on Big Data and Information Analytics, December 17-19

Co-sponsored by the GCC Research Consortia, this conference will bring together research scientists from academia, industries, and government agencies to report progress and exchange ideas to address challenges in fundamental research and rapid knowledge translation in collecting, processing, analyzing, integrating, annotating and visualizing Big Data for scientific exploration and business decision-making. For more information, click here.

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

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.  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

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; and Surya Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Applied Physics, Stanford University. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, TCN will co-sponsor a NeuroNex workshop devoted to developing methods for inferring interactions between neurons, stimuli and behavior. More details will be available soon.

Save the Date: 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.  More information will be available 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.  More details will be available 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.

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