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February 2017

UMD-JHU Joint Symposium on Drug Discovery

February 24 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery (https://drugdiscovery.jhu.edu/) and the University Of Maryland School Of Pharmacy are hosting a joint Symposium on Drug Discovery on Friday, February 24, 2017. This half-day (11:30 am to 5:00 pm) conference will be held at U MD Pharmacy school (20 N. Pine Street, Baltimore, MD) and will feature oral and poster presentations from students/fellow showcasing the robust community of drug discovery research happening in the Baltimore area.  Ample networking opportunities will be provided through free lunch and evening cocktails. No fee is required, as the symposium is made possible through a partnership with MilliporeSigma and the Academic…

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March 2017

Laboratory Methods for Translational Scientists

March 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Hampton House, room 901, 624 N. Broadway Street
Baltimore, MD 21205
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The ICTR and CFAR Laboratory Cores is sponsoring a course, Laboratory Methods for Translational Scientists, Friday March 3, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm in Room 901 Hampton House on the east Baltimore medical campus. This free course is targeted for trainees and junior faculty clinical investigators planning studies which will require laboratory support for their clinical research. The goal is to provide a one-day overview covering various laboratory technologies employed to characterize drugs and biologics in bodily fluids and tissues to enhance design of clinical investigations and collaborations with laboratory scientists. Morning Session: Planning, Logistics, and Coordination of Clinical-Laboratory…

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Steering Committee Meeting

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Institute for Computational Medicine Distinguished Seminar Series 2016-2017

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

An Adaptable Framework to Extract Abnormal Brain Networks Archana Venkataraman assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University Abstract There is increasing evidence that complex neurological disorders reflect distributed impairments across multiple brain systems. These findings underscore the importance of network-based approaches for functional data. However, network analyses in clinical neuroimaging is largely limited to aggregate measures, which do not pinpoint a concrete etiological mechanism. In contrast, I will present a novel Bayesian framework that captures the underlying topology of the altered functional pathways. In the first part of this talk, I will introduce…

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New Approaches to Metabolomics Research

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Drugs, Biologics, Vaccines and Devices Translational Research Community of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research’s (ICTR) and the Center for Metabolomics Analysis are hosting a symposium Tuesday, March 14 from 9:30 am-12:00 pm in Owens Auditorium at the Koch Cancer Research Building, 1550 Orleans St.  Event check-in and coffee service begin at 9:00am.  All faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Keynote speakers include Charles Burant, MD, PhD director of the University of Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (P30) and the Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource core (U24) and Children’s Health Exposure Analytical Resource Untargeted Analysis…

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The Responsible Handling of Biospecimens: Policy and Practice

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Zayed 2119A, 1800 Orleans St
Baltimore, MD 21287 United States
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The Office of Policy Coordination, Research Integrity is hosting a colloquium entitled “The Responsible Handling of Biospecimens: Policy and Practice,” on Tuesday, March 14 from 9:30am – 11am at Chevy Chase Auditorium (Zayed 2119A). (Simulcast to the Medical Education Center, Bayview). All are welcome to attend. No cost. Speakers will include Dan Ford, MD, MPH; Angelo De Marzo, MD, PhD and James Casella, MD. For more information, contact the Office of Policy Coordination, Division of Research Integrity at 410-361-8667 or integrity@jhmi.edu. Download the attached flyer for additional information. Flyer: March 2017_RICflyer

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K-2-R Transition Program: Building a Lab

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Presenters:  Lucio Gama, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, Comparative Medicine Retrovirus Laboratory Program Goal:  To support faculty with mentored career development awards on their path to becoming independent investigators. Structure: Various events, offerings, & support, aimed to link participants to each other, & to career development resources & opportunities Contact: Laura Camarata at lcamara1@jhmi.edu. All junior faculty seeking resources around this transition are encouraged to participate   2024 E Monument St, 1-500Q

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Improving Long Term Outcomes Research

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse/MRB Building + Google Map

On Tuesday, March 14 from 10-11 AM in Tilghman Auditorium, Dale Needham, MD, PhD and his research team will present the many FREE resources for conducting clinical research, funded by his National Heart Lung and Blood Institute R24 national infrastructure grant. This grant has created resources for clinical researchers conducting longitudinal follow-up studies, including: a database of common patient-reported and performance-based outcome measurements and standardized information about them; adaptable tools, templates, and manuals to maximize retention of research participants, including an interactive searchable database of >600 retention strategies; and a statistical tool to address “competing risk of mortality” when evaluating…

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Third Thursdays with the ICTR

March 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tilghman Auditorium, Turner Concourse/MRB Building + Google Map

The Institute for Clinical and Translational Research is debuting a new lecture series, “Third Thursdays with the ICTR”.  Each month, speakers will share research related news and showcase a resource and/or service that can aid clinical research study team members.  The next lecture is Thursday, March 16 from 11am-12pm in Tilghman Auditorium. Speakers, Nidhi Atri, M.D. and Anthony Keyes, MBA, PMP are Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) Administrators for the JHU School of Medicine.  This session will help familiarize current users, as well as those who are now required under expanding regulations to register and provide results reporting for clinical…

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University of Cincinnati Bioethics Conference

March 23 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm
Sabin Education Center, 240 Albert Sabin Way, Location S, Suite 2.500
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
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The bioethics community is gathering again this spring in Cincinnati for the conference Ethics of Integrating Research and Clinical Care, March 23-24. Online registration is now open.  For more information, see details below, visit the conference homepage or contact event chair Richard Ittenbach, PhD.

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