Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - September 2017

All seminars will be held at the Center for Comparative Medicine, in Conference Room 1008, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

** Lunch will be provided for those who attend**

September 19th, 2017     Joint Seminar: Lark Coffey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis, and Koen Can Rompay, PhD, Core Scientist, Infectious Disease Unit, California National Research Center, UC Davis, "Intra-amniotic Zika Virus Innoculation of Pregnant Rhesus macaques Produces Fetal Neurologic Disease and Evaluation of a Zika DNA Vaccine in Pregnant Macaques". Location - CNPRC Seminar Hall

September 26th, 2017     Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine, "A Metabolic Explanation for Plasma Cell Lifespan and the Duration of Immunity". Location - CCM Room 1008


Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

New Horizons Research Symposium

Precision Medicine and Muscular Dystrophy - Similarities and Syndergies Between Human and Canine Models

September 21, 2017 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, 1010 Gladys Valley Hall

RSVP required - emenglish@ucdavis.edu

Democratizing AI and Building Trust in the Technology - Supported by Google

The APRU International Secretariat and lead researchers are calling for scholar participation in a research and publication project supported by GoogleThe title of this initiative is “Democratizing AI and Building Trust in the Technology”.

The project aims to make the beneifts of AI accessible to all people, raising awareness about the nature of the technology and governance of the technology and its development process.

The project team is looking for up to 12 scholars to take part in face to face and virtual meetings over a 12-month period with the intentions to present working papers and to publish their work with a knowledge partner. In addition, policy statements which address the key issues facing the APEC economies will be developed.

Please forward this call for participation to faculties and scholars who are interested and are experts in this topic.

 Applications for participation should be sent to christina.schoenleber@apru.org at the APRU Secretariat by September 30, 2017 using the attached expression of interest (EOI) form.

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Training in Best Practices in Research Program Management and Leadership – Fall Quarter 2017

This course is designed for junior investigators (Assistant Professors, Project Scientists who qualify as early stage investigators and postdoctoral fellows). Space is limited to 15 with preference given to researchers in environmental health sciences or related fields.

Sponsored by the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Core Center Career Development Program. For any questions, please contact Pamela Lein (mailto:mpjlein@ucdavis.edu) or Nick Kenyon (mailto:mnjkenyon@ucdavis.edu.

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Save the Date: AVMA Chronic Pain in Dogs and Cats Workshop

Despite advances, chronic pain is one of the most poorly understood and under treated medical problems facing veterinary medicine today. One of the most frustrating aspects of developing therapeutics for treating chronic pain in veterinary medicine is the lack of validated methods to measure chronic pain in different species and diseases. Similarly, translational success has often been lacking when taking analgesics from animal models to human clinical trials. Numerous reviews have highlighted a lack of translation of basic research into new approved therapeutics for treating persistent pain in humans. The use of spontaneous painful disease in companion animals is one of the changes that could help improve translation of basic science to new therapeutics to act as a bridge between preclinical and clinical studies. The ultimate goal is to reduce failure rates in human clinical trials with resultant new therapeutics for humans and animals. For this bridge to work, we need valid outcome measures in animal spontaneous disease conditions and opportunities to share and promote knowledge.

Please visit the www.PAW2017.com website for more information. The workshop will be hosted by NIH on Nov. 29-30, 2017 (there is no registration cost but everyone does need to register at the website).

Advancing Disease Modeling in Animal-Based Research in Support of Precision Medicine – Registration now open

Precision medicine is poised to revolutionize how we treat illness by basing therapeutic decisions on an individual’s molecular characteristics of disease, environmental factors and variables associated with individual lifestyle and behavior. As the field moves toward treating the individual, this workshop will consider ways in which relevant information can be obtained from the development and study of disease models in animals that are guided by individual patient data. Researchers, veterinarians, bioethicists, clinicians and patient advocates will examine the path toward creating and using animal models to support precision medicine.

The workshop, which will be held on October 5-6, 2017 in Washington, DC, is free and open to the public, and we invite you to join us in person or via a free, internationally-streamed webcast.
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AAAS Communicating Science Workshops

The Center for Public Engagement with Science & Technology offers workshops and seminars for scientists and engineers who wish to improve their communication skills and confidence in order to effectively engage with the public. Through discussion, self-reflection, small-group work and practice sessions, our programs focus on the importance of effective two-way communication that respects audiences’ needs and contributions.

Our workshops and seminars provide participants with guidance and support to develop their public engagement and science communication skills, enabling them to engage in meaningful dialogue with diverse audiences.

Contact AAAS for more information or to schedule a workshop.

Nominate your gene for enrollment in the NIH KOMP2 project at UC Davis

The NIH Knockout Mouse Production and Phentoyping (KOMP2) project at UC Davis is accepting nominations of genes to enroll for knockout production and comprehensive screening.

Using services provided by the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program, KOMP2 will be producing and phenotyping ~600 more genes over the next 4 years. We are focusing on genes for which little is known…but also for which the potential for important discoveries is high!

We’d like to hear from you, and which genes you would like us to enroll in our project.

Genes should not already have a mouse available or already be in the MMRRC or another repository…and, again, there should be very little known about it.

Nominating a gene is easy…just go to the link below and complete and submit a brief form. https://www.komp.org/nomination.php

Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students Course

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is offering a course for those interested in a career in science policy, with information and resources presented in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students. This one-hour course, the follow-up companion to Engaging in Science Policy, introduces science-policy career opportunities and how to pursue them.

Enroll today in Careers in Science Policy for Graduate and Undergraduate Students to take the first steps toward a fulfilling science-policy career.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 2016-2017 Sessions

Join Us to Satisfy Your Federally-Mandated Training Requirement:
The UC Davis Research Compliance and Integrity Unit is once again offering a comprehensive research ethics program for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, faculty, staff and NSF funded undergraduate students. This program may also be used to satisfy NIH(http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-10-019.html) and NSF(http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/rcr.jsp) training grant requirements for responsible and ethical conduct of research training programs.

This program also satisfies the research ethics training requirements for NIFA funded projects.
The 60 minute lecture-discussion sessions will be offered at both the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Sessions will consist of a lecture by a guest speaker, followed by a question and answer session. Participants must attend a minimum of eight sessions in order to meet the federal requirements and to receive a certificate of completion for the Responsible Conduct of Research program.  
The Davis and Sacramento Schedule of RCR Sessions are attached as well as on the RCI Webpage (http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr).
For more information please visit the UC Davis RCR website: http://www.research.ucdavis.edu/rcr  or email Mieko Chambers myokoishelton@ucdavis.edu or ORRCI@ad3.ucdavis.edu

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