Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - November, 2014

All seminars are held in the CNPRC Seminar Hall from 12:00 – 1:00 PM

November 4th, 2014     Dennis Hartigan-O’Conner, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of California, Davis – "Effect of IL-21 Support of CD8+ effector Function on SIV Disease"

November 11th, 2014     Holiday-No Seminar

November 18th, 2014     Peter Barry, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of the Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis - "Exploiting Viral Natural History for Vaccine Development"  

November 25th, 2014     Colin Reardon, PhD, Assistant Professor of NeuroImmunology, Department of Anatomy, Physiology, & Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis – “Cholinergic Regulation of Immunity”

Alternative Research Funding - Information Sessions

As the federal landscape continues to grow more competitive, faculty may be wondering about alternative ways to fund research. The Office of Development and Alumni Relations, in partnership with the Faculty Senate, the Office of Foundation and Corporate Giving (OFCG) is offering a free training series entitled "Pursuing Philanthropic Support for Your Project" (offered twice a year):

  • Tuesday, October 28 @ 10-11am, UCD Conference Center: “The Philanthropic Landscape”
  • Thursday, November 6 @ 10-11am, UCD Conference Center: “The Foundation and Corporate Funding Process From State to Finish”

To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/fall-faculty-information-sessions.

Contact Jenny Bickford, Director of Foundation Giving, with any questions at jbickford@ucdavis.edu or 754-2088.

Associate Professor Brown Bag - Grantsmanship

When: Thursday, November 6th, noon - 2 pm

Where: 203 Mrak Hall

Welcome to the 2014-15 Academic Year. Last year we were fortunate to have received valuable feedback directly from Associate Professors which has informed our topic selections for the Associate Professor Brown Bag series. We are pleased to launch the series with the hot topic of grant and proposal writing on Thursday, November 6th 
from 12 noon to 2 pm in 203 Mrak Hall

Suad Joseph, Distinguished Research Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies and Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor, will present this special session. Professor Joseph has organized and served as lead presenter for more than forty proposal and grant writing workshops for faculty and graduate students, including proposal writing for the humanities and social sciences; and has raised $10 million in research grants and teaching/curricula development over the past decade.

This session will feature strategies and approaches to understanding key components of a proposal, identifying and networking with potential granting agencies and exploring available resources. Preparatory materials for this session have been attached for your convenience. We encourage you to browse Professor Joseph’s webpage which has many resources for proposal writing and research design http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/.

You may register for this session by clicking here or by visiting the Academic Affairs websiteFeel free to bring your lunch and we’ll provide the cookies. If you have any questions, future brown bag topic suggestions, or would like more information,  you may contact Matilda Aidam, Director of Faculty Relations and Development at maidam@ucdavis.edu.

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Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) 2014-2015 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.
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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Experts - SciVal Networking Tool Workshops

When: November 12 & 13, 2014

We are rolling out SciVal EXPERTS powered by the new PURE 5 platform at a series of on-campus workshops that will take place Wednesday November 12 and Thursday November 13. I would like to personally invite you to participate in one or more of these workshops to learn about this excellent tool and how it will help you to navigate and obtain useful networking information. EXPERTS can be accessed at: http://www.experts.scival.com/ucdavis/  or by visiting the SVM RESEARCH website and selecting EXPERTS on the horizontal navigation bar.

For your convenience, we have scheduled workshops at both the Medical Center Education Building in Sacramento and in Valley Hall on the Davis campus.

Please consult the flyer for actual dates and times.

Mentoring Mondays with The American Society for Microbiology

Starting in July, The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) is offering the “how to” guide to better mentoring. Mentoring Mondays is a free professional development webinar series. It blends virtual webinars and an interactive discussion forum for all-encompassing mentor training. The program is specifically designed for research investigators interested in (1) learning more about effective mentoring, (2) establishing beneficial mentoring relationships, and (3) implementing novel mentoring strategies to improve research programs. Because we all recognize the importance of mentoring, ASM has created this program to teach even the most seasoned researchers effective ways to integrate mentoring into your research programs. Both you and your trainees will reap the benefit of an improved mentoring relationship.

To learn more about Mentoring Mondays and to register, please visit http://www.ASMLink.org

Interamerican Congress on Zoonosis

Click here for more information and annoucement of the Interamerican Congress on Zoonosis, which is to take place in Mexico City.

ConGen 2015 - Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics

When: January 12-15, 2015

Where: University of Puerto Rico

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