Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - March, 2015

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

March 24th, 2015         Faculty Candidate - Igor Brodsky, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania- “The Role of Intracellular Bacterial Metabolism in Modulating Inflammasome Responses and Systemic Infection”

March 31st, 2015         Faculty Candidate - Amanda Lewis, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women’s Infectious Disease Research, Washington University School of Medicine - “When the Balancing Act Goes Awry:  New Mouse Models Define How ‘Imbalances’in the Vaginal Microbiota Cause Health Complications”           

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Seminars sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

Symposium for Research Investment in the Sciences and Engineering (RISE)

Join us on Monday, March 30th and explore why some of the most influential discoveries occur at the intersections of academic disciplines and the influence this approach is having on the education of graduate students at UC Davis. The event runs from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Now in its third year, the RISE program has supported 13 interdisciplinary teams focused on addressing issues in agriculture, health, energy and data science. This program has proven to be a successful model for interdisciplinary research, leading to several breakthroughs, and generating significant levels of new extramural funding and intellectual property.

The symposium will include a panel discussion on the role of team science, presentations from each of the RISE teams and a keynote address by William Goldstein, director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

To view the agenda and register for the event, please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/15559616231/.  Please register on or before March 26th, 2015.

Undergraduate Research Week

The Undergraduate Research Center is hosting the 2015 Undergraduate Research Week, May 1-8. The activities start out with a two-day conference scheduled for May 1& 2, a  Genius 5k Run/walk benefit May 3, and a "SVM Get to Know Us” convocation and lab tours on Friday May 8.  Please refer to the attachments for details.

PLEASE RSVP to Eileen English (emenglish@ucdavis.edu) if you are interested in having your undergraduate students present a short 10 minute talk about their work in your lab, participate in guiding tours with grad students/faculty, and attend a snacks/drinks (no alcohol) social hour.

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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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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

Biomedical and Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy

When: July 7-9, 2015

The academy is an intensive program integrating lecture, exercises, and individual projects. Participants work to identify, design, and validate market opportunities for their research. 

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American College of Veterinary Surgeons - 2015 Surgery Summit

When: October 21-24, 2015

Where: Nashville, TN

Explore your passion for surgical case management & discover the magical history, music and soul of Nashville.

Registration opens March 16, 2015

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