Upcoming Events, Conferences and Workshops

What's Up Seminar Series - February 2018

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**

February 6, 2018     Colin Reardon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine,  University of California, Davis, "ChATty Lymphocytes: Characterizing the Peripheral Neural-Immune Interface". 

February 13, 2018  TBA

February 20, 2018  TBA

February 27, 2018  TBA

Sponsored by the Center for Comparative Medicine

Upcoming DSI Talk: "Threats to the integrity of peer review: What authors, reviewers and editors can do" with Simine Vazire

Monday, February 12 | 3:00-5:00 PM | DSI Classroom, 360 Shields Library

The Data Science Initiative (DSI) is bringing together scholars from across disciplines at UC Davis to discuss the issues of replicable and reproducible research, including: open science, scientific integrity, transparency and openness, credibility, philosophy and ethics of science, incentive structures in science, and meta-science. They’ll emphasize big picture issues that cut across disciplines, rather than specific technical skills or statistical issues within a domain. No prior experience or expertise is necessary; all individuals from all domains and at all career stages (students, postdocs, faculty, staff) are welcome to attend.


Save the Date: UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Faculty Development Event – Peer Observation and Coaching of Teaching Workshop

Do you want to learn how to observe and coach your peers' instruction? Do you want to be part of a collective effort to enhance teaching in the SVM, and enhance your own teaching in the process? The SVM Teaching Academy is offering two, 4-hour workshops which will cover peer observation of both large group teaching (lectures, labs, discussion sessions), and small group clinical teaching:

Thursday, February 22, 1pm - 5pm; repeated on

Friday, February 23, 8am - 12pm

Location TBA

iCOMOS 2018 - Registration and Abstract Submission Now Open

You are invited to submit abstracts and participate in the 3rd International Conference on One Medicine One Science (iCOMOS 2018) in Minneapolis, MN, USA, April 29–May 2, 2018. Abstract submission deadline is fast approaching. See details below.

iCOMOS 2018 is a global one health forum featuring state-of-the-art scientific presentations and concurrent interactive sessions featuring Nobel prize winners, distinguished laureates, and global thought leaders. Come explore new ways to solve pressing health issues, facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations, and use science to communicate and influence public policy at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment.

ASM Microbe 2018 – Call for Abstracts

When you submit an abstract for ASM Microbe 2018, you get your innovative research findings in front of top thought-leaders and experts in the microbiology community. With more than 3,500 slots for poster presentations and more than 500 possibilities for oral presentations, your research will receive real-time feedback and recognition from your peers.

Take advantage of this opportunity to be among the best microbial scientists in the world.

Abstract submission deadline was January 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m. (ET) 

AAVMC Annual Meeting – Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the AAVMC's 2018 Annual Meeting and Assembly, which will be held March 2-4, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Considered the ultimate professional development event in academic veterinary medicine, this year's meeting is themed "New Horizons in Veterinary Education: Addressing Opportunities with Innovative Approaches." Hundreds of educators and leaders from throughout academic veterinary medicine are expected to converge for the three-day meeting.

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2018 BIO International Convention – Registration Now Open

When: June 4-7, 2018

Where: Boston, MA

California Life Sciences Association is proud to sponsor BIO International Convention 2018! To show our appreciation to CLSA members, we’re offering an opportunity to lock in a discount on the premier BIO 2018 registration packages of Convention Access and Convention Access & Partnering. 

Don't miss out - Register now!

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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) 2017-2018 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

-Schedule of FY 17-18 Sessions-