Fridays, January 2014


January 10, 2014 ( Friday )

Grand Rounds
7:30am - 8:30am
ENDOCRINE CASE CONFERENCE

Robert Civitelli, M.D.

Sydney M. and Stella H. Schoenberg Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and of Cell Biology and Physiology,
Chief, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases,
Washington University in St. Louis

"A New View at Cortical Bone Modeling: Connexin43 and Mechanical Load"

Research Interests: The long term goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis of bone remodeling. Specifically the laboratory is interested in how derangement of intercellular communication might lead to the generalized demineralization that occurs in many metabolic bone diseases, most importantly, osteoporosis By understanding these mechanisms, one can then devise novel treatment to treat metabolic bone diseases.

Location:  K-307

Posted by:  Linda Hurst, Medicine, 5-Dec-13 1:16pm ET


Grand Rounds
12:00pm - 1:00pm
MEDICAL HUMANITIES NOON CONFERENCE

Race, Gender, and Empathy in Medical Education: The Case of Henrietta Lacks

Sarah L. Berry, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Rebecca Skloot's bestselling book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) exposes the impact of social inequality on the health and quality of life of African Americans, particularly women. Through telling the private stories of Lacks and her daughters, Skloot actively solicits readers' empathy. The book's popularity and widespread adoption in medical schools raises the stakes of investigating how it is read and taught. While the book is praised for promoting empathy for African American women as exploited medical subjects in the past, a closer look reveals that Skloot employs a subject-to-object form of empathy that reinforces white privilege in the present. By contrast, we can read critically against Skloot's bias to develop subject-to-subject empathy (which enables mutual recognition and agency) for the Lacks women. This interactive presentation will introduce the concept of intersubjective empathy and outline African American women's medical vulnerability and then ask attendees to apply this critical framework to selected passages in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (prior familiarity with the book is not necessary).

Location:  K-207 (2-6408)

Posted by:  Mary Fisher, Medical Humanities, 26-Dec-13 2:22pm ET


January 17, 2014 ( Friday )

Research Meetings
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Jeffrey Vedanayagam, University of Rochester

"Genomic conflict and the evolution of small RNA-guided genome defense in Drosophila"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 13-Jan-14 10:10am ET


January 24, 2014 ( Friday )

Other Events & Dates
9:30am - 10:30am
Organic Chemistry Seminar

Speaker: Adam Feinberg, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rochester

Title: Highly Enantioselective Hydrogenation of Quinolines Using Phosphine-Free Chiral Cationic Ruthenium Catalysts

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 27-Dec-13 5:09pm ET


Research Meetings
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Thomas Cech, University of Colorado

"Telomerase in health and disease: genomics and the future of medicine"

Location:  Class of 62 Auditorium

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 26-Dec-13 9:22am ET


Other Events & Dates
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Medical Scientist Research Symposium

Title: Telomerase in Health and Disease: genomics and the future of medicine; Speaker: Professor Thomas R. Cech, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry (1989) – University of Colorado - Boulder, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Sponsors: Depts. of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry & Biophysics, and Center for RNA Biology (open to University Community)

Location:  URMC-Class of 1962 Aud.

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 22-Jan-14 4:50pm ET


Research Meetings
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Adam Johnson, University of Rochester

"Posterior patterning in Spiralia: caudal's role in Ilyanassa"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 23-Jan-14 3:29pm ET


January 31, 2014 ( Friday )

Other Events & Dates
9:30am - 9:30am
CANCELLED - Organic Chemistry Seminar

Speaker: Prof. Abigail Doyle, Princeton Univ. (This is a change from previously announced seminar by Terrell Samoriski who has been rescheduled to February 14)

Title: Methods and Mechanism in Asymmetric Catalysis

Host: Prof. Daniel Weix, Dept. of Chemistry

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 28-Jan-14 10:57am ET


Research Meetings
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Department of Biology EEB Seminar

Dr. Margarita Lopez-Uribe, Cornell University

"Genetic signatures of range expansion of the host-plant specialist squash bee Peponapis pruinosa"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 13-Jan-14 10:13am ET

 
 
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