Week of January 5, 2014

January 6, 2014 ( Monday )

Other Events & Dates
Inorganic Seminar

Title: Small Molecule Activation in Bioinorganic Chemistry: From Orbital to Organism

Speaker: Dr. Feifei Li

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Department of Photon Sciences

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 3-Dec-13 10:19am ET

Research Meetings
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Department of Biology Donut Talk

Dr. Brendan Mort, University of Rochester

"Computational Resources for Scientific Research at the University of Rochester: The Center for Integrated Research Computing (CIRC)"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 20-Dec-13 4:18pm ET

January 7, 2014 ( Tuesday )

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am

Part 1) Accountable Health Partners Update
Part 2) Measuring Local Medical Practice Variation

Paul Levy, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine
Charles Ayrault Dewey Professor of Medicine
Professor, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care
University of Rochester Medical Center

Robert McCann, M.D., F.A.C.P
Chief of Medicine at Highland Hospital
Professor of Medicine
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
University of Rochester Medical Center

Educational Objectives:
At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:

1. To recognize changes in the landscape of our local health care systems.
2. Understand drivers of variation in care across medical practices.

Location:  Class of 1962 Auditorium, Kornberg Medical Research Building

Posted by:  Mary Lou Beagan, Medicine, 10-Jan-14 5:53pm ET

January 8, 2014 ( Wednesday )

Grand Rounds
7:00am - 8:00am
Cardiology Grand Rounds

Speaker: Gregory Shearer, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrional Sciences, Pennyslvania State University

Title: Lipid Mediators in Diastolic Heart Failure

Location:  K207

Posted by:  Michelle Snyder, Cardiology, 20-Dec-13 1:57pm ET

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am


Location:  Whipple Auditorium (2-6424)

Posted by:  Michelle Crary, Pediatrics, 29-Aug-13 10:44am ET

Research Meetings
2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Role of RNA-and DNA-Binding Proteins in Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation and Innate Immunity

Manuel Ascano, Jr. Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate, Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology, The Rockefeller University

Faculty Candidate, Center for RNA Biology, Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics

Location:  K-307 Auditorium, Rm. #3-6408

Posted by:  Sharon Kubiak, 20-Dec-13 2:34pm ET

Research Meetings
4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Aab CVRI Seminar Series

SPEAKER: Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center School of Medicine and Dentistry

TITLE OF TALK: "Stress-induced cellular senescence and chromatin modifications in inflammation"

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, West Henritta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 7-Jan-14 11:42am ET

January 9, 2014 ( Thursday )

Research Meetings
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pharmacology and Physiology Colloquium Seminar

Kristina L. Modjeski
(Graduate Student in the Laboratory of Dr. Craig Morrell)

"GRIP1 Deficiency Causes Accelerated Immunosenescence in T Cells"

Location:  Anders Room (4-6912)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 30-Dec-13 9:52am ET

January 10, 2014 ( Friday )

Grand Rounds
7:30am - 8:30am

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

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