Week of February 9, 2014

February 10, 2014 ( Monday )

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

Dr. Alexander Paciorkowski, URMC

"How does transcriptional dysregulation cause epilepsy?"

Location:  Hutchison 473

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 28-Jan-14 9:10am ET

Research Meetings
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Integrative Approaches for Decoding the Function of Long Non-coding RNAs in Human Cancer

Yiwen Chen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatiscs and Computational Biology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard School of Public Health

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

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

Posted by:  Sharon Kubiak, 3-Feb-14 11:30am ET

Other Events & Dates
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Inorganic Seminar

Title: Organometallic Reactivity of High-Valent Group 10 Transition Metal Complexes

Speaker: Professor Liviu Mirica

Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Chemistry

Location:  Hutchison Hall 473

Posted by:  Marguerite Weston, Chemistry, 22-Jan-14 10:23am ET

February 11, 2014 ( Tuesday )

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am

Rethinking Priorities: Management of Anti-thrombotics In GI Bleeding

Maisa Abdalla, MD
Fellow (PGY-5), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

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

1. Review risk of GI bleeding associated with the use of anti-thrombotics.
2. Discuss the risks of discontinuing anti-thrombotics in the setting of GI bleeding.
3. Provide a general approach to addressing anti-thrombotics in the settings of GI bleeding.

Clostridium difficile: Epidemiology, Emerging Trends, and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation

Chad Cornish, MD
Fellow (PGY-5), Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

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

1. Highlight the increasing incidence, severity, and mortality rate of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI).
2. Illustrate the hypervirulent nature of C. diff resulting from the emergence of the NAP1/BI/027 strain.
3. Describe the role and outcomes of fecal microbiota transplantation for the treatment of recurrent CDI.

Location:  Class of 1962 Auditorium, Kornberg Medical Research Building

Posted by:  Mary Lou Beagan, Medicine, 28-Mar-14 8:27pm ET

Research Meetings
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science Faculty Candidate Seminar

Dr. Jian Peng, Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Mathematics and the Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a Faculty Candidate for the University of Rochester Interdisciplinary Research in Data Science.

He will be giving a seminar Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 in Goergen Hall, Room 101, on the River Campus, from 12:30 - 1:30pm.

His seminar is titled "Unraveling the Mechanism of Chaperone-Mediated Protein Folding."

Host: Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D. / sghaemma@bio.rochester.edu / 585-275-4829

Location:  Goergen Hall, Room 101, on the River Campus

Posted by:  Brenda Klein, Biochem & Biophys, 6-Feb-14 2:49pm ET

February 12, 2014 ( Wednesday )

Grand Rounds
7:00am - 8:00am

TITLE:Bleeding and Clotting in VAD Patients: What's Going On? SPEAKER: Jeffrey Alexis, MD, Associate Professor, Division Cardiology

Learning Objectives: Identify risk factors for bleeding in VAD patients, understand clinical signs and symptoms suggestive of VAD thrombosis, understand treatment options for VAD thrombosis.

Direct questions to Michelle Snyder 585.275.4290

Location:  K-207

Posted by:  Michelle Snyder, Cardiology, 23-Jan-14 4:00pm ET

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am


Location:  Whipple Auditorium (2-6424)

Posted by:  Michelle Crary, Pediatrics, 29-Aug-13 10:54am ET

Grand Rounds
8:00am - 9:00am

TITLE: Infection Control for Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms in Nursing Homes: A Lean Six Sigma Approach

SPEAKERS: Suzanne Gillespie, MD, Annette Medina-Walpole, MD, Erin Brooks, PA-C

All are invited to attend; registration is not necessary. This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Any questions, contact Judy Hazelden at (585)760-6352.

Location:  Monroe Community Hospital, Main Floor, Auditorium A

Posted by:  Judy Hazelden, MCH, 9-Jan-14 10:44am ET

Research Meetings
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Aab CVRI Semimar Series

SPEAKER: Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Molecular Biology UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX

TITLE OF TALK: "Extrinsic and intrinsic forces at work during early blood vessel morphogenesis"

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of cell fate specification during blood vessel development and organogenesis More specifically, the focus of our research is the developing vascular endothelium. We want to answer the questions: how do tissues direct blood vessel patterning via angiogenic factors and, how does the endothelium, in turn, influence embryonic cell differentiation? Our hypothesis is that reciprocal signals underlie the coordinated growth of blood vessels and morphogenesis of organs, and that mutual signaling forms the basis for interdependent physiological relationships that last into adulthood. Understanding this endothelium-tissue crosstalk will be the focus of our research.

Location:  CVRI Conf. Room A105 - 211 Bailey Road, W. Henrietta, NY

Posted by:  Jacqueline Velazquez, Cardiovascular Research Institute, 7-Feb-14 1:28pm ET

February 13, 2014 ( Thursday )

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


Ronen Sumagin, Ph.D.

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

"Agents of Peace": Roles for Leukocytes in Mucosal Wound Healing"

Location:  Anders Room (4-6912)

Posted by:  Sharon Runion, 11-Feb-14 11:03am ET

Other Events & Dates
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology 2014 Spring Colloquium

"Teaching Statistics for the Future, the MOOC Revolution and Beyond"

    Brian S. Caffo, Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Johns Hopkins University
    Department of Biostatistics

Location:  R HWH 1W-1W-501

Posted by:  Susan Divincenzo, Biostatistics, 31-Jan-14 12:53pm ET

February 14, 2014 ( Friday )

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

Cara Brand, University of Rochester

"Evolutionary genetics of the Selfish Segregation Distorter Complex"

Location:  Hutchison 316

Posted by:  Deborah Lawrence, Biology, 3-Feb-14 1:04pm ET

Grand Rounds
7:30am - 8:30am

Ugis Gruntmanis, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center


"Title: Seminar - "Testosterone: a Fountain of Youth for Men?? "

Location:  K-307

Posted by:  Linda Hurst, Medicine, 21-Jan-14 3:33pm ET