Clinical and Translational Science Institute Seminar Series

Spring 2014

For the Spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year, we have planned an exciting series of lectures titled, "Crossing Elmwood: River Campus-Medical Center Research Collaborations. "

All of the lectures will take place in the Helen Wood Hall Auditorium (1W-304), from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm. The series will begin on January 14, 2014.

CTSI will continue to offer live streaming of the seminar series, as well as the option to stream the seminar at a later date. Click on the seminar title to access the video. *Note: Seminars are best viewed using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. CME credit will only be available for those that physically attend the series. No credit will be given for viewing the series on the web.

Lunch is provided. Please bring your own beverage.

Date Speaker Title


12:15-1:15 pm

Yousef Khalifa, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Jiebo Luo, PhD

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Seeing eye to eye: connecting artificial intelligence with automated surgery grading via digital videos


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12:15-1:15 pm
Tiffany Gommel, MS, CIM, CIP
Director, Research Subjects Review Board
Kelly Unsworth, MS, CCRC, CIP
Director of Research Education & Training, Office for Human Subject Protection
OHSP Quiz Show: A Human Subject Protections & Good Clinical Practice Refresher
12:15-1:15 pm

Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS
Professor, Departments of Neurology and Imaging Sciences
Jianhui Zhong, PhD
Professor, Departments of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

Neuroimaging Biomarkers in HIV-Associated CNS Injury
12:15-1:15 pm
Stephen Dewhurst, PhD
Vice Dean for Research, SMD
Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research
Chairman and Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Danielle Benoit, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Catherine Ovitt, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Genetics, Center for Oral Biology
Nanoparticle-mediated gene silencing confers radio protection to salivary glands in vivo
12:15-1:15 pm
David Goldfarb, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology
Calorics Pharmaceuticals: linking yeast longevity to age-associated diseases
12:15-1:15 pm

Jeffrey Bazarian, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Departments of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Eric Blackman, PhD
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Jianhui Zhong, PhD
Professor, Departments of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering

A multidisciplinary effort toward identifying and mitigating closed-head brain injury
12:15-1:15 pm

Lorrie D. Drivers, CCRP, RQAP-GCP
Executive Director, Global Quality Assurance and Compliance

CAPA Plans: Solutions, Not Blame
12:15-1:15 pm
Diane Dalecki, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Denise Hocking, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering
Ultrasound Technologies for Tissue Engineering
12:15-1:15 pm

G. Edward Vates , MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and Medicine, Endocrine/Metabolism
Brad Mahon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Neurosurgery and Center for Visual Science

Using MRI to predict visual recovery after tumor resection
12:15-1:15 pm

Krystel Huxlin, PhD
Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurobiology & Anatomy, Brain/Cognitive Sciences and Center for Visual Science
Wayne Knox, PhD
Associate Dean of Education and New Initiatives
Professor, Department of Optics and Physics and Visual Science

Progress toward noninvasive vision correction
12:15-1:15 pm

Anne Luebke, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neurobiology & Anatomy and Center for Navigation and Communication Sciences
Loisa Bennetto, PhD
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Listening through noise: Search for Autism biomarkers
12:15-1:15 pm

Richard Waugh, PhD
Chair and Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Pharmacology & Physiology and Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound
James Palis, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Hematology & Oncology

When Erythrocyte Biology and Mechanics Collide

12:15-1:15 pm

Hyekrun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP
Associate Professor, School of Nursing
James Allen, PhD
Professor, Department of Computer Science

Mobile phone-based asthma self-management aid for adolescents (mASMAA): "Txt4ASMA"
12:15-1:15 pm

CTSI Trainees

CTSI Trainee Presentations
12:15-1:15 pm

CTSI Trainees

CTSI Trainee Presentations
12:30-1:30 pm
Tiffany Gommel
RSRB Director
Understanding RSRB Review Processes to Improve Submissions

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