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  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Caitlin Brown Download Pathobiology Thesis Defense:  Caitlin Brown to my desktop calendar

    April 21, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the final examination of Caitlin Westberg Brown for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Biology & Medicine. The candidate will present herself for examination on the dissertation entitled "Notch3 Signaling in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer". 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Thesis Defense, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • Brown Statistics C.M. Colver Lecture: “On Consistency of Community Detection in Networks” Download Brown Statistics C.M. Colver Lecture: “On Consistency of Community Detection in Networks” to my desktop calendar

    April 21, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Brown Statistics C.M. Colver Lectureship Series “On Consistency of Community Detection in Networks” Ji Zhu, PhD Professor of Statistics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences University of Michigan Community detection is a fundamental problem in network analysis, with applications in many diverse areas.  The stochastic block model is a common tool for model-based community detection, and asymptotic tools for checking consistency of community detection under the block model have been recently developed by Bickel and Chen (2009).  However, the block model is limited by its assumption that all nodes within a community are stochastically equivalent, and provides a poor fit to networks with hubs or highly varying node degrees within communities, which are common in practice.  The degree-corrected block model (Karrer and Newman 2010) was proposed to address this shortcoming, and allows variation in node degrees within a community while preserving the overall block model community structure.  In this paper, we establish general theory for checking consistency of community detection under the degree-corrected block model, and compare several community detection criteria under both the standard and the degree-corrected block models.  We show which criteria are consistent under which models and constraints, as well as compare their relative performance in practice.  We find that methods based on the degree-corrected block model, which includes the standard block model as a special case, are consistent under a wider class of models; and that modularity-type methods require parameter constraints for consistency, whereas likelihood-based methods do not.  On the other hand, in practice the degree correction involves estimating many more parameters, and empirically we find it is only worth doing if the node degrees within communities are indeed highly variable.  We illustrate the methods on simulated networks and on a network of political blogs.  This is joint work with Yunpeng Zhao and Elizaveta Levina. http:www.stat.brown.edu/Seminars.aspx 121 South Main, Room 245 Open to the Public, Audience, Dept: Applied Mathematics, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: Biostatistics, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • Brown Statistics C. M. Colver Lecture - Title to be announced Download Brown Statistics C. M. Colver Lecture - Title to be announced to my desktop calendar

    April 21, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Brown Statistics C. M. Colver Lectureship Series Ji Zhu, PhD Professor of Statistics Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department of Statistics University of Michigan http://www.stat.brown.edu/Seminars.aspx 121 South Main, Room 245 Open to the Public, Audience, Dept: Applied Mathematics, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: Biostatistics, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • Brown Statistics C.M. Colver Lecture: “On Consistency of Community Detection in Networks” Download Brown Statistics C.M. Colver Lecture: “On Consistency of Community Detection in Networks” to my desktop calendar

    April 21, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Brown Statistics C.M. Colver Lectureship Series “On Consistency of Community Detection in Networks” Community detection is a fundamental problem in network analysis, with applications in many diverse areas.  The stochastic block model is a common tool for model-based community detection, and asymptotic tools for checking consistency of community detection under the block model have been recently developed by Bickel and Chen (2009).  However, the block model is limited by its assumption that all nodes within a community are stochastically equivalent, and provides a poor fit to networks with hubs or highly varying node degrees within communities, which are common in practice.  The degree-corrected block model (Karrer and Newman 2010) was proposed to address this shortcoming, and allows variation in node degrees within a community while preserving the overall block model community structure.  In this paper, we establish general theory for checking consistency of community detection under the degree-corrected block model, and compare several community detection criteria under both the standard and the degree-corrected block models.  We show which criteria are consistent under which models and constraints, as well as compare their relative performance in practice.  We find that methods based on the degree-corrected block model, which includes the standard block model as a special case, are consistent under a wider class of models; and that modularity-type methods require parameter constraints for consistency, whereas likelihood-based methods do not.  On the other hand, in practice the degree correction involves estimating many more parameters, and empirically we find it is only worth doing if the node degrees within communities are indeed highly variable.  We illustrate the methods on simulated networks and on a network of political blogs.  This is joint work with Yunpeng Zhao and Elizaveta Levina. http:www.stat.brown.edu/Seminars.aspx 121 South Main, Room 245 Open to the Public, Audience, Dept: Applied Mathematics, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Lectures, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    April 23, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Philip D. Zamore from the Universty of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester will present a seminar. Title: "Mechanisms and Funcitons of RNA Silencing Pathways in Animals" Host: MCB Graduate Students Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Camelia Saffarini Download Pathobiology Thesis Defense:  Camelia Saffarini to my desktop calendar

    April 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the final examination of Camelia Saffarini for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Biology & Medicine. The candidate will present herself for examination on the dissertation entitled "Endocrine Disruption in the Developing Human Fetal Prostate". 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Thesis Defense, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • CLPS SPECIAL SEMINAR - Michael Saddoris, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Download CLPS SPECIAL SEMINAR - Michael Saddoris, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to my desktop calendar

    April 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CLPS SPECIAL SEMINAR - Speaker: Michael Saddoris, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Title: Finding Meaning in Phasic Dopamine Signal(s): Learning, Value and Addiction. Host: Rebecca Burwell Abstract: Rapid dopamine signaling within the nucleus accumbens (NAc) has been implicated in a variety of motivational processes, including associative learning, choice behavior and more problematically, addiction. However, given this wide range of functions, it has been difficult to isolate which specific features of this signal are important in supporting these processes. In this talk, I will present recent data from behavioral experiments using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry, electrophysiology and optogenetics to demonstrate that interactions between mesolimbic dopamine signaling and NAc activity play a critical role in key aspects of motivational behavior. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 305 Dept: CLPS, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Departments, Seminars
  • Pathobiology Thesis Defense: Hilary Magruder Download Pathobiology Thesis Defense:  Hilary Magruder to my desktop calendar

    April 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Please join the Pathobiology Graduate Program for the final examination of Hilary Magruder for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Division of Biology & Medicine. The candidate will present herself for examination on the dissertation entitled "Study of the transmembrane signaling events required for G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor, GPER-1, induced fibronectin matrix assembly and anchorage-independent growth by breast cancer cells". 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Thesis Defense, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • Bench to Bedside Seminar: Lee Rubin and George Sachs Download Bench to Bedside Seminar:  Lee Rubin and George Sachs to my desktop calendar

    April 24, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells to Study Neurodegenerative Disease Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Dept: Neuroscience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Departments
  • Pathobiology & IMSD Special Seminar: Nikia A. Laurie, Ph.D. Download Pathobiology & IMSD Special Seminar:  Nikia A. Laurie, Ph.D. to my desktop calendar

    April 24, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM The Pathobiology and IMSD Programs invite you to attend a special joint seminar featuring Nikia A. Laurie, Ph.D. Dr. Laurie is an Assistant Professor at the Cancer & Epigenomics Program at the Children's Hospital of Chicago, and will present "Elucidating the Role of MicroRNAs in Retinoblastoma". 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Download Pediatric Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    April 25, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly CME program for the Department of Pediatrics, including attending faculty, residents, fellows and medical students. George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences presents Dr. Jukka Pekka Onnela Download The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences presents Dr. Jukka Pekka Onnela to my desktop calendar

    April 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM The last decade has witnessed a surging scientific interest in, and a growing public awareness of, the connectedness of modern society. Physicians too are embedded in informal networks that result from their sharing of patients, information, and behaviors. This BSS Research and Innovations Networking Series talk will feature Dr. Jukka Pekka Onnela, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in the Harvard School of Public Health. He will discuss his work analyzing these physician-physician networks constructed from Medicare data and describe how a network science based approach can be used to identify naturally occurring groups of physicians that might be best suited to becoming accountable care organizations. http://www.brown.edu/academics/public-health/behavioral-and-social-sciences/research-innovations-and-networking-series-rins/rins-schedule-2013-2014 121 South Main, Room 245 Biology and Medicine, PublicHealth, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: Biostatistics, PublicHealthEvents, Lectures
  • MPPB Seminar - David Cowburn "A trio of dynamics - intein reactivity, pathogenic kinase mutants, and selective diffusion in the nuclear pore" Download MPPB Seminar - David Cowburn "A trio of dynamics - intein reactivity, pathogenic kinase mutants, and selective diffusion in the nuclear pore" to my desktop calendar

    April 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM David Cowburn from the Department of Biochemistry and Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will present an MPPB seminar entitled "A trio of dynamics - intein reactivity, pathogenic kinase mutants, and selective diffusion in the nuclear pore" on April 25, 2014 12:00 - 1:00 PM in Sidney Frank Auditorium Room 220. Beverages and light snacks will be served. Sidney Frank Hall, Room 220 (Nathan Marcuvitz Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: MPPB, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Data Club Download MCB Graduate Program Data Club to my desktop calendar

    April 25, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM The MCB Data Club will be held at 70 Ship St., room 107. Akash Srivastava (Horb Lab)- "Differential roles of beta-catenin inhibitor Chibby1 in pancreas development and transdifferentiation of liver to pancreas", Abbie Frederick (Morrow Lab) and Arjun Ray (Kaun Lab)- "Investigating the role of Notch signaling in alcohol reward memory". Laboratories for Molecular Medicine NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, MCB Graduate Program, Data Club, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments
  • Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research Brown Bag Download Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research Brown Bag to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Our presenter is Denise Tyler, Assistant Professor of Health Services Policy & Practice (Research). Her presentation is entitled, "Innovative Practices in Resource Poor Nursing Homes: Comparing Culture Change and Palliative Care." All are welcome. 121 South Main, Conference Room 636 Medical School, Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Brown Bag Lunch, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: Gerontology
  • Brown Statistics Seminar - “Convex Banding of High Dimensional Covariance Matrices" Download Brown Statistics Seminar - “Convex Banding of High Dimensional Covariance Matrices" to my desktop calendar

    April 28, 2014 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Brown Statistics Seminar Series Florentina Bunea, PhD Professor, Department of Statistical Science Cornell University Title: “Convex Banding of High Dimensional Covariance Matrices" Estimation of large covariance matrices of a random vector with entries that are or can be ordered is an intensely studied problem in stochastic processes, spatial statistics and general high dimensional inference. When the popula­tion matrix is banded or approximately banded, a number of theoretically and practically optimal estimators have been proposed in the last five years. With very few exceptions, the theoretically optimal estimators are not adaptive, and the estimates that are practically performant do not have established theoret­ical properties. Moreover, most existing theoretical analyses are restricted to population covariance matrices with bounded operator norm. We introduce a new estimator, the hierarchically banded estimator, which is the solution of a computationally feasible convex optimization problem. Dur­ing this procedure, one successively penalizes nested triangular corners of the current candidate estimate. Since these ensembles are nested, the new penalty is not a variation on the group-type penalties, and poses new challenges. We show that the procedure can be implemented successfully and efficiently. The estimator, by construction, will be banded and positive definite. We introduce a class of semi-banded population covariance matrices, that generalizes both banded and approximately banded matrices. Members of this class are allowed to have diverging operator norm. We show that our estimator is minimax adaptive with respect to the Frobenius norm over the general class of semi-banded matrices, and with respect to the operator norm over the class of banded matrices. Extensive simulation studies show that our procedure is a strong competitor of all previously developed methods. An application to a classification problem shows the practical gain of employing a banded estimator in the construction of the classifier, for a concrete data set. http://www.stat.brown.edu/Seminars.aspx 121 South Main, Room 245 Open to the Public, Audience, Dept: Applied Mathematics, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: Biostatistics, Departments, Seminars
  • Using the Stages of Change to Assist Patients to Make Lifestyle Changes Download Using the Stages of Change to Assist Patients to Make Lifestyle Changes to my desktop calendar

    April 29, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Chronic Care and Disease Management Program Presents: Using the Stages of Change to Assist Patients to Make Lifestyle Changes Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 8:30–9:30 am LIVE WEBCAST!! Register online at: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/ All are welcome to attend this session at the Rhode Island Department of Health Auditorium in Providence or participate online via webcast*. Pre-registration is required through either format. Email confirmations and webcast instructions will be sent to all registrants. Solmaz Behtash, DO Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Solmaz Behtash, DO LLC | Pawtucket, RI Sara S. Johnson, PhD Senior Vice-President, Research and Product Development Pro-Change Behavior Systems, Inc. | Branford, CT Program Description Attendees will learn the Transtheoretical Model and how to identify patients in various stages of change. They will also learn how to use standardized assessments to help patients move towards healthy behaviors. Target Audience Practice teams including physicians, nurses, nurse care managers, medical assistants, and other team members. Educational Objectives At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to: 1. Describe the key principles of the Transtheoretical Model 2. Describe the key characteristics of patients in various stages of change 3. Identify at least two assessment strategies to determine a patient’s stage of change 4. Explain how to address the needs of patients in different stages of change to facilitate progress to the next stage CME Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurses: This continuing nursing education activity was approved for 1 CEU by the Rhode Island State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. All Other Healthcare Providers: Certificates of Attendance will be available for all other healthcare providers not listed above upon completion of the credit claim form or online requirements. *Please note that to view the live webcast Silverlight must be installed on your computer. https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/ >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details Medical School, Open to the Public, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Faculty, Staff, BioMed: Gerontology, AMS: GrandRounds, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, PsychBehavior, Departments, Health Services
  • CME Event: OB Medicine Grand Rounds Download CME Event: OB Medicine Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    April 29, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM OB Medicine Grand Rounds: "Skin Diseases in Pregnancy by George Kroumpouzos, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dermatology Conference Room, APC Building, 10th Floor. Target Audience: Physicians, department members, & invited guests. Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: - Recognize various skin diseases in pregnancy and their course during gestation. - Formulate a practical approach to pruritic dermatoses of pregnancy that allows the differentiation of specific dermatoses from atopic dermatitis and cholestasis of pregnancy. - Recognize and manage maternal/fetal risks. The Miriam Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Miriam Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact The Miriam Hospital CME office at (401) 444-4260. > Other location: see description for details Medical School, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Meetings
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Holger Sonderman from Cornell University will present a seminar. Title: "The Ins and Outs of c-di-GMP Signaling in Bacterial Biofilm Formation" Host: Rebecca Page Laboratories for Molecular Medicine NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • Jean Decety, University of Chicago Download Jean Decety, University of Chicago to my desktop calendar

    April 30, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Jean Decety, University of Chicago. Irving B. Harris Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. Director of the Child Neurosuite and the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. Title: The contribution of neuroscience to theories of morality. Abstract: Morality is a pervasive aspect of human nature across all cultures. Neuroscience can contribute in many ways to our understanding of the mechanisms underpinning moral cognition, including how they develop during ontogeny as well as how individual dispositions modulate online neural response and effective connectivity. I will present a series of studies from my lab that utilized functional MRI and high-density EEG to examine the neural response to non-verbal visual scenarios depicting interpersonal harm and interpersonal assistance. Results from these studies provide important knowledge in identifying neural computations and their spatiotemporal dynamics that support psychological processes involved in moral judgment and mental-state reasoning. Friedman Auditorium, CLPS Department, 190 Thayer Street, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m. http://brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Borrelia Miyamotoi Download Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Borrelia Miyamotoi to my desktop calendar

    May 1, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Public Health Grand Rounds Webcast Event: Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, and Borrelia Miyamotoi Presented by the Rhode Island Department of Health Thursday, May 1, 2013, 8:30 - 9:30 am Pre-register online: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/ Pre-registration is required. Email confirmations and webcast instructions will be sent to all registrants. Program Description Over the past several decades, the burden of tick borne illness has increased dramatically in the Northeastern U.S. Each year in Rhode Island, for example, tick bites cause about 1,000 new cases of Lyme disease, Babesiosis, and other potentially serious illnesses – at a cost of several million dollars. This problem was caused in large part by the migration of urbanites to woodland habitats supportive of the complex life-cycle of the black-legged tick – commonly called the “deer tick” – and its chief hosts, the white-footed mouse and the white-tailed deer. Control of these hosts is a daunting task. Thus, current strategies to reduce the tick borne illness burden focus on avoiding tick bites, recognizing the early signs of illness, and seeking prompt medical treatment. Meanwhile, new tick-borne illnesses are emerging, making it ever more important that primary care practitioners understand the complexity of the problem and the tools (developed and developing) we have to address it. Target Audience Primary care providers (physicians and mid-level practitioners) and public health staff, health care planners and policy makers. Educational Objectives At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to: 1. Describe the ecology and prevalence of tick-borne illnesses in the Northeastern United States; 2. Describe characteristics of common and emerging tick-borne illnesses; 3. Describe issues inherent in the diagnosis and treatment of common and emerging tick-borne illnesses. Peter J. Krause, MD Dr. Peter J. Krause is Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale School of Medicine. He received a B.A. with honors in biology from Williams College and an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Krause completed a Pediatric internship and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Stanford University Medical Center and Pediatric Infectious Diseases training at the University of California Los Angeles. He joined the faculty at the University of Connecticut in 1979 and moved to Yale in 2008. Dr. Krause carries out translational, epidemiological, and clinical research in the study of vector-borne diseases. His primary focus has been on human Babesiosis but he has also carried out research on two companion tick-borne infections, Lyme disease and relapsing fever caused by Borrelia Miyamotoi. He is the author of more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific publications. He has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and on several leadership committees of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and Connecticut Infectious Diseases Society. CME Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Rhode Island Department of Health. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/ >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details Medical School, Open to the Public, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Global Health Initiative, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, BioMed Faculty Affairs, AMS: GrandRounds, BioMed:DiagnosticImaging, AMS: ConfClinic, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: Pathology, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, PsychBehavior, Departments, Health Services
  • Pathobiology Seminar Series: Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D. Download Pathobiology Seminar Series:  Julie Pfeiffer, Ph.D. to my desktop calendar

    May 1, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Professor Julie Pfeiffer from the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, will present "How Gut Bacteria Enhance Enteric Virus Infectivity". This lecture is part of the 2014 Pathobiology Graduate Program Spring Seminar Series. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, BioMed: PathoGrad, Seminars
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Download Pediatric Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    May 2, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly CME program for the Department of Pediatrics, including attending faculty, residents, fellows and medical students. George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar Download CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar to my desktop calendar

    May 2, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Title: TBD Presented by: Theresa Senn, PhD, Assistant Professor at Brown University The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • BIBS - Computation Initiative Lecture Series Download BIBS - Computation Initiative Lecture Series to my desktop calendar

    May 2, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Peter E. Latham, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, UK. "Olfaction as Probabilistic Inference" Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments, Lectures
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    May 7, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Jason Sello, Department of Chemistry, Brown University will present a seminar: "Genetic Bases of Biological Chemistry and Ecology in Streptomyces" Host: Art Salomon Laboratories for Molecular Medicine NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • Miles Hewstone, Oxford University Download Miles Hewstone, Oxford University to my desktop calendar

    May 7, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Harold Schlosberg Colloquium. Miles Hewstone, Oxford University. Title: Impact of Diversity on Intergroup Relations: The Missing Dimension of Intergroup Contact. Abstract: : My talk will begin by considering the pessimistic conclusion of political scientist, Robert Putnam that living in ethnically diverse areas is associated with ‘distrust’, not just of ethnic outgroup, but also ethnic ingroup, members. I will challenge his findings, primarily, for having failed to include an adequate measure of intergroup contact (i.e., not just whether people live in ethnically diverse areas, but the quantity and quality of cross-group interaction they experience). This critique is substantiated with recent multi-level data from surveys carried out in neighborhoods and schools varying in diversity. The remainder of my talk presents an overview of some of my current research – comprising cross-sectional and longitudinal surveys, experiments, and observational and archival analyses. I provide evidence for the impact of two different kinds of contact (direct and extended); explore how and when contact works (i.e., mediating and moderating factors, respectively); and consider the variety of outcome measures that contact impacts (especially generalized effects from one outgroup to other outgroups). Two ‘enemies’ of contact should also be considered, however, negative contact, and resegregation. I conclude that a broad approach to conceiving and measuring ‘contact’ is necessary, and that contact conceived in this manner is crucial to understanding the impact of diversity. However, the research practices of social psychologists appear partly to blame for the limited impact of our theory and research on public policy in this area. CLPS Department, May 7, 4:30 p.m. Friedman Auditorium, 190 Thayer Street. http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Laboratory, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Download Pediatric Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    May 9, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly CME program for the Department of Pediatrics, including attending faculty, residents, fellows and medical students. George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • CFAR Special Presentation Download CFAR Special Presentation to my desktop calendar

    May 9, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Title: TBD Presented by: Kra Wools-Kaloustian, Assoc. Professor of Medicine at Indiana University The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K Charity Race Download 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K Charity Race to my desktop calendar

    May 10, 2014 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Check-in starts at 9:30 am, Kids race begins at 10:15 am and the 5k run/3k walk will begin at 11:00 am. This fast, scenic 5k run goes around Brown University campus and over to Blackstone Blvd. The 3k course is a shortened version of the 5k. Race History 2014 marks the 13th Annual Breeze Against Wheeze 5K. The race was conceived in 2001 by a Brown University Medical student as a means to help finance Hasbro Children's Hospital's Asthma Camp. Asthma is the number one chronic condition in children, and the leading cause of hospitalization in children nationwide. Here in Rhode Island, the asthma rates are especially high and too many children with asthma do not have the education and support necessary to alleviate their condition. Each year the race raises 25% of the camp's total costs. http://med.brown.edu/students/breeze/ Athletic Center (OMAC Front) Medical School, Fitness / Sports, Open to the Public, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Fundraiser, Other Events
  • RIMWA Annual Meeting & Woman Physician of the Year Award Celebration Download RIMWA Annual Meeting & Woman Physician of the Year Award Celebration to my desktop calendar

    May 13, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM The RIMWA(Rhode Island Medical Women's Association) Annual Meeting and the Woman Physician of the Year Award Celebration will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Providence Marriott Hotel, One Orms Street, Providence, RI. RIMWA will honor Lynn E. Taylor, MD FACP as the 2014 Woman Physician of the Year. Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Director, of Miriam Hospital's HIV/Viral Hepatitis Co-infection Program. This annual award recognizes a local woman physician who has demonstrated excellence and a high level of commitment to medicine, family, and the community. For additional information, please contact: RIMWA, 235 Promenade Street, Suite 500, Providence, RI 02908, Attn: Ms. Jane Coutu or e-mail: jcoutu@rimed.org http://biomed.brown.edu/owims/ >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details Audience, Biology and Medicine, Invitation Only, BioMed: WIM, Receptions, Other Events
  • Treating and Defeating Hepatitis C in RI Download Treating and Defeating Hepatitis C in RI to my desktop calendar

    May 16, 2014 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Friday, May 16, 2014 The Omni Providence Hotel | 1 West Exchange Street | Providence, RI 02903 Program Description At no other time in history has hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) been such an urgent problem. The ‘tidal wave’ of the epidemic has hit: ‘Baby Boomers’ infected years ago are now falling ill due to HCV-induced end-stage liver disease and liver cancer, and face tremendous suffering, inability to work and premature death. Only large-scale improvements in HCV care delivery, concomitant with the revolution occurring in HCV treatment, will avert decades of preventable morbidity and mortality. The standard of care for HCV therapy is rapidly evolving with the advent of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs). This program provides an overview of current and future HCV screening, care and treatment; addresses emerging issues facing practitioners and public health organizations; and presents HCV epidemiology and strategies to expand capacity to cure. Target Audience Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, and other health care practitioners involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with HCV infection as well as practitioners in: gastroenterology, hepatology, infectious diseases, HIV, corrections, internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry & public health. Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Recognize new groups at risk so as to identify undiagnosed HCV infection 2. Apply HCV screening and treatment guidelines to a clinic population 3. Recognize the benefits of achieving HCV cure and the importance of optimizing adherence to achieve cure 4. Describe strategies for treating patients infected with genotypes 1, 2 and 3 5. Define the role of interferon-sparing, all-oral HCV regimens 6. Appraise emerging data on investigational HCV agents and how they will likely affect current practice, and be prepared to use novel direct-acting antiviral agents as they become available 7. Discuss the public health implications of HCV epidemiology and costs of care Registration Information Register online at: https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration Conference registration fee includes: Continental breakfast, breaks, lunch, access to an online syllabus, and complimentary on-site parking. $100.00 MD/DO $50.00 Other Healthcare Professionals, Students, Residents, Fellows For More Information Contact the Brown CME Office | Ph: 401-863-3337 | F: 401-863-2202 | Email: CME@Brown.edu CME Accreditation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CME/CE Credit Designations Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Psychologists: The Warren Alpert Medical School is approved by the RI Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 7.0 Category 1 CE Credits. Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only. Social Workers: This activity has been approved by the NASW, Rhode Island for 7.0 CE’s, Authorization #: RI-5590, valid until 4/30/15. Nursing Credit: An application has been submitted to the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and the Board of Registration in Nursing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. CE Approval is pending. Continuing Pharmacy Education Information The University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance and completion of online evaluations and self-assessment tools at the conclusion of the program are required for issuance of a statement of credit. UNIVERSAL ACTIVITY NUMBERS: This learning activity provides 7 contact hours (0.7 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. UAN 0060-9999-14-053-L01-P. This is a knowledge based learning activity. http://brown.edu/academics/medical/education/other-programs/continuing-medical-education/live-conferences/treating-and-defeating-hepatitis-c-ri >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details Panel Discussions, Medical School, Open to the Public, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, Dept: Environmental Health and Safety, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Global Health Initiative, Dept: BRUNAP, Faculty, Staff, Symposium, BioMed Faculty Affairs, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine, AIDS, Departments, Health Services, Lectures, Seminars, Conferences, Meetings
  • Pediatric Grand Rounds Download Pediatric Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    May 16, 2014 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Pediatric Grand Rounds is a weekly CME program for the Department of Pediatrics, including attending faculty, residents, fellows and medical students. George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar Download CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar to my desktop calendar

    May 16, 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Title: TBD Presented by: Michael White, PhD, Associate Professor at Brown University The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS