Masonic Cancer Center

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MCC Update 12-03-13

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Update is an official newsletter of the Masonic Cancer Center for faculty, members, staff, colleagues, and friends. All submissions for the next issue must be sent to Sandi Sherman, sherm019@umn.edu, by noon on Friday for publication the following Tuesday.
 

December 3, 2013
 

In This Issue

Cancer Center Seminar  

Program Meetings

Professional Education

Events

Funding Opportunities


Cancer Center Seminar

 

PLEASE NOTE: This seminar will be NOT be simulcast to MCRB. Shuttles to CCRB may be boarded in front of Variety Club Heart Clinic on E. River Parkway. See website for details on pick-up time.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 12-1 p.m., 1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
PI3K pathway in cancer
Peter K. Vogt, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute

Host: Caroline Diep, Cancer Biology Training Grant invited speaker

A peek at next week’s seminar:

No seminar due to ASH meeting.

Visit the calendar for a schedule of seminars.

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News 

Masonic Cancer Center researchers to present at ASH Annual Meeting
Many Masonic Cancer Center researchers and University of Minnesota colleagues will be among the presenters at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting December 7-10 in New Orleans.

If you or someone from your laboratory is giving an oral or poster presentation at ASH, and you have not been listed yet, please e-mail Sandi Sherman, sherm019@umn.edu,with your name, title and/or lab affiliation, and the title of your presentation to be included on the list and in a future edition of Update.

Poster presentations

  • Rachel Bergerson, Ph.D.,Verneris lab: Early NK Cell Proliferation After Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation Is Associated With Superior Disease-Free Survival Due To Reduced Leukemia Relapse
  • David Hermanson, Ph.D., Kaufman lab, Functional Chimeric Anitgen Receptor-Expressing Natural Killer Cells Derived From Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

CTSI hosts clinical data office hours
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has begun hosting clinical data office hours twice weekly: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Room 212, 717 Delaware St.; and Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., 350G Diehl Hall. Visitors can learn more about the clinical data repository, discuss requests for data, see a demo on using the Data Shelter, and receive help using the i2b2 cohort-discovery tool. For more information, see CTSI Office Hours.

Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations and School of Public Health host course in community-based participatory research
This course is intended for graduate students and community practitioners interested in adding community-based research to their repertoire of effective approaches to understanding and addressing health disparities. Read more.

Biomedical Library offers extended hours and stress buster activities
The Bio-medical Library on the East Bank will be opened 24/7 from December 4 to December 19. In addition, “Stress Buster” activities will take place Wednesday and Thursday, December 11-12 in the second floor tunnel entrance to the library.
12:00-1:00 p.m.: Cookies and beverages
12:00-2:00 p.m.: Chair Massage
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Tea time in Wangensteen -view Downton Abbey Exhibit
1:00-2:00 p.m.: Animal Therapy with Gabe (registered therapy dog)

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Program Meetings

Cell Signaling Program
Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 9:30-10:30 a.m., 750 MCRB
Bioinformatics services at the University of Minnesota
Nuri Temiz, Ph.D., Bioinformatics Research Scientist

View the calendar for a schedule of meetings.

Genetic Mechanisms of Cancer Program
12-1 p.m., 2-120 MCB (NOTE room change)
The proteome and expression pathways in COPD and lung cancer
Christine Wendt, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

View the calendar for a schedule of meetings.

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Professional Education

December 4, 2013: Pharmacology Faculty Candidate Seminar
10-11a.m., 2-101 NHH
Targeting the Plasminogen Activation System for Imaging and Therapy in Cancer
Aaron LeBeau, Ph.D., faculty candidate, 2013 Steve Wynn Prostate Cancer Foundation Young Investigator, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California San Francisco

December 6, 2013: Publishing Behind the Scenes
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105
José Merino, M.D., M.Phil., U.S. Clinical Research Editor at the British Medical Journal (BMJ) will give a brief presentation that provides a behind-the-scenes look at publishing, followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A. This is part of a new seminar series from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute designed to help junior faculty develop strong applications for NIH extramural funding and CTSI-Ed career development programs. RSVP by Dec. 4 to ctsieduc@umn.edu to reserve a lunch. Link to event info.

December 12, 2013: Sixth Annual David A. Rothenberger Lecture
4 p.m., Mayo Auditorium
Will physicians lead us through health care challenges?
Bill George, former chair and chief executive of Medtronic; professor of management practice at Harvard Business School; board member: Mayo Clinic, Exxon Mobil and Goldman Sachs; former chair of the board of Allina Health System and Abbott Northwestern Hospital

January 22, 2014: Writing Winning Grants
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., McNamara Alumni Center
Want to write successful health research grants? Then don't miss "Write Winning Grant Proposals," a day-long seminar that will comprehensively address practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal-writing process. 

Registration fee: $75

The seminar is hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center for Health Equity and Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations. Register for the event.  

Visit the Education and Training Opportunities web page for more conference and special lecture listings.

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Events

 

May 17, 2014: Save the Date: Cancer Survivorship Series
Click here to be added to the Cancer Survivor Program mailing list to receive registration information for this conference when it is available closer to the date.

Visit the Community Events and Outreach page for more information.

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Funding Opportunities 

NOTICE FROM IRB: Additional human subjects training required
Effective February 1, 2014, all investigators and staff listed on new biomedical and social IRB applications will be required to document completion of Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative basic human subjects protection training. (CITI is hosted by the University of Miami Medical School.) Read more.

Visit the Funding Opportunities Web page to see listings previously published in Update. A list of organizations that provide funding for cancer research is also provided there.

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