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June 23, 2016


Document1Thursday 23

Medicine Grand Rounds
“The Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Threshold: A Framework for Understanding Pathogenesis & Predicting Successful Treatments,” David Levinthal; Shadyside west wing aud., noon (

Neurobiology Seminar
“Opening New Pathways After Spinal Injury,” Lorne Mendell, MIT; 6014 BST3, 2 pm

Friday 24

Board of Trustees Mtg.
WPU Assembly Rm., 10 am

Sr. VC Research Seminar

“The Evolution of Looking & Seeing: New Insights From Colorful Jumping Spiders,” Nathan Morehouse; Scaife lecture rm. 6, noon

Saturday 25

• Summer 6-week-1 session ends; final exams scheduled during last class meeting.

• Official date for awarding of degrees.

Monday 27

• Summer 6-week-2 session enrollment period ends & classes begin.

Tuesday 28

Molecular Medicine Research Seminar
“Deciphering the Systems Biology of MicroRNAs in Pulmonary Hypertension,” Stephen Chan; Rangos Research Conf. Ctr., noon (

SAC/Year of the Humanities Workshop
“Mindfulness & Meditation,” Anthony Silvestre, Ctr. for Mindfulness & Consciousness Studies, WPU ballrm., noon (

Nursing Cancer Survivorship Scholars Lecture
“Program of Research in Chronic Disease Self Management,” Kate Lorig, immunology & rheumatology; 260 Victoria, ETI multipurpose rm., 1:30 pm

Wednesday 29

• Summer 6-week-2 session add/drop period ends.

• Summer 4-week-2 session deadline for students to submit monitored withdrawal forms to dean’s office.

Hepatology Rounds
PHTN Conf.; Montefiore 7 east, pathology conf. rm., 7 am

Clinical Oncology/Hematology Grand Rounds
“Management of Brain Mets From Melanonoma,” Yana Najjar & Ronny Kalash; UPMC Cancer Pavilion Herberman Aud., 8 am (

CIDDE Workshop
“Developing a Lesson Plan,” 815 Alumni, noon (register:

Thursday 30

Ctr. for Medicine & the Microbiome Retreat
Keynote: “Causes & Consequences of Our Gut Microbial Differences,” Federico Rey, U of WI-Madison; UClub ballrm. A, 8 am-1 pm (

Human Research Protection Office Seminar
“Stategies for Achieving Regulatory Compliance & Economies in DoD-Supported Research,” Laura Brosch, US Army Medical Research & Material Command; Scaife lecture rm. 6, 11 am (

HSLS Workshop
“Painless PubMed,” Pat Weiss; Falk Library classrm. 1, 11 am (

Medicine Grand Rounds
“Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia: A Paradigm for Personalized Medicine,” Christopher Faber; Shadyside west wing aud., noon (


Monday 4

•Independence Day, University closed.

Tuesday 5

CIDDE Workshop
“Encouraging Student Participation,” 815 Alumni, 10 am (register:

Wednesday 6

CIDDE Workshop
“Developing a Teaching Portfolio”; 815 Alumni, noon (register:

Thursday 7

• Summer 4-week-2 session ends; final exams scheduled during last class meeting.


“Transcriptionally Defined Subpopulations of Cutaneous Neurons: Effects of Nerve Injury & Regeneration,” Peter Adelman; June 24, 1495 BST, 9 am

A&S/Biological Sciences
“Regulation of Kinesin Motor Kid/KIF22/Kinesin-10 in Focal Adhesion Dynamics,” Lingquing Xu; June 27, A219B Langley, 2 pm

A&S/Geology & Environmental Science
“Documenting the Geometry & Magnitude of Shortening at the Valley & Ridge-Appalachian Plateau Transition: Lycoming County, PA,” Ashley Ace; June 27, 214 SRCC, 2 pm

Medicine/Computational Biology
“Graphical Models for De Novo & Pathway-based Network Prediction Over Multi-Modal High-Throughput Biological Data,” Andrew Sedgewick; June 29, 3073 BST3, 2 pm

Medicine/Biomedical Informatics
“Robust Predictive Modeling of Related Gene Expression Data via Multi-Source Transfer Rule Learning,” Henry Ogoe; July 5, 536 Baum, 1 pm

Engineering/Industrial Engineering
“Integrating Proactive & Reactive Decision Making in Surgery Scheduling,” Gabriel Zenarosa; July 7, 1025E Benedum, 2 pm

Event Deadline

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