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May 1st, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
“Dysregulated estrogen signaling in prostate cancer”

Ricky Yuet-Kin Leung, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Division of Environmental Genetics and Molecular Toxicology
Department of Environmental Health
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
May 2nd, 2019 (Thu)
7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute Retreat
"Forging Collaborations: Bridging Gaps in Cancer Research"
The retreat will feature a Keynote Address from Dr. Jennifer Grandis, UCSF and short talks from UAMS cancer researchers. The day will conclude with a Poster Session showcasing cancer research across the UAMS campus. It is a great opportunity to learn about basic, clinical, translational and population science cancer research being conducted at UAMS.

Location: Heifer International in downtown Little Rock
For more information, contact Sandy Moore, MA, 686-8131
May 2nd, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Lecture Seminar
Elizabeth A. Rucks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Presenting “Mapping the Chlamydia trachomatis inclusion membrane with proximity labeling systems.”

Thursday, May 2, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
May 7th, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Research Support Information Network (RESIN) mtg.
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is held the first Tuesday of every month (except July, August). RESIN presenters offer timely 5-7 minutes updates on various topics affecting UAMS reserach (e.g., policies, budgeting, Medical Showcases, application news, etc.) Pizza and water served for lunch.

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute.

For more information or to present a research update; Contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
May 7th, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Biostatistics Journal Club
The Department of Biostatistics will host a Journal Club on Tuesday, May, 2018, 12p-1p in RAHN 2280.
Our presenter is: D. Keith Williams, MPH, PhD. Professor, Vice Chair for Education - Department of Biostatistics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The topic of discussion will be: "A Casual Introduction to the glmulti: An R Package for Easy Automated Model Selection with Generalized Linear Models".
Please mark your calendar to attend!
May 7th, 2019 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Dean’s Distinguished Lectureship
DOUGLAS R. GREEN, PhD
Cancer Center Program Co-Director,
Cancer Cell Biology
Peter C. Doherty Endowed Chair
of Immunology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

“LAP and LANDO: Noncanonical functions of autophagy proteins in anti-cancer immunity and Alzheimer's Disease.“

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: Rahn Building, Pauly Auditorium, G219
May 9th, 2019 (Thu)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology (SPaT) T32 Symposium Seminar
"Taxol, Tubulin and Tumors: A Story of Drug Development"

Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Falkenstein Chair in Cancer Research
Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Walton Auditorium, 10th Floor
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
May 9th, 2019 (Thu)
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  MBIM/CMPHIR Distinguish Seminar Speaker
Fanxiu Zhu, Ph.D.
Biological Science Faculty Member
Department Of Biological Science
Florida State University

Presenting “Evasion of cGAS DNA sensing by KSHV, KicGAS and beyond.”

Thursday, May 9, 2019
1:30 PM

Biomedical Research Center II
Rayford Auditorium
Room 106-2
May 9th, 2019 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Physiology and Biophysics weekly seminar
Grace Purvis
Graduate Student

presents
"Tumor-Stromal Crosstalk in Thyroid Cancer"
May 10th, 2019 (Fri)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Grand Rounds
"Lessons from an Academic in Avoiding the Ditches and Valleys of Commercial Death!"

Mark Liles, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Sciences
Auburn University

I. Dodd Wilson Bldg, Rooms 105A/B

Lunch provided to the first 25 attendees

A collaboration among UAMS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Utah (all Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program institutions) and University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Sponsored by the UAMS Translational Research Institute, BioVentures, LLC, and the NIGMS Systems Pharmacology and Toxicology T32 Training Program
May 15th, 2019 (Wed)
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Translational Neurosciences
Showcase of Medical Discoveries - Translational Neurosciences Research

24th in the series, this reception will focus on UAMS investigators discussing their research in a poster session reception with clinicians and basic science researchers. Research faculty, staff, and students are invited.

Location: 10th floor, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Rotunda

For more information, contact Linda Williams, ldwilliams@uams.edu
May 17th, 2019 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for protocol submission is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator - robertokerreya@uams.edu
May 28th, 2019 (Tue)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  William Hyatt Dissertation Defense
"Acute and persistent impulsive effects of the synthetic cathinone 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV"

William Hyatt
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: William Fantegrossi, Ph.D.

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
May 28th, 2019 (Tue)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Dissertation Defense - Niranjan Kathe, PhD Candidate
Niranjan Kathe, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy Will defend his dissertation entitled "Assessing the spillover expansion compared to non-expansion on pre-existing Medicaid patients, children of newly eligible parents, and on the commercial population."

RAHN Building
Room 3202
Advisor: Jacob T. Painter, PharmD, MBA, PhD
May 30th, 2019 (Thu)
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Michael Cozart Dissertation Defense
"Vascular TRPC3 channels mediate dysregulation of neurovascular coupling during status epilepticus"

Michael Cozart, PhD Candidate
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: Fang Zheng, Ph.D.

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jun 4th, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Research Support Information Network (RESIN) mtg.
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is held the first Tuesday of every month (except July, August). RESIN presenters offer timely 5-7 minutes updates on various topics affecting UAMS reserach (e.g., policies, budgeting, Medical Showcases, application news, etc.) Pizza and water served for lunch.

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute.

For more information or to present a research update; Contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Jun 11th, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Ana Rita Silva Moreira, MSc - Seminar
Graduate Assistant
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences
UAMS

Title: "Translational Regulation in Pituitary Gonadotropes: A Role for Musashi in the Cross-talk between Metabolism and Reproduction"

Biomedical Research Center 2
Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Jun 12th, 2019 (Wed)
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  Pharmacology and Toxicology Seminar Series
“NGLY1-mediated protein deglycosylation: An emerging vulnerable point in melanoma and neurodevelopment”
Dr. Yu-chieh(Jack)Wang, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Rayford Auditorium, Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jun 19th, 2019 (Wed)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Samantha Mclenahan Dissertation Defense
“Development and testing of a vaccine for 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (α-PVP)”

Samantha Mcclenahan
Ph.D. Candidate
Deparmtent of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Mentor: Michael Owen, Ph.D.

Rayford Auditorium
Biomed II, Room 106-2
Jun 21st, 2019 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for protocol submission is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator - robertokerreya@uams.edu
Jul 2nd, 2019 (Tue)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Research Support Information Network (RESIN) mtg.
Research Support Information Network (RESIN) is held the first Tuesday of every month (except July, August). RESIN presenters offer timely 5-7 minutes updates on various topics affecting UAMS reserach (e.g., policies, budgeting, Medical Showcases, application news, etc.) Pizza and water served for lunch.

Location: Walton Auditorium, 10th floor Cancer Institute.

For more information or to present a research update; Contact Linda Williams, UAMS Research Liaison, ldwilliams@uams.edu
Jul 15th, 2019 (Mon)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences Seminar
John T. Sherrill, MPH
PhD Candidate
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Neurobiology and Developmental Sciences

Title: "Spine Biomechanics: A Study of the Cervicothoracic Junction"

Rayford Auditorium - 106-2
Biomedical Research Center 2
Jul 18th, 2019 (Thu)
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  IBS Master's Thesis Defense, Parth Desai, BS
Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Title: "Impact of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism on the Molecular Function of Galectin-3"

Major Advisor:
Dr. Alan Diekman

Biomed I Room 205/207
Atrium Area
Jul 18th, 2019 (Thu)
10:00 AM
  Microbiology and Immunology Dissertation Defense - William MacCain, PhD candidate
William MacCain, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology will defend his dissertation entitled, “Leveraging a Defective Undecaprenyl Pyrophosphate Synthase for Identifying Und-P Associated Phenotypes in Escherichia coli.”

Rayford Auditorium, Room 106-2
Biomedical Research Building Two
Advisor: Kevin D. Young, PhD
Jul 19th, 2019 (Fri)
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  IACUC Meeting
IACUC meets the third Friday of each month.
The deadline for protocol submission is the first Friday of each month.
Contact: Kerrey Roberto, IACUC Administrator - robertokerreya@uams.edu
Jul 23rd, 2019 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Research staff meeting
The new Vice Chancellor for Research, Shuk-Mei Ho, PhD is leading a familiarization and goal setting meeting for research staff followed by a working lunch.

Location: Biomed I, Helen Guinn Adams atrium

For more information, contact Jimie Jarry in the Office of Research, JarryJimieM@uams.edu.
Jul 23rd, 2019 (Tue)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Christine Felts Dissertation Defense
Christine Felts will present “Experiences of Female College Students who Participated in Casual Sex”

Major Advisers: Drs. McSweeney, Jones

Location: RAHN Building, Room 2280

For more information, contact Beth Ann West (BAWest@uams.edu)