Medical School Monthly Newsletter

September Welcome

Jakub Tolar

This month's Scope showcases some of the very different ways we work to improve the health and wellbeing of Minnesotans and patients beyond the state's borders. Thanks for reading and please keep submitting your stories!

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    Celebrating staff anniversaries! 

    Congratulations to our staff who are reaching anniversary milestones of 10, 15, 20, 25 and up years of service! MS staff are essential to our missions of teaching, healing, and exploring. Celebrate the wealth of expertise and institutional knowledge that comes from their long-term commitment.

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Upcoming Events

 
  • Upcoming Events - September 2022

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    Applications for Institute on the Environment Grad Scholars due Friday, September 12, 2022

    Are you a graduate or professional student interested in exploring topics related to climate change with a cohort of your peers? Apply to be an IonE Graduate Scholar. Applications due by 5:00 p.m. on September 12, 2022. $200 stipend is provided. Learn more>>

    U of M Biomedical Engineering Industry Grand Rounds webinar September 12, 2022, 3:35 to 4:30 PM

    Join Cordance Medical and the Department of Biomedical Engineering for a virtual grand rounds event on bringing precision medicine to patients with brain diseases featuring:
    - Ryan Dittamore, Cordance Medical: A focused ultrasound platform that opens the blood-brain barrier with a simple, non-invasive 30-minute clinic procedure
    - Jonathan Sachs, Department of Biomedical Engineering: Small molecule drug discovery targeting toxic amyloid oligomers for treatment of neurodegeneration

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    Medical Discovery Team on Addiction MnSAN Wednesday, September 14, 2022 8 AM-5 PM

    Faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the Second Minnesota Symposium on Addiction Neuroscience (MnSAN) on September 14, 2022, at the McNamara Alumni Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration is free, but required. Learn more>>

    Special Grand Rounds: Rebecca Ihrie, PhD Wednesday, September 14 1:00-2:00 PM

    Join Rebecca Ihrie, PhD, Associate Professor, Departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and Neurological Surgery from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for her seminar "Signaling and Outcome in Stem Cell and Brain Tumors". Register via Zoom or in-person 1-110 LRB/MTRF >> REGISTER

    State of the Medical School September 28 12PM

    Join Dean Tolar and Interim Regional Dean Kevin Diebel as they review where we've been and where we're going as a Medical School. In-person on Duluth and Twin Cities campus or via Zoom. REGISTER>> 

    CTSI Translational Science Symposium and Poster Session September 15, 2022, 5:30 to 8:30 PM

    The annual CTSI Translational Science Symposium & Poster Session showcases and recognizes the work of scholars in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's career development programs, and features TED-style talks on research triumphs, pitfalls, and insights. READ MORE>>

    Research Week Poster Session Abstracts due September 16 for October 6, 2022, 4 to 6:30 PM

    All faculty, staff, students and community researchers are invited to present their work Research Week Poster Session. As in past years, we hope to have broad representation from each division and invite our adjunct faculty members to participate. Abstracts recently presented at meetings are also encouraged! Judges from around the Medical School will visit posters for awarding. READ MORE>>

    The Annual Rothenberger Lecture Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 4:30-5:30 PM

    This year's Rothenberger Lecture features Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers, former head of the Department of Surgery and now president and CEO of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. A reception will follow the lecture. READ MORE>>

    CWIMS Annual Fall Retreat Thursday, September 22, 2022 12-4 PM

    The Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) invites faculty, staff, students, and community members of all genders to join them for their Annual Fall Retreat on September 22, 2022, noon to 4:00 p.m. via Zoom. This is a training opportunity aimed at skill/career development, network-building, and fostering robust collaborations. It features keynote speaker Dr. Tanya Menon. Learn more>>

    Microbiome and Cancer Symposium Friday, September 23, 2022 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

    The Microbiome and Cancer Symposium will be held 9/23/2022, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM at the Cancer & Cardiovascular Research Building. Register by 9/9. LEARN MORE>>

    Lead Compounds in Clinical Chemoprevention Conference Friday, September 23, 2022

    The Lead Compounds in Clinical Chemoprevention Conference will be held on 9/23. Anyone already developing experimental therapeutic strategies for prevention of cancer is strongly encouraged to attend. LEARN MORE>>

    iMpact seminar webinar October 4, 2022, 12 to 1 PM

    Join the monthly Center for Learning Health Science Systems (CLHSS) iMpact seminar series in October for a presentation by Thomas Campion, PhD (Weill Cornell Medicine), titled "Supporting Clinical and Translational Researchers with Electronic Patient Data." READ MORE>>

    Premiere of Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging Oct 8, 2022, 10:30 AM

    The Center for the Art of Medicine invites you to the free film premiere of Art + Medicine: Healthy Aging. Drs. Jon Hallberg and Tseganesh Selameab use the arts to explore aging through the framework of mobility, mentation (mood & memory), medication, and what matters to older adults. READ MORE>>

    US DOHaD (Developmental Origins of Health and Disease) meeting October 10-11, 2022

    Dr. Phu Tran, Pediatrics, is hosting the 2022 US DOHaD meeting here at U of M. The United States Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Society is an affiliate of the International DOHaD Society and focuses on all facets of the study of the fetal origins and early life programming of health and disease, with primary focus to promote the research principles of DOHaD and to support trainees and early career investigators in their scientific and professional development.
    October 9 is Career Development Day for Trainees and Junior Investigators; October 10 features several national experts, including U of M experts, during the conference. READ MORE>>