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 October 26, 2018

Conference Organizers:

Lydia Kavraki, Rice University, Chair
Jim Briggs, University of Houston 
Chris Jermaine, Rice University

 

Powerful new computational methodologies are being developed for analyzing today’s large and complex data sets. For example, machine learning methods provide insight in biomedicine by recognizing, classifying and exploiting complex patterns and probabilistic models for reasoning under uncertainty. Cutting edge research in the data science and machine learning communities seeks to create novel ways of discovering new knowledge from data, presenting discovered information to users, facilitating associations and guiding decision-making in clinical settings.

Researchers often work collaboratively on problems that span sequencing and imaging to data mining of medical records, comparative analysis of drug efficacy and personalized treatments for cancer. Our 2018 conference will focus on recent advancements in data science and machine learning that impact biomedicine and the new challenges that lie ahead.

Confirmed speakers include:

 Payel Das, Manager and Technical Lead, AI Solutions, IBM Watson Research Center; Casey Greene, Assistant Professor, Systems Pharmacology & Translational Therapeutics, UPenn; Jennifer Neville,  Associate Professor, Computer Science and Statistics, Purdue; Lucila Ohno-Machado, Professor and Chair, Biomedical Informatics, UC San Diego; and  Christopher Ré, Associate Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University. 

More information about the conference can be found here.

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  • October 26, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

TMC Hematopoiesis and Inflammation Symposium November 7, 2018

Keynote addresses:

Barbara Kee
University of Chicago

 

 

 

Nadia Carlesso
Gehr Family Center for Leukemia Research at City of Hope

 

 

 

Confirmed Local Speakers:

Tiphanie Vogel
Baylor College of Medicine

 

 

 

Pamela Wenzel
UT Health Science Center Houston

 

 

 

Isaac Hilton
Rice University

 

 

 

Simona Colla
MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

 

 

Katherine Yudeh King
Baylor College of Medicine

 

 

 

Margarida Almeida Santos
MD Anderson Cancer Center

 

 

 

Gang Bao
Rice University

 

 

Recipient 2017 John S. Dunn Foundation Collaborative Research Event Grant

BioScience Research Collaborative
6500 Main St., Auditorium

 

More information can be found on the symposium website.

 

  • November 7, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Keynote speakers:

2nd Annual Alcohol and Addiction Research Symposium

Call for abstracts-Deadline Nov. 2

Roger Little, NIDA

Jon Mendelson, Ria Health
Can Tech Treat Alcoholism – The Ria Technologically Enabled AUD Treatment Solution.

Jokubas Ziburkus, University of Houston
Gwynneth Ballentine, TMCX
Francesco Versace, MD Anderson
Ramiro Salas, Baylor College of Medicine
Noelle Anastasio, University of Texas Medical Branch
Joydip Das, University of Houston
Thomas Kosten, Baylor College of Medicine
Angela Heads, UT Health Science Center Houston

 

More information will be announced soon. For questions, please contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

 

  • November 16, 2018
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

2nd Annual Junior Faculty Extravaganza, November 29

Back by popular demand, the extravaganza will include opportunities for participants to get to know early-stage investigators from all of the GCC institutions through networking and rapid-fire presentations, to learn about shared GCC shared equipment and resources, to interact with leadership from all of the research consortia, to learn about training grant opportunities, and to learn about resources and upcoming events sponsored by the GCC Junior Faculty Network.  Registrants are encouraged to sign up for short 3-4 minute talks. 

 

  • November 29, 2018
    3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Research Mentor Training Workshop for Postdocs

This important workshop is designed to help postdocs develop skills and insight in mentoring young scientists and to provide the opportunity for interactions between mentors at different institutions and in different disciplines. THIS WORKSHOP IS OPEN TO POSTDOCS ONLY.

Topics will include

  • Maintaining Effective Communication
  • Aligning Expectations
  • Fostering Independence
  • Cultivating Self-Efficacy

Co-facilitators:

  • Bob Tillman, PhD; Director, Education, MD Anderson
  • Victoria McDonnell, PhD, Project Director, Faculty & Academic Development, MD Anderson

BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St.
Event Hall

Seats are limited!

For questions, please contact Karen Ethun.

To best use our resources, we ask that you please honor your registration or notify us 3 days prior to the event that you will not be attending to dmk2@rice.edu.

  • December 12, 2018
    9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Facilitating Research Mentoring Workshop for Postdocs, December 13, 2018

You will:

  • Become familiar with the Mentor Training Workshop curriculum (attend the Dec. 12 workshop if you haven’t taken the workshop)
  • Understand the facilitator’s perspective

Learn the basics of facilitating:

  • Gain confidence in your facilitation skills
  • Practice facilitating in small groups and receive feedback
  • Offer suggestions for improvement
  • Learn about mentoring resources, tools, assessments and impacts
  • Draft a mentoring implementation plan for your lab or program

Facilitators: Bob Tillman, PhD, Director, Education, MD Anderson

                       Victoria McDonnell, PhD, Project Director, Faculty & Academic Development, MD Anderson

BioScience Research Collaborative, 6500 Main St.
Event Hall

Seats are limited!

 

For questions, please contact Karen Ethun.

To best use our resources, we ask that you please honor your registration or notify us 3 days prior to the event that you will not be attending to dmk2@rice.edu.

  • December 13, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Save the Date: 2nd Annual Texas Medical Center Antimicrobial Resistance and Stewardship Conference, January 23-25, 2019

Please make plans to join us for this outstanding line-up of internationally-renowned experts in antimicrobial resistance and stewardship.  Confirmed speakers include:

Alessandra Carattoli, University of Rome; Charles Darkoh, UT Health Science Center Houston; David Weiss, Emory University; Truc Tran, UT Health Science Center Houston; Anthony Maresso, Baylor College of Medicine; Ashley Robinson, University of Mississippi; William Miller, UT Health Science Center Houston; Robert Bonomo, Case Western; Gerry Wright, McMaster University, Canada; Yousif Shamoo, Rice University; Thomas Lodise, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Vincent Tam, University of Houston; Omonike Olaleye, Texas Southern University; Herbert Dupont, UT Health Science Center Houston; Tor Savidge, Baylor College of Medicine; Robin Patel, Mayo Clinic; Vance Fowler, Duke University School of Medicine; Arnold Bayer, UC Los Angeles; Scott Evans, Harvard University; Jessica Galloway-Pena, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Jose Munita, Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile; Dimitrios Kontoyiannis, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Lynn Bry, Massachusetts General Hospital; Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Dept. of Health; David Hyun, The Pew Charitable Trtusts; David W. Baker, The Joint Commission; Timothy Jenkins, Denver Health Medical Center; Larissa May, UC Davis Health; Michael Hill, St. Tammany Parish Hospital; Shivani Patel, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital; Julia Szymczak, University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine; James Musser, Houston Methodist Research Institute; Roy Chemaly, MD Anderson Cancer Center; Luis Ostrosky-Zeichner, UT Health Science Center Houston; and Samuel Aitken, MD Anderson Cancer Center. Stay tuned as we continue to add new confirmed AMR experts to the agenda.  For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Suzanne Tomlinson.

Save the Date: 16th Annual GCC Conference on Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience, February 1, 2019

Confirmed speakers are John Cunningham, Associate Professor, Statistics, Columbia University;  Carina Curto, Associate Professor, Mathematics, Penn State University; Shaul Druckmann, Group Leader, Janelia Research Campus; and Surya Ganguli, Assistant Professor, Applied Physics, Stanford University. On Thursday, January 31, 2019, TCN will co-sponsor a NeuroNex workshop devoted to developing methods for inferring interactions between neurons, stimuli and behavior. More details will be available soon.