ICTS

ICTS Promoted Events

Section 1

DEC 2021

2&9

Thu

Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers: Understanding Team Dynamics & Communication Styles

Understanding Team Dynamics & Communication Styles is a dynamic, two-part session on enhancing personal communication, understanding teams, and making sense of team dynamics in an ever-changing work environment.


DEC 2021

7

Tue

James L. McGaugh Distinguished Lecture: A Motor Theory of Sleep Control

Speaker: Yang Dan Ph.D.; Department of Molecular & Cell Biology & University of California Berkeley
To identify neurons involved in sleep generation, we have performed whole-brain screening for sleep active and sleep promoting neurons. Sleep is controlled by a highly distributed network spanning the forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain, and most sleep neurons are part of the central somatic and autonomic motor circuits. The intimate association between the sleep and the two motor control networks suggests that a primary function of sleep is to promote biological processes incompatible with movement.


DEC 2021

3

Fri

Virtual Integrative Mental Health Conference

Sponsored by UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI) and Be Well OC, this free program will provide an integrative approach to mental health and wellbeing, including UCI and SSIHI providers presenting current research on depression and anxiety, along with an introduction to Mindfulness, Yoga Therapy, COVID-19 Updates, and next steps & resources to treat the whole person.


DEC 2021

2

Thu

Knowing what is OK: Recruiting participants for clinical research at UCI

Part 2: Recruiting through the community
Speakers: Joshua Grill, PhD, Adrijana Gombosev, MS, Dara Sorkin, PhD, Robynn Zender, MS, Pamela Pimentel, RN, and Monique Daviss


PREVIOUS EVENTS

NOV 2021

30

Tue

Physician Scientist and Clinical Investigator Enhancement Program: Interdisciplinary Paths Lecture Five

Topic: Interdisciplinary Paths for Clinical Investigators with the Department of Population Health and Disease Prevention. Presentations by: Dr. Lisa Grant Ludwig, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Population Disease Prevention. The opportunities involving public health prevention, early diagnostics, and local community involvement will be presented. Dr. Dele Ogunseitan, PhD, MPH, Professor and UC Presidential Chair. Involvement in global health and development, toxic environmental pollution, and ecology and health will be emphasized.


NOV 2021

29

Mon

Boundary-Crossing Skills for Research Careers: Navigating Mentorship

Join us for a candid conversation with Gyongyi Szabo, MD, PhD, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Chris Gibbons, MD, MMSc, BIDMC, on how to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with mentors and the opportunities that arise from these relationships. Speakers will discuss how to engage with leaders in your organization, benefits of building a diverse network of mentors, and strategies for cultivating productive relationships with mentors.


NOV 2021

23

Tue

UCI Conte Center Seminars: Alcohol & the Adolescent Brain

Speaker: Susan Tapert, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego School of Medicine.


NOV 2021

22

Mon

Environmental Racism and Injustice in the 21st Century: The Role of Community-Engaged Science for a Greener, More Equitable Future

Speaker: Dr. Sacoby Wilson, Associate Professor Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Health.


NOV 2021

19

Fri

UCI Conte Center Seminars: The Impact of a Poverty Reduction Intervention on Infant Brain Activity

Speakers: Sonya Troller-Renfree, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Teachers College, Columbia University and Greg J. Duncan, PhD, Distinguished Professor, UCI School of Education.


NOV 2021

15

Mon

Cardiovascular Health Disparities Workshop

The goal of this workshop is to bring together faculty, staff, and trainees at UCI with shared interests in this area to share perspectives, approaches, and recent advances. We hope to stimulate collaborations and inspire future large grant proposals to establish UCI’s leadership in this critical, emerging area. Please email Naomi C. Chesler, PhD (nchesler@uci.edu) by October 8 with your interest in attending, names of others whose attendance would add value (collaborators, trainees), and your willingness to give a short presentation on your expertise in this area.


NOV 2021

12

Fri

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series: G-Protein/Beta Arrestin-Coupled Receptors: A Tale of Two Transducers

Speaker: Nobel Laureate Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD
The UCI School of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series is designed to bring together influential leaders from healthcare and academia to share their insights, experience, and anecdotal stories with our faculty, staff, students and community members. The program features a series of speakers: representing innovation in basic sciences, advances in clinical medicine, and developments in clinical research.


NOV 2021

11

Thu

Developing MASI: An mHealth Intervention to Improve Treatment Adherence among Adolescents with HIV in South Africa

Speaker: Marta Mulawa, PhD; Assistant Professor of Nursing and Global Health & Duke University School of Nursing
We are in the process of iteratively customizing MASI through in-depth interviews and app-testing with adolescents with HIV in Cape Town. A pilot randomized controlled trial to test the feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of MASI on adherence and social support is planned to begin March, 2022.


NOV 2021

5

Fri

Adolescent to Adult Bridge (A2B) Panel Discussion

CHOC will bring together the best in Southern California — the transition care leaders, engineering students, engineering professionals, bizdev experts, entrepreneurs, clinicians, medical students, clinical support teams and creatives — to learn about this clinical need, understand the challenges and transition themes and remove barriers to reduce this gap. This virtual event is free for students and $25 for faculty, allowing CHOC to issue CME.


NOV 2021

2

Tue

2021-22 Community Lecture Series: Stem Cells and Aging - Can We Stop the Hands of Time?

Join us for this hybrid community lecture as Tim Downing, PhD, and Michael Zaragoza, MD, PhD, discuss current research and insights surrounding stem cells and aging.


NOV 2021

2

Tue

Colliding Epidemics: Trends in Major Infectious Diseases in the Time of COVID-19

This virtual symposium will include presentations by leading experts on the global trends and dynamics of major infectious diseases during the COVID pandemic, including HIV, HCV, tuberculosis, and influenza.


OCT 2021

16

Sat

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop

NIH requires RCR training that involves at least 8 contact hours between participants and faculty. Instruction must be undertaken at least once during each career stage, and at a frequency of no less than once every four years. To meet the NIH requirement, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Science in partnership with the Office of Research will be hosting a full workshop.


OCT 2021

6

Wed

Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series Event With Eloy Oakley Ortiz

Graduate Division Dean Gillian Hayes is excited to continue her Graduate Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series, with the next lecture featuring Eloy Ortiz Oakley presenting on the topic of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in academia and the world. He will talk about the different ways academia can play a role in bringing people together, different tactics for critical thinking and discussion with someone with a different viewpoint, and much more.


DUE: OCT 2021

1

Fri

Harvard Course: Community-Engaged Research

Community engagement in research creates trust between academic researchers and communities and, ultimately, improves community health. To bolster this partnership, Harvard Catalyst has created Community-Engaged Research, an online course designed for both researchers and community members running October 13-December 17. This course will help researchers like you build trusting relationships with the community while preparing community partners to engage in health research.


SEPT 2021

30

Thu

2021-22 IFH Seminar Series: mHealth for behavioral intervention in older and vulnerable populations

Speaker: Oleg Zaslavsky is an Associate Professor in the Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics department at the University of Washington School of Nursing. His research focuses on digital behavioral intervention for the vulnerable and older population including older adults with frailty, multimorbidity, and dementia. He is a recipient of several federal awards and published more than 80 peer-review publications. Since 2017 Dr. Zaslavsky is a core member of the interdisciplinary Behavioral Research in Technology and Engineering Center (BRiTE) at the University of Washington School of Medicine, which is dedicated to improving behavioral health through technology.


DUE: SEPT 2021

24

Fri

Health Equity & Diversity Certificate Program

This certificate will be useful for those who seek to establish or advance in careers in the health sciences, whether as health care providers, educators, researchers, or administrative staff. The interdisciplinary curriculum will also provide practical and relevant opportunities for enrollees to envision positive contributions to the campus climate of UCI, regardless of their area of study or work. The program is from Sept 29 to Dec 1, 2021.


SEPT 2021

24

Fri

USC Regulatory Science Symposium: The Role of Genomics in Medical Product Development

Genomics science continues to play a major role in the generation of new knowledge in the basic research arena. How these learnings translate into product development also involves the integration of genomics data, including pharmacogenomics as well as “Big Data” into the regulatory decision-making process. This symposium will introduce and examine all of these topics in an interactive forum with an emphasis on innovation and translation.


SEPT 2021

24

Fri

Southern California AI & Biomedicine Symposium

The annual Symposium on "AI and Biomedicine" organized by the UCI Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics will be held on Friday September 24th, 2021. The current plan is to hold the event in the Calit2 Auditorium, providing you with one of the first opportunities to reconnect live with your colleagues after the long COVID-pandemic hiatus. Note that this year speakers were selected not only on the basis of their outstanding research, but also to showcase various UCI centers and initiatives, with an eye on fostering new ideas and collaborations.


SEPT 2021

14

Tue

2021-22 Conte Center Seminar Series

Topic: Epigenetic Consequences of Trauma Exposure Across the Lifespan
Speaker: Alicia K. Smith, PhD; Vice Chair for Research, Diana & Bryan Blair Research, Associate Professor Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine