ICTS

ICTS Promoted Events

Section 1

MAY 2022

25-26

Wed-Thu

Launch of the University of California Center for Climate, Health and Equity

Join this series of virtual events to hear from climate and health leaders as they discuss opportunities for building healthy and equitable communities and a healthier planet for future generations.


MAY 2022

10

Tue

Community Lecture: Craig Walsh, PhD

Topic: The Impact of T Cells in Neurodegenerative Disease and Regenerative Therapies
Dr. Walsh's research is focused on understanding the mechanisms that control adaptive immune tolerance to self. His lab is concerned primarily with T cells, and how these immune cells normally avoid reaction against self-tissues. They are curious about the interaction between T cells and neural stem cells, with an interest in developing approaches to treat autoimmune diseases of the brain such as multiple sclerosis.
You may attend this lecture online or in person at Gross Hall.


MAY 2022

9

Mon

UCI Conte Center Seminar Series

Topic: Routes to Enhance Stress Resilience: Manipulation of Genes or Environment
Speaker: Mathias V. Schmidt, Ph.D.; Research Group Leader; Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry
In person at Gross Hall 4th Floor Conference Room. Refreshments and Pastries to be provided. It will also be telecasted via Zoom


MAY 2022

5

Thu

UCI MIND Seminar Series

Topic: MCI and dementia in Parkinson's Disease: How do we meet the challenge
Speaker: Claire Henchcliffe, MD
Note: this event will be held virtually via Zoom and In-Person in Natural Sciences I 1114.


PREVIOUS EVENTS

APR 2022

28

Thu

UCI MIND Seminar Series

Topic: Selective neuronal vulnerability in the human Alzheimer’s disease brain
Speaker: Maria Inmaculada Cobos Sillero, MD, PhD
Note: this event will be held virtually via Zoom and In-Person in the Herkltoz Conference Room.


APR 2022

26

Tue

James L. McGaugh Distinguished Lecture

Topic: Functional organization of cortical circuits underlying perception and behavior
Speaker: Michael Higley, MD, PhD Yale School of Medicine
Note: this event will be held virtually via Zoom and In-Person in the Herkltoz Conference Room.


APR 2022

12

Tue

Hybrid Community Lecture: Hitchhiker's Guide to Therapeutic Cells and Good Manufacturing

Join us on Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2022, at 7 PM PT, for this hybrid event as Aileen Anderson, PhD, and Roberta Marino, PhD, discuss therapeutic cells and good manufacturing practice. You may attend this lecture online or in person at Gross Hall. Register for more information.


APR 2022

7

Thu

Revising the Electronics Revolution: From E-Wasteland to E-Wonderland

The trend of global demand for consumer electronic products has been increasing steadily for the three past decades. This phenomenon is accompanied by the equally unsustainable upward trajectory of the accumulation of toxic electronic waste (e-waste), leading to rampant environmental pollution, adverse human health impacts, and unquenched industry demand for virgin materials that may be acquired from unsustainable and sometimes illicit mining operations.


APR 2022

6

Wed

What does an Epidemiologist do Post-COVID?

Join epidemiologist, Karen Edwards, MS, PhD, who is a professor and chair of epidemiology and biostatistics at the UCI Program in Public Health. Edwards' research examines the interactions between environmental factors (like diet) and genetic susceptibility for a broad range of conditions including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and Parkinson’s Disease.


APR 2022

5

Tue

UCI Conte Center Seminars: Katie McLaughlin, PhD

Topic: Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms Linking Childhood Adversity with Psychopathology Across the Life-Course
Speaker: Katie McLaughlin, PhD; Professor, Department of Psychology; Harvard University


MAR 2022

23

Wed

9th Annual Conte Center Symposium

The keynote speaker is now Harvard Professor and depression expert Dr. Diego A. Pizzagalli, Director-Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School. This is a hybrid event at the Beckman Center but will also offer a livestream running from 9:45am through 11:45am for those that cannot make it in person (zoom link will be sent to those who register prior to event).


MAR 2022

17

Thu

Integrative Insider LIVE! Breakthrough Innovations in Pain Management

UCI Health pain management expert Dr. Shalini Shah and her fellow pain specialists use ultrasound to locate the nerve associated with the pain and then implant the hair-thin nerve stimulation device through the skin. The team then programs the optimal stimulation parameters. No incisions, no permanent medical device implantation, and the patient can return to work the same day.


MAR 2022

11

Fri

The Inaugural CHOC and UCI Rare Disease Symposium & Family Conference

The Inaugural CHOC and UCI Rare Disease Symposium & Family Conference will bring together over 100 advocates, researchers, clinicians, students, and families to share research, knowledge, experience on Rare Diseases. The 2022 virtual event is hosted in partnership between CHOC and UCI, together, we will foster new perspectives, ideas, and research collaborations to accelerate efforts for those living with Rare Diseases.


MAR 2022

10

Thu

Entering Research: Evidence-Based Resources to Advance STEMM Research Training

Speaker: Janet L. Branchaw, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Education. Director, Wisconsin Institute for Science Education and Community Engagement (WISCIENCE). University of Wisconsin-Madison


MAR 2022

8

Tue

CIRM in the Next Five Years: Where Are We Going Together?

Join us on Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2022, at 7 PM PT, for this virtual event as Mitra Hooshmand, PhD, discusses the future of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).


MAR 2022

1

Tue

Physician Scientist and Clinical Investigator Enhancement: Interdisciplinary Bridges with Nursing

Please join us for the next seminar in the Physician Scientist Enhancement Program Lecture Series. The first year of the Physician Scientist Enhancement Program revealed a need to better develop research exchange mechanisms for clinical investigators with other disciplines. This event will focus on connecting clinical investigators with researchers in the field of nursing. Presentations will be given by Miriam Bender, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, and Alison Holman, PhD, Professor of Nursing.


FEB 2022

18-19

Fri-Sat

UCI Neurodegeneration Community Workshop

UC Irvine is hosting a virtual 2-day event aimed at facilitating an exchange of knowledge and experiences between patients, clinicians and researchers within the Southern California neurodegeneration community, mainly focusing on Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. This event is open to the public and will include clinician panels specializing in patient management and care, talks introducing cutting-edge neuroscience research topics, a movie showing of "The Lion's Mouth Opens" and workshops on "Visualizing Science" and "Bioinformatics".


FEB 2022

14-18

Mon-Fri

UC Love Data Week

UC Love Data Week (February 14-18, 2022) is a week-long offering of presentations and workshops focused on data access, management, security, sharing, and preservation. All members of the University of California community are welcome to attend.


FEB 2022

15

Tue

UCI Conte Center Seminar Series: Enduring effects of early developmental immune activation

Speaker: William A. Carlezon Jr., PhD
Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport chair in Psychiatry, Chief in the Division of Basic Neuroscience at McLean Hospital, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School


FEB 2022

10

Thu

The Mitochondrial ARS (Mt-aaRS) Genes Annual Scientific Symposium

Join us for a Virtual Symposium! This event is designed to bring together researchers and physicians working on the mtARS family of mitochondrial diseases to share the latest developments from both the lab and the clinic and find common ground in the battle against these diverse disorders.


FEB 2022

10

Thu

UCI MIND Seminar: From Micro to Macro and Back Again: Reducing Dementia Burden through the Study of Modifiable Risk Factors

Speaker: Barb Bendlin, PhD
This talk will provide an overview of the dementia prevention landscape, including risk conferred by type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, and the impact of so-called lifestyle factors such as sleep, diet, and exercise. New additions to the field will also be considered, including the potential influence of gut microbiome and social-contextual factors. Gaining a better understanding of modifiable factors can inform dementia prevention, while also revealing novel targets for treatment of neurodegenerative disease.


FEB 2022

9

Wed

Equity in OC Taskforce Convening

The Equity in OC Initiative’s goal is to achieve health equity for all Orange County residents and aims to be transformative, bring together a cross-sector of stakeholders, organizations, and community members, and address the social conditions that impact health outcomes and the health system.


FEB 2022

8

Tue

Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Organoids to Repair Vision

Join us for this virtual community lecture featuring Magdalene Seiler, PhD, and Andrew Browne, MD as they shed light on stem cell research and treatments regarding vision repair.


FEB 2022

7

Mon

UCI Health Data Science Virtual Workshop Series

The Institute for Precision Health (IPH) is pleased to announce a virtual workshop to be presented by Atul Butte, MD, PhD.
Topic: Precisely Practicing Medicine from 700 Trillion Points of Data


JAN 2022

28

Fri

Virtual Workshop on How to Acquire and Analyze UCI Health Radiology Imaging Data

The Collaboratory for Data in Health & Wellness is pleased to announce a virtual workshop which will present an overview of how to acquire and analyze radiology imaging data generated at UCI Health for research purposes. The presenter, Dr. Peter Chang, MD, is Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Departments of Radiological Sciences and Computer Science and Co-Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Diagnostic Medicine (CAIDM), a multi-specialty initiative to develop and integrate artificial intelligence technology across UCI Health.


JAN 2022

28

Fri

Using Data Science To Deliver Health Equity

Speaker Biography: Katie Kalvoda is President of Advance OC, a nonprofit organization based in Orange County, CA. After a successful career in investment management, Katie shifted her data science expertise to help solve some of the most challenging social issues of our time. Understanding that data is destiny, Katie sought to give visibility to marginalized and vulnerable communities by spotlighting inequity. Along with her work at Advance OC, Katie is also a Board Member of the Mission Hospital Foundation, Board Member and Finance Chair for the Sisters of St Joseph Healthcare Foundation and a Board Member of the California Health Facilities Financing Authority.


JAN 2022

19

Wed

Tips for Writing Successful Proposals: Writing Compelling Aims with Pamela Derish, MA

This ‘Specific Aims’ seminar will help CHOC researchers develop and hone the specific aims page or grant responses. Seminars are open to all CHOC and UCI investigators, PIs and research teams.


JAN 2022

19

Wed

UCI School of Medicine Seminar: Priti Kumar, PhD

Topic: Leveraging effector antiviral antibodies for effective viral clearance
Speaker: Priti Kumar, MS, PhD; Associate Professor; Department of Internal Medicine; Yale University School of Medicine


JAN 2022

13

Thu

UCI MIND Seminar Series: A Rite of Passage: Tau’s Route Between and Within Cells

In this talk, Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik focuses on understanding Tau pathogenesis and how it brings together multiple facets of cell biology in its transit through synthesis, post-translational modification, misfolding, spread, and degradation. The totality of cellular systems contributions to the tauopathies requires both a comprehensive synthesis of diverse cellular functions and a scrutiny of individual genes and pathways.


JAN 2022

11

Tue

UCI Conte Center: Seminar Series

Topic: Probing the Role of Serotonin in Alcohol Use Disorders
Speaker: Thomas L. Kash, PhD; John Andrews Distinguished Professor, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill


JAN 2022

11

Tue

EpiCenter Seminar: Paul Jenkins, PhD

Topic: Molecular convergence in autism spectrum disorders: ankyrin-B controls Nav1.2 subcellular localization and neuronal function.
Speaker: Paul Jenkins, PhD; Assistant Professor; Departments of Pharmacology and Psychiatry; University of Michigan Medical School


DEC 2021

17

Fri

Community Information Session: COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

Register today for our upcoming community information session about the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots! Co-hosted by the UCI School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Children's Health of Orange County (CHOC) Pharmacy Department, this community information session will feature expert perspectives from clinical pharmacists on the COVID-19 vaccine booster shots. The panel of experts will cover vaccine safety, effectiveness, and recommendations for both pediatrics and adults.


DEC 2021

16

Thu

Join the UCI Health Affairs Town Hall: COVID-19 and Public Health Updates

Faculty and staff are invited to join a UCI Health town hall on the latest updates on COVID-19, variants, and managing the upcoming holidays. The panel will be moderated by Steve A. N. Goldstein, MA, MD, PhD, FAAP, Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs.


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

9

Thu

Healthy Happenings: Integrative Insider LIVE!

Join the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute for a presentation on cannabis for pain with Danielle Piomelli, PhD, PharmD, director of the UCI Center for the Study of Cannabis.


DEC 2021

9

Thu

Healthy Happenings: Prioritizing Mental Health in the Hispanic Community

UCI and the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an online discussion on Prioritizing Mental Health in the Hispanic Community featuring speakers Dr. Jose Mayorga and Dr. Charles Vega and moderated by Dean Michael J. Stamos from the UCI School of Medicine.


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.