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Department News and Events

April 17, 2014

Dissertation Seminar - Sara Griesemer

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Sara Griesemer, titled "Ribavirin-resistant flavivirus populations display phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of high-fidelity RNA Polymerase variants." The semina will be held in the DAI Auditorium on Tuesday, April 22 at 12PM (noon). Please click here to see the seminar announcement.



April 10, 2014

Dissertation Seminars - Erika Laporta, Purba Mukherjee and Indrajit Lahiri

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Erika Laporta, titled "Molecular mechanisms of Vitamin D in breast cancer." The seminar, hosted by Dr. JoEllen Welsh, will be held in the Massry Conference Room at the Cancer Research Center on Tuesday, April 15 at 1PM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Purba Mukherjee, titled "Mechanistic insights into translesion DNA polymerases." The seminar, hosted by Dr. Janice Pata, will be held in the CMS 5th Floor Conference Room on Thursday, April 24 at 11AM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Indrajit Lahiri, titled "Kinetic characterization of PolC: a bacterial replicative DNA polymerase." The seminar, hosted by Dr. Janice Pata, will be held in the DAI Auditorium on Friday, April 25 at 2PM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.



April 7, 2014

BMS-EHS GSO Sponsored Seminar - Dr. David Chettle

The BMS-EHS GSO is happy to announce their upcoming sponsored seminar. Dr. David Chettle from McMaster University will give a talk titled "Analysing chemical elements in living humans: applications in occupational medicine and environmental health." The seminar will be held on Friday, April 11 at 9:30AM in the Massry Conference Room at the Cancer Research Center.

There will be a lunch with students at 12PM (noon) in the Sturman Conference Room at ESP. There are limited spots available, so please RSVP to Aubrey Galusha ASAP to claim a spot. RSVPs must be received by Monday, April 7 at 12PM (noon). For more details, click here.

March 23, 2014

Dissertation Seminar - Wei-Lin Winnie Wang

We are pleased to announce the Dissertation Seminar of Wei-Lin Winnie Wang, titled "Crosstalk between Vitamin D3 and Testosterone-Mediated Signaling in Prostate Cancer Cells." The seminar, hosted by Dr. Martin Tenniswood, will be held in the Massry Conference Room at the Cancer Research Center on Wednesday, April 9 at 12:30PM. Please click here to see the seminar announcement.



March 13, 2014

Student Poster Day - Friday, April 25, 2014

The 23rd Annual Student Poster Day at the School of Public Health will be held on Friday, April 25th from 10:00am to 1:30pm in the lobby of the Cancer Research Center, East Campus.

Student Poster Day is an opportunity for students to present their graduate research projects or their required internships, which are an integral part of their academic experience at the School of Public Health. Both internships and the collaborative research between students and faculty exemplify the School of Public Health's commitment to practice-based research and education.

MPH students planning to graduate in May are required to present a poster at Student Poster Day to satisfy their internship requirement. Questions regarding completion of this internship requirement should be directed to Katrina Chamberlain, Director of Internships and Career Services.

Student posters will be reviewed by faculty judges for Excellence in Research and Honorable Mention awards.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS IS MONDAY, March 24, 2014 at 5:00 PM to sph06@albany.edu . All students must use the Abstract Submission Form. Please note that the maximum word count for all abstracts is 250 words. Please follow the formatting as shown in the sample abstract. Abstracts not formatted correctly will be returned to the student for correction. If the corrections are not made in a timely manner, the abstract may not be included in the Abstract Booklet and the student will not be eligible for consideration for an Excellence in Research Award.

There are several printing options, so students should read these carefully and be aware of the formatting and submission requirements. Please note that the Wadsworth Center will only print posters for students who are working with a Wadsworth Center faculty member, and only up to 20 posters. All other students may use the East Campus printer. The sign-up slots will be posted on the web site shortly.

BMS students are strongly encouraged to present a poster. If there are questions you can refer to the website or contact the Dean's Office.

Please click here for Wadsworth Center poster printing guidelines.

Please click here for UAlbany School of Public Health poster printing guidelines.

Refer to the Student Poster Day website for more information!



February 11, 2014

Recruitment visit - Thursday Feb. 13 and Friday Feb. 14

All faculty and current students are invited to the Recruitment Visit Reception/Dinner on Thursday, February 13th from 5:30PM through 8:30PM. The Reception/Dinner will be held at Café Madison, located at 1100 Madison Avenue, near the Madison Ave./Western Ave. triangle. Click here to view the invitation.

There will be a mini-symposium held on Friday, February 14th from 11:30AM to 12:30PM in the DAI Auditorium. This year's speakers include Dr. Todd Gray ("Mycobacteria really are the sexiest bacteria"), Dr. Janice Pata ("60 years after the double helix: surprising new insights into DNA replication") and Dr. Gerv Schalk ("The exciting world of brain-computer interfaces").

The recruitment committee has changed the format for this year's Recruitment Luncheon. The Luncheon is intended for current students and prospective students to meet each other during a busy day of meetings, interviews and presentations. Please make the prospective students feel comfortable. The Luncheon will be held on Friday, February 14th from 12:30PM through 2PM in the CMS 1st floor conference room. The Luncheon will be catered by Panera. Click here to view the invitation.



January 13, 2014

Upcoming ITLAL courses that may be of interest...

The Insitute of Teaching Learning and Academic Leadership (ITLAL) is holding two courses this month that may be of interest to those of you planning to pursue a career that involves teaching:

Use Clickers to Raise the Bar for Student Learning
Friday, January 17, 10:00am-12:00noon
ITLAL Underground (Library 069)
To learn more and register for this event, please go here.

Pushing your students to think at a higher level is tough if you don’t have a way of finding out how they already think. Clickers allow you to do this, by asking students questions in real time within your classroom to found out such things as: What do they already know or believe? What kinds of differentiations or connections are they already capable of making? What are their presuppositions and/or biases? What can they do with new content? Knowing these things give you the capacity to shape the work of the classroom based on reality rather than on hope. Learn how to make your course more interesting, engaging and challenging using this "instant feedback" technology.


Make Your Course Irresistible
Saturday, January 18, 9:00am-12:30pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 069)
To learn more and register for this event, please go here.

It used to be enough to distribute your topics and readings across a calendar, add a brief description, and presto! Course Designed!! That’s certainly efficient for a busy professor...but what about the students? Does that work for them? In this two-part special event (feel free to attend either or both), participants will zero in on key, critical elements of course design and syllabus construction. Our goal is to make your course and syllabus "irresistible" to students, where learning cannot (and will not!) be avoided under any circumstances.
Part One: 9:00 - 10:30AM: Designing the Irresistible Course
Break: Coffee and Brunch
Part Two: 11:00AM - 12:30PM: Constructing the Irresistible Syllabu

For more information, please visit the ITLAL website.



January 9, 2014

Special Seminar at the Neural Stem Cell Institute-CRC

There will be a special seminar, on stem cells, held at the Massry Conference Center (CRC) on Friday, January 17, 2014, beginning at 1PM . The seminar will include talks from Justine Miller of Memorial Sloan Kettering and Philip Manos of Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. At 1PM, Justine Miller will give a talk titled "Improving Human iPSC-Based Modeling of Late-Onset Disease via Progerin-Induced Aging." Following her talk, refreshments will be served at 2PM. At 2:30PM, Philip Manos will give a talk titled "Evolving Reprogramming Technologies: Bona Fide iPSCs and Modified-RNA Technology." All BMS students and faculty are invited to attend.



December 9, 2013

Initiatives for Women Awards at UAlbany

Initiatives for Women (IFW) benefits women students, faculty, and staff - and the University at Albany and our community as a whole -  by providing them the means to advance their educational and professional goals. IFW awards, generally $500 to $1500, enhance the educational and career opportunities for women students, staff and faculty. These awards provide monetary awards for women pursuing education or research in any discipline. Some awards are specific for individuals planning a career in medicine, science, law, government, social welfare, and other areas. IFW awards also support any University person or group developing a program for the advancement of women or women concerns. Past recipients have used IFW funding to support a variety of endeavors including study abroad projects, research travel, speakers' fees and training attendance at conferences or training workshops.

These awards are presented at the annual IFW Summer Celebration. The 2014 ceremony is scheduled for July 17 in the Standish Room at 2:00pm.

IFW applications are available online here.

The 2014 due date is March 7, 2014.

If you have questions about the IFW application process, please contact Carol Anne Germain via email or phone 442-3590.



November 27, 2013

Research Seminar - Dr. Kaiming Ye

The University at Albany Division of Research cordially invites you to attend a seminar given by Dr. Kaiming Ye, Professor and Chair of the Bioengineering Department at SUNY Binghamton. Dr. Ye's talk, titled "Building 3D cell niches for generating clinically-relevant cell lines from human pluripotent stem cells," will be held on Wednesday, December 4th from 2:30-3:30PM at the Massry Conference Center, CRC, East campus. Please email Judith Duckor to RSVP  for this talk. Click here for the talk flyer and Dr. Ye's abstract.



November 18, 2013

BMS Mini-symposium

This week, there will be a mini-symposium in place of the weekly seminar series. The symposium, titled "Stem Cells, Cancer and Therapeutics" will include three 20 minute talks by Dr. Barbara Corneo, Dr. Jason Herschkowitz and Dr. Anne Messer. The symposium will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 3:00PM in the CRC Massry Conference Center.



November 15, 2013

Student Seminar - Ann Christin Gaupel

Ann Christin will be presenting a CRC Research Seminar on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 3:00PM. The seminar, titled "Mechanistic Analysis of the HDACi-CG-1521," will be held at the CRC Massry Conference Center.



November 5, 2013

Student Seminar - Winnie Wang

Winnie will be presenting a CRC Research Seminar on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 3:00PM. The seminar, titled "Modulation of energy metabolism in prostate cancer by androgen and vitamin D3," will be held at the CRC in the Massry Conference Center.



October 29, 2013

Student Seminar - Jan Baumann

Jan will be presenting a CRC Research Seminar on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 3:00PM. His seminar is titled "The Lipogenic Phenotype of HER2+ Breast Cancer" and will be held at the CRC in the Massry Conference Center.



October 28, 2013

Dr. Douglas Conklin featured on UAlbanyTV

Dr. Douglas Conklin, associate professor in the Molecular Genetic track, was recently featured in a short segment on UAlbany TV, titled "Researcher hunts for keys to Breast Cancer." Head over to the BMS Faculty page to check it out!



October 16, 2013

Upcoming BMS/EHS GSO Events

The BMS/EHS GSO willl be hosting their first social/happy hour of the year next Tuesday, October 22nd, at 5:30 at The Fountain on New Scotland Ave. Students and faculty from both departments are encouraged to attend this event (sort of like a revival of BMS Beers, for those of you who know what that was). GSO funds will be used to buy some snacks to share, but drink purchases will be up to individuals.

The second event is a breast cancer awareness walk taking place this Sunday, October 20th in Washington Park. The SPH GSO has invited us to join their team so it would be nice if some BMS/EHS people show up to support the cause! For more information and/or to register for the walk, click here. The team name is "UAlbany School of Public Health GSO." If you attend this event, please let Devon know so she can log your time as part of the BMS/EHS GSO's community service requirement.



September 25, 2013

BMS Research Symposium

The BMS department has initiated a monthly seminar series aimed at providing mid- to late-stage doctoral students an opportunity to present their research results in front of their peers and faculty members. The talks can be short (20 minutes) or long (40 minutes) in length.

This semester, the seminars are scheduled for the following dates at 3PM in the Massry Auditorium at the Cancer Research Center (CRC):
October 25, 2013: Two 20-minute slots available
November 22, 2013: BMS Symposium (Three 20-minute slots available)
December 20, 2013: Brandon LaPallo

All are encouraged to consider signing-up for a seminar slot this semester. Remember, if you received a travel grant over the past 12 months, you are obligated to present in the seminar series. Please email Dr. Mantis or Tony Torres to schedule a slot.



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