Events

CICATS announces 2016 Summer Seminar Series

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) will be offering a free, weekly summer seminar series open to students interested in pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical sciences.

More information about each seminar and registration info is available on the CICATS website.  Lunch is not provided, so attendees are encouraged to bring their own food.

Space is limited; please register in advance.

Save the Date: 3rd Annual Women in Surgery Lectureship, April 22

Bass-1The 3rd Women in Surgery Lectureship sponsored by UConn Health Department of Surgery will be taking place Friday, April 22 at 8:30 a.m. at UConn Health Keller Auditorium. The guest lecturer is Dr. Barbara Bass, Chair of Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital and founding Executive Director of MITIE, the Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation and Education. MITIE has hosted hands-on courses for over 25,000 surgeons and health care providers since she established it in 2007. She is also one of the founders of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the largest risk-adjusted surgical outcomes program in the world.

Barbara Lee Bass MD, FACS joined the Houston Methodist Hospital in 2005 to serve as the inaugural chair of the academic department of Surgery. She holds the John F. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Endowed Chair and is Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Under
her leadership, the department has grown to include 61 full time academic surgical and PhD faculty. She serves as the founding Executive Director of MITIE, the Methodist Institute of Technology, Innovation and Education.

An international thought leader in surgical education, during her tenure at Houston Methodist Dr. Bass has created innovative surgical training pathways in a newly founded residency in general
surgery to develop surgeons to lead diverse roles in our evolving health care systems; as skilled providers of state of the art surgical care, as surgeon-scientists in basic and translational research,
and as skilled administrative leaders to develop systems to improve delivery of quality surgical care.

CICATS to participate in S.T.E.A.M Career Expo

STEAM EXPO 2016On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals in partnership with professionals from the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Wesleyan University, Southern New England Association of Technical Professionals, and Capital Community College will host the 1st Annual  S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematical) Career Expo.  CICATS will be representing “Science” with several UConn faculty participating.

     2016 S.T.E.A.M. flier

The event will provide hands-on activities and interactions for Hartford students (middle school and high school) with professionals in the S.T.E.A.M fields. It is
also designed to encourage students to enter the pipeline and eventually pursue careers in these fields, creating a diverse workforce and future leaders
in S.T.E.A.M.

1st Annual S.T.E.A.M Career Expo

Date:               Saturday, April 23, 2016
Time:              11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location:        Parker Memorial Community Center, 2621 Main Street, Hartford, Conn.

This event is also tied to a nationwide effort by the National Urban League Young Professionals to promote S.T.E.A.M within urban communities during their annual National Day of Service.

The Urban League of Greater Hartford Young Professionals is an auxiliary of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, a 501(c)(3) organization.

 

CICATS Celebrates Excellence in Research

CIG-event-photoCICATS held its first annual “Celebration of Excellence in Research” in the Academic Lobby at UConn Health, celebrating the work and success of its 17 Core Interest Groups (CIGs). The celebration provided an opportunity for faculty and community based organizations to network for collaborative research projects, and also included brief research project overview lectures by CIG researchers and poster displays.

The story in full is available on  UConn Today.

 

CICATS Core Interest Group “Celebration of Excellence in Research” to be held on January 28

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn has announced its first annual Core Interest Group (CIG) “Celebration of Excellence in Research.” This gathering aims to foster new collaborative partnerships and trans-disciplinary research opportunities, while showcasing the success of recent CICATS CIG research projects.

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time: 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Location:
UConn Health
Academic Lobby
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030

Food and beverages will be provided
Free parking available in Garage 3

To R.S.V.P., click here

For questions, contact Lana Angelo at langelo@uchc.edu

Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series – The Science of Mind: Brain Research at UConn

Gerald Altmann, professor of psychology, on Sept. 22, 2015. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Speaker: Gerry Altmann, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, UConn
Director, Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Title: “The Science of Mind: Brain Research at UConn”
Date: Friday, December 4, 2015
Time: Noon-1:00pm
Location: Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030

Lunch will be available; Please RSVP to Cheryl Steciak / csteciak@uchc.edu

Livestream: http://mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41/Play/91db864eb520406c84359f7c2ab3aac91d

CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research — Dean Kamen

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at UConn and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering will host the CICATS Lawrence G. Raisz, M.D. Lectureship in Clinical and Translational Research on November 7, 2015 featuring keynote speaker, Dean Kamen. The lecture topic will be “Innovation: Past, Present and Future.”

Register Today!

Science Cafe — Personalized Immunotherapy Core Interest Group (CIG), October 9, 2015

The Personalized Immunotherapy Core Interest Group (CIG) will be hosting a Science Cafe on “Targeting Mutational Neoepitopes as the Ultimate Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy.” This event will provide a forum to meet with clinicians and researchers to discuss a new way to identify mutation targets in cancer cells to develop personalized vaccines for treatment of patients with ovarian cancer.

When:    Friday, October 9, 2015

Time:      4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Where:   UConn Health, Academic Lobby, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030

Drinks and food will be available.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact Tracy Hintz:  thintz@uchc.edu

SAVE THE DATE: MIT/Trinity Science Lecture, November 4, 2015

The MIT Club of Hartford invites you to a fascinating evening of science and engineering at Trinity College.
Reception with wine and hors d’oeuvre to follow.

Presenter: 
Tim Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
MIT Associate Professor in the Departments of Biological Engineering and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
http://be.mit.edu/directory/timothy-k-lu
https://youtu.be/Wa8kX9A6JcE

Topic:             “Applying Synthetic Biology to Human Disease”

Date:                Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Time:               6:45 p.m.

Location:
Trinity College
McCook Auditorium
300 Summit Street
Hartford, CT  06106

For inquiries or to R.S.V.P., please contact Barry Bronfin, Sc.D. at bronfin@alum.mit.edu

View the save the date flier: Lu_SaveTheDate

CICATS Seminar Series: “A Feasible and Sustainable Approach to Health Information Infrastructure via Mobile Devices” – September 25, 2015

Yasnof2fWilliam A. Yasnoff, MD, PhD, FACMI — Managing Partner of NHII Advisors, Arlington, VA; Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences Informatics at Johns Hopkins University — will be the inaugural speaker for the 2015 CICATS Seminar Series.  The topic of his presentation is  “A Feasible and Sustainable Approach to Health Information Infrastructure via Mobile Devices.”

This presentation will address:

• The challenges to comprehensive anywhere, anytime, electronic medical records, including privacy and financial sustainability

• How the information now locked in EHR silos can be used to compile comprehensive records for individuals

• A new approach to computer security that prevents the loss of entire patient record databases

• Encouraging patient engagement through patient access to their health records via smart phones

• Enabling more effective and productive research through rapid access to comprehensive electronic medical records

Date: Friday, September 25, 2015
Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.
Location: Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue,  Farmington, CT  06030

Lunch will be available, Please RSVP to Cheryl Steciak / csteciak@uchc.edu

For additional information about Dr. Yasnoff, visit  http://www.nhiiadvisors.com and  http://www.yasnoff.com

This seminar offers one CME credit.