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Weekly Events
Wednesday, February 26
9:30 a.m. Human Resources Administrative Training Course. Ken Williams, "All About Financial Accounting Systems." HHSC 410. Enroll online at http://www.columbia.edu/hr/html/enrollment_form.html. For information call 870-2708.
10 a.m. Neurology Grand Rounds. Dr. Mark Mehler, Albert Einstein, "Stem Cell Biology: Novel Perspectives on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Neurological Diseases." NI First Floor Alumni Auditorium.
12:30 p.m. Radiology Management Seminar. Dr. David Dershaw, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, "Effects of Increasing Malpractice Suits and Declining Reimbursements on the Practice of Mammography." BHN 331.
1 p.m. Library Class. Konstantina Matsoukas, "Reference Manager." Library Computer Center, HHSC Second Floor.
4 p.m. Dept. of Medicine Faculty Research Seminar. Dr. Jeremy Luban, "Cyclophilin A Controls an Activation Switch in CD4+ T Cells." Atchley-Loeb Conference Room, PH 8E.
 
Thursday, February 27
7 a.m. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds. "Skull Base Conference." NI First Floor Alumni Auditorium.
8 a.m. Neurosurgical Grand Rounds. Dr. James Goldman, "The Migration of Neuronal and Glial Progenitors and of Gliomas through the Developing and Adult CNS." NI First Floor Alumni Auditorium.
9 a.m. Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Michael Bergman, Ajinomoto Pharmaceuticals, USA, "Nateglinide: Novel Role for an Insulin Secretagogue." RBMS First Floor Auditorium.
9:30 a.m. HIV Center Seminar. Dr. Julie Pulerwitz, Horizons Program/PATH, Washington, D.C., "Gender, Relationship Power, and HIV/STI Risk Reduction." NYSPI 6602.
Noon. Neurobiology and Behavior Seminar. Yehezkel Ben-Ari, Institut de Neurobiologie de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France, "Nature and Nurture in Brain Development: GABA a Key Player in the Formation of Cortical Circuits." NI First Floor Alumni Auditorium.
3 p.m. Tobacco Seminar Series. Dr. Gil Botvin, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, "School-based Approaches for Preventing Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: Current Findings and Future Directions." NYSPI 6602.
4 p.m. Biochemistry Seminar. Dr. Nicole Francis, Massachusetts General Hospital, "Reconstructing Polycomb Function In Vitro to Understand Epigenetic Mechanisms." HHSC 301.
5 p.m. Ophthalmology Seminar. Dr. B. David Gorman, "Cataract Surgery." McIntosh Conference Room, BHS 113.
5:30 p.m. History of Science Lecture. Dr. David Freedberg, "Galileo, His Friends, and the Beginnings of Modern Natural History." HHSC 401.

 

Friday, February 28
Noon. Anatomy and Cell Biology Seminar. Dr. James Keen, Thomas Jefferson University, "Dynamics and Regulation of Receptor-Mediated Endocytosis." VC 14-240.
Noon. Molecular Therapeutics Seminar. Dr. Antonio Zaza, University Milano-Bicocca, "Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Function and Digitalis Toxicity." Pharmacology Library, BB 724.
1 p.m. Epidemiology Seminar. Jamie Love, Center for the Study of Responsive Law, Washington, D.C., "How Can We Address, Access, and Fund R&D? Next Steps in the Campaign for Access to Essential Medicine." PH 17-105.
1 p.m. Rheumatology Grand Rounds. Dr. Mary Kuntz Crow, Hospital for Special Surgery, "The Role of Interferon-alpha in SLE." Kimberg Conference Room, PH 8E-115.
4 p.m. Biostatistics Seminar. Dr. Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University, "Longitudinal and Clustered Data and Non/Semiparametric Regression." Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. PH 18 West.

 

Monday, March 3
Noon. Biochemistry Seminar. Dr. Thomas Volpe, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, "Regulation of Chromatin State by RNA Interference." BB 523.

 

Tuesday, March 4
Noon. Library Class. Ian Lapp. "Adobe Acrobat." Library Computer Center, HHSC Second Floor.
Noon. Neurobiology Seminar. Dr. W. Daniel Tracey Jr., California Institute of Technology, "Genetic Analysis of Pain Signaling in Drosophila." NI First Floor Alumni Auditorium.
1 p.m. Library Class. Elaine Zimbler, "Current Awareness." HHSC Lobby After Hours Study Room.

 

Wednesday, March 5
4 p.m. Dept. of Medicine Faculty Research Seminar. Dr. Rudolph Leibel, "Molecular Cloning of Modifiers of Type 2 Diabetes in Mice." Atchley-Loeb Conference Room, PH 8E.

 

Thursday, March 6
9 a.m. Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center Conference. Dr. Doris Stoffers, University of Pennsylvania, "Growth of the Endocrine Pancreas: GLP-1 and PDX." RBMS First Floor Auditorium.
Noon. The Greater New York Center for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Columbia University Chapter, Seminar. Dr. Jennifer Lund, University of Utah, "Anatomical Substrates for the Cortical Neuron's Visual Receptive Field." McIntosh Conference Room, BHS 113.
4 p.m. Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Susan Gasser, University of Geneva, Switzerland, "Telomeres and Double Strand Breaks: Taming Chromatin Dynamics in Yeast." HHSC 301.
5 p.m. The Greater New York Center for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Columbia University Chapter, Seminar/Ophthalmology Grand Rounds. Dr. Ray Lund, University of Utah, "Rescuing Vision by Cell Transplantation in Animal Models of Retinal Disease." McIntosh Conference Room, BHS 113.

 

Friday, March 7
1 p.m. Epidemiology Seminar. Dr. Janet Wittes, Statistics Collaborative, Inc., Washington, D.C., "End Points for Malaria Vaccine Trials—Malaria-Experienced and Malaria-Naive Populations." PH 17-105.

 

Monday, March 10
8:30 a.m. CME Conference. Dr. Peter Esser, "Introduction to Clinical PET Imaging." HP 303. Continues through March 13. For more information call 305-3334 or visit http://ColumbiaCME.org.
Noon. Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention Seminar. Dr. Joseph Newman, University of Wisconsin, "Information Processing Deficits in Psychopathic Offenders: Implications for Self-Regulation and Violence." Irving Center for Clinical Research, PH 10.
2 p.m. Human Resources Administrative Training Course. Dr. Jaime Rubin, Nancy Alvarez and Elvie Ortiona, "Applying for and Managing Your Grant." RBMS Lobby Conference Room 1. Enroll online at http://www.columbia.edu/hr/html/ enrollment_form.html. For information call 870-2708.

 

Tuesday, March 11
Noon. Library Class. Konstantina Matsoukas, "Searching the Web." HHSC Lobby After Hours Study Room.
Noon. Integrative Medicine Program Lecture. Dr. Aaron Katz, "The Role of Complementary Therapists for Prostate Cancer." Clark Conference Center, Room 4, MHB Main Floor.
4 p.m. Genetics and Development Seminar. Dr. Marnie Halpern, Carnegie Institution of Washington, "Leaning to the Left: Laterality in the Zebrafish Forebrain." HHSC 312.
 
Wednesday, March 12
1 p.m. Library Class. Doug McAndrew, "Photoshop." Library Computer Center, HHSC Second Floor.
4 p.m. Dept. of Medicine Faculty Research Seminar. Dr. Silviu Itescu, "Characterization and Use of Human Adult Bone Marrow-derived Progenitor Cells for Cardiovascular Disease." Atchley-Loeb Conference Room, PH 8E.
4:30 p.m. Taub Institute Seminar. Dr. Douglas Galasko, University of California, San Diego, "Biological Markers as Aids to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease." Pathology Fenoglio Library, PH 15.
 

Building Abbreviation Key
BB Black Building MHB Milstein Hospital Building
BHN Babies Hospital North NI Neurological Institute
BHS Babies Hospital South NYSPI New York State Psychiatric Institute
EI Eye Institute P&S Physicians & Surgeons Building
GB Georgian Building PH Presbyterian Hospital Building
HHSC Hammer Health Sciences Center RBMS Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion
HP Harkness Pavilion VC Vanderbilt Clinic



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