Steven M. Jones PhD, research fellow with Vertex Therapeutics Inc., will speak on “A Serendipitous Journey from Academia to Industry” on May 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm in BSB 320N. He will lead an informal discussion with interested graduate students of opportunities and career pathways in the biotechnology industry.
Dr. Jones has held research positions at Vertex Therapeutics, Inc., Elusys Therapeutics Inc., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School.
For further information, call Sandra Chang, (692-1607).
The Hawaii Center for AIDS intends to apply to the National Institute of Health for a Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR) grant. If funded, this grant will provide infrastructure support to the University to strengthen its capacity for HIV/AIDS research. Specifically, the D-CFAR will provide funds for pilot projects, foster scientific communications and develop new areas of HIV research, sponsor training and educational opportunities, and make available clinical (access to human specimens and patients) and laboratory resources/assays to researchers as core resources. More information about CFARs and D-CFARs are available at this website: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/labsandresources/resources/cfar/Pages/default.aspx
The theme of 2012 COBRE Mini-Symposium was an overview in vaccine development.
For more information on the guest speakers. [Link]
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Acknowledgements: This mini-symposium is supported by grant P20GM103516 from the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Program, of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.
What is STEP-UP? [Link]
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Short-Term Education Program for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) is a component of the NIDDK Strategic Plan on Minority to reduce and eliminate health disparities, expand research education and training opportunities for underrepresented minority scientists, and provide information to racial and ethnic minority groups of disease. The most striking disparities in the burden of disease in the United States are experienced by African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, and Asians. Continue reading
Kae’s PhD Dissertation Defense
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Dr. Griffin Roger’s from NIDDK presented Biomedical Research Investment
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