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  • Obstetric Medicine Grand Rounds Download Obstetric Medicine Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    September 1, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Obstetric Medicine Grand Rounds Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. APC Building, 7th Floor Room 702 - Pulmonary Conference Room Rhode Island Hospital “Immune Thrombocytopenia and Pregnancy” (ITP) Courtney Bilodeau, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical) Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Department of Obstetric Medicine Women’s Medicine Collaborative The Miriam Hospital Caitlin Montcrieff, CPNP, CPHON Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Manager Rhode Island Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center Hasbro Children’s Hospital Tomorrow Fund Clinic Target Audience: Physicians, department members, & invited guests. Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:  Review the natural course of ITP in pregnancy  Identify the evidenced based treatment options for ITP  Discuss treatment strategies with the multidisciplinary care team of a currently pregnant patient with refractory ITP The Miriam Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Miriam Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. To request reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact The Miriam Hospital CME office at (401) 444-4260. Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • Academic Grand Rounds* Pediatric Integrated Care: Children are Not Short Adults Download Academic Grand Rounds* Pediatric Integrated Care: Children are Not Short Adults to my desktop calendar

    September 2, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Gregory K. Fritz, MD Professor and Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Vice Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Academic Director, E. P. Bradley Hospital Associate Chief and Director of Child Psychiatry Rhode Island Hospital/ Hasbro Children’s Hospital Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Butler Hospital ◊ Ray Hall Conference Center ◊ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Objectives: At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to: Understand the confluences of forces behind the integrated care movement; Delineate the barriers to integrated care that exist in our current health care system; and Describe the important differences between integrated care systems for children and adults. Disclosure: Gregory K. Fritz, MD has the following financial relationships to disclose: Editor-Wiley, Inc.; President Elect, AACAP. >> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds, PsychBehavior, Departments
  • Boaz Keysar, University of Chicago Download Boaz Keysar, University of Chicago to my desktop calendar

    September 9, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Richard B. Millward Colloquium. Speaker: Boaz Keysar, University of Chicago. Title: Living in a Foreign Tongue. Abstract: Hundreds of millions of people live and work while using a language that is not their native tongue. Given that using a foreign language is more difficult than using a native tongue, one would expect an overall deleterious effect on their mental and physical performance. We have discovered that the opposite is often true. We argue that a foreign language provides psychological and emotional distance, thereby allowing people to be less biased in their decision-making, more willing to take smart risks and to be guided more by hope than by fear of loss. We show that a foreign language also affects ethical behavior such as cheating and moral choice. But we also find that when emotions are crucial for learning from experience, native tongue is crucial for improving choice over time. Living and functioning in a foreign tongue, then, has surprising consequences for how individuals think, feel and operate, and it has important implications for social policy, negotiation, diplomacy and immigration issues. http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • MMI Fall Seminar: Rick L. Tarleton, Ph. D. Download MMI Fall Seminar: Rick L. Tarleton, Ph. D. to my desktop calendar

    September 10, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM As part of the 2015 MMI Fall Seminar Series, Rick L. Tarleton, Ph. D., UGAAA Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Center for Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases, Coverdell Center for Biomedical Research, will be giving a lecture titled “Chagas Disease: Dealing with pathogen persistence”. Hosted by Christopher de Graffenried, Ph.D., this lecture will meet in Eddy Auditorium in Room 291 at the BioMedical Center, 171 Meeting Street. Refreshments will be served at 3:45pm. Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MMI, Lectures
  • CVI Cardiology Grand Rounds Download CVI Cardiology Grand Rounds to my desktop calendar

    September 11, 2015 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM “Quantitative Coronary Flow Reserve by PET: An Imaging Biomarker of Cardiovascular Risk” Rhode Island Hospital, APC 702 Conference Room 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 Rhode Island Hospital Biology and Medicine, AMS: GrandRounds
  • CFAR Grant Writing Workshop Download CFAR Grant Writing Workshop to my desktop calendar

    September 11, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Presented by: TBD The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar Download CFAR Research-In-Progress Seminar to my desktop calendar

    September 11, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Presented by: TBD Title: TBD The Miriam Hospital Biology and Medicine, AIDS
  • Effective Operating Room Teaching - Engaging the Learner in a Challenging Space Download Effective Operating Room Teaching - Engaging the Learner in a Challenging Space to my desktop calendar

    September 14, 2015 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5:00–5:30 pm Registration and Refreshments 5:30–7:00 pm Workshop B. Star Hampton, MD, FACOG Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Program Description: Identifying learning objectives is a key component to understanding effective teaching strategies. Therefore this interactive session begins with a discussion of reasons for students to be in the operating room. Participant feedback will be encouraged to identify objectives including content and tasks. As a large group we will then explore challenges to effective operating room teaching, and common barriers to covering the initially identified learning objectives. Participants will then break into small groups and work on strategies to overcome identified challenges. The small group work will be shared with the larger group and discussed, with the facilitator offering additional suggestions for consideration. The facilitator will present specific teaching models, with time allotted for participants to practice scripts related to those models. Finally, the participants will be asked to focus on their own strengths and weaknesses as operating room educators. Through self-reflection, participants will be asked to build a teaching toolbox, and form a teaching contract with themselves that they will carry out in the operating room once they leave the Faculty Development Session. This session will focus on the incorporation of low-tech simulation into a variety of clinical settings and will focus on the Core area of Clinical Teaching. Learning Objectives: 1. Identify learning objectives for students in the operating room 2. Explore challenges to effective operating room teaching 3. Describe strategies to overcome challenges to teaching in the operating room Accreditation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. https://apps.biomed.brown.edu/cme_registration/product_info.php?products_id=267 Alpert Medical Building Surgery, Medical School, Open to the Public, Dept: Continuing Medical Education, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Faculty, Staff, BioMed Faculty Affairs, AMS: GrandRounds, AMS: GenSurgery, AMS: ColonRectal, AMS: Pediatric, AMS: SurgeryOrtho, AMS: Trauma, AMS: Urology, AMS: Anesthesiology, BioMed Division Calendars, BioMed: EmergencyMedicine
  • EEB Tuesday Seminar Series Download EEB Tuesday Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    September 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Professor Sybil Gotsch Franklin & Marshall College Talk Title: Ecophysiology of canopy epiphytes along a precipitation gradient in the tropical montane cloud forest Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    September 16, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Houra Merrikh from the University of Washington, Seattle will present a seminar. Title: "The impact of replication-transcription conflicts on DNA replication and genomic stability in bacteria" Host: Dr. Alexandra Deaconescu Laboratories for Molecular Medicine NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • Edward Gibson, MIT Download Edward Gibson, MIT to my desktop calendar

    September 16, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Michael S. Goodman '74 Memorial Lecture Series. Speaker: Edward Gibson, MIT. Title: Information Theoretic Approaches to Language Universals. Abstract: Finding explanations for the observed variation in human languages is the primary goal of linguistics, and promises to shed light on the nature of human cognition. One particularly attractive set of explanations is functional in nature, holding that language universals are grounded in the known properties of human information processing. The idea is that grammars of languages have evolved so that language users can communicate using sentences that are relatively easy to produce and comprehend. In this talk, I summarize results from explorations into several linguistic domains, from an information-processing point of view. First, we show that all the world’s languages that we can currently analyze minimize syntactic dependency lengths to some degree, as would be expected under information processing considerations. Next, we consider communication-based origins of lexicons and grammars of human languages. Chomsky has famously argued that this is a flawed hypothesis, because of the existence of such phenomena as ambiguity. Contrary to Chomsky, we show that ambiguity out of context is not only not a problem for an information-theoretic approach to language, it is a feature. Furthermore, word lengths are optimized on average according to predictability in context, as would be expected under and information theoretic analysis. Then we show that language comprehension appears to function as a noisy channel process, in line with communication theory. Given si, the intended sentence, and sp, the perceived sentence we propose that people maximize P(si | sp ), which is equivalent to maximizing the product of the prior P(si) and the likely noise processes P(si → sp ). We discuss how thinking of language as communication in this way can explain aspects of the origin of word order, most notably that most human languages are SOV with case-marking, or SVO without case-marking. http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/events Metcalf Research Building, Room 101, Friedman Auditorium Colloquia, Open to the Public, Dept: CLPS, First Years, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, For Masters candidates only, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Brain Science Program, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Departments
  • 9/16: DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar Download 9/16: DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar to my desktop calendar

    September 16, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 5:30-8:00 pm Alpert Medical School, Case Study Room 280 The DEANS Award Translational Research Seminar is an ongoing seminar and networking series that highlights the cutting edge translational research being conducted by DEANS Award recipients. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Neuroprotective Effects of Novel Anti-HMGB1 Antibody on Neonatal Brain Ischemia Edward G. Walsh, PhD and Barbara S. Stonestreet, MD Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in Right Ventricular Fibrosis Gaurav Choudhary, MD and Edward Hawrot, PhD Defining the Factors Responsible for Persistent Candidemia by C. albicans Richard Bennett, PhD and Joseph Bliss, MD, PhD http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/biomed/clinical-translational-science/events Alpert Medical Building, Case Study Room 280 Medical School, For PhD candidates only, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Faculty, Staff, Postdocs
  • Annual ADVANCES IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Symposium Download Annual ADVANCES IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Symposium to my desktop calendar

    September 17, 2015 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th & FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th, 2015 This one and a half day symposium is structured around lectures by five distinguished investigators in the area of inflammation. Please refer to the program on our website for a complete list of speakers, events, times & locations. George Auditorium, Rhode Island Hospital SurgicalResearch, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Symposium
  • Annual ADVANCES IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Symposium Download Annual ADVANCES IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Symposium to my desktop calendar

    September 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Friday morning we will hold our “Meet-the-Professors” session, a significant component of the symposium. Students/faculty can schedule time to meet “one-on-one” with our distinguished guest speakers. Nursing Arts Building - 2nd Floor Rhode Island Hospital SurgicalResearch, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Symposium
  • Annual ADVANCES IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Symposium Download Annual ADVANCES IN INFLAMMATION RESEARCH Symposium to my desktop calendar

    September 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM Friday afternoon, the remaining four invited speakers will give their presentations at 70 Ship Street. 70 Ship Street, Room 107 SurgicalResearch, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Symposium
  • Brown University Vascular and Interventional Radiology Symposium (4th Annual) Download Brown University Vascular and Interventional Radiology Symposium (4th Annual) to my desktop calendar

    September 19, 2015 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM The goal of the symposium is to introduce current medical students to the innovative, minimally invasive, and clinically oriented field of interventional radiology. The event is hosted by The Vascular and Interventional Radiology Interest Group of Brown University with support from the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at Brown http://med.brown.edu/vir-symposium/ Warren Alpert Medical School Building of Brown University Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Symposium, BioMed:DiagnosticImaging, Lectures, Seminars
  • EEB Tuesday Seminar Series Download EEB Tuesday Seminar Series to my desktop calendar

    September 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Professor David Reznick University of California, Riverside Talk Title: Experimental Studies of the Interaction Between Ecology and Evolution in a Natural Ecosystem Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, Dept: EEB, Seminars
  • MCB Graduate Program Seminar Download MCB Graduate Program Seminar to my desktop calendar

    September 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Dr. Phyllis Dennery, Chair of Pediatrics, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, will present a seminar. Title: TBA Laboratories for Molecular Medicine NSGP (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Open to the Public, Graduate School, Audience, Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MCB Graduate Program, Dept: MCB, MMI, BioMed: Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dept: MPPB, Dept: EEB, BioMed: PathoGrad, Departments, Seminars
  • MMI Fall Seminar: Anita Sil, MD, Ph. D. Download MMI Fall Seminar: Anita Sil, MD, Ph. D. to my desktop calendar

    September 24, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM As part of the 2015 MMI Fall Seminar Series, Anita Sil, MD, Ph. D., Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Early Career Investigator at UCSF, will be giving a lecture titled “Regulation of cell shape and virulence by temperature in the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum”. Hosted by Richard Bennett, Ph.D., this lecture will meet in Eddy Auditorium in Room 291 at the BioMedical Center, 171 Meeting Street. Refreshments will be served at 3:45pm. Biomed Center, Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium) Biology and Medicine, Lectures, Conferences, and Meetings, MMI, Lectures