2006 Events
College of Medicine · Association of Medical Science Graduate Students
Thursday, January 12, 2006, 11:45 a.m., MDL 1005 (located off the main College of Medicine courtyard (near the bookstore) directly across from the Graduate Student Lounge)
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon - Invited Guest: Dr. Abdul Rao, Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health
Dr. Krzanowski is retiring this summer and a new replacement Associate Dean has not yet been appointed. As you may also be aware, Dr. Abdul Rao has been appointed as the new Senior Associate Vice President for USF Health, of which one of his responsibilities will be overseeing the various graduate programs. Dr. Rao will also be leading the recruitment process for a new Associate Dean. Dr. Rao will be joining us for lunch on Thursday and will be presenting some of his short and long term goals for our program.
It is therefore highly important that everyone, Masters and Ph.D. students alike, come to this meeting and listen to what Dr. Rao has to say. Dr. Rao plans to implement some major changes in our graduate program. One of Dr. Rao's main goals is to increase the recognition of the graduate students throughout the College of Medicine and USF as a whole. He also wants to make sure that we as graduate students are seen as critical and necessary contributors to the overall advancement of USF Health. The best thing we can do at this time to support those ideas is to have strong attendance and active participation at this luncheon. 
Once again, please make every effort to attend this very important meeting.  Encourage your lab mates and other students in your respective departments to attend. Our program is in a period of transition and a strong attendance at this luncheon will show Dr. Rao and those above him that we want to have an active voice in the decisions that guide the future direction of our program.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., MDL 1005 with videoconferencing to Tampa General Hospital and All Children's Hospital
Town Hall with Dr. Abdul Rao, Senior Associate Vice President – USF Health
As promised, we are organizing a Town Hall Meeting to further discuss the proposed model for enhancing growth in the Basic Sciences at USF Health College of Medicine. Dr. Rao looks forward to your active participation in this meeting and in facilitating the enhancement and transformation of research and graduate education missions at USF Health.
  
Thursday, February 16, 2006, 12:00 p.m., College of Nursing atrium/rotunda area
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Catering will be provided by Godfather's Pizza.
This is an important meeting because we will be accepting nominations for 2006-2007 AMSGS Officers and Departmental Representatives. If you are interested in serving as an officer or department representative please attend and let your interest be known!  Prior involvement as an officer or rep is not required to hold a position. Nominations will be accepted for: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Financial Officer. With the departmental reorganization that is going to be occurring in the near future we will no longer have the need for 6 individual department representatives. However, we will still elect six representatives, with each new department having two representatives to share the responsibilities of organizing dissertation defense receptions. Serving as an officer or representative is an excellent opportunity to add an entry to your CV that demonstrates professional leadership and initiative. Elections will be held during our March luncheon.
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006, 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., USF Health
USF Health Research Day
All USF Health faculty, students, and staff are invited to participate and to submit abstracts for consideration for poster presentation at this event.
Graduate students and postdoctoral students (from USF Health), along with medical students and residents who submit posters that are accepted for presentation will be eligible to receive an award that includes a plaque and $50 check. Posters will be judged by a committee of faculty members from USF Health, and awards will be given for those rated as "superior presentations."
The Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award is also provided for the outstanding poster presentation among Ph.D. students at USF Health. The amount of the award is $1000.
The Women's Status Committee at USF will once again be recognizing the outstanding woman researcher participating in this year's Research Day. The deserving winner will receive a memorial plaque, an award certificate and a check for $200.
Please check the USF Health Office of Research page (http://hsc.usf.edu/research/index.html) for more information about USF Health Research Day 2006.
 
10th Annual Roy H. Behnke Distinguished Lectureship
USF Health Auditorium at 12 p.m.
Eric Davidson, Ph.D. Norman Chandler Professor of Cell Biology, Division of Biology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA will speak on "The Regulatory Genome: Gene Networks in Development and Evolution".
Sponsored by: The Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, U.S.F. and All Children's Hospital
 
Thursday, February 23, 2006, 5:00 p.m., Bennigan's  (2206 E Fowler Ave; 813-977-3506; University Square Mall Parking Lot)
AMSGS Happy Hour!
 
Monday, February 27, 2006, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1005 with videoconferencing to Tampa General Hospital and All Children's Hospital
Town Hall with Dr. Abdul Rao, Senior Associate Vice President – USF Health
As promised, a second Town Hall Meeting has been organized to further discuss the proposed model for enhancing growth in the Basic Sciences at USF Health College of Medicine. Dr. Rao looks forward to your active participation in this meeting and in facilitating the enhancement and transformation of research and graduate education missions at USF Health.
 
 
Thursday, March 9, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon and Elections - Invited Guest: Mr. Mo Kasti, USF Health Chief Operations Officer
This is a very important luncheon (catering by Plaka Restaurant, Greek-themed food), as we will be holding elections for the 2006-2007 academic year. We are still in need of volunteers/nominations for Departmental Representatives and Honors Council representatives. These positions do not require a large time commitment and are an easy way to demonstrate leadership/initiative on your CV. Each of the new merged departments will have two representatives. Please let Josh know if you are interested in holding one of these departmental representative positions and your name will placed on the ballot.
Mr. Mo Kasti, the USF Health Chief Operations Officer, will also be joining us to tell us about plans to enhance student services at USF Health. Josh hopes to see many of you at this luncheon!
 
Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., College of Medicine, Parking Lot 31
AMSGS and USF Health will be hosting a Florida Blood Services blood drive. The blood mobile will be parked in lot 31. Please come out and donate if willing and able, the FBS is in desperate need of donors! Each pint of blood will help 3 people. Call 1-800-68-BLOOD for questions. Thank you!
 
Thursday, March 30, 2006, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDL 1003 with videoconferencing to Tampa General Hospital and All Children's Hospital
Town Hall with Dr. Abdul Rao, Senior Associate Vice President – USF Health
To further on-going discussions regarding the issues related to strategic reengineering of basic sciences in the College of Medicine, Dr. Rao has organized our third Town Hall Meeting. Dr. Rao looks forward to your active participation in this meeting and in facilitating the enhancement and transformation of research and graduate education missions at USF Health.
Friday - Saturday, April 7, 2006, 6:00 p.m. - April 8, 2006, 12:00 p.m., USF Soccer and Track Stadium
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life at USF
Join "The Lab Rats" team or donate to the cause by following this link.
 
Monday, April 10, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDA 1097
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Differential Coupling of RGS3S and RGS4 to GPCR-GIRK Channel Signaling Complexes" by Cristina Jaén (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Cristina's major professor is Dr. Craig Doupnik, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 3:00 p.m. in MDL 1022, Graduate Student Lounge.
 
Thursday, April 20, 2006, 12:00 p.m., College of Nursing Atrium Area
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon and Voting for Grasso Award
Please plan to attend the April AMSGS Luncheon this Thursday at 12 noon in the College of Nursing rotunda area. Catering will be from La Teresita Restaurant. We will be voting for the Grasso Award during this time. We will also have about 15 potential students that are here visiting for interviews joining us for this luncheon.
 
Friday, May 12, 2006, Time: 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., The Florida Aquarium Explore-A-Shore Outdoor Pavilion (701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602; 813-273-4056)
AMSGS Annual Awards Banquet
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Appetizers and cocktails
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.: Dinner, immediately followed by awards presentations
Please send in your RSVP card by May 5, 2006.
Thursday, June 1, 2006, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.; MDL 1005
Zoltan Ungvari, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, New York Medical College will present a seminar on "Vascular Inflammation in Aging".
Dr. Ungvari is a candidate for Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, June 2, 2006, 9:00 a.m., Stabile Research Building, David Murphey Conference Room
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "The Role of SH2 Domain Containing Inositol Phosphatase 1 (SHIP) in Hematopoietic Cells" by Caroline Desponts (Department of Molecular Medicine). Caroline's major professor is Dr. William Kerr, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Department of Molecular Medicine.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 2:00 p.m. in MDL 1022, Graduate Student Lounge.
 
Friday, June 2, 2006, 4:00 p.m.; USF Health Rotunda
Join us for a retirement celebration in honor of Dr. Joseph Krzanowski, one of the founding faculty members of the College of Medicine. The event begins at 4:00 p.m. in the USF Health Rotunda, following the Tyler lecture, which begins at 3:00 p.m. in MDA 1096, and will be given by a former student.
 
Thursday, June 8, 2006, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.; MDL 1005
Nader Rahimi, PhD, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Biochemistry at the Boston University School of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Decoding Angiogenic Signaling of VEGFR-1 and VEGFR-2".
Dr. Rahimi is a candidate for Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, June 8, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Take a break and enjoy lunch (from Wing House) with your fellow graduate students. A calendar of June 2006 events will be distributed.
 
Friday, June 16, 2006, 5:00 p.m., Green Iguana Bar and Grill  (9202 Anderson Road, Tampa; look for the giant Tiki hut)
AMSGS Happy Hour!
 
Wednesday, June 21, 2006, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., College of Medicine, Parking Lot 31
AMSGS and USF Health will be hosting a Florida Blood Services blood drive. The blood mobile will be parked in lot 31. Please come out and donate if willing and able, the FBS is in desperate need of donors! Each pint of blood will help 3 people. Call 1-800-68-BLOOD for questions. Thank you!
 
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 10:30 a.m., MDA 1097
T. Chris Gamblin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biosciences at The University of Kansas, will present a seminar on "Phosphorylation of Tau and Alzheimer's Disease".
Dr. Gamblin is a candidate for Assistant Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, June 30, 2006, 9:00 a.m., MDA 1097
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "The Modulation of Neural Plasticity by the ADAMTSs (A Disintegrin and Metalloproteinase with Thrombospondin Motifs)" by Michelle Hamel (Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology). Michelle's major professor is Dr. Paul Gottschall, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 1:00 p.m. in the atrium outside of MDC 1507.
 
Friday, July 7, 2006, 8:30 a.m., MDN 2007
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Endothelial Cell Mediators of Angiogenesis in Bartonella henselae Infection" by Amy McCord (Department of Molecular Medicine). Amy's major professor is Dr. Burt Anderson, Department of Molecular Medicine.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 4:00 p.m. in MDL 1022, Graduate Student Lounge.
 
Friday, July 7, 2006, 12:30 p.m., MDN 2007
Jane Koehler, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco will present a seminar, "Bartonella: Hanging out in the Bloodstream".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, July 13, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Learn about AMSGS activities and eat some pizza for lunch.
 
Friday, July 21, 2006, 5:00 p.m., Green Iguana Bar and Grill  (9202 Anderson Road, Tampa; look for the giant Tiki hut). Stick around to see Clerks II @ 7:40. 
AMSGS Happy Hour and Movie!
 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 11:00 a.m., MDN 1022
Nalini Santanam, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, will present a seminar on "Oxidizing Lipids and Vascular Cells".
Dr. Santanam is a candidate for Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Wednesday, August 9, 2006, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., MDA 1097 with videoconferencing to Tampa General Hospital and All Children's Hospital
Town Hall with Dr. Abdul Rao, Senior Associate Vice President – USF Health
To further on-going discussions regarding the issues related to strategic reengineering of basic sciences in the College of Medicine, Dr. Rao has organized a Town Hall Meeting. Some of the issues that will be discussed are: Salary Savings Plan; Rebate Account; Incentive and Bonuses 05/06; Research Enhancement; Faculty Recruitment Update; AIMS; Reengineering of Clinical Research; Future Challenges. Dr. Rao looks forward to your active participation in this meeting and in facilitating the enhancement and transformation of research and graduate education missions at USF Health.
 
Friday, August 11, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDC 1507
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Improving Culture Media to Study Keratocytes In Vitro" by Kurt Musselmann (Department of Molecular Medicine). Kurt's major professor is Dr. John Hassell, Department of Molecular Medicine.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 3:30 p.m. in MDL 1022, Graduate Student Lounge.
 
Friday, August 11, 2006, 1:30 p.m., MDC 1507
David Birk, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA will present a seminar, "Regulation of Extracellular Matrix Assembly: Collagen and Proteoglycan Interactions".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Monday, August 14, 2006, 2:30 p.m., MDN 1022
Min You, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Indiana University, Indiana, will present a seminar on "Adiponectin and Alcoholic Liver Disease".
Dr. You is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 1:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
August's luncheon will be part of the New Student Orientation and is sponsored by AMSGS and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. We will be serving food from Publix: sandwiches, chicken strips, veggies, fruit and cake.
The AMSGS is also going to be participating in Adopt-A-Platoon which involves collecting some items to be sent over to some of the brave men and women who have recently been deployed over to the Middle East. There are over 700 soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Stryker Brigade serving in Iraq so we need as many donations as we can get for this deserving cause. Needed items include: Batteries (AA & C), Mini Hand Sanitizer, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes, Tube Chapstick, Hard Candies, Mini Shampoos, Gold Bond Powder, Cookies (no chocolate), Calling Cards, Frisbees, Powdered Drink Mix, Ankle Socks, Beef Jerky, Sports Magazines, Wet Wipes, Mini Hand Lotion, Mini Kleenex Packs, Trail Mix (no chocolate), Energy bars, DVD's & CD's, and Mini Fruit Cups.
Mackenzie encourages all of you to please rummage through your cabinets and bring a few of these items to the Luncheon on Tuesday, August 15th!!! It doesn't seem like much but these few simple items could really make a difference to those dedicated soldiers who are stationed over in Iraq. Let's all do our small part to help make their stay more pleasurable and to remind them of how appreciative we are that they have volunteered to serve and protect our country!
 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 3:00 p.m., CON Rotunda
Ice Cream Social
Please join us in welcoming the incoming graduate students!
 
Wednesday, August 16, 2006, 5:00 pm, Gator's Dockside
AMSGS Happy Hour!
 
Thursday, August 24, 2006, 10:30 a.m., MDN 1022
Jiashin Wu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Indiana School of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Ventricular Arrythmogenesis in Canine Tissue Model of Type 3 Long QT Syndrome".
Dr. Wu is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Monday, August 28, 2006
2006 Fall Travel Awards
We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2006 Travel Awards. Please submit your application to Tara Schwetz's mailbox in MDC-8. Applications will be accepted through Friday, September 29, 2006 at 4:30 pm. 2006 - 2007 AMGSG Travel Award Application
You are also highly encouraged to apply for funding through the USF Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC). You can find information about receiving funding from the GPSC by visiting http://www.gpsc.usf.edu/money.html
 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDN 1022
Joshua Liao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, WSU Medical School and Karmanos Cancer Institute, will present a seminar on "Mechanisms for c-Myc-Induced Carcinogenesis and Sensitivity of Cancer Cells to Chemotherapy".
Dr. Liao is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Wednesday, August 30, 2006, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., USF Health Rotunda (next to CON on Holly Avenue)
Brat Bash
Dr. Stephen Klasko, Vice President for USF Health, invites all faculty, staff and students of USF Health to a welcome back BRAT BASH.
Menu: Bratwurst & Beer
 
Thursday, August 31, 2006, 9:30 a.m., Stabile Research Building, Conference Room 2
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "B-Raf is an Essential Component of the Mitotic Machinery Critical for Activation of MAPK Signaling During Mitosis in Xenopus Egg Extracts" by Sergiy Borysov (Department of Molecular Medicine). Sergiy's major professor is Dr. Thomas Guadagno, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Department of Molecular Medicine.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 12:00 p.m. in MDL 1022, Graduate Student Lounge.
 
 
Friday, September 1, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, Departments of Medicine and Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Biochemical Applications of Nanotechnology".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 1, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Thomas Koob, PhD, Department of Engineering at USF, will present a seminar on "Bio-engineered High Strength Collagen Fibers for Biomedical Applications".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Friday, September 1, 2006, 5:00 pm, Beer Belly's Café (5016 Busch Blvd. E.)
AMSGS Happy Hour!
 
Thursday, September 7, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Chuan Hu, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology at West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, will present a seminar on "SNARE Function in VE-cadherin Trafficking".
Dr. Hu is a candidate for Assistant Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, September 7, 2006, 2:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Robert Greenberg, PhD, Associate Scientist, Molecular Physiology and Josephine Bay Paul Center, Marine Biology Laboratory, will present a seminar on "Novel Ca2+ Channel Subunits in Schistosomes and Other Platyhelminths: Role in Praziqantel Action".
Dr. Greenberg is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 8, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Thomas Lendrihas, doctoral candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Structure-Function Studies of Murine Erythroid Aminolevulinate Synthase (ALAS2)".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 8, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Victor Convertino, PhD, US Army Surgical Research Center, San Antonio, Texas, will present a seminar on "Advanced Capabilities for Combat Medical Personnel".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Xianghong Zou, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department Of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine, University Of Illinois at Chicago, will present a seminar on "Role of G1 Cell Cycle Proteins in Tumorigenesis and Development".
Dr. Zou is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, September 14, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Katia Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, will present a seminar on "Unraveling the Obscure Obscurin: a Novel Muscle Giant that Plays a Pivotal Role in the Organization of the Contractile Sarcomere and the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Membranes in Striated Muscle".
Dr. Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, September 14, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
 
Friday, September 15, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Esteban Celis, MD, PhD, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at USF and Immunology and Immunotherapy Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will present a seminar on "Design and Optimization of T-cell Epitope-Based Vaccines for Cancer".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 15, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Matthias Majetschak, MD, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Division of Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will present a seminar on "Immune Dysfunction in Trauma and Sepsis: Novel Aspects of Ubiquitin".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Friday, September 15, 2006, 4:00 p.m., Stabile Research Building Auditorium 
Martin Padarathsingh, PhD, Referral Officer and Scientific Review Administrator, National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review Bethesda, Maryland presents "Crafting an Outstanding NIH Grant Application:  An Insider's Point of View".
 
Monday, September 18, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Svitlana Garbuzova-Davis, PhD, DSc, Assistant Professor, Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair and Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Prenatal Therapy in Sanfilippo Type B Mouse Model by Transplantation of Human Umbilical Cord Blood".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., College of Medicine, Parking Lot 31
AMSGS and USF Health will be hosting a Florida Blood Services blood drive. The blood mobile will be parked in lot 31. Please come out and donate if willing and able, the FBS is in desperate need of donors! Each pint of blood will help 3 people. All donors will receive a T-shirt and a wellness checkup (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screen). Call 1-800-68-BLOOD for questions. Thank you!
 
Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDN 1022 (College of Nursing Auditorium) with teleconferencing to TGH Room G-139 
Signature Program in Neuroscience Research; 2006 - 2007 Seminar Series
Enrico M. Camporesi, MD, presents, "Diving Deep: Limits to Human Performance" and Jay B. Dean, PhD, presents "Hyperbaric Pressure & Neuronal Function:  Diving Into Uncharted Waters".

Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 22, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Louis Crowley, doctoral candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Structure Function Studies of the Hereditary Methemoglobinemia Mutant M272-".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 22, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Monroe Berkman, Chairman, SoloRider Management LLC of Centennial, Colorado, will present a seminar on "System Engineering Approach to Managing Disabilities".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006, 4:00 p.m., MDA 1096 with videoconferencing to TGH F-187
John K. Cowell, PhD, DSc, FRCPath, Chairman, Department of Cancer Genetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, will present a seminar on "Genes, Genetics and Medicine from a Cancer Biologist's Point of View".
Dr. Cowell is a candidate for the position of Chair of Molecular Medicine in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences at USF Health College of Medicine. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Tuesday, September 26, 2006, Stabile Research Building Conference Room 2 
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Microscopy Mini-Course
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Introduction to Microscopy
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Introduction to Digital Imaging
 
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, Stabile Research Building David Murphy Conference Room 
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Microscopy Mini-Course
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Introduction to Fluorescence
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Long Term Live Cell Fluorescence Imaging
 
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 11:00 a.m., MDC 2510
Robert B. Elliott, MD, Emeritus Professor of Child Health Research, Professor of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, NZ, Medical Director, Living Cell Technologies NZ Ltd., will present a seminar on "Porcine Cell Xeno-Transplantation for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes, CNS Degenerative Diseases and Haemophilia".
Sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 9:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Electrogenetherapy of Established B16 Murine Melanoma by Using an Expression Plasmid for HIV-1 Viral Protein R" by Andrea Nicole McCray (Department of Molecular Medicine). Nicole's major professor is Dr. Richard Heller, Department of Molecular Medicine and her co-major professor is Dr. Kenneth Ugen, Department of Molecular Medicine.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 3:30 p.m. in MDL 1022, Graduate Student Lounge.
 
Thursday, September 28, 2006, Stabile Research Building David Murphy Conference Room 
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Microscopy Mini-Course
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Image Analysis, Data Analysis and Publication
 
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 1:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Sunil Chada, PhD, Associate VP Clinical Research and Development, Introgen Therapeutics, Inc., Adjunct Faculty, Department of Experimental Therapeutics, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center presents "Interleukin 24 (IL-24) - A Novel Cytokine that Reverses Oncogene Addiction and Induces Tumor-Specific Apoptosis".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 29, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Jie (Jerry) Wu, PhD, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at USF and Molecular Oncology Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will present a seminar on "Regulation of Shp2 in Cell Signaling and Oncogenesis".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, September 29, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
W. Garrett Matthews, PhD, Department of Physics at USF, will present a seminar on "Nanoscale Mechanics of Collagen Fibrils".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Friday, September 29, 2006

Due Date for 2006 Fall Travel Award Applications

This is the last day Fall Travel Award applications will be accepted. Please submit your application to Tara Schwetz's mailbox in MDC-8 by 4:30 p.m.
2006 Fall Travel Award Application (2006 - 2007 AMGSG Travel Award Application)
You are also highly encouraged to apply for funding through the USF Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC). You can find information about receiving funding from the GPSC by visiting http://www.gpsc.usf.edu/money.html
 
Friday, September 29, 2006, 4:00 p.m. (tailgating), 8:00 p.m. (game), Raymond James Stadium
USF Football game against Rutgers University
The AMSGS cordially invites you to Friday's USF tailgate/football game. USF will be playing Rutgers University this FRIDAY at 8:00 p.m., at Raymond James Stadium.
Tailgating will begin for this game at 4:00 p.m. The tailgate will be held at lot 14 found at the intersection of Sears and Himes, east side of the stadium. Bring your student ID for entry. Contact Mackenzie or Elise for more information.
 
September 2006
College of Medicine Seminars
In efforts to provide faculty, students and staff an easy and efficient way to determine which College of Medicine seminars are of interest to them, staff in the Research Now Office in the College of Medicine have complied information received from various groups and have created a comprehensive 'one stop shopping list' of research seminars.
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDN 1022 (College of Nursing Auditorium) 
Signature Program in Neuroscience Research; 2006 - 2007 Seminar Series
Nanduri R. Prabhakar, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, presents, "Reactive Oxygen Species Signaling in Intermittent Hypoxia".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: MDC 3510: Graduate student meet and greet with Dr. Prabhakar prior to his talk at noon. Come out and join in some scientific discussions (doughnuts and soda will be served).
 
Wednesday, October 4, 2006, 4:00 p.m., MDA 1096 with videoconferencing to TGH F-187 
Jeffrey Gruen, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Genetics, Investigative Medicine, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Yale University, New Haven, CT, will present a seminar on "DCDC2: Dyslexia, Genetics, and Neuronal Migration".
Dr. Gruen is a candidate for the Rothman Endowed Chair in Developmental Pediatrics in the College of Medicine at USF Health. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, October 5, 2006, 6:00 p.m., Renaissance Tampa Hotel, International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33607 
2006 Dean's Lecture Series
Stephen Klasko, MD, MBA invites you to attend the 2006 Dean's Lecture Series: How to Succeed in Academic Medicine - Is it Worth it?
Shlomo Melmed, MD, Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Endowed Chair, Investigative Medicine, Professor and Associate Dean, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of the Burns and Allen Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, will address attributes of a successful career in Academic Medicine, as well as the benefits to science and society. This lecture is intended to provide guidance on choosing an appropriate research topic, and the ingredients for assuring a successful career outcome. In addition, he will be addressing guidelines with examples of real life research accomplishments intending to engender curiosity and impetus by Junior faculty and trainees to persevere in the pursuit of this enriching life experience. The target audience includes physicians, medical and graduate students, nurses, health care workers and basic scientists.
Jointly sponsored by USF Health and Tampa General Hospital.
 
Friday, October 6, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Catherine Phelan, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at USF and Risk Assessment, Detection & Intervention Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will present a seminar on "Ethnicity and Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, October 6, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Mark L. McLaughlin, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at USF, will present a seminar on "Design and Synthesis of Potential Drugs or Diagnostic Aids".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Saturday, October 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m. (tailgating); 7:00 p.m. (game), Raymond James Stadium
USF Football game against the University of Connecticut
The AMSGS cordially invites you to this weekend's USF tailgate/football game. USF will be playing the University of Connecticut this SATURDAY at 7:00 p.m., at Raymond James Stadium.
Tailgating will begin for this game at 3:00 p.m. The tailgate will be held at lot 14 found at the intersection of Sears and Himes, east side of the stadium. Bring your student ID for entry. Contact Mackenzie or Elise for more information.
 
Monday, October 9, 2006, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Paul Gottschall, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Proteases as Proteases and Ligands? ADAMTSs in Neural Plasticity".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 4:00 p.m., MDN 2005 (College of Nursing) 
Signature Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease Distinguished Lecture Series
Thomas Casale, MD, Professor of Medicine, Creighton University, presents "New Insights into the use of IgE Modulating Therapies".

Sponsored by the Signature Program in Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Disease, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDN 1032
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "The Sertoli Cell-Spermatid Junctional Complex: A Potential Avenue for Male Contraception" by Katja Wolski (Department of Pathology and Cell Biology). Katja's major professor is Dr. Don Cameron, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology.
In anticipation of a successful defense, please attend a Defense Celebration at 3:30 p.m. in MDC 1507, Graduate Student Classroom.
 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 2:00 p.m., MDN 1032
Barry T. Hinton, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell Biology, University of Virginia, will present a seminar on "The Lumicrine Hypothesis - Testicular Regulation of Epididymal Function".
Sponsored by the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
Stop by to eat some Indian food and learn about upcoming AMSGS events. Hope to see you there!
 
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive For Metropolitan Ministries
We will be collecting donations of canned foods to supply to Metropolitan Ministries this Thanksgiving. Our goal is to collect over 900 lbs of food so, please help us support this charitable cause!
 
Friday, October 13, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Lori Hazlehurst, PhD, Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology at USF and Experimental Therapeutics Program at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, will present a seminar on "The Role of Bim in Mediating Drug Resistance Associated with Beta 1 Integrin Signaling".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, October 13, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Denis K. English, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Cell Biology, Center for Aging and Brain Repair at USF, will present a seminar on "Overview of Tissue Engineering".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Saturday, October 14, 2006
USF Health Bull Run/Ybor Bar Crawl
 $25 gets you a T-shirt that will allow you one drink and waive the cover charge at 9 different bars in Ybor City. Transportation will be provided to and from campus. This is a fundraising event for the College of Medicine 12-PAC. 21 and up ONLY!
 
Monday, October 16, 2006, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Wei Chen, PhD, Professor, Department of Physics at USF, will present a seminar on "Can we Physically Manipulate Functions of the Na/K Pumps?".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, October 19, 2006, 4:00 p.m., MDA 1096 with videoconferencing to TGH F-187
David Y. Hui, PhD, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Center for Lipid and Arteriosclerosis Studies and Vice Chairman for Research at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH and member of the Scientific Advisory Board for Ilypsa, Inc., Santa Clara, CA., will present a seminar on "Apolipoprotein E and LDL Receptor Related Proteins in Vascular and Metabolic Regulation".
Dr. Hui is a candidate for the position of Chair of Molecular Medicine in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences at USF Health College of Medicine. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, October 20, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Sam Falsetti, doctoral candidate, Department of Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "RalA and RalB: Targets for Cancer Therapy".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, October 20, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Brenda Flam, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Department of Internal Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Functional Topology and Regulation of Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase and Associated Caveolar Components".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
CANCELLED: Saturday, October 21, 2006, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., USF Gym
Klasko Cup Dodgeball Tournament
The students will play each other until the final game, where it's students vs. faculty. Sign up with Brian, Joe or Yelenis if you're interested.
 
Monday, October 23, 2006, 12:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Occupancy and Function of the Hepatic HMG CoA Reductase Promoter" by William R. Lagor (Department of Molecular Medicine). Bill's major professor is Dr. Gene Ness, Department of Molecular Medicine.
 
Monday, October 23, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Richard Hanson, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, will present a seminar on "Glyceroneogenesis: The Pathway that Almost Wasn't".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 9:00 a.m., MDL 1005
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Cannabinoids Suppress Dendritic Cell-Induced T Helper Cell Polarization" by Tangying (Lily) Lu (Department of Molecular Medicine). Lily's major professor is Dr. Thomas Klein, Department of Molecular Medicine.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Chao-Lan Yu, PhD, Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, will present a seminar on "Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS): A New Target in Modulating JAK-STAT Signal Transduction".
Dr. Yu is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health. Lunch will be served to those who attend the lecture.
 
Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 1:30 p.m., MDL 1005
Michael D. Roth, PhD, Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, will present a seminar on "Cannabinoids in Marijuana Suppress Host Immunity and Promote HIV Infection".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, October 24
, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Charles Berlin, PhD, Research Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders at USF, will present a seminar on "New Developments in Hearing Neuroscience and how they can Help you and your Patients".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
CANCELLED (will be rescheduled for a later date): Friday, October 27, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Alan P. Fields, PhD, Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, Director of Cancer Basic Science, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jacksonville, Florida, will present a seminar on "Atypical Protein Kinase C Iota: Oncogene and Therapeutic Target".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research in the College of Medicine at USF Health and also by Bio Stat International.
 
Friday, October 27, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Thomas J. Webster, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Engineering at Brown University and the Division of Orthopedic Surgery at Brown University Medical School, will present a seminar on "Nanotechnology for Treating Damaged Organs".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Marshall Center Room 296
Graduate Student Workshop
Dr. Kristen Davis-John, Counseling Center for Human Development at USF presents "Balancing Graduate School with Healthy Personal Relationships".
Sponsored by the USF Graduate School and the Office of Diverse Student Success. Please contact Daphine Washington in the Office of Diverse Student Success, USF Graduate School at 813-974-9610 for more information.
 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 9:00 p.m., The Castle in Ybor City
AMSGS Halloween Party
Dress up and come down to Ybor to celebrate Halloween in style!!
 
Wednesday, November 1, 2006, 12:00 - 1:00 pm, MDL 1005
Lunch with the Deans
Please email Mackenzie or Dr. Barber with any questions and/or concerns that you have for the Deans. This way we can plan an appropriate agenda in order to accommodate and adequately respond to all the students' concerns and questions!!!
 
Thursday, November 2, 2006, 9:00 a.m., Stabile Research Building Conference Room 2
Defense of a Doctoral Dissertation, "Regulation of Transcription and Analysis of Drug Targets in Lymphoma and Myeloma Cells" by Sophia C. E. Bolick (Department of Molecular Medicine). Sophie's major professor is Dr. Kenneth Wright, Departments of Interdisciplinary Oncology and Molecular Medicine.

Thursday, November 2, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1097
Maureen M. Goodenow, PhD, Stephany W. Holloway University Chair for AIDS Research and Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, will present a seminar on "HIV-1 Genetic Diversity-Challenges for Controlling the Prototype Emerging Pathogen".
Dr. Goodenow is a candidate for the position of Chair of Molecular Medicine in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences at USF Health College of Medicine. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, November 2
, 2006, 2:30 p.m., Moffitt Research Center Auditorium
Lawrence Boise, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, University of Miami, will present a seminar on "KEAPing up with Arsenic in Myeloma".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 3, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Richard Heller, PhD, Department of Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Gene Therapy with Plasmid IL-12 Delivered by Electroporation in Patients with Malignant Melanoma: Results of First-in-Human Phase 1 Trial".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, November 3, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Gilda Barabino, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering , Northeastern University, Boston MA, will present a seminar on "Erythrocyte Adhesion in Sickle Cell Disease".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Saturday, November 4, 2006, 8:00 a.m. St. Pete Times Forum
2006 American Heart Association Tampa Bay Heartwalk
To join the USF Health Service Corps team, go to http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=154222 
(1) Click on "register here" button
(2) In the next browser window, check on "I agree" button. 
(3) At next window, click the middle button, "Join a team".
(4) In the next window, at the scroll down box that says select a company, choose University of South Florida.
(5) Then at the bottom of the next window, there's a list of teams; click on AMSGS. If you want to walk, you click on join a team or if you want to just donate, then click on general team donation.
 
Monday, November 6, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Ming-Sheng Zhou, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, will present a seminar on "Suppressor Angiotension II stimulation of ROS production: A possible link among vascular injury, insulin resistance and hypertension".
Dr. Zhou is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Monday, November 6, 2006, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Anteneh Addisu, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Cardiac Peptides in the GI Tract. What has the gut got to do with it?".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 5:00-7:00 p.m., Pepin Heart Hospital & Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, 3100 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, FL 33613 (813-971-6000) 
Cardiovascular Signature Research Program
5:00–5:30 p.m.: Registration & Welcome
5:30-6:00 p.m.: Mission and Goals of the Cardiovascular Signature Research Program; Membership and Updating Membership Information; Symposium; Seminar Program; Goals, Objectives and Direction
6:00–6:30 p.m.: Synergy Session
6:30–7:00 p.m.: Exploring Cross Research Interests
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Cardiovascular Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Friday, November 10, 2006
Veteran's Day
 
Monday, November 13, 2006, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Tara Schwetz, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Glycosylation modulates cardiac excitability by altering voltage-gated potassium currents".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005 and videoconferencing to CRI 1st floor conference room
Thomas R. Malek, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Director of the Graduate Program of Immunology and Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, will present a seminar on "IL-2 in the Regulation of Tolerance and Immunity".
Dr. Malek is a candidate for the position of Chair of Molecular Medicine in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences at USF Health College of Medicine. Lunch will be served to those attending Dr. Malek's seminar. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005 
Signature Program in Neuroscience Research; 2006 - 2007 Seminar Series
Eric Pfeiffer, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Director the Suncoast Alzheimer's and Gerontology Center, will present a seminar on "Current Status of Clinical Trials in Alzheimer's Disease". Jun Tan, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Promoting Alpha-Secretase Activity as an Alternative Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Thursday, November 16, 2006, 12:00 p.m., College of Nursing Rotunda
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
We will be having a traditional Thanksgiving luncheon. Please bring in at least one canned food item for the Metropolitan Ministries Canned Food Drive.

Through Monday, December 11, 2006
AMSGS Foster Angel Tree
The Foster Angel Tree is now located in Franjesca and Susan's office. Please stop by and pick up an angel for Christmas!!! Presents are due back here by Dec.11 already wrapped with a copy of the angel attached to each gift. Or you can come to the "Wrapping Party" on Monday, December 11, 2006 where we'll all be getting together to wrap all the gifts for the kids!!! Please drop off your gifts to MDC 3041, (Mackenzie's office/partition/cubicle is in the back)!!! Location for the wrapping party TBD!

Friday, November 17, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
Steven Bennett, doctoral candidate (laboratory of Huntington Potter, PhD), Department of Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "KDI: A Novel Therapy for Neurodegenerative Disease".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, November 17, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Krishnan B. Chandran, DSc, Lowell G. Battershell Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, will present a seminar on "Simulation of Artificial Heart Valve Dynamics using a Fluid-structure Interaction Computational Analysis".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive For Metropolitan Ministries
Today is the last day!! We're trying to donate more than 900 lbs of food this year so, help us support this charitable cause! Food items needed include: canned vegetables (peas, carrots, string beans, corn), cranberry sauce, yams, stuffing mix and gravy mix.

Monday, November 20, 2006, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Sarah Norring, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Glycosylation of the hERG/MiRP1 Complex Modulates Ikr Current Responsible for Cardiac Action Potential Repolarization".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Monday, November 20, 2006, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, COPH Atrium
Dine with the Deans
Come join your peers and your Deans in a pleasant dining experience! Enjoy free food, free beverages, and free conversation with Deans and Directors from the College of Medicine, College Of Nursing, College of Public Health and School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005 with Teleconferencing to TGH 17 Davis Suite 200 
Signature Program in Neuroscience Research; 2006 - 2007 Seminar Series
Amy R. Borenstein, PhD, MPH, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Public Health, USF Health will present a seminar on "Fruit and vegetable juices and risk of Alzheimer's disease: a population-based study" and Paula C. Bickford, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, USF Center for Aging & Brain Repair, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital will present a seminar on "Nutritional interventions in neurodegenerative disease – role of oxidative stress and inflammation".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDA 1096
James Parsons, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, will present a seminar on "Determinants of Virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa: The Biochemistry of Pyocyanin Production".
Dr. Parsons is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Lunch will be served to those attending Dr. Parsons's seminar. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

 
 
December TBD, 12:00 p.m., MDC 1507
AMSGS Monthly Luncheon
We will be having a holiday luncheon. Date to be determined.
 
Through Monday, December 11, 2006
AMSGS Foster Angel Tree
The Foster Angel Tree is now located in Franjesca and Susan's office, Suite MDC 2535. Please stop by and pick up an angel for Christmas!!! Presents are due back to their offices by December 11th already wrapped with a copy of the angel attached to each gift. Or you can come to the "Wrapping Party" on Monday, December 11, 2006 where we'll all be getting together to wrap all the gifts for the kids!!! Please drop off your gifts to MDC 3041, (Mackenzie's office/partition/cubicle is in the back)!!!

Friday, December 1, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Thomas Klein, PhD, Department of Molecular Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Marijuana Modulates Immunity: Why the Bias?".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

POSTPONED (will be rescheduled): Friday, December 1, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
Christine S. Grant, PhD, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC,, will present a seminar on "Probing the Swelling and Dissolution of Thin Organic Films".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.
 
Monday, December 4, 2006, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., USF Health Rotunda next to the College of Nursing on Holly Avenue
Winter Celebration
On Behalf of all USF Health Leaders: Burns, Klasko, Petersen, Quillen
Food and Entertainment:
Enjoy refreshments and live entertainment by our student orchestra and choir. Join us for some holiday cheer and the chance to purchase "goodies" from your favorite USF Health student groups.
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2006, 5:00 p.m., Chili's Restaurant on Fowler Avenue
AMSGS "Choosing a Mentor" pseudo-Happy Hour
Come out and help out the first years in choosing a mentor or just provide a listening ear! Everyone is encouraged to participate…remember the stresses of choosing a lab? It's a huge decision to make and we can help them out, so come on!

Friday, December 8, 2006, 12:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Glenn Roma, Graduate Research Assistant (laboratory of Michael Barber, DPhil), Department of Molecular Medicine, University of South Florida will present a seminar on "NADH-Binding Motif Studies of Cytochrome b5 Reductase".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Medicine and the Office of Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.
 
Friday, December 8, 2006, 2:00 p.m., ENC 1002
William S. Ball, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, OH, will present a seminar on "Computational Methods to Study Cerebral Perfusion in Children".
Sponsored by the College of Engineering and College of Medicine, USF and Department of the Army.

Monday, December 11, 2006, 3:30 p.m., MDC 1507
Mackenzie Ott, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "The Retrotrapezoid Nucleus: Central Chemoreception and the Respiratory Network".
Sponsored by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Monday, December 11, 2006, 5:00 p.m., MDC 3510
AMSGS Foster Angel Tree Wrapping Party
The Foster Angel Tree is now located in Franjesca and Susan's office. Please stop by and pick up an angel for Christmas!!! Presents are due back here by Dec.11 already wrapped with a copy of the angel attached to each gift. Or you can come to the "Wrapping Party" on Monday, December 11, 2006 where we'll all be getting together to wrap all the gifts for the kids!!! Please drop off your gifts to MDC 3041, (Mackenzie's office/partition/cubicle is in the back)!!!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006, 3:00 p.m., MDL 1005
Signature Program in Neuroscience Research; 2006 - 2007 Seminar Series
Jahanshah Amin, PhD, Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, College of Medicine at USF, will present a seminar on "Mechanisms of Anesthetic Action".
Sponsored by the Signature Program in Neuroscience Research, College of Medicine, USF Health.

Thursday, December 14, 2006, 10:00 a.m., MDL 1005 with videoconferencing to TGH at the 17 Davis Conference Room
Konstantinos Konstantopoulos, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Masson-Agarwal Faculty Scholar, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD will present a seminar on "Integrating Engineering and Biology in Cancer Research".
Dr. Konstantopoulos is a candidate for Assistant/Associate Professor in the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences. Snacks will be served to those attending the seminar. Sponsored by the School of Basic Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, USF Health.