- Sustainability@Wayne with Dr. Thomas Theis, University of Illinois at Chicago - Urban Food Systems: Closing the Food Life Cycle
December 1 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Theis, director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Dr. Theis will present "Urban Food Systems: Closing the Food Life Cycle." His areas of expertise include the mathematical modeling and systems analysis of environmental processes, industrial pollution prevention, industrial ecology, the environmental chemistry of trace organic and inorganic substances, interfacial reactions, subsurface contaminant transport, and hazardous waste management. The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
This presentation will address a suite of intersecting issues about urban food systems that includes barriers to urban food production, impacts of shifts in agricultural markets on urban food availability and affordability, factors that influence human decision-making on choices of foods, impacts on agricultural commodity markets of urban food production, and much more.
A reception will immediately follow Dr. Theis' talk.
- CURES Seminar Series Presents: Trichloroethylene Exposure and Autoimmune Liver Disease: Direction from Experimental Settings
December 3 2015 at 12:30 PM
6135 Woodward Ave
The_Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (IEHS) / Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES) (P30E020957)
Please join us for our Thursday afternoon Seminar entitled:
"Trichloroethylene Exposure and Autoimmune Liver Disease: Direction from Experimental Settings"
James P. Luyendyk, Ph.D.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dept. of Pathology and Diagnostic Investigation Center for Integrative Toxicology
Michigan State University
Join Us in the Seminar Room 1D
6135 Woodward Ave
Thursday December 3rd 2015
12: 30 PM - 1: 30 PM
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Robert Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org or
- PAD Seminar – Working Effectively with Program Officers – NIH & NSF
December 3 2015 at 1:00 PM
The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer the Professional and Academic Development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free but registration is required to attend.
This seminar, Working Effectively with Program Officers – NIH & NSF, will take place Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Integrative Biosciences Center (IBio) auditorium (room #1D).
Program Officers are a tremendous source of help to researchers. They set funding priorities, provide early and continuing guidance for proposal submissions, and can advocate for PIs whose grant reviews fall close to funding cutoffs. This seminar will discuss the responsibilities of program officers, how, why, and when to contact them, and offer advice for establishing an effective professional relationship with your Program Officer. This PAD seminar will focus on the federal NIH and NSF agencies but offers insight and guidance applicable to all federal agencies.
The moderator will be Dr. Larry Lemke, professor of Geology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Panelists include Dr. James Granneman, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience (School of Medicine); Dr. David Kessel, professor of Pharmacology (School of Medicine); Dr. Weisong Shi, professor of Computer Science (College of Engineering).
The entrance to IBio faces Woodward Avenue. Transportation: main campus and medical campus shuttles stop at Cass & Amsterdam. Parking: arranged by request for registered attendees only (email email@example.com). Street parking also available on first come/first served basis.
- Nano@Wayne with Abhaya Datye of University of New Mexico -- Trapping Precious Metals on Ceria: Role of Surface Facets
December 8 2015 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. The guest speaker will be Abhaya Datye, Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of CMEM. The seminar will be held at WSU's Welcome Center, located at 42 W. Warren.
Professor Datye will present "Trapping Precious Metals on Ceria: Role of Surface Facets." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested.
Datye and his team have studied the effectiveness of ceria nanoshapes for trapping Pt. Since ceria is a crystalline oxide, it is possible to prepare particles of well-defined morphology, for example nanorods or cubes. These particles expose well defined facets of ceria, the rods predominantly expose (111) surfaces while the cubes expose only (100) surfaces. Polyhedral ceria particles do not exhibit well defined surface facets. Hence, these surfaces provide very different efficiencies for trapping of Pt which is the subject of Professor Datye's research.
A reception will immediately follow Professor Datye's talk.
- Brain@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Moriah Thomason, WSU -- In utero quantification of human fetal brain functional connectivity
December 9 2015 at 3:00 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Brain@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Moriah Thomason, assistant professor in the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child and Family Development and Department of Pediatrics in Wayne State University's School of Medicine, and director of the Perinatal Neural Connectivity Unit for the Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institutes of Health. She will present "In utero quantification of human fetal brain functional connectivity."
Abnormal neural connections seen in developmental disorders likely originate in utero, but it is difficult to determine what happens in the brain during the prenatal period. The primary objective of our research is to characterize the origins of human brain functional circuitry to provide a basis for comparisons between health and disease. We continue to develop and apply a safe, non-invasive methodology to quantify strength of brain connectivity in human fetuses. We use resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to evaluate functional brain circuits in the second and third trimester. We have confirmed the presence of bilateral functional connections in the fetal brain, as well as regional connections within each hemisphere. We have also shown that connection strength increases with fetal gestational age.
A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Thomason's presentation.
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