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Events

Write Winning Grant Proposals Seminar (Hypothesis-Driven Research)
February 8 2016 at 8:30 AM
Scott Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host a research grant writing proposal seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus. The medical campus seminar will take place February 8, 2016, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM in the Margherio Conference Room in the Mazurek Education Commons, Scott Hall. The seminar is for hypothesis-driven research (medical, biological and physical sciences and engineering). Light morning refreshments and lunch will be served. The seminar will address both conceptual and practical aspects that are associated with the grant-writing process. It will emphasize idea development, how to write for reviewers, and tips and strategies that have kept the co-founders of Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops funded continuously for over twenty-five years. Each attendee will receive a copy of The Grant Application Writer’s Workbook. You will need to identify which workbook you need at the time of registration. Below is the list of available versions from which you can select. The NIH Edition. Required for all submitting NIH proposals The NSF Edition. Required for all submitting NSF proposals Successful Proposals to Any Agency. USDA Edition with updated insert The fee for seminar materials is $75 and may be paid for by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and required infomormation must be completed by January 8, 2016.
Basic Radiation Safety Training
February 9 2016 at 10:00 PM
5425 Woodward
Basic radiation safety training is for radioisotope users only.First time students must come for the in-class training.
Brain@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, University of California Riverside, School of Medicine
February 10 2016 at 3:00 PM
Scott Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Brain@Wayne seminar on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  The guest speaker will be Dr. Seema Tiwari-Woodruff, associate professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. The seminar will be held at Scott Hall in the Margherio Conference Room.  Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff will present "A window into the diseased brain: Dysfunction and Repair of the Visual Pathway in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis." The seminar is free and open to the entire university community; registration is requested. Abstract: Deterioration of visual perception is a common presenting symptom during the development of Multiple sclerosis (MS) disease, as well as one of the criterion used by clinicians in their diagnosis of MS. However, the mechanisms and pathways underlying functional changes in visual perception are poorly understood during the pathogenesis of MS.  Our long-term goal is to understand the pathology of MS and develop more effective targets for MS drugs, and treatment plans based on progression of the disease. A reception will immediately follow Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff's talk.
CURES Seminar Series Presents: The Role of Stem Cells in Inorganic Carcinogenesis
February 11 2016 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:  "The Role of Stem Cells in Inorganic Carcinogenesis" Presented By Erik Tokar Ph.D. Group Leader,  Stem Cell Toxicology Group NIEHS   Join Us in the Seminar Room 1D 6135 Woodward Ave IBio Building Thursday February 11th 2016 12: 30 PM - 1: 30 PM   For Additional Information please contact Robert Pearson at cures_info@wayne.edu or 313-577-5631
Water@Wayne Seminar with Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, University of Toledo -- Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie
February 11 2016 at 2:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne seminar on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center auditorium. The guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Bridgeman, associate professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo.  He will present, "Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie." The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested. Abstract: Toxic cyanobacteria have been increasing in freshwater bodies worldwide, resulting in Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms (CHABs). This presentation will trace the history of HABs in Lake Erie, in particular the return of Microcystis sp. blooms to the western basin since the mid-1990s, corresponding to changing watershed land use practices and weather patterns over the past two decades. The ecology of CHABs and role of limiting nutrients will be discussed as well as efforts to minimize the impact of CHABs through bloom prediction, early-warning systems, water treatment practices, and watershed management. A short reception will immediately follow Dr. Bridgeman's presentation.
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