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DIPG Research Focus Group

March 6, 2020

"Everolimus improves the efficacy of dasatinib in the treatment of PDGFRA-driven diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and non-brainstem high-grade glioma." Presented by: Rodrigo Cartaxo, PhD Research Fellow, Koschmann Lab There is tremendous momentum for DIPG related research at our university with the establishment of the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center. We have launched a DIPG focus group to bring together anyone who is interested in DIPG research at the U of M. Our goals are to collaborate, exchange ideas, present and critique data and bring together diverse fields to advance DIPG research to put U of M at the leading edge of DIPG…

March 11: Dr. Claudia Kemper (NHLBI/NIH) presents Immunology Research Seminar

March 5, 2020

The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes Claudia Kemper, PhD, Senior Investigator, Immunology Center,  Chief, Complement and Inflammation Research Section, at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - National Institutes of Health, who will be presenting an immunology seminar, “With Complements: Direct Regulation of Cell Metabolism Via Innate Immune Sensors” at 12 noon on Wednesday, March 11 in 5330 Medical Science I Bldg. For further information, please contact Zarinah Aquil (

HIV/AIDS Treatment Program Hosts Long-Term Survivors Celebration

March 5, 2020

On March 3rd, 2020, the HIV/AIDS Treatment Program (HATP)'s social work team hosted a celebration for long term survivors of HIV/AIDS. Having lost tens and even hundreds of friends and family members during the AIDS crisis (1980s and 90s) is a shared experience for many survivors, and as a result, many people live with residual grief, guilt, and even PTSD. Recognizing that events targeting long term survivors often center on remembrance, HATP social work wanted to provide an opportunity for long term survivors to celebrate survival, how far HIV care has come, and connect with others with similar experiences. The…

Mindfulness Mingle focus group and dinner

March 4, 2020

Dive into mindfulness with Michigan Medicine Dr. Frank Anderson and a group of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows on March 17 and get dinner and thank you gift card while you are at it! Space is limited; advance registration required. Details:

Working with Industry: Budgeting for Industry-Sponsored Studies

March 4, 2020

Join the Clinical Trials Support Office for the fourth installment in our Working with Industry series on Tuesday, March 24, where faculty will learn how to become more involved in the budgeting process for industry-sponsored studies. Faculty will receive a step-by-step guide on developing a budget by Anna Lok, MD, Assistant Dean for Clinical Research, who will use her years of experience and real examples from an actual protocol to share best-practices and helpful advice. This session will provide a view of budgeting from a faculty’s perspective and does not require prior accounting training or experience. Part Four will teach faculty how to:…

March 4: Amnah Yamani (Hogan Lab) presents immunology research seminar

March 1, 2020

The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes 3rd year Immunology doctoral candidate Amnah Yamani from Dr. Simon Hogan’s lab who will present her research in progress, “Vascular endothelium–specific STAT3 signaling axis regulates severity of IgE-mediated anaphylactic reactions”  at 12 noon in 5330 Medical Science I Bldg.

“Debate on Transhumanism”

February 28, 2020

Debate on Transhumanism Jeffrey Bishop, MD, PhD is the Tenet Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University.  His scholarly work is focused on the historical, political, and philosophical conditions that underpin contemporary medical and scientific practices and theories.  Professor Bishop’s interests are diverse, with publications in medical journals, philosophical journals, theological journals, and medical humanities, journals.  He has written on many topics, including transhumanism and enhancement technologies, clinical ethics consultation, and medical humanities.   Micah Redding is the founder and Executive Director of the Christian Transhumanist Association and host of the Christian Transhumanist Podcast.  He has helped…

Free Parkinson’s Movement & Dance Class

February 27, 2020

Please join us in a free class designed for people with Parkinson’s and their families/care partners. In these classes with teachers trained by the Mark Morris Dance Group and Brooklyn Parkinson Group’s Dance for PD® program, participants will explore music and movement in ways that are enjoyable, creative and stimulating.  This program is appropriate for all levels of PD.  No dance experience is required. This six-week session will be offered on Wednesday afternoons March 4 - April 6, 2020.  The movement class is from 3:00-4:00pm, and there is also an optional social hour (snacks & fellowship) from 4:00-5:00 pm.  The…

“Ciliary signaling: not just for Hedgehogs anymore!”-Dr. Jeremy Reiter

February 26, 2020

Center for Organogenesis is pleased to present Jeremy Reiter, M.D., Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Reiter's  talk is entitled, “Ciliary signaling: not just for Hedgehogs anymore!” Faculty Host: Sunny Wong, Ph.D.