The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute UTRGV School of Medicine

Seminar & Journal Club Schedule

Seminar & Journal Club Schedule

Aug 12

UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo del Prado, Edinburg, Texas

Description: Building a bridge from bench to bedside in the Rio Grande Valley. For more information follow the link. 

May 17

Complex Disease Journal Club (CDJC)

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Location: Edinburg Medical Education Building (EMEBL) Room 2.125

Description:

Naim Alkhouri, M.D. Director, Texas Metabolic Center - Texas Liver Institute - San Antonio, Texas - "Clinical and Translational Research in Liver Disease: From Ohio to Texas"

To volunteer to present to the CDJC, please communicate with the CDJC team:
Juan Carlos Lopez-Alvarenga, M.D., Ph.D., Juan.lopezalvarenga@utrgv.edu
Srinivas Mummidi, D.V.M., Ph.D., Srinivas.mummidi@utrgv.edu
Rector Arya, Ph.D., Rector.arya@utrgv.edu
Vincent Diego, Ph.D., Vincent.diego@utrgv.edu

Apr 28

Translational Research Seminar - Nelson Gonzalez, Jessica Pena, Gordon Watt

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: UTHSC/H School of Public Health RAHC Bldg N 1.130, One West University Blvd., Brownsville, TX, 78520 (Videostreamed to UTRGV Edinburg Research Education Bldg, Rm. 1.200.2, 1214 W. Schunior, Edinburg, TX, 78541)

Description:

Nelson Gonzalez, MPH Student (Epidemiology), University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, School of Public Health - Brownsville.  Topic: “Peripheral artery disease in the LRGV”

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Jessica Pena, DrPH Student (Behavioral Health), University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, School of Public Health - Brownsville.  Topic: “Visceral Adipose Tissue associations with Metaboliz Syndrome Components in Mexican Americans”

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Gordon Watt, Ph.D. Student (Epidemiology),  University of Texas HealthTranslational Research Seminar - Nelson Gonzalez, Jessica Peña, & Gordon Watt Science Center Houston, School of Public Health – Brownsville.  Topic: “Non-Invasive Liver Fibrosis Screening in the Cameron County Hispanic Cohort”

For more information, contact Robert Gomez at robert.gomez@utrgv.edu or (956) 329-0271.

Apr 21

Translational Research Seminar - Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D.

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brownsville RAHC Building N 1.130 (Video to EREBL 1.200.2)

Description:

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University - Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases, Texas A&M Health Science Center - "Strategic Biomimicry in Biomaterial Design of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds"

Apr 19

Complex Disease Journal Club (CDJC)

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Edinburg Medical Education Building (EMEBL) Room 2.125

Description:

Feroz Akhtar, Ph.D. - Research Associate II - South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI) - School of Medicine - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - "Human SNP Links Differential Outcomes In Inflammatory and Infectious Disease to a FOXO3-regulated pathway"

To volunteer to present to the CDJC, please communicate with the CDJC team:
Juan Carlos Lopez-Alvarenga, M.D., Ph.D., Juan.lopezalvarenga@utrgv.edu
Srinivas Mummidi, D.V.M., Ph.D., Srinivas.mummidi@utrgv.edu
Rector Arya, Ph.D., Rector.arya@utrgv.edu
Vincent Diego, Ph.D., Vincent.diego@utrgv.edu

Apr 14

Translational Research Seminar - Stefan A. Czerwinski, Ph.D.

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brownsville RAHC Building N 1.130 (Video to EREBL 1.200.2)

Description:

Stefan A. Czerwinski, Ph.D. - Professor - Dept. of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Brownsville Regional Campus.  Topic:  “The Fels Longitudinal Study: 87 years of Human Biology Research”

Apr 10

STDOI Invited Seminar - Courtney Griffin, Ph.D.

Time: 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Location: Edinburg Research Education Bldg, Rm. 1.202 1214 W. Schunior St., Edinburg, TX 78541

Description:

Courtney Griffin, Ph.D. - Associate Member, Cardiovascular Biology Research Program, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department Of Cell Biology, University Of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Topic: “What chromatin remodelers can teach us about vascular development and integrity”.

Apr 07

Translational Research Seminar - Anne-Marie Krachler, Ph.D.

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brownsville RAHC Building N 1.130 (Video to EREBL 1.200.2)

Description:

Anne-Marie Krachler, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center.  Topic: “Made to stick: Adhesion inhibitors
targeting drug-resistant bacterial infections".

Mar 24

Translational Research Seminar

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Brownsville RAHC Building N 1.130 (Video to EREBL 1.200.2)

Description:

Arthur Porto Presentation

Arthur Porto, Ph.D. - Assistant Research Scientist - South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute (STDOI) - School of Medicine - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - “A preliminary QTL analysis of blood cholesterol traits in laboratory opossums”

Translational Research Seminar Series

The Translational Research Seminar Series is sponsored by the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health’s Brownsville Regional Academic Health Center (SPH-Brownsville), the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences, and the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute.  Held at the SPH-Brownsville facility, the lectures focus on topics related to biomedical, behavioral, and population health research.  Attendance is open to all interested students, faculty, and staff from UTRGV and UTHealth.

Video Streaming

Videoconferencing:

The Translational Research Seminar Series is video-streamed to UTRGV School of Medicine, Edinburg Research Education Building, (EREBL, formerly ERAHC), Room # 1.200.2 (1st-floor conference room), 1214 W. Schunior, St., Edinburg, TX, 78541.  A printable (one-day) visitor parking permit for use at the EREBL building may be requested by emailing robert.gomez@utrgv.edu or calling 956-665-6405.


Online Streaming:

Join from your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android here: https://zoom.us/j/790437258

Or Telephone Dial: +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll) or +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 790 437 258

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=Pt6JuOEnRi5DVviWtlQcKh7Yow6FqceS

For more information email: Elva.Almendariz@uth.tmc.edu