Seminar & Journal Club Schedule

Seminar & Journal Club Schedule

Jul 17

Complex Disease Journal Club (CDJC)

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Edinburg Medical Education Building (EMEBL) Room 2.125

Description:

Dr.  Vincent Diego, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, STDOI and Department of Human Genetics, School of Medicine, UTRGV will present a talk entitled:

 

"Extension of the two-state Markov chain model to account for non-independent or clustered data and between-cluster heterogeneity via generalized linear mixed models (GLMMs)"

 

[Abstract]

Two-state Markov chain models are a robust approach to modeling the longitudinal dynamics of binary traits, such as dichotomous diseases and disorders (e.g. type 2 diabetes, depression, inhibitor status in the treatment of Hemophilia A, etc.). However, the classical approaches are not able to handle non-independent or clustered data or inherent between-cluster heterogeneity. On the other hand, GLMMs have been increasingly utilized in biomedical research precisely because of its ability to simultaneously account for both non-independence within and heterogeneity between clusters. The presentation will include a review of the classical two-state Markov chain model, its extension to model the dependence of the transition probabilities on potentially important covariates, and the proposed extensions herein to GLMMs.

 

Please feel free to forward this information to your friends and colleagues. Please plan to attend this exciting meeting and participate in the discussion.

Jun 19

Complex Disease Journal Club (CDJC)

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Edinburg Medical Education Building (EMEBL) Room 2.125

Description:

Dr.  Tamer Oraby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, UTRGV will present a talk entitled:

 

Mathematical Models in Epidemiology

 

Dr. Oraby’s current research interest is in mathematical modeling in epidemiology. He uses different modeling approaches like ODE and discrete deterministic models as well as stochastic models.

Please feel free to forward this information to your friends and colleagues. Please plan to attend this exciting meeting and participate in the discussion.

Mar 06

The 2nd Jean MacCluer and Bennett Dyke Endowed Lectureship

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: School of Medicine Auditorium, UTRGV, Edinburg

Description: Dr. James Wilson of the University of Mississippi Medical Center will present a lecture entitled Genetic Research in African Ancestry Populations: Findings and Future Possibilities on March 6 at the Edinburg site of UTRGV’s School of Medicine. Dr. Wilson is leading investigator in the long-running Jackson Heart Study, a major epidemiological study of risk for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and related disorders in African Americans. Over 5,000 individuals participate in this study of the determinants of risk for heart disease and related disorders. The study has generated over 450 publications since 1999. The Jackson Heart Study has an active community outreach component designed to deliver heart disease risk reduction information, especially that derived from the study, to the local community. The study has a variety of initiatives designed to help improve access to health information and healthy foods, and to increase physical activity. The lecture will be open to all UTRGV faculty and students and to interested members of the community.

Jan 16

Complex Disease Journal Club (CDJC)

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: UTRGV Edinburg, EMEBL Room 2.125

Description:

This month's STDOI complex disease journal club meeting will be presented by Dr. Juan Carlos Lopez-Alvarenga, M.D. DSc. - Assistant Professor of Research, South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute, UTRGV School of Medicine.  

"Family history and obesity in youth, their effect on acylcarnitine/aminoacids metabolomics and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)"

 

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

Sep 15

UTRGV SOM 2nd Annual Research Symposium

Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Location: McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd., McAllen, Texas 78501

Description: We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for the 2nd annual UTRGV, School of Medicine Research Symposium. The overarching theme for this year's symposium is - Health Disparities 2018: Closing the Gap.  The event will highlight the many facets of research that is taking place in the Rio Grande Valley and elsewhere, which is aimed at reducing the divide in minority health.  We welcome students, staff and faculty who are participating (have participated) in scholarly research activities at UTRGV or other academic institutions to submit an abstract.

Jun 20

Complex Disease Journal Club (CDJC)

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Edinburg Medical Education Building (EMEBL) Room 2.125

Description:

This month's STDOI complex disease journal club meeting will be presented by Dr. Kamal Sarkar, PhD - Senior Lecturer, UTRGV College of Engineering and Computer Science. 

"Innovative approach to track progression of T2DM in Real Time to control and/or intervention before Catastrophic Consequences"

 

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 

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