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Overcoming Obstacles to Research with Pregnant Women Webinar - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 1:00-2:30 in SU Room 223 This webinar, hosted by the Division of Research and presented by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research, will address the significance of conducting research with pregnant women and the protections that are in place for this vulnerable population. If you would like to attend, please contact Judith Martinez in the Research Integrity office at email@example.com or at 561-297-1383.
Central Florida Careers in Science Symposium - June 21, 2013, Orlando, FL The Sanford-Burnham Science Network (SBSN) at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in Orlando, FL (Lake Nona) would like to cordially invite all postdocs, students in research and scientific staff to the Central Florida Careers in Science Symposium on June 21, 2013. This event is intended to bring together colleagues from research institutes and universities throughout the state of Florida. Please join us for a day of valuable career development and networking opportunities including a keynote address by Dr. Joan Lakoski from the University of Pittsburgh, a workshop on "Finding your Career Path", and panel session discussions on key topics in scientific careers. There is no charge for the event. If you would like to attend, please register for the event at http://www.sanfordburnham.org/careersymposium.
15th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering - Aug. 10-24, 2013 The 15th Annual National School on Neutron and X-ray Scattering will be held at Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories from Aug. 10-24, 2013. This school is designed to help introduce graduate students to the capabilities available at the neutron and x-ray user facilities in the United States. Lectures, presented by researchers from academia, industry, and national laboratories, will include basic tutorials on the principles of neutron and x-ray scattering theory, the characteristics of Neutron and Synchrotron X-ray sources, and seminars on the application of scattering methods to a variety of scientific subjects. Students will also conduct a series of short experiments to provide hands-on experience using instruments at neutron and synchrotron sources at Argonne’s Advanced Photon Source, and at Oak Ridge’s Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor facilities.
Please note that all the travel and lodging costs for students accepted to attend will be covered as part of the school. Part of the application process includes submission of evaluation letters from among the student’s advisor, department chair and other professors. Lecture notes and videos of the 2012 NXS School are available online. For any questions, please contact Al Ekkebus, firstname.lastname@example.org, at ORNL.
Call for Papers: Health Informatics Workshop at the 14th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration - Event date August 14-16, 2013, San Francisco, CA The advancement of technology and computational science has influenced a wide range of fields, including clinical research leading to health informatics as an emerging vital research area that is attracting more attention in academia and industry. Health informatics combines computational science and the clinical world to help improve the treatment of patients; it deals with resources, devices, and methodologies required for optimizing the acquisition, storage, maintenance, retrieval, and use of healthcare information and resources for effective diagnosis and treatment of patients.
The goal of this workshop track is to bring together professionals, researchers and practitioners in the area of Health Informatics to present, discuss and share the latest finding in the field, and exchange ideas that address real-world problems with real-world solutions. In addition, the workshop also invites papers related to Big Data Analytics, an emergent area of data mining research with many challenges and problems to explore. Big Data Analytics is the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types and domains, such as Bioinformatics and Genome Data, to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations and other useful information.
3rd Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy: Sustainable Transportation - August 5-16, 2013 The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week intensive workshop and lecture series geared towards individuals interested in the title subjects: sustainability and energy. From August 5-16, a diverse body of participants will converge on the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and immerse itself in a broad spectrum of sustainability and energy related topics. Issues presented will be of interest to scientists, economists, political scientists, urban planners, engineers, architects, and entrepreneurs. Participants will engage these issues through interactive and interdisciplinary lectures and panel discussions, collaborative research projects that stress scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, networking opportunities with academics and professionals, and tours of sustainability and energy related sites in the Chicago area. This experience leaves graduates of the Summer Institute with a firm foundation for future careers in sustainability and energy, and inspires them to lead the next generation as thoughtful and informed global citizens. Admission into the program is highly competitive. 60-80 participants will be accepted from a pool of national applicants. Those accepted into the program can expect to receive financial support including transportation getting to and from Chicago, lodging during the duration of the program, and most meals. To learn more about the Summer Institute visit: http://sise.phy.uic.edu/.
2nd Annual Sea Level Rise Summit 2013: Resilience in the Face of Change - October 16 & 17, 2013 Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies is hosting the 2nd Annual Sea Level Rise Summit 2013: Resilience in the Face of Change. As a follow up to our successful 2012 Sea Level Rise Summit, this year’s Summit is in partnership with the 2013 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s Subtropical Cities Conference: Braving a New World: Design Interventions for Changing Climates. The Sea Level Rise Summit 2013 will be held October 16th & 17th in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Entertainment District and within walking distance of the many exciting events set to take place. Focusing on the economy and built environment, this year’s Summit will address the issues that public and private sector professionals face in adapting to sea level rise and other climate change related impacts. Local, national and international experts will demonstrate best practices and state of the art research focusing on the needs of architects, planners, landscape architects and engineers as well as those in the insurance, reinsurance, finance and real estate industries. For more information, visit: www.ces.fau.edu/SLR2013.