UNTHSC and Bios Partners Startup Series – ZS Pharma

 

Join us on Thursday, May 9, 2019, for the next Startup Series event, hosted by Bios Partners and UNTHSC that will highlight and educate our community on the importance of entrepreneurship in Fort Worth. This edition will feature the co-founders of ZS Pharma, Al Guillem and Jeff Keyser, who will tell us their story about how they built their pharmaceutical company that they sold to AstraZeneca for $2.7 billion in 2015.

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Mic Night – sponsored by Zachary College – Wednesday, May 1

 

The next TCOM Mic Night will be Wednesday, May 1, 2018 in the MET Cafe from 5:00 – 8:00 pm – hosted by Zachary Advisory College.

If you’re interested in performing an act (singing, dancing, lip sync, play, instrument, comedy, skit, etc.), please sign up using the link below:

https://orgsync.com/178384/events/2724975/occurrences/6538627

Food is provided for the first 50 people.  Questions?  Please contact Chistopher Lo at christopher.lo@my.unthsc.edu.

Aviad Haramati Ph.D Moving from Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side May 7, 2019 2:30pm-3:30 pm

 

Afternoon Session: Moving from Sage on the Stage to Guide on the Side-The Changing Role of Faculty in Medical Education

May 7th
2:30pm – 3:30pm
IREB 350

Aviad “Adi” Haramati, Ph.D., is Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology), and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati and came to Georgetown after 5 years at Mayo Clinic. His research interests addressed renal and electrolyte homeostasis, but now he focuses on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained. In April 2013, he was named the inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

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Dr. Ruthanne Thompson, Director – Science Education Research Laboratory, UNT-Denton: “The Science of Education” 12 pm, Friday, May 10 (RES 326)

 

The UNTHSC Center for Anatomical Sciences will host Ruthanne ‘Rudi’ Thompson, Ph.D., University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biology and Director of the Science Education Research Laboratory, UNT Denton, for a seminar entitled “The Science of Education” at noon on Friday, May 10 in RES 326. Refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Thompson’s research interests include science teacher professional development and science education as a field of study. Dr. Thompson also serves as the Executive Director of the UNT Center for Learning Experimentation, Application, and Research (CLEAR) and Co-director of Teach North Texas (TNT).

UNTHSC Toastmasters – EAD291

 

Does speaking up in meetings give you anxiety? Does the thought of presenting to your class cause you to run for cover? Then now is the perfect time to take control of your anxiety, and check out the UNTHSC Toastmasters Club!

Join us every Tuesday from 12:05 – 12:55 PM, and check out how we can help you overcome your fear of public speaking. This week we will be in EAD 291.

Eye Health Across a Lifespan – FREE Webinar Wednesday May 8 at 10am (Sponsored by the NNLM SCR)

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series.

This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Guest speaker Iliana Molina, Director of EyeMobile for Children UC San Diego and UC Irvine, will present Eye Health Across a Lifespan at 10am on Wednesday May 8th. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: May is Health Vision Month! To get more information about eye health, we’ll hear from the director of EyeMobile for Children, a California-based program providing eye exams and vision care for the underserved. This group aims to ensure that every child receive a comprehensive eye exam before 5 years of age, as to ensure any refractive error or risk can be successfully treated early. Eye health is important as it is often undetected by parents and doctors as young children do not know the difference between clear and blurry vision and in most cases, children do not experience pain nor can they differentiate good or bad vision as they were born with the vision they have. Participants of this session will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly. We will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

Aviad Haramati Ph.D. Fostering Well-Being in the Learning Environment May 7th, 2019 9:30am-11:00 am

 

Morning Session: Fostering Well-Being in the Learning Environment

Dr. Haramati will discuss issues surrounding physician stress and burnout.

May 7, 2019

9:30 am-11:00 am

IREB 350

Coffee and pastries will be served.

Aviad “Adi” Haramati, Ph.D., is Professor of Integrative Physiology in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology and Medicine (Nephrology), and co-director of the CAM Graduate Program at Georgetown University Medical Center. He received a Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Cincinnati and came to Georgetown after 5 years at Mayo Clinic. His research interests addressed renal and electrolyte homeostasis, but now he focuses on medical education and rethinking how health professionals are trained. In April 2013, he was named the inaugural director of the Center for Innovation and Leadership in Education (CENTILE) at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC).

Register for this event now!

Monique Gary Do, MSc, FACS

 

DR. MONIQUE GARY
Medical Director of the Grand View Health/
Penn Medicine Network Cancer Program

Monique Gary DO, MSc, FACS is a board certified, fellowship-trained Breast Surgical Oncologist and Medical Director of the Grand View Health/Penn Medicine Network Cancer Program in Sellersville, PA. In addition, she has also served as the Director of the Breast Program since its accreditation in 2015. She is the founder of the Cancer Genetic Risk and Prevention Program at GVH, which provides genetic counseling and high risk management for patients with strong family history of malignancy and those with known hereditary cancer syndromes.

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Gary completed undergraduate studies at Florida A&M University and began as a researcher and community outreach liaison with the Fox Chase Cancer Center, where she helped establish the free mobile mammography and breast screening program and was a two-time recipient of the AACR Minority Scholar Award in Cancer Research. Dr. Gary obtained a Master’s degree in molecular biology, followed by the Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After completion of her general surgery training at University of Massachusetts- Berkshire Medical Center campus, she completed fellowship training in breast surgical oncology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Dr. Gary specializes in benign and malignant breast disease, high risk genetics, state of the art, minimally-invasive breast surgery approaches, as well as cancer nutrition and prevention. She is passionate about research and chairs the Institutional Review Board, ad is a principal investigator for institutional community clinical trials. She is committed to medical education and holds faculty appointments as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery with the University of Pennsylvania, PCOM and University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM). Dr. Gary has served as a guest editor for BAOJ Surgery and the Medical Science Educator, and is the author of several peer-reviewed publications in cancer progression, surgical outcomes and disparities research. She is passionate about using her expertise to develop programs to address cancer risk/prevention and health equity for marginalized and underserved populations including ethnic, racial, LGBTQ+, religious and other minority groups. Dr. Gary is an invited speaker and collaborator with Susan G. Komen and Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC), remains actively engaged in surgical societies, and is currently serving a three-year term as chair of the Young Surgeons Committee of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. She has been recognized as a Top Breast Surgeon in Pennsylvania for 2017 and 2018 and is a diplomate and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Learning Objectives:
“Lesson from the Field: The Progress and the Promise of Eliminating Breast Cancer Disparities”

Breast cancer is a complex disease with molecular mechanisms which remain poorly elucidated in certain populations. An in depth understanding of the natural history and evolution of cancer disparities among women with breast cancer is essential for competency in screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention, particularly in the African American community.

In addition to the historical overview, this session will engage participants to:

– Critically evaluate the data and policies surrounding health equity in breast cancer, particularly in special populations inclusive of but not limited to African Americans and other underrepresented groups
– Discuss the social determinants of health and cancer in these populations
– Evaluate current screening guidelines and their applicability to those populations from the perspective of the at-risk group(s)
– develop strategies for community education, preventive initiatives and partnership by healthcare providers with an action plan for the community.

Investing in Biotech: What if you could change the future?

 

Spend a day learning about how and why to invest in life sciences companies that can make an extraordinary difference in our world, delivered by some of the most successful investors in North Texas.

The purpose of this event is to educate potential investors and faculty researchers about how and why to invest in biotech and life sciences startups. Early stage investing is risky and early stage biotech startups are viewed as one of the riskiest kind of investments, but they can also be incredibly profitable. This day-long event will demystify the process, educate investors and hopefully create more deal flow in life sciences startup companies.

Who should attend?

  • Investors
  • Angel Investors
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Family Offices
  • Private Equity Firms
  • Entrepreneurs in the biotech or life sciences industry
  • Students

This event will be held in the MET building on the UNT Health Science Center campus in Fort Worth and will feature a keynote presentation by Joe Cunningham, MD, from Sante Ventures. Sante is a $500+ million fund that invests in early stage biotech and life sciences companies from their home base in Austin. Several other investors and thought leaders in the industry will also be presenting. Click here for an updated agenda.

Topical Presentations Will Include:

  • The Differences in Investing in Life Sciences Versus Other Industries
  • The Problems Facing Today’s Healthcare System that Startups Can Solve
  • Building Next Generation Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Navigating the Regulatory Pathway for Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Non-Dilutive Funding Options in Biotech (NIH, NSF, SBIR, STTR, etc.)

Join us for the full day or just for lunch. Tickets are free but RSVP is required. (Previous invitations indicated a charge for tickets, but this event is now free.)

We hope to see you on May 16 at the Investing in Biotech event on the campus of UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth.