Neuroscience Graduate Program Events

Fri. Feb. 15
Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont Visiting Professor
"The Evolving Science of Health: Imaging, Genetics and Behavior"
Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D. Physician-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Medical Hospital Director, Mount Sinai Heart, Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, New York
8:00-9:00am
Davis Auditorium

Neuroscience/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Neurological Sciences Research Presentations
“Altered Synaptic Transmission and Network Dynamics in Mouse Genetic Models of Epilepsy”
Matthew Weston, PhD, Assistant Professor
“Epigenetic Mechanisms Underlying Neurodevelopmental Diseases and Substance Use Disorders”
James Stafford, PhD, Assistant Professor
“Complex Systems Approaches to Epilepsy”
Rodney Scott, MD, PhD, Professor
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Why Four ACEs is a Losing Hand”
George Till, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont
10:30-11:45am
Davis Auditorium

Mon. Feb 18
University Closed - President's Day

Tues. Feb. 19
NGP Student Journal Club
12:00-1:00pm
HSRF 400

Wed. Feb. 20
Research Tapas
"Team Building for Science"
Mitchell Tsai, MD
12:00pm
HSRF 400

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds
“Affirmative Recruitment”
Rafae Khan, Recruitment & Retention Advisor, Human Resources, Diversity & Multicultural Affairs, The University of Vermont
1:00-2:00pm
Davis Auditorium

Thur. Feb. 21
Surgery Grand Rounds
Division of Neurosurgery – Skull Base Lab
“Neuroendoscopy: Expanding Corridors in Minimally Invasive Approaches”
Brandon Liebelt, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Medical Center
7:30-8:30am
Davis Auditorium

Citation Management Workshops
"Mendeley Workshop"
3:00pm
Howe Library Room 102

Fri. Feb. 22
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
“Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: An Update”
Paul Holtzheimer, M.D., Deputy Director for Research, White River Junction VA Medical Center, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Surgery, Geisel School of Medicine, DHMC
10:30-11:45am
Davis Auditorium

Neuroscience/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
“Extracellular Vesicles in Glioblastoma: Mediators of Treatment Resistance”
Christopher Trevino, MD, Neuro-Oncology Fellow, PGY-6, MD Anderson Cancer Center, (Faculty candidate)
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Davis Auditorium

Tues. Feb. 26
NGP Student Journal Club
12:00-1:00pm
HSRF 400

Tues. Mar. 5
NGP Dissertation Proposal
“The role of BDNF-mediated neuroplasticity in the PVN in cardiovascular regulation”
Daniella Thorsdottir (Advisor: Benedek Erdos, MD/PhD)
9:30am
HSRF 300

Wed. Mar. 6
Career Matters Series
"Specific Aims"
Charlie Irvin, Ph.D.
12:00pm
HSRF 400

Mon. Mar. 11
Resident Basic Science Lecture Series
"Glioma"
A. Thomas
12:00-1:00pm
HSRF 200

Wed. Mar. 13
Resident Basic Science Lecture Series (MS Lecture Series)
"Developmental Disorders of Myelination"
C. Roy-Hewitson
12:00-1:00pm
Shepardson 586

Fri. Mar. 15
STEM Career Development All-Day Workshop
9:00am-5:00pm
Frank Livak Ballroom

Wed. Mar. 20
Research Tapas
"Writing a Quality Review of a Journal Manuscript:  An Editor’s 'First' Impressions”
Lewis First, MD
12:00pm
HSRF 400

Wed. April 1
Career Matters Series
"Crafting an Approach Section That Enhances Overall Impact"
Christopher Francklyn, Ph.D.
12:00pm
HSRF 400

Fri. April 5
16th Annual Gibbard Memorial Lecture through the Dept. of Psychiatry Grand Rounds Series
"The Scientific Standing of Psychoanalysis"
Mark Solms, Ph.D. Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
10:30-11:45am
Davis Auditorium

Mon. April 8
Resident Basic Science Lecture Series
"Synaptogenesis and Epilepsy"
D. Vitorovic
12:00-1:00pm
HSRF 200

Wed. April 17
Research Tapas
"Getting to Know the IRB:  We’re Here to Help!”
David Kaminsky, MD
12:00pm
HSRF 400

Wed. May 1
Career Matters Series
"Managing Lab Finances"
Matthew Poynter, Ph.D.
12:00pm
HSRF 400

Mon. May 13
Resident Basic Science Lecture Series
"Neurogenetic Disorders that you cannot miss"
G. Holmes
12:00-1:00pm
HSRF 200

Tues. May 14
Community Medical School
"In Stroke, Every Minute Counts: When Time = Brain"
Marilyn Cipolla, PhD, Professor, Neurological Sciences
Evadne Marcolini, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Carpenter Auditorium