Calendar

Nov
4
Wed
ADP Colloquia Series: Father-child relationships and children’s development in early childhood @ Virtual
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Dr. Natasha Cabrera

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Online Location, Please click here to view the link

Please join us at the following Zoom link shortly before noon. See you then!

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Nov
5
Thu
Bioengineering Fall 2020 Seminar: ErythroMer (EM), a Nanoscale Bio-Synthetic Artificial Red Cell: bio-mimetic design, proof of concept and in vivo efficacy results @ Virtual
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Allan Doctor, M.D.

Abstract: There is need for an artificial oxygen (O2) carrier for use when stored blood is unavailable or undesirable. To date, efforts to develop hemoglobin (Hb) based oxygen carriers (HBOCs) have failed, because of design flaws which do not preserve physiologic interactions of Hb with: O2 (they capture O2 in lungs, but do not release O2 effectively to tissue) and nitric oxide (NO) (they trap NO, causing vasoconstriction). EM design surmounts these weaknesses by: encapsulating Hb, controlling Ocapture/release with a novel 2,3-DPG shuttle and attenuating NO uptake through shell properties. We will review the bio-mimetic design strategy for EM as well as results of lead protype characterization regarding (1) structure (2) biocompatibility, (3) O2 affinity, (3) rheology, (4) NO consumption & vasoactivity, (5) pharmacokinetics, and (6) in vivo efficacy. The EM prototype has passed rigorous initial ex vivo and in vivo “proof of concept” testing and bench testing, which suggests this design surmounts prior challenges (by HBOCs) in emulating normal RBC physiologic interactions with O2 and NO. In models of major bleeding/anemia, EM reconstitutes normal hemodynamics and O2 delivery, observed at the system, tissue, and cellular level. EM potential for extended ambient dry storage has significant implications for portability and use. Next steps include formulation scaling, detailed study of pharmacokinetics, biodistribution and safety, as well as evaluation in large animal models of hemorrhagic shock.

Biography: Allan Doctor, MD is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where he directs the Center for Blood Oxygen Transport and Hemostasis. He is a Pediatric Intensivist and previously led Pediatric Critical Care at Washington University and St Louis Children’s Hospital for 10 years, stepping down and then transitioning to UMB to focus on a rapidly expanding research program and on development of a novel bio-synthetic artificial red cell. His laboratory studies the role of red blood cell-based signaling in the control of regional blood flow, related pathophysiology arising from acquired red cell injuries, blood substitute design, and on translational transfusion medicine in critical illness.

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Nov
6
Fri
Virtual Microbiology Journal Club with an emphasis on COVID-19 (MJC_COVID-19) @ Virtual Seminar
Nov 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi, Professor, Virology Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Virology, GMU

As part of the effort to further strengthen our microbiology program and in consultation with several faculty, I have initiated a virtual Microbiology Journal Club with an emphasis on COVID-19 (MJC_COVID-19).  Given the immense worldwide effect of the pandemic, it is also a timely endeavor. It will be held once a month during the fall and spring semesters. The meetings will be on Fridays at 11 am. They are fully open to the Mason community, and I hope that everyone can join in and participate (please see below for how to join by Zoom). 

While the emphasis will be on COVID-19, presenters are certainly welcome to discuss published articles on other topics as well if they wish to do so. Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students who have advanced to candidacy, are welcome to present. Please let me know if either you wish to present yourself or have a postdoctoral fellow or eligible PhD student in your lab who wishes to present, and I will include them in the schedule.

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Nov
11
Wed
COVID-19 CHHS Webinar Series: Pregnancy, Delivery and Newborn Care in the Era of COVID @ Virtual
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Panelists:
Katherine H. Campbell MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Yale Maternal Fetal Medicine
Medical Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Labor & Birth and Maternal Special Care Units
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Yale School of Medicine

Rosemary D. Higgins, MD
Associate Dean for Research,  Interim Chair, Rehabilitation Sciences
Professor, Department of Global and Community Health, CHHS, GMU

Since the start of the pandemic, knowledge has evolved about the implications of COVID-19 on the health of mothers and infants, however many questions still remain. Dr. Katherine Campbell and Dr. Rosemary Higgins will share findings on possible short and long-term implications for obstetrics and maternal health. Current guidance for pregnant women and their infants will be covered in this session.

Please  Register Here

 

Nov
12
Thu
CHPRE/HAP Health Policy Lecture Series: State Health Policy Priorities A Post-Election Perspective @ Virtual Meeting
Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker:  Ellen Montz, PhD
Chief Deputy & Chief Health Economist, Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS)

What does the election outcome mean for state health policy development? Dr. Montz, Chief Deputy of the department that oversees Virginia’s Medicaid program, will share her views.
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Nov
16
Mon
Mason Bioengineering Alliance Research Symposium @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

The morning is organized into three themes, each of which is followed by a panel discussion :
Theme 1: Imaging and Image Guided Surgery
Theme 2: Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics and Biomanufacturin
Theme 3: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Digital Health

Please scroll to the bottom of this email for the Zoom link and instructions to attend virtually.

Mason Bioengineering Alliance Research Symposium
Monday, November 16, 2020
9:00 am – 12:15 pm

Speaker

Title

Company

9:00-9:10

Kevin Cleary

Biomedical Devices for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Children’s National Hospital

9:10-9:20

Stanley Fricke

The work of one medical physicist

Georgetown Medical Center

9:20-9:30

Peter Basser

Making the invisible visible with MRI

NIH NICHD

9:30-9:40

Irving Weinberg

Revolutionizing the Practice of Surgery with Image-guided Multifocal Treatment Using Autonomous Magnetic Particles

Weinberg Medical Physics

9:40-9:50

Berkman Sahiner

The Evolving Role of Machine Learning in Medical Imaging

FDA CDRH

9:50-10:00

Panel discussion: Research and Educational needs in Imaging and Image-Guided Surgery. Led by Kevin Cleary and Peter Basser

Speaker

Title

Company

10:00-10:10

Jeff Conroy

Adventures in Biomaterials Additive Manufacturing

Embody

10:10-10:20

Arthur Edge

AstraZeneca Response to COVID-19

AstraZeneca

10:20-10:30

Stephen Hoang

Computational Systems Biology in the Drug Discovery Pipeline.

Hemoshear

10:30-10:40

Erin Johnson

Biomanufacturing and opportunities at Merck

Merck

10:40-10:50

Neal Koller

Alphyn Biologics – Research to Product

Alphyn Biologics

10:50-11:00

Michael Tarlov

NIST Measurements and Standards for Biotherapeutics

NIST

11:00-11:10

Carolyn Wilson

Facilitating Development and Evaluation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies of Biologics

FDA CBER

11:10-11:20

Panel discussion: Research and Educational needs in Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics and Biomanufacturing. Led by Michael Tarlov and Arthur Edge.

Speaker

Title

Company

11:20-11:30

Jeff Arndt

Centauri Medical Imaging Projects

Centauri Corp

11:30-11:40

David Hamilton

Applied Research Experience with

Machine Learning based Prediction

Intelligent Mission Consulting Services

11:40-11:50

Praduman Jain

Digital Health – Continuum of virtual health research and digital therapeutics

Vibrent Health

11:50-12:00

Charles Anamelechi

Non-traditional career opportunities

Deloitte

12:00-12:10

Panel discussion: Research and Educational needs in AI/ML and Digital Health. Led by Praduman Jain and David Hamilton.

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Nov
17
Tue
ARLINGTON FORWARD 2020 SERIES: The Technology Divide: How COVID-19 Exposed Disparity in Communities and What We Can Do About It @ Virtual Meeting
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing

Details to follow. 

Nov
18
Wed
ADP Colloquia Series: A theory of biculturalism and emotion regulatory flexibility among African American adolescents
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Speaker: Dr. Fantasy Lozada

Please join us at the following Zoom link shortly before noon. See you then!
Zoom password (if needed): gmupsych

 

Nov
19
Thu
Galileo’s Science Café 2020-2021 Sessions: COVID-19 Myth Busters @ Zoom Webinar
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker: Lance Liotta, MD, PhD, Mason College of Science University Professor

BIO: Since 2005 Dr. Liotta has served as Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM) at George Mason University. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Liotta served as Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology, NCI, Deputy Director of NIH, Co-Director of the NCI/FDA Clinical Proteomics Program, and Director of the Anatomic Pathology Residency Program.  Dr. Liotta has more than 100 issued or allowed patents and more than 690 publications. He is an ISI highly cited investigator and the recipient of numerous awards for biomedical research including the 2015 Outstanding Virginia Faculty Award (SCHEV), the Flemming Award for Cancer Research, the Warner-Lambert Parke Davis Award, and the Surgeon General’s Medallion. He is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and is Medical Director of the GMU CAP/CLIA certified clinical proteomics Lab.

Hear about the latest findings surrounding hot topics in science and medicine that affect our everyday lives and the decisions that we make! Bring your family and friends for a free, casual, interactive science discussion. Learn from the experts and speak with them.

Location: Face to face sessions will be held at the Mason Science and Tech Campus at Manassas, VA. Remote sessions will be held by preregistering on Mason Zoom. Find instructions on how to join us under each session title.

Evening Schedule:

For face-to-face sessions:

6:30 PM: Seating begins. Individual light meal and beverages served.
7:00-7:45 PM: Scientific discussion
7:45-8:15 PM: Ask the presenters! Questions from the audience
8:15-8:45 PM: Meet the scientist and networking reception (Socially Distanced)
9:00 PM  Session closes

For remote sessions:

6:45 PM: Logon
7:00-7:45 PM: Scientific discussion
7:45-8:15 PM: Q&A from audience
8:15-8:45 PM: Meet the scientist and networking reception
9:00 PM  Session closes

 

Dec
4
Fri
Virtual Microbiology Journal Club with an emphasis on COVID-19 (MJC_COVID-19) @ Virtual Seminar
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presenter: Dr. Emanuel F. Petricoin, Co-Director of CAPMM, SSB, GMU. 

As part of the effort to further strengthen our microbiology program and in consultation with several faculty, I have initiated a virtual Microbiology Journal Club with an emphasis on COVID-19 (MJC_COVID-19).  Given the immense worldwide effect of the pandemic, it is also a timely endeavor. It will be held once a month during the fall and spring semesters. The meetings will be on Fridays at 11 am. They are fully open to the Mason community, and I hope that everyone can join in and participate (please see below for how to join by Zoom).

While the emphasis will be on COVID-19, presenters are certainly welcome to discuss published articles on other topics as well if they wish to do so. Faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD students who have advanced to candidacy, are welcome to present. Please let me know if either you wish to present yourself or have a postdoctoral fellow or eligible PhD student in your lab who wishes to present, and I will include them in the schedule.

Join Zoom Meeting
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