NERIC 2017 –  Burlington Sheraton Hotel and Business Center – August 16-18, 2017

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Wednesday, August 16th

2:00 - 9:00 PM Registration Desk Hours of Operation (Diamond Foyer)
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception and Poster Session I Setup (Emerald Promenade)
6:00 - 6:15 PM Welcoming Remarks (Emerald I-III Ballrooms) Ralph Budd, MD, Director, Vermont Center for Immunology and Infectious Diseases, UVM College of Medicine, Judith Van Houten, PhD,  Director, Vermont Genetics Network, UVM President Thomas Sullivan and UVM Provost David Rosowsky, PhD
6:15 - 7:30 PM Plated Dinner (Emerald I-III Ballrooms)
7:30 - 9:00 PM Poster Session I (Undergraduate students and Cores) (Emerald Promenade)

Thursday, August 17th

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Desk Hours of Operation (Diamond Foyer)
7:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast, Career Tables for interested students, Poster Session II Set-up (Exhibition Hall)
  • Tim Hunter, MS, Biotek "Biotech Career"
  • Corine Farewell, DVM, MBA UVMInnovations "Technology Transfer"
  • Karen Spach, PhD, Senior Medical Writer, Envision Pharma Group "Scientific Careers in Government"
  • Yanping Liu, MD, PhD, NIH, NIGMS "Scientific Careers in Government"
  • Charles Irvin, PhD, UVM College of Medicine, Director, Vermont Lung Center "Academic Career"
8:30 - 9:15 AM Opening Remarks (Emerald I-III Ballrooms) NIGMS staff:
9:30 - 10:00 AM Break and Refreshments (Emerald Promenade)
10:00 - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions
  1. Core Presentations of resources available to NERIC investigators (about 20 min each, followed by table discussions with individual Core leaders) (Emerald III Ballroom)
    • Eric Kmiec, PhD, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Newark, DE "CRISPR-based Gene Editing in Biomedical Research"
    • Bongsup Cho, PhD, Coordinator INBRE and Professor, The University of Rhode Island "Expanding Bioinformatic Core: 3D printing (RI INBRE)of molecules and viruses!”
    • Nagib Ahsan, PhD, Brown University "Proteomics Core Facility"
    • Calvin Vary, PhD, Maine Medical Research Institute "Lipidomics"
    • Dwight Matthews, PhD, University of Vermont "Metabolomics and 13C-labeling"
  2. Entrepreneurship Workshop: how to turn your innovative ideas into reality. (Emerald II Ballroom)
    • Keynote speaker, Mathew Portnoy, PhD, Overall HHS SBIR/STTR Program Manager, NIH Program Manager, NIH Office of Extramural Programs
    • Pitch presentations by IDeA entrepreneurs
    • Mercedes Rincón, PhD,  Associate Professor, Medicine Immunobiology Program, UVM College of Medicine "Welcome to the I-Trep program for IDeA states"
    • Three Round tables, topics to choose
10:00 - 11:00 AM Sharon O'Connor, MS, MBA, Internal Evaluation Manager, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire INBRE "INBRE Program Evaluation" (Emerald I Ballroom)
11:00 - 12:00 PM Elizabeth Ambos, PhD, Executive Officer, Council on Undergraduate Research "PM Council on Undergraduate Research Presentation" (Emerald I Ballroom)
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch and Networking (Exhibition Hall)

VGN Baccalaureate Partner Institution Meeting (Carlton Boardroom)
1:30 - 3:30 PM Concurrent Scientific Sessions (solicit themes from PIs and from abstracts received). Development/Genetics (Emerald I Ballroom) Chair, Cancer (Emerald III Ballroom) Chair, Infectious Diseases and Immunology (Emerald II Ballroom) Chair,
3:30 - 3:45 PM Break and Refreshments (Emerald Promenade)
3:45 - 4:45 PM Keynote Lecture I (Emerald III Ballroom)
4:45 - 6:00 PM Poster Session II (Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows) (Emerald III Ballroom)
6:00 PM Dinner on your own in Burlington

Friday, August 18th

8:00 - 9:00 AM Breakfast (Exhibition Hall)
9:00 - 10:00 AM Cool ideas from IDeA programs (Emerald III Ballroom)
  • Bruce Stanton, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth “Leveraging COBRE Resources with Philanthropy”.
  • Marie Stuart, MD, PI of SCD COBRE Program, Director of Hematology Research A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children “Single Disease Centered COBREs…A Novel Approach”
  • W. Kelley Thomas, PhD, Professor, Dept. Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, University of New Hampshire “Early Undergraduate Experiences in Bioinformatics”
10:00 - 12:00 PM Concurrent Scientific Sessions
  • Neuroscience (Emerald I Ballroom) Chair, Judith Van Houten, PhD
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Systems (Emerald III Ballroom) Chair, Bruce Stanton, PhD
  • Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Complex Systems (Emerald II Ballroom) Chair, Cathy Wu, PhD, Edward G. Jefferson Chair of Bioinformatics & Computational Biology, University of Delaware
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking Box lunches (G's Restaurant)
1:00 PM Conference Concludes