2013 Central Region IDeA Conference Program

InterContinental, Kansas City, MO

Monday, May 20, 2013 (Travel Day)

6:00 pm Early Registration Pre-function
6:00 pm Reception and Core Facility Poster Session Salon 2 & 3

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

7:00 am Breakfast Rooftop Ballroom
  Registration Pre-function
  Poster Setup Salon 2 & 3
8:30 am General Session Salon 1A/1B
  Welcome and Introduction  
  Dale Abrahamson, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, COBRE PI and Kansas IDeA Chair, University of Kansas Medical Center  
  Bernadette Gray-Little, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Kansas  
8:40 am Douglas Wright, Ph.D., Professor and Kansas INBRE PI, University of Kansas Medical Center  
  Joan S. Hunt, Ph.D., D. Sc., University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Former Kansas INBRE PI  
8:50 am NIGMS, NIH Welcome  
  Sheila A. Caldwell, Ph.D. Program Director Training, Workforce Development and Diversity Division  
  Judith H. Greenberg, Ph.D. Acting Director  
9:30 am Introduction of Plenary Speaker  
  Dale Abrahamson, University Distinguished Professor and COBRE PI  
9:35 am Jared Grantham, M.D., University Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Title: From the Kitchen Floor, to the Bench, to the Bedside - in 65 Years
 
10:10 am Break Pre-function
  Oklahoma INBRE/COBREs Salon 1A/1B
  Moderator: Darrin Akins, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine, Oklahoma INBRE PI, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center  
10:30 am Wei-Qun Ding, Ph. D., Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Title: Antioxidant Enzymes and Docosahexaenoic Acid’s Anticancer Activity
 
10:50 am Courtney Montgomery, Ph.D., Associate Member, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Title: Modeling, Genetic Information Networks and HLA imputation: Tools to Dissect Inflammatory Disorders
 
11:10 am Ken Humphries, Ph.D., Assistant Member, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Title: Mitochondrial Defects in the Diabetic Heart
 
  North Dakota INBRE/COBREs Salon 1A/1B
  Moderator: Donald A. Sens, Ph.D., Professor and North Dakota INBRE PI, University of North Dakota  
11:30 am Jacque Gray, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
Title: Three Sisters Garden: Growing a Native American Center of Excellence
 
11:50 am Pat Conway, Ph.D., Evaluator, North Dakota INBRE and Senior Research Scientist, Essentia Institute of Rural Health
Title: Factors that Influence Career Choices of Students from Rural and Tribal Communities
 
12:10 pm Van Doze, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of North Dakota
Title: Harvesting the Bountiful Fields of the Northern Great Plains: Leveraging Resources to Build a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
 
12:30 pm Lunch Pool side*
  Nebraska INBRE/COBREs Salon 1A/1B
  Moderator: James B. Turpen, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Nebraska INBRE PI, University of Nebraska Medical Center  
1:30 pm Kim Carlson, Ph.D., Professor, University of Nebraska Kearney
Title: Characterization of Site of Nora Virus Replication in Drosophila melanogaster
 
1:50 pm Tatiana Bronich, Ph.D., Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title: Nebraska Center for Nanomedicine
 
2:10 pm Paul Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska -Omaha
Title: Investigating Novel Anti-Parasitic Compounds using Next-Generation Sequencing
 
2:30 pm Break Pre-function
  South Dakota INBRE/COBREs Salon 1A/1B
  Moderator: Barbara Goodman, Ph.D., Professor and South Dakota INBRE PI, University of South Dakota  
2:50 pm Vicki Geiser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Mount Marty College
Title: Development of an Organotypic Raft Culture System to Study the Role of Latent Membrane Protein 1 during Epstein - Barr Virus Replication
 
3:10 pm John Dixson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Black Hills State University
Title: Investigation into the Antimalaria and Antibiotic Properties of American Indian Medicinal Plants
 
3:30 pm Kristi Egland, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Sanford Research/USD
Title: Raw Functions of Sushi Domain Containing 2 (SUSD2) in Breast Tumorigenesis
 
3:50 pm General Session ends  
4:30 pm Scientific Poster Session “A” and Reception Salon 2 & 3
5:30 pm Scientific Poster Session “B” and Reception Salon 2 & 3

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

7:00 am Breakfast Rooftop Ballroom
8:30 am General Session Salon 1A/1B
  Opening Remarks and Introduction of Plenary Speaker  
  Douglas Wright, Ph.D., Professor and Kansas INBRE PI, University of Kansas Medical Center  
8:45 am Sidney A. McNairy Jr., Ph.D., D.Sc., LHD, Former Associate Director, NCRR and Director, Capacity Building Branch, NIGMS
Title: Translational Research: A National Imperative
 
9:30 am Matthew Portnoy, Ph.D., Director, Division of Special Programs, NIH SBIR/STTR Program Manager
Title: Introduction to the NIH SBIR and STTR Small Business Programs
 
10:00 am Break Pre-function
  Kansas INBRE/COBREs Salon 1A/1B
10:20 am Emily Scott, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Title: Structure and Function of Cytochrome P45017A1: Prostate Cancer Drug Target
 
10:40 am Julie Christianson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center
Title: Early Life Stress in Female Mice as a Model of Chronic Pelvic Pain
 
11:00 am Kristi Neufeld, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Title: Nuclear APC Suppresses Inflammation-Associated Colon Tumorigenesis
 
11:20 am Closing Remarks Salon 1A/1B
  Dale Abrahamson, Ph.D., University Distinguished Professor, COBRE PI and Kansas IDeA Chair, University of Kansas Medical Center  
11:30 am Boxed Lunches Available Pre-function
     
  *Rooftop Ballroom in case of inclement weather  
 
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