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- Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Internship at Beaumont Health System
December 6 2013
Intern in the Clinical Technology Management Department of Beaumont Health System
Sign up for BME 6991 (1-4 course credits available).
Work in one of the largest Health Care Systems in Michigan
Work alongside health care professionals in an acute care setting.
Learn first-hand about evaluating, selecting, purchasing, and maintaining medical devices.
Make valuable networking connections for your professional job search after graduation.
Valid registration as a Biomedical Engineering Grad Student for Winter 2014 Semester
16 hours per week, performed on the campus of Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak MI
Verification of TB Test within the past 2 years
Verification of Flu Shot from 2013, expectation of receiving flu shot in 2013-2014 flu season
To apply, submit your letter of interest and resume to Rocco.Ottolino@beaumont.edu by Dec. 13, 2013.
December 10 2013 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Nano@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center Auditorium.The seminar is free and open to the entire campus community; a reception will immediately follow.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Larry H. Matherly, professor of oncology in WSU's School of Medicine and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He will present, "A new paradigm for cancer therapy: exploiting the proton-coupled folate transporter for targeted drug delivery to solid tumors."
Membrane transport is essential for antitumor activity of many chemotherapy drugs used for cancer. The Matherly laboratory has long focused on studies of transport processes for folates and folate analogs. These transporters include the ubiquitously expressed reduced folate carrier (RFC), the proton-coupled folate transporter (PCFT), and the high affinity folate receptors (FRs). RFC levels and function are primary determinants of cellular uptake of folate cofactors which are essential for nucleotide biosynthesis. RFC is also a critical determinant of uptake of classic antifolate drugs used for cancer therapy such as methotrexate and newer drugs typified by pemetrexed and pralatrexate. Based on patterns of tumor-selective expression and/or function of FRs and PCFT, recent emphasis has been on identifying novel cytotoxic drugs with selective cellular uptake by these other transporters over RFC. For instance, solid tumors such as ovarian carcinomas generally express high levels of FRs, and many solid tumors including lung, ovarian, and breast cancers abundantly express PCFT. Further, tumors are characterized by acidic microenvironments which would favor membrane transport by PCFT over RFC. Based on these concepts, novel 6- substituted pyrrolo- and thieno[2,3-d]pyrimidine compounds have been synthesized and identified with excellent PCFT- and/or FR transport activity and little to no transport activity by RFC. Experiments have established extraordinarily potent antitumor activities for many of these agents. Dr. Matherly’s talk will cover the rationale for this novel approach to tumor targeting with particular focus on PCFT as a means of for selective delivery of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs.
- PAD Seminar: How to Get Published: Insights from Editors
December 17 2013 at 1:00 PM
The offices of the Vice President for Research, Provost, and Faculty Affairs (School of Medicine) are pleased to offer this free career development seminar series for WSU faculty, chairs & directors, postdoctoral trainees & graduate students, and administrators. Seminars are free, but registration is required. To register, click on the seminar date.
The PAD Seminar: How to Get Published: Insights from Editors will take place Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Welcome Center Auditorium. The moderator will be Derek Wildman, associate professor at the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics and editor-in-chief of Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, presenting: The journal review process.
Dr. Annmarie Cano (Psychology), associate editor of Health Psychology, associate editor of Journal of Family Psychology, presenting: Responding to reviewers and how to handle letters of rejection
Ms. Lauren Crocker (University Press), journals manager of WSU Press, presenting: What the publisher will need after your paper has been accepted for publication
Dr. Don Haase (senior associate dean, CLAS), general editor of the Series in Fairy-Tale Studies published by Wayne State University Press and former editor of Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies, presenting: Publishing your book
Dr. Renée C. Hoogland (English), editor, Criticism: A Quarterly Journal for Literature and the Arts, presenting: Choosing and approaching the right humanities journal
Dr. Graham Parker (Pediatrics), editor-in-chief of Stem Cells and Development and executive editor, Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, presenting: What is scientific misconduct and how do journal editors deal with it?
Dr. Victoria Neale (Family Medicine), editor-in-chief of Family Practice, and deputy editor of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, presenting: On-line publishing
Thank you to Media Services at University Libraries and the School of Medicine’s Biomedical Communications Services for videotaping the seminars.
We hope to see you there!
- College of Engineering Tour
December 20 2013
College of Engineering
College of Engineering tours are available at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on select days. Come meet with engineering students, faculty and advisors, and get a first-hand look into some of the amazing research being conducted in our labs.
SIGN UP FOR A TOUR
*Please note that those interested in biomedical engineering at Wayne State should follow the directions on the BME site to attend a BME Information Session.
- Water@Wayne Seminar: "Are Contaminated Sediments an Important Ecosystem Stressor?"
January 9 2014 at 2:30 PM
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Water@Wayne Seminar on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at the Wayne State University Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren, Detroit, MI. The guest presenter will be Dr. Allen Burton, Professor in the School of Natural Resources & Environment and in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, and Director of both the Water Center and the Cooperative Institute of Limnology and Ecosystems Research at the University of Michigan. His presentation is titled: "Are Contaminated Sediments an Important Ecosystem Stressor".
Contaminated sediments are frequently implicted as a major stressor requiring remediation based on exceedances of sediment quality guidelines. These situations often are in human dominated waterways with other coexisting stressors. Decisions on risk and remediation rarely consider all co-existing stressors and realistic linkages between exposure and effects. Examples of various in situ-based approaches will be presented, including; passive samplers, caged organisms, colonization and transplanted organisms where exposure compartments include overlying waters, storm waters, upwellings, sediment-water interfaces, biofilms, surficial sediments and pore waters.
A small reception will follow in the Welcome Center Lobby.
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