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Fall 2014

Special Guest Presentation by NIH Deputy Director Set for Oct. 15

Posted: Oct. 12, 2014

Sally J. Rockey, Ph.D., deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, will give a presentation titled “Rock Talk: Helping Connect You with the NIH Perspective” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in G650 of the School of Medicine Research Building.

The session is geared particularly for young faculty who are NIH funded or those who would like to be NIH funded. All interested researchers are invited to attend, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. There will be light refreshments.

Dr. Rockey’s presentation will cover NIH funding priorities and strategies for investigators applying for funding. She regularly publishes a “Rock Talk” blog on the NIH website.

Dr. Rockey serves as the principal scientific leader and advisor to the NIH Director on extramural research. Her presentation is sponsored by the UCR Office of Research and Economic Development in collaboration with the School of Medicine.

To RSVP, e-mail Marisela Martinez by Oct. 13.

Legal Advocacy Featured in Oct. 17 Special Lecture

Posted: Oct. 2, 2014

The first special lecture of the 2014-15 academic year will be presented at noon on Friday, Oct. 17, by Dr. Jennifer Newberry, co-medical director of the Peninsula Family Advocacy Program which provides legal representation, advocacy and education to address causes of poor health among low-income children. Dr. Newberry is also a clinical instructor in surgery-emergency medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Newberry’s presentation, “Pathways to Advocacy,” will cover the social determinants of health, the role of emergency medicine providers in public health and population health, and the multidisciplinary perspectives of patient injury and illness. Her presentation will be in in G650 of the School of Medicine Education Building.

Lunch will be provided. Those attending the Aug. 29 Grand Rounds are asked to RSVP by visiting Grand Rounds is presented by the School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs.

Save the Date: History of African American Surgeons Presentation Set for Nov. 1

Posted: Aug. 17, 2014

“Opening Doors” Contemporary African American Surgeons,” a keynote presentation by Dr. Ancel J. Rogers and panel discussion, is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Raymond L. Orbach Science Library Rotunda. Admission is free and parking is complimentary.

Dr. Rogers, a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Riverside and President of the J.W. Vines Medical Foundation, will discuss the history of African American surgeons. His keynote address will be followed by presenters who will share stories of their life experiences as African American surgeons, discuss how students can prepare for medical careers, and answer questions.

A reception will follow, and there will be opportunities to visit the UCR School of Medicine’s simulation center.

The program “Opening Doors” is held in connection with a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine, which highlights outstanding African American surgeons practicing across the U.S. and which will be displayed in the Orbach Library.

The Nov. 1 event is sponsored by the UCR Library and presented in collaboration with the UCR School of Medicine and Black Voice Foundation. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Oct. 24 by writing

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