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Fall 2018

Nov 13, 2018

Young Scholar Award Program

The Comparative Medicine Institute hosted a Young Scholar Award Program on November 9, 2018.  About 22 Associate Members attended.  After a short introduction by Director Jorge Piedrahita, the Associate Members broke into small groups to discuss their ideas.  They had two hours to develop research collaborative projects for utilizing Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI) students.  At the end of the two… 

Nov 5, 2018

FTE Host Seed Grant Competition

The Functional Tissue Engineering Program of the CMI hosted a Member Meeting and Seed Grant Competition on October 29, 2018. The meeting began with a networking reception.  Dr. Starly opened the formal program with a welcome and the 20 members in attendance introduced themselves. Dr. Starly reviewed the overall direction of the FTE for the… 

Nov 5, 2018

CMI Seminar with CEO of Perlara

On October 24, 2018, CMI hosted a seminar given by Dr. Ethan Perlstein, CEO of Perlara.   Perlara’s mission, according to their website,  is “to accelerate the discovery of cures for rare genetic diseases and uncover underlying mechanisms that enable the development of treatments that work across a range of diseases and individuals.”  Dr. Perlstein presented a… 

Oct 1, 2018

Building Successful Collaborations in Industry and Academia

By Alix Berglund The CMI hosted an Associate Member Workshop on September 27th entitled, Building Successful Collaborations in Industry and Academia. The workshop provided graduate students, postdocs, and research specialists the opportunity to hear from two distinguished scientists about the challenges and value of collaborations between industry and academia. Dr. Paul Hamilton, PhD, Associate Professor… 

Sep 27, 2018

CMI-FTE Seminar: Dr. Michael E. Davis

  Dr. Michael E. Davis spoke as part of the CMI  Functional Tissue Engineering Fall 2018 Seminar Series on September 27.   Dr. Davis is the Director of the Children’s Heart Research and Outcomes (HeRO) Center and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine at the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech. … 

Sep 4, 2018

FTE Seminar Series Continues with Dr. Mishra

The Functional Tissue Engineering Program of the Comparative Medicine Institute continued their Seminar Series this fall.   Dr. Paras Kumar Mishra, Associate Professor of the Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center was the guest speaker on August 30, 2018.  His seminar was entitled: MicroRNomics of Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: From Regulatory RNA…