Event Archive: 2010-2011

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Senior Resident Speaker Presentation

June 25, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room D3-3

Speaker: Raymond Fonseca, D.M.D. Dr. Fonseca is presently a Clinical Professor of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Lecture topics:

  • SARPE – Surgery Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion
  • Things I Have Learned in Orthognathic Surgery

Dr. Fonseca has published 62 articles, 15 book chapters, 27 abstracts and 8 major books. He is the editor of the three-volume text Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery published in July 2008. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons awarded him the Outstanding Educator Award, the Distinguished Researcher Award and the Gies Award.

Seminar: Genetics of human sensitivity to ionizing radiation

June 23, 2011, 10:00–11:00 a.m., McKnight Brain Institute LG-110A/B

Presented by Patrick J. Concannon, Ph.D., Harrison Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics University of Virginia

The HealthStreet Model: Connecting Community Residents to Referrals, Services & Opportunities for Research

May 25, 12:00–1:00 p.m., DeWeese Auditorium, McKnight Brain Institute

Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D., M.P.H.

  • Incoming Founding Chair, UF Department of Epidemiology
  • Professor of Epidemiology
  • Director, Center for Community-Based Research, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

The seminar will be recorded and made available online as part of the CTSI Seminar Series Video Archive.

Contact Claire Baralt (352-273-8211) for more information.

Endodontic Pain: Biology and Preventative Strategies

Diagnosis course offered to all interested UFCD faculty
May 18, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., D8-46

This evidence-based lecture describes the biological causes of endodontic pain as well as clinical strategies to prevent/treat exacerbations of the chronic case. Included in this presentation are the following:

  • Are some of our patients predisposed to pain?
  • The role of neuroplasticity
  • Genetics, gender and anxiety – factors modulating pain perception
  • Lidocaine or articaine – what does the evidence indicate concerning onset, supplemental anesthesia and incidence of paresthesia
  • Exacerbation of the chronic case – Preventive strategies and treatment of flare-ups
  • The role of occlusal reduction when it is indicated as part of a pain preventive strategy
  • Single-visit endodontics – what does the evidence indicate
  • Analgesic strategies
  • Pre-emptive analgesia

Dr. Rosenberg is Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced Education Program at New York University College of Dentistry. From 2000-2005 he was Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. He also served as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics from 2002-2008. Dr Rosenberg is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and has lectured and published extensively. His primary interest is in the biologic causes and clinical aspects of endodontic pain. In 2000, Dr. Rosenberg won The Distinguished Teaching Award, New York University’s highest award for teaching. In December 2007, New York University College of Dentistry unveiled a new facility, the Paul and Maxine Rosenberg Postgraduate Educational Wing. The wing is dedicated to providing postgraduate students with a facility dedicated to their specific needs. Dr. Rosenberg maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in New York City.

2011 Research Day: VA/UF Research Collaboration for the Exceptional Care of Our Veterans

May 16, 2011 8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m., Malcom Randall VA Medical Center Auditorium

Learn about the collaboration between VA and UF researchers and how their discoveries and innovations have led to advancements in Veterans’ care and medical knowledge. Hear these VA/UF-affiliated speakers discuss their research:

  • Jawaharlal M. Patel, Ph.D., VA/UF College of Medicine
  • Roger B. Fillingim, Ph.D., VA/UF College of Dentistry
  • Bruce Crosson, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, VA/UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • William C. Mann, OTR, Ph.D., VA/UF College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Gregory Schultz, Ph.D., UF College of Medicine
  • Scott Berceli, M.D., Ph.D., VA/UF College of Medicine

View the agenda, speaker profiles, topic summaries and more at the VA website

Shands Spring Health Fair

May 13, 2011, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Hilton University of Florida Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL
  • Blood pressure, bone density, body composition and diabetes screenings
  • Cholesterol/diabetes profile: 8-10 hour fasting recommended (non-members will pay a $5.00 fee)
  • Information on healthy aging, getting your best sleep, nutrition, women’s health, heart disease, staying in shape, bladder control, improving your appearance and more.
  • Cancer screening information
  • FREE First Aid Kit for all guests

Panel Discussion: The Integrated Data Repository at the University of Florida

May 12, 2011, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Room G-103, HPNP Building

The UF CTSI and UF&Shands Information Technology are partnering to create an integrated data repository (IDR) for the academic health center. The IDR will support many new capabilities, including cohort identification of potential research subjects at UF&Shands, both inpatient and outpatient.

The panel will discuss the project timeline, the IRB’s role, the decision-making process and the impact on research. The seminar will include a brief presentation by each panel member and an opportunity for Q-and-A. Panel members include:

  • Aaron Abend, Co-founder and Managing Director, Recombinant Data Corporation
  • Kari Cassel, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, UF&Shands
  • Mike Conlon, Associate Director and Chief Operating Officer, UF CTSI
  • R. Peter Iafrete, Chair, UF IRB-01
  • Gigi Lipori, Senior Director for Operational Planning and Analysis, UF&Shands

If you missed the seminar on May 2, which provided an overview and demo of the technology behind the IDR, you can watch it online. This discussion also will be recorded and made available on the CTSI Seminar Series Video Archive.

Contact Claire Baralt (352-273-8211) with any questions.

Public Health 2011: Planning for Change

May 5, 2011, HPNP Building

The College of Public Health and Health Professions has partnered with the UF Area Health Education Center Program, the Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, and the WellFlorida Council to provide professionals with a day of public health training. The goal of the training is to equip professionals with tools and proven methodologies to prepare for emerging changes in public health. The first session will be a panel discussion on the late breaking issues in health care reform from a national, state, local and hospital prospective with ample time for participant participation. Sessions will be available live and via an Internet meeting site.

The training will also provide opportunities for practicing professionals and UF public health faculty and students to network and share ideas for future collaborations.

The training session is a one-day event with a four sessions, on a variety of topics, a luncheon, and a poster session.

Sponsored by:

  • College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida
  • WellFlorida Council
  • UF Area Health Education Centers Program
  • Suwannee River Area Health Education Center

Cultural Competency Workshop

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, HPNP Building Room G105
Session I: 9:00–11:00 a.m.; Session II: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Dr. Folakemi Odedina (University of Florida)
  • Mrs. Robin Lewy (Rural Women’s Health Project Inc.)
  • Dr. Alba Amaya-Burns (University of Florida)

This training is designed for all UF administrators, faculty and staff. The goal is to increase the awareness, knowledge and skills required to function effectively in the context of cultural differences. Topics will include:

  • Compelling need for cultural competence
  • Defining diversity
  • Elements of cultural competence
  • Understanding the dynamics of difference
  • Impact of personal culture on communication
  • Cultural bump
  • Five steps to cultural competency

Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define the concepts of diversity and culture and how they apply to individuals and institutions.
  • Define how the elements of ethnocentrism and power define a cross-cultural encounter.
  • Use the elements of cultural competency in their individual workplace situations to gain a better understanding of the dynamics of difference.

The National Minority Cancer Awareness Week Celebration is sponsored by the UF & Shands Cancer Center, the College of Medicine and the College of Pharmacy.

2011 Spring Synergy Weekend

April 8–10
  • 4.5 CEU Continuing Dental Education
  • Celebration of Science Research Day
  • ASDA Annual Vendor Fair & Reception
  • Orange & Blue Scrimmage Game
  • ASDA Golf Tournament

Diversity Dialogue

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 12:45–1:40 p.m., HPNP Auditorium (Room 1404)

The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.: Former U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services; Founding Dean and President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine

Sponsored by:

  • Florida Alliance Health Professions Diversity
  • UF HSC Office of Equity and Diversity

For more information, call 352-273-5310 or email miltosm@ufl.edu

Presentation: Enhancing your Research Impact

March 24, 2011, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Communicore Room CG-74

Hosted by the HSC Library

Presenter: Kristi Holmes, Ph.D., Bioinformaticist at the Becker Medical Library at Washington University

Improving access and retrieval of your research study is the surest way to enhance its impact. Repetition, consistency, and an awareness of the intended audience form the basis of most of the strategies discussed during this session. This presentation will offer strategies to enhance the impact of your work as you prepare for publication, disseminate the results of your work, and even as you keep track of your research.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No NO1-LM-6-3502.

2011 Spring Faculty Retreat

Monday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., UF Hillel
  • Enhancing Clinical and Translational Research: Don’t Get Lost in Translation
  • 4.5 CEs
  • Faculty Retreat Agenda

2010 Fall Faculty Development Week

October 25–29, 2010

Tenure, Permanent Status and Promotion Workshops for Faculty

September 20, 2010, 1:00–3:00 p.m., Communicore building, Room C1-4
September 23, 2010, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Reitz Union, Room 282

These workshops will discuss the preparation of tenure and promotion packets and the University evaluation process for 2010-2011. We encourage faculty who will be submitting packets this fall, members of this year’s college/unit review boards, new hires, and other interested faculty who may be going through the process in the near future to attend one of these sessions.

Association for Academic Women & HSC Women’s Group Kick Off Event 2010–2011

September 13, 2010, 4:00–6:00 p.m., McKnight Brain Institute, Room LG-110 A&B

Special Guest: Chris Machen, First Lady of the University of Florida

Translational Research Support and Education: Moving Biotherapeutics into the Clinic

September 8, 2010, 2:00–3:00 p.m., McKnight Brain Institute, Room LG110A/B

The UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute would like to invite you to the opening seminar of the UF CTSI 2010–2011 Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr. Richard O. Snyder, Director of Biotherapeutic Programs, Office of Research and Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida.

Symposia for the Dental Team

August 28, 2010, UFCD at Gainesville, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

You will gain new and practical information on a broad range of topics of specific interest to dental professionals at this popular trifecta of programs. Brought to you by an outstanding panel of dental educators in a lively multi-topic, multi-speaker format, you will receive unbiased, evidence-based information in an engaging and concise format.

  • General Dentistry Symposium and CDP Annual Meeting (for Dentists)
  • 6th Annual Dental Hygiene Symposium (for Dental Hygienists)
  • Dental Auxiliary Symposium (for Dental Auxiliaries)

Dean’s Research Seminar Series: The Use and Abuse of Autoantibody Testing in Clinical Medicine

August 5, 2010, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room D3-3

Speaker: Dr. Marvin J. Fritzler

Professor of Medicine and Arthritis Society Chair, Departments of Medicine and Medical Biochemistry, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Sponsored by Dr. Edward Chan

Dean’s Research Seminar Series: Ceramics in Esthetic Dentistry

August 3, 2010, 12:00–1:00 p.m., Room D8-46

Speaker: Dr. Markus B. Blatz

Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Chairman, Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences, Robert Schattner Center, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Sponsored by Dr. Valeria Gordan

2010 Summer Institute in Clinical Dental Research Methods

June 27–August 6, 2010, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

The University of Washington’s School of Dentistry will offer a research training institute in the summer of 2010 for dental school faculty and other oral health professionals interested in clinical research in dentistry.

An Introductory Course for Clinical Investigators
(Introduction to Clinical/Translational Research, GMS 7093)

July 14–28, 2010, 2:00–5:00 p.m., Room 6120, Shands

Offered by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute to all Health Science Center junior faculty, fellows and others interested in patient-oriented research careers. The course is designed to be a highly interactive series of 11 sessions led by leading faculty in the Health Science Center and will include basic elements of study design, database design and management, health center resources, regulatory issues, biostatistical considerations, and a team project. We ask that clinical fellows who attend this course be relieved of all clinical duties during each three-hour session.

Enrollment is free, unless this course is being taken for graduate credit as a requirement of one of the postgraduate programs (see below). Preference will be given to fellows and tenure-track assistant professors in clinical departments from the College of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, PHHP and Nursing. The course will also include practical, interactive small group sessions to develop an interdisciplinary protocol.

Contact Dr. Marian Limacher for more information.