Event Archive: 2013-2014

OMFS Senior Resident Graduation Speaker Presentation

All faculty, students and staff are invited to attend:
OMFS Senior Resident Graduation Speaker Presentation
Rui P. Fernandes, MD, DMD, FACS
UF Jacksonville
Saturday, June 28 7:30am to Noon in D3-3
— Breakfast at 7:30am outside of D3-3.
— Presentation from 8am to 11:30am, with a break
— Q&A after the lectures.

HSC Faculty Development Workshop


June 26, 2014  l  4 to 5:30pm  l  Communicore Room C2-33

Frederick S. Southwick, MD, Professor of Medicine, UF COM

Register by clicking here.


HSC Faculty Development Workshop

Surgery Grand Rounds l  Wednesday, June 18, starting at 7:15 a.m. in Rm 6120
Maintaining Balance: Achieving Success in Life and Work
Dr. Christiana Shaw’s presentation for Surgery Grand Rounds

UF Health Information Technology Workshops

The new computer workshop schedule is posted for our Gainesville customers. Our computer workshops are free and open to everyone associated with the University of Florida and UF Health. If you have valid GatorLink or Shands account, you can attend our workshops.

Some of our upcoming workshops include:

PowerPoint Animations
Next session – Thursday, May 29th, 1:00pm-3:00pm
This workshop will cover preset animation schemes, custom animation, and custom effects for text and pictures. Topics include automating presentations, animating text, graphics, and a discussion of narrating presentations.  http://training.health.ufl.edu/public_workshops_view_details.aspx?ID=534

iPad Basics
Next session – Monday, June 2nd, 9:30am-11:00am
We will be covering adding and removing apps, profiles, and accounts, getting connected to different wireless networks, clinical apps, and VPN networks. Bring an iPad or iPhone with you to class. http://training.health.ufl.edu/public_workshops_view_details.aspx?ID=754

All workshops are hands-on and will be held in C3-13, on the 3rd floor of the Communicore building.

Directions can be found here –  http://training.health.ufl.edu/public_directions.aspx#c313


Team-Based Learning Workshop Event for Faculty

Two team-based learning session Friday, June 13 from 9:30am to 4pm  l  Room 120, Hough Hall

Designing Group Work that Really Works – 9:30am to noon

– Getting Beyond Covering Content: A Key to Studen Motivation and Success – 1:30 to 4:30p.m. Please join us on Friday, June 13 for two half-day workshops by Dr. Larry Michaelsen, who pioneered the TBL teachin strategy.  Dr. Michaelsen visited the UF Health Science Center in 2012, and is returning for this second visit sponsored by the UF Office of the Provost and the Warrington College of Business Administration.

Please RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/June13TBLworkshop.


HSC Faculty Development Workshop

How Good is “Good Enough?” Establishing defensible passing standards for examinations in the health professions

May 22, 2014  l  4 to 5:30pm  l  Communicore Room C2-33

Lou Ann Cooper, PhD, Director of Program Evaluation, UF COM



Guest Lecture presented by CIMI l  May 20, 2014 l  4pm in Room JG32 – Dr. Karl Andrutis

The Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology cordially invites you to a guest lecture presented by Dr. Karl Andrutis, Mrs. Stephanie Cormier and Dr. Christine Bekkevold entitled “Gnotobiotic rodents-research opportunities at UF,” and summarized by Dr. Andrutis in the following paragraph:

Use of germ free and gnotobiotic rodents is becoming more popular in biomedical research.  They are valuable animal models in the study of the relationship between the host and its microflora in a variety of areas including microbiology, immunology, nutrition and toxicology.  The axenic or germ free mouse has several anatomical, physiological and biological characteristics that make it a unique animal model compared to conventiona mice.  To maintain these animals in either a germ free or gnotobiotic state, strict isolation techniques and multiple quality control measure are essential.  This presentation will provide an overview of the differences between conventional and germ free mice, discuss the isolation procedures required to house these animals,and the variety of mouse strains, services and opportunities availabl for research using these animals at the University of Florida.

HSC Faculty Development Workshop

Effective Presentations: Bringing Life to PowerPoint

May 14, 2014  l  4 to 5:30pm  l  Communicore Room C2-33

Randy Graff, PhD, Director Educational Technologies, UF Health Information Technology


CTSI Seminar

Innovative Study Designs and Methods for Behavioral Interventions to Improve Health
Thursday, April 24, 2014 l  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  l Room D3-3 (3rd Floor), Dental Science Building

Kimberly Case, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Institute for Child Health Policy, University of Florida

Seminar info and flier: http://bit.ly/1poHyQI

Contact the CTSI 352-273-8700 • info@ctsi.ufl.edu • www.ctsi.ufl.edu


UF College of Education Workshop

WORKSHOP TOPIC: SCALE UP: Student Centered, Active Learning Environments with Upside-Down Pedagogies in Higher Education Classes

May 13, 2014  UF College of Education / Norman Hall 2309   Session 1   9AM-noon  l  — Session 2   1-4 PM

Robert Beichner, Distinguished Professor of Physics, North Carolina State University  website: http://go.ncsu.edu/beichner

Dr. Beichner is the creator of the “Scale Up Project”–creating active learning environments with student-centered activities in large or small classes. The UF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION is sponsoring this free workshop in its new, “scaled up” Multidisciplinary Learning Laboratory, where the latest technology is used to convert the classroom into collaborative thinking stations.

THE TAKEAWAY: Participating educators will learn how to effectively turn traditional instruction on its head–where students become teachers, with less lecture and more engagement, and most class time is spent with students working together. It all starts with how the class and room are structured.

— email:  cbarnes@coe.ufl.edu<mailto:cbarnes@coe.ufl.edu>
— PH: 352-273-4215


HSC Faculty Development Workshop

Constructing A Meaningful Narrative Assessment

April 24, 2014  l  4 to 5:30pm  l  Communicore Room C2-33

Heather Harrell, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Clerkship Director, UF COM

Click here to register.


Oral Cancer Presentation

Attempting to unwind oral cancer’s complexity: The first 15 years of my research journey

Monday, April 14, 2014  l  Noon  l  Room D8-11

Nikolaos G. Nikitakis, DDS, MS, Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Athens, Greece

UF Cultural Competency Enhancement Workshop

Health Dispartities and Cultural Competency: The LGBTQIA Community

Thursday, April 17, 2014  l  2 to 4pm  l  HPNP Building Room G-201

Susan Horky, LCSW and Shannon Pressey, MS

To register, contact spressey@cop.ufl.edu

UF College of Veterinary Medicine Seminar: Microtubule-Dependent Sensing of RNA for Antiviral Host Defenses

March 20, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. | D3-39

Presented by Hans-Christian Reinecker, M.D., Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Associate in Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital

College of Dentistry Annual Spring Synergy & Celebration of Science

April 2, 4 & 5, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Emerson Alumni Hall

Please mark your calendar for the college’s Annual Spring Synergy when research, continuing education and ASDA come together in a celebration of learning, science and research.

UF Faculty Interface Seminar

April 24, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Austin Carey Forest Learning Center

Interested in innovative pedagogy and effective teaching practices?  Plan to attend the Spring 2014 Interface Faculty Seminar.  This year’s theme is Enhancing Creativity and Engagement through Academic Communities. Presentation proposals are now being accepted at http://interface.at.ufl.edu  and are due no later than March 21.

  • Interface is an exciting and interactive event attended by faculty and staff both at UF and beyond. This year, Interface has merged with the Teaching Excellence Workshop and will be held at the recently completed Austin Carey Learning Center on NE Waldo Road.
  • UF’s first-ever Online Education Excellence Awards recognizing exemplary online course development will be presented at this event.
  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will also be provided.
  • This event is free, but participants must register in advance.
  • Registration is available for both online and face-to-face participation. We hope you will join us for a great day of learning and sharing!For further information, please contact Tawnya Means (tawnya.means@warrington.ufl.edu)

College of Dentistry 2014 Spring Faculty Retreat

April 28, 2014 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Best Western Gateway Grande

Topics will include accreditation, curriculum revision and change. Attendees receive 1.5 hours of free CE credit.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP via the college’s online system.

Free Workshop during AADR: Practice-Based Research

March 22, 2014 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

Coordinated by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network and funded by the NIH-NIDCR

Two prominent keynote speakers:

James D. Bader, DDS, MPH
Incomplete caries removal as a management approach to deep caries

Betsy Shenkman, PhD
Translating research into everyday practice: (Lessons learned from the Clinical and Translation Science Institute)

Speakers will be followed by breakout sessions with practitioners

Professional Development Workshop: Building Effective Management Teams

March 27, 2014 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Presented by Drs. Michael Good and Timothy Flynn

Training Grant Workshop

March 31, 2014 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (continental breakfast provided) | Shands South Tower, Ground Floor, Rooms 1204 & 1205

Dr. Thomas A. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President for Research and Education, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine

Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 24, 2014 to Melody Trapani.

AADR Faculty Development Workshop

March 18, 2014 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

AADR is offering a new one-day pre-meeting workshop, The Fundamentals for Research and Career Success of New Faculty, aimed at facilitating success in an academic career for new faculty on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. When faculty members first start an academic position, they are often overwhelmed with the demands of simultaneously establishing their teaching, clinical, and research activities. This workshop is designed to provide guidance to new faculty as to how to have a successful academic career in which research is a major component.

TOPICS Seminar Series: The Modulation of Human Epithelial Cell Response by Periodontal Pathogen, Porphyromonas Gingivalis

March 14, 2014 | 9:00-10:00 a.m. | Cancer & Genetics Research Complex Room 451 A/B

Presented by Özlem Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D., UF College of Dentistry, Associate Professor, Departments of Periodontology & Oral Biology

Translational Science Seminar Series: Directing the Mucosal Immune Regulation by Bacteria Gene Products

March 12, 2014 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room D3-39A

Presented by Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Ph.D., Professor, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Lunch provided. Please RSVP to Denise Webb by March 10.

Educational Development Workshop: Bedside Teaching Techniques

March 20, 2014 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

This presentation will begin with a philosophical overview of how to understand medical education and why bedside teaching is in fact, an ideal place to teach. We will then consider different settings, including clinic, hospital and OR. We will allow time for questions and suggestions from the participants.

Educational Development Workshop: Creating Endurable Change: How to Develop Medical Education Curricula

March 12, 2014 | 4:00-6:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Come with projects and ideas in hand to this interactive workshop where expert facilitators will help you use Kern’s six-step approach to develop your medical education curriculum.

Seminar: Mucosal Barrier Responses to Injury and Infection

March 10, 2014 | 3:00 p.m. | D8-46

Presented by Mark Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

PHHP Distinguished Scholar Lecture Series: Explaining Health Disparities: Place is more important than race, but race matters, too

February 19, 2014 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | McKnight Brain Institute, DeWeese Auditorium

Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D.
Director, Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy
Johns Hopkins University

Medical Education Week Seminar Series

February 17-21, 2014 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Communicore Room C1-4 | Video-Conference to Jacksonville Alumni Auditorium

Monday, February 17
“Physicians in Distress: Being a Doctor is an Occupational Hazard”
Liselotte (Lotte) Dyrbye, MD – Mayo Clinic

Tuesday, February 18
“Portfolios: Past, Present and Future”
Heather Harrell, MD / Maria Kelly, MD / Zareen Zaidi, MD – UF COM

Wednesday, February 19
“How Has Growing-Up Digital Impacted Learning?”
Curtis L. Whitehair, MD – Georgetown University School of Medicine

Thursday, February 20
“An Update of the MD/PhD Program at the UF COM”
Paul A. Gulig, PhD / W. Stratford May, Jr, MD, PhD – UF COM

Friday, February 21
“Alternative Learning Methods”
Elizabeth “Betty” Phillips, Executive Director, UF E-Campus

Geriatric Care Boot Camp

February 14, 2014 | 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | CTRB Room 2161 | Breakfast and lunch provided

To register, contact Teresa Richardson at trichar@ufl.edu.

Professional Development Workshop: Effectively Presenting Your Research

February 12, 2014 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33
Presented by John R. Wingard, M.D., Price Eminent Scholar and Professor of Medicine; Deputy Director of Research, UF Health Cancer Center; Director, Bone Marrow Transplant Program, UF College of Medicine

CTSI Implementation Science Innovation Studios

February 5 and March 5, 2014 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (lunch provided) | Room 2161 North, central wing, CTRB

Offered by the CTSI Implementation Science Program, the innovation studios bring together a diverse group of researchers, community clinicians, methodologists and coordinators and provide a venue for receiving concrete, actionable advice on implementation science-related ideas and issues. Ideas, proposals or projects can be at any stage of development. RSVP by Jan. 22 for the Feb. 5 studio, or by Feb. 19 for the March 5 studio.

Periodontics & Oral Medicine Research Seminar: The Novel Function of Noncanonical Wnt4 in Bone Development and Disease

February 4, 2014 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room D3-39A, Dental Tower

Presented by Jia Chang, D.D.S., Ph.D., Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Seminar: Regulation of Host-Microbe Interactions in Health and Disease

January 31, 2014 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Shands North Tower Room 6120

Presented by David Artis, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, Institute for Immunology

Educational Development Workshop: Interprofessional Education: It’s Here

January 29, 2014 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Presented by Amy Blue, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, College of Public Health and Health Professions

UF College of Dentistry and Department of Oral Biology Seminar: Community-Level Expression Analysis of Complex Microbial Communities

January 27, 2014 | 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Communicore Room C1-7

Presented by Jorge Frias-Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Research Investigator, Vice Chair, Department of Microbiology, The Forsyth Institute

Gastroenterology Lecture: “Tuning” the Host Inflammatory Response: Plasticity in the Helicobacter pylori Type IV Secretion System

January 23, 2014 | 12:00 p.m. | Communicore Room C1-17

Presented by Jay V. Solnick, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis

CTSI Seminar: Informatics in Translation

January 17, 2014 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | CTRB Room 2161 (2nd floor, central wing)

Presented by William R. Hogan, M.D., M.S., Professor and Chief, Division of Biomedical Informatics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Professional Development Workshop: Maintaining Your Health: Spiritual, Financial, and Physical

January 14, 2014 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Learn to work towards overall wellness by considering work/life balance from a financial, physical and spiritual perspective. Prepare for financial peace through retirement, insurance, funding family and educational expenses, planning for investment and establishing a will. Maintain your physical health by learning to start an exercise program. Round out your wellness through learning about spiritual balance and achieving a calm mind through meditation to relieve stress.

Translational Science Seminar Series: Diabetes: Periodontal Complications and Systemic Implications

January 10, 2014 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room D3-39A

Presented by Hatice Hasturk, D.D.S., Ph.D., Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research at the Forsyth Institute; Department of Applied Oral Health Sciences, Associate Research Investigator

Seminar: “Dark Matter” RNA: Existence, Function and Controversy

January 7, 2014 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. | Auditorium 101, Cancer & Genetics Research Complex

Presented by Philipp Kapranov, Ph.D., Director, St. Laurent Institute, Vancouver, Washington

Educational Development Workshop: The Hidden Curriculum: Behavioral Learning

December 18, 2013 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Translational Science Seminar Series: Bacterial Products that Modulate Biofilm Development

December 18, 2013 | 12:00-1:00 p.m. | Room D3-39A

Dr. Mary Ellen Davey, Associate Professor, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology

Seminar: Integrated Metabolomics for Natural Product Gene Discovery in Medicago truncatula

December 16, 2013 | 12:00 p.m. | CTRB Room 3161

Dr. Lloyd W. Sumner, Professor, Analytical Biochemistry, Plant Biology division, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Professional Development Workshop: Career Planning: Developing Your Action Plan

December 12, 2013 | 4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Seminar: Running a Successful Dental Practice

December 9, 2013 | 1:00-1:45 p.m. | Room D1-26

Dr. Clara M Spatafore, D.D.S.

Dean’s Seminar Series: The Role of Moralization in Smoking Cessation

December 3, 2013 | 11:00 a.m. | Room D8-46

Talk given by Marie Helweg-Larsen, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Dickinson College, Penn.

Educational Development Workshop: Assessment in the Clinical Setting

November 21, 2013 |  4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33
  • Presented by Shireen Madani Sims, M.D., Associate Professor and Clerkship Director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine
  • Registration
  • Email questions to facultydevelopment@ahc.ufl.edu or call 352-273-5051

CIMI Seminar: Tolerance Without Toxicity in Lung Transplantation

November 19, 2013 | 4:00 p.m. | BMS Building Room JG32

Presented by Hanbo Hu, M.D., Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Science, Department of Medicine

Professional Development Workshop: Fair and Legal Management Practices

November 13, 2013 |  4:00-5:30 p.m. | Communicore Room C2-33

Intro to Cultural Competency and Health Disparities

Advanced Topics in Cultural Competency Workshop

Monday, October 21 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. | 4 CE credits | Dr. Virginia Dodd

Workshop Description

The increasing diversity of American society offers challenges and opportunities to healthcare professionals. Shifting US demographics necessitate cross-cultural knowledge and culturally competent health professionals. This workshop presents an introduction to cultural competency and related concepts. Discussions and activities will focus on the relationship between cultural diversity, cultural differences, and the benefits of increased cultural competence in the dental care setting. The workshop information and materials are designed to foster a greater understanding of cultural competency, and requisite skills, knowledge, and values. Information presented is intended to provide a foundation for future workshops in this series.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define cultural competency.
  2. Understand the benefits of diversity.
  3. Identify at least one personal characteristic likely resulting from cultural influences.
  4. Demonstrate a greater understanding of cultural competency’s role in the clinical setting.
  5. Identify at least two general areas of a dental practice where communication may be influenced by cross-cultural issues.
  6. Describe a situation in a dental practice setting that may require cultural sensitivity and suggest ways the situation could be handled in a culturally sensitive manner.

Intro to the Cultural Competency Training Series

  • A brief video introduction to the Cultural Competency Training Series is now available. View the presentation here.
  • Cultural Competency Training Series Seminar: June 27, 2013 from  8:00-8:50 a.m. in Room D8-46
    “Oral Cancer: Disparities in Treatment and Mortality.”
  • Prior to the discussion, you may be interested in reading:
    1. Weng Y, Korte JE.  Racial disparities in being recommended to surgery for oral and oropharyngeal cancer in the United States.  Comm Dent Oral Epidemiology, 2012 Feb;40(1):80-8
    2. Moore CE, Warren R. Head and Neck Cancer in Underserved Communities: Probable Causes and Ethics Involved. J Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 2012 Nov; 23(4): 88-103
  • A review of oral cancer epidemiology, clinico-pathologic characteristics, causes, and associated health disparities will be part of the discussion.
  • More information about the introduction
  • For questions, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Lense.