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A newsletter for research & medical education March 2008



Principal Investigator: Carmel Armon, MD
Project Name: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Multicenter Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy and to Determine the Pharmacokinetics of Two Doses of AVP-923 (Dextromethorphan/Quinidine) in the Treatment of Pseudobulbar Affect (PBA) in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis
Sponsor: Avanir Pharmaceuticals

Principal Investigator: Alan Schneyer
Project Name: Physiologic Roles of Activin and Myostatin Antagonists
Sponsor: University of Massachusetts

Principal Investigator: Jay Steingrub, MD
Project Name: A Phase 2 Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study of the Safety and Efficacy of Talactoferrin Alfa in Patients with Severe Sepsis
Sponsor: Agennix


Principal Investigator: Philip Day, LICSW
Project Name: Driver Alcohol Education - RFR 359
Sponsor: Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)





Grant Awards

New Publications


Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center (MTTC) Investigator Awards: Statements of Intent Accepted Until March 14th

9th Annual Research Week Keynote Speaker Announced: David Leach, MD Will Present the Keynote Address at Noon on May 20th


New! TUSM & Faculty Development opportunities offered within the next 2 months are included on the Events page.

Monday, March 10
Schwartz Center Rounds

Time: noon – 1:00 pm
Location: Chestnut 1 A & B

Tuesday, March 11
Faculty Development Teaching Workshop

Time: noon – 3:00 pm
Location: Chestnut 1 A & B

Wednesday, March 12
Endogenous Hormones and Risk of Breast Cancer

Time: noon ( Lunch will be served.) Location: EOMR

Wednesday, March 12
REACH: Women’s Health: Strategies for Dealing with Maternal Mortality

Time: noon
Location: Chicopee/Agawam Room

Wednesday, March 19
Resident & Fellows Open Forums

Time: Fellows: 12:00 pm, Residents: 4:00 pm
Location: Chestnut 1 A & B

Wednesday, March 19
WAAM: Simulation Laboratory for Education @ Pediatric Grand Rounds

Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: Chestnut 1 A & B

Outside of BMC

Saturday, March 1
CareerMD's Connecticut Career Fair

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

Wednesday, March 5
Mary Y. Lee, MD Medical Education Research Day

Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: TUSM Sackler 827

Thursday, March 6
Test Item Construction

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: TUSM Hirsh Health Sciences Library, 5th floor Computer Lab

Friday, March 14, 2008
5th Annual UIT Health Sciences Mini-Symposium for Teaching & Learning: Exploring Strategies for Engaged Learning in the Health Sciences

Time: 8:00 am – 2:45 pm (breakfast and lunch included)
Location: TUSM Sackler 827

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