May 16 2014 - UNYTE Scientific Session "Promoting Upstate New York Collaborations in Neuroscience Research"

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The UNYTE Translational Research Network will be hosting a Scientific Session focused on Neuroscience Research on May 16th at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  The program will take place from 11am - 4pm.  Please refer to the agenda and details listed below.  A PDF copy of the file is also attached for convenience, should you wish to circulate the event announcement within your institution.

Title: Promoting Upstate New York Collaborations in Neuroscience Research

 University of Rochester, Medical Center ( *use Firefox*)

Meeting: *NEW LOCATION* Upper Auditorium, 3-7619 (map *use Firefox*)

Poster session: Flaum Atrium (map *use Firefox*)



11:00 am – 4:00 pm


11:00-11:15:    Introduction and Overview of UNYTE (Bob Block, Gene Morse, Tom Fogg)


11:15-12:15:    Keynote speakers:

·         Jonathan Wolpaw, MD, Research Physician, Wadsworth Center, Neural Injury & Repair Professor, School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences.  Presenting:   Adaptive Neurotechnologies:  Principles and Promise (Speaker Bio: *use Firefox*


·         Gerv Schalk, PhD, MS Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center, Neural Injury & Repair Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences.  Presenting:  Functional Mapping of the human brain:  from basic neuroscience to clinical practice

(Speaker Bio: *use Firefox*


12:15-1:15:      Panel Discussion: How UNYTE institutions might collaborate to take advantage of Upstate NY neuroscience research expertise and resources (lunch served)


1:15-3:30 pm: Poster session and collaboration development with planned attendance of

·         URMC CTSI Leadership

·         Section A: Student Research

·         Section B: Faculty Research

·         Section C: UNYTE Resources (shared resources and cores available at UNYTE institutions)


3:30-4 pm: Faculty and student awards presented; Wrap-up


Abstract submission requirements

Neuroscience project focused on basic, patient, or population science or a combination of them. Data described can be from observational, experimental, or therapeutic studies. Results could have been published prior to the meeting.

Each abstract will be reviewed and scored with a decision made as to whether it is accepted for the meeting. If accepted, abstract authors will bring a scientific session poster to the meeting.


The abstract submission form can be found on the last page of this file or via this LINK *use Firefox* Please note the abstract submissions are due no later than Friday, May 2nd, 2014.


Parking and Directions

*use Firefox* Map of Parking Lot (MRB Parking lot - 415 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14642)         

Please note parking is free, no validation sticker needed.  Overflow parking will be directed to the University’s ramp garage (please obtain a validation ticket at the meeting from Celine M. Thompson if you park in the Ramp garage).



RSVP by Friday, May 9, 2014

To RSVP please complete the information requested below and email to Celine M. Thompson (  


Name: _____________________________________________


Email address:  ______________________________________


__Faculty   __Student


Institution: __________________________________________


Department: _____________________________________________


Lunch __yes


General Information:

There is no registration fee for this meeting.


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