Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Last Call For Shared Resources Fair Exhibitors

02.03.2012

Shared resource fair exhibitors Nicole Whitehead, Ph.D., and Suzanne Lechner, Ph.D., of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nicole Whitehead, Ph.D., manager of the Biopsychosocial Oncology Shared Resource at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, left, and Suzanne Lechner, Ph.D., core director, display information about the facility.

Led by Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., senior associate dean for translational science, and Andrew Vinard, manager of biotechnology resources, the Core and Shared Facilities Office supports research excellence at the University of Miami by coordinating core and shared resources. With additional support from the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wallace H. Coulter Center for Translational Research, the Miller Office of Research is sponsoring the third annual University-wide Shared Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on the medical campus.

The goal of the fair is to improve awareness of University resources with an eye toward promoting scientific collaboration. This year we will be adding a competition for posters demonstrating research that has utilized a core or shared resource. Post-doctoral candidates, research staff, and faculty are encouraged to submit a poster detailing their work, and how access to core and shared resources is beneficial.

The fair will be held in conjunction with a Collaborative Research Exchange Forum (CREF) titled “Drug Discovery,” scheduled from 1:30 to 6 p.m. in the Lois Pope LIFE Center on the 7th floor. The forum will be led by Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate dean for therapeutic innovation. Investigators undertaking research related to drug discovery are encouraged to submit a poster for the fair that describes their research in general terms.

The Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health will offer free 15-to-20-minute consultations on a first-come first-serve basis at the fair. The consultations are ideal for anyone working on grants and grant submissions or who may be in need of statistical support.

If you are interested in exhibiting your core services and expertise, research that utilized core services, or research relevant to drug discovery, please send Andrew Vinard, avinard@med.miami.edu, the name of the resource/core or research project, your name, e-mail address, and phone number by Friday, February 3.

Exhibitor Guidelines

Exhibitors may represent:

  • Open access core laboratories;
  • Instrumentation, technology and/or expertise benefiting basic science, translational, and/or clinical research;
  • Research that has utilized the services of a UM core or shared resource; and/or
  • Research relevant to the CREF topic of drug discovery.

Exhibitors must be University of Miami faculty or staff (commercial vendors and non-University entities are not permitted).

Exhibitors must prepare their own poster and handouts and schedule at least one staff member to stand by the poster for the duration of the fair. The Miller Office of Research and Sylvester will set up the poster boards and tables. We will follow up with more details to interested exhibitors.

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