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Biomedical Research Retreat
Thursday October 27th, 2011
8 am to 5 pm
Room Ambassador C
The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Basic Science Departments are hosting a gathering to bring together the local scientific community to build bridges between disciplines and existing departments and to foster an integrative, team based approach to the advancement of biomedical research in North Dakota.
Registration is free and those who register by October 10th will be assured a free T-shirt and UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences USB Flash Drive.
Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D, Principal Deputy Director of National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Senior Investigator at National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Challenges and Opportunities in Biomedical Research: The View from NIH
Dr. Tabak was appointed as the principal deputy director of the NIH on August 23, 2010. Previously he served as acting principal deputy director of the NIH from November 13, 2008 through August 14, 2009. Named as the director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) in September 2000, he held that post through August 2010. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Tabak served as the senior associate dean for research and professor of dentistry and biochemistry & biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester in New York. A former NIH MERIT recipient, Dr. Tabak has received several honors and awards for his work including being elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has also received teaching awards for his work with both graduate and medical students.
Paul Sanberg, Ph.D., D.Sc., Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation and Distinguished University Professor, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa FL
Early Drug Discovery to the Marketplace: One Inventor's Story and the National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Sanberg is a Distinguished University Professor who holds positions as the Vice-Chairman of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, the Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair, Senior Associate Vice President in the Office of Research and Innovation and Member of the Executive Committee in Research and Education at the College of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Sanberg has been awarded 30 patents and started several companies including the co-founding of Saneron-CCEL Therapeutics, Inc. which focuses on cellular therapies for neurological and cardiac disorders and injuries.