MedHacks 2018

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At MedHacks, we select the top innovative technologists, scientists, healthcare professionals, and engineers to build amazing things together. Hackers across all disciplines, undergraduate and graduate, unite to meet with experts in every part of the medical field here at Johns Hopkins to develop their solutions to healthcare problems across the globe.

For a full 36 hours, these individuals work towards this common goal, developing projects ranging from Parkinson’s telemonitoring, mental health apps, and patient safety/care. Last year we had over 700 participants with sponsors like CVS Health, BlueCross BlueShield, and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine supporting the event. For our fourth hackathon, MedHacks 2018 (Sept 7-9), we are looking to expand the event even further to give more people the space to disrupt healthcare and create the necessary solutions for today’s problems.

Want to be part of this ground-breaking event and help advance medical innovation? Sign up for MedHacks 2018 today – learn more at Apply before July 20th for opportunity for travel reimbursement!

Join the UCSD interest group at If you have any questions about the event or are interested in becoming a MedHacks campus ambassador, please feel free to reach out to


Forensic Science Graduate Program

Interested in learning about the Forensic Science Graduate Program at the University of California, Davis?

Prospective applicants are invited to participate in the Forensic Science Admissions & Information Session.  The webinar will feature an overview of the admission requirements and process, prerequisite coursework, Criminalistics/DNA track curriculum, graduate funding opportunities and Q&A session.

We invited you to REGISTER:

Tuesday, August 14, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Wednesday, September 12, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Tuesday, October 9, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Thursday, November 15, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

Tuesday, December 4, 5:30-6:30 PM (PST)

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual appointment to speak with Philip K. Meisch, Graduate Program Coordinator, please connect with us at



Philip K. Meisch, MPA | Graduate Program Coordinator

Forensic Science Graduate Program

University of California, Davis

Forensic Science Center

1909 Galileo Court, Suite B, Davis, CA 95618

530.747.3912 (direct)

530.747.3910 (fax)

NIH Training Program in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Seminar

Please join us for the NIH Training Program in Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine Seminar on Thursday, June 21st from 12:30-1:30pm in the Munk Room, IGPP Building (UC San Diego Scripps Institute of Oceanography).

Dr. Tracy John Mincer from Florida Atlantic University will present his talk:

“The Potential Integration of Plastic Marine Debris into Biogeochemical Cycles”

Brief Bio: Dr. Tracy John Mincer obtained his PhD in 2005 from UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has since held a postdoctoral position at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a scientific staff position at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and more presently holds a faculty position at Florida Atlantic University Wilkes Honors College at the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Dr. Mincer is an expert in oceanic microbiology and chemistry and often volunteers his time as an advocate for a cleaner environment, especially with regards to water quality and plastics found in the ocean.

Pizza will be served starting at 12:00pm. We hope to see you there!

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Student Research Seminar

Hi, grads!

Celebrate the end of the quarter (no more teaching! No more finals!) by supporting your fellow grads in this quarter’s Student Research Seminar! On Tuesday, June 19th at 11AM in NSB Auditorium, we will hear five short talks representing all five tracks by five department grad students. See the attached flyer to find out who our star speakers are this quarter!

There will be coffee and many pastries. We encourage you to join us for this one-hour seminar, and bring your coworkers/PI to give our speakers a broad audience to present to.

See you there!


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Communicating Science (ComSciCon-SD) workshop

Hey Chem Grads!

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply now for the Communicating Science (ComSciCon-SD) workshop, to be held at UCSD in September, 2018. The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex and technical concepts that arise in research in science, engineering and other technical fields to broad and diverse audiences, beyond fellow practitioners in the field.

Information about ComSciCon-SD and an application to attend can be found on our web page. We have an exciting program of events planned. Attendees will interact with fellow graduate student leaders in science communication, learn from expert writers and communicators, and will produce original writing for publication.

The ComSciCon-SD event will be held over 2 full days on September 7-8. The application for the workshop is open now and will close on July 27. There will be no cost or fee to attendees, but only a limited number of spots are available. Attendees will be selected through a competitive application process. Interested students can apply here.

This workshop will be held in collaboration with the Kavli Institute of Brain and Mind, UCSD Qualcomm Institute, UCSD Neurosciences Graduate Program, UCSD Division of Physical Sciences, UCSD Division of Biological Sciences, UCSD Cognitive Science Department, and the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering. The conference is being organized by UCSD graduate students and post-docs.

For more information, please contact ComSciCon SD directly (

CBI-CRIN Industry Day

Dear Grads,

The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, along with the Chemistry-Biology Interfaces (CBI) and Cancer Researchers in Nanotechnology (CRIN) training programs are sponsoring another industry event on Friday, June 22, 2018! We hope that you will join us for this special event (see attached flyer).

CBI-CRIN Industry Day

Date: Friday, June 22, 2018

Location: NSB

Faculty Hosts: Dr. Mike Burkart, Dr. Andy Kummel, Dr. Kamil Godula

We have an exciting agenda lined-up, with speakers invited from local industry in biopharmaceutical, nanotechnology, and more. There will also be lightning talks from several of your peers, along with a panel discussion on careers in industry. Lunch will be provided, along with a dinner reception to network with our industry guests and your peers!

RSVP is required and space is limited. We encourage you to head over to our website to secure your spot and view more details on the agenda:


Thank you,

Amy H. Tran


Two-part career perspectives event with SIMPA

Are you interested in a career in academia or industry? Come to SIMPA’s two-part event, focusing on careers in academia vs. industry, and interview strategies for postdoctoral and industry positions. This event will be on Wednesday, May 30 from 11:00-12:30, and will also include a short mixer with snacks and coffee.


This event will be led by UC San Diego professor Dr. Kim Albizati, who has over 20 years of experience both in industry and as a professor. Dr. Albizati has served as a professor at Wayne State University and UC San Diego, and has won several teaching awards. In addition, he has a wide range of experience in industry; he has worked at several companies, including Agouron Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer, has started his own company, Strategic Enzyme Applications, and is currently the VP of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Molecular Assemblies. He has hired over 70 people and can help you develop successful tactics for your next interview in academia or industry.


Hope to see you there!



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