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X-Grant Symposium

Texas A&M Health Science Center X-Grant Symposium

August 13, 2018

Locations:

  • Bryan: HPEB LL46 Lecture Hall
  • Temple: MEC 207 Classroom
  • Dallas: COD 612 Small Conference Room
  • Houston: ALKB 204 Lecture Hall
  • Kingsville: COP 247 Classroom

Symposium Contact

Dr. Hubert Amrein
Phone: 979.436.0799
amrein@medicine.tamhsc.edu
Office of Faculty Development

About the Symposium

Dr. Byington has set aside ~$100,000 to support X Grant submissions that passed the initial review but ultimately were not funded. The goal of this symposium is to:

  • provide teams an opportunity to present their projects to their peers
  • obtain feedback and identify gaps that could be filled for the next submission
  • seek funds that can bring the project closer to funding

The funds will be distributed to teams that sustain efforts to improve on their project, generate necessary data and resources to increase the prospects for funding in 2019. The presentations will be evaluated by a review panel consisting of faculty from all HSC Colleges. They will make funding recommendations to Dr. Byington, who seeks to allocate some resources to all projects that are evaluated favorably.

Symposium Schedule

10:40 - 11:10 am Opening Activities
  10:40 am Meeting of Evaluators
  11:00 am Welcome Remarks
Dr. Carrie Byington, Vice Chancellor for Health Services for the Texas A&M University Stystem, Senior Vice President of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center and Dean of the Texas A&M College of Medicine
11:10 am – 12:25 pm Presentations: Group 1
  11:10 am Sanjukta Chakraborty, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Medical Physiology Multidimensional approaches to target cancer metastasis: Integrating molecular, engineering, pharmacological and statistical modalities
  11:25 am Paul Defigueiredo, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Effecting cures: combatting human, animal and plant diseases with pathogen-derived effector proteins
  11:40 am Jian Q. Feng, PhD, College of Dentistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Astonishing roles of tendon in skeleton formation and regeneration of a “new knee” in vivo
  11:55 am William Griffith, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics
Engineering approaches to neuroscience challenges: Adaptive Targeted Neuroplasticity Treatment (ATNT) for pain, neurological diseases, and brain aging
  12:10 pm Matthew J. Kesterke, PhD, College of Dentistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences
A novel system for diagnosis and treatment of ororfacial dysfunction: from baseline modeling to AI-aided individualized rehabilitation
12:25 pm – 1:35 pm Lunch (provided)
1:40 pm – 2:55 pm Presentations: Group 2
  1:40 pmMarcia Ory, PhD, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Understanding and reducing untoward effects of the opioid epidemic
  1:55 pmAllison Rice-Ficht, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine
Filling the Gap: Product Development in Therapeutics
  2:10 pmVirender K. Sharma, PhD, FRSC, School of Public Health, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
A Research Planning Grant Advancing Liquid Ferrate Technology for Applications in Population Health, Agriculture, Water, and Related Industries
  2:25 pmJon Skare, PhD, College of Medicine, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Ensuring dogs remain man's best friend: Understanding how Staphylococcus pseudintermedius infects people and dogs
  2:40 pmFeng Tao, PhD, College of Dentistry, Department of Biomedical Sciences
The role of gut-brain crosstalk in migraine headache
3:00 pmMeeting of Evaluators