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UC Davis conference: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

October 31st, 2014 by Mary Wood

All Things Great and Small: Interdisciplinary Interspecies Community

November 15-18, 2014

Keynote Speaker Frans de Waal
speaker information ; conference schedule
UC Davis campus and special off site locations
Conference registration $25 students, $45 faculty

 

UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group

The UC Davis Interdisciplinary Animal Studies Research Group gathers participants from the Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Veterinary Science, the School of Law, and other fields to investigate contemporary and historical manifestations of animal issues such as the roles and uses of animals in society and cultural production, animal law, medical practice, ethics and animal rights, and broader theoretical questions of nonhuman life and animal status. The group seeks to advance and develop the field of Animal Studies through intensive multidisciplinary dialogue across diverse fields in conference, seminar, and publication settings. The group also supports activities including reading groups and research presentations.

Because evidence matters

October 27th, 2014 by Mary Wood

November offers a host of meetings addressing evidence-based research and systematic reviews, including a veterinary webinar, a toxicology workshop, and laboratory animal international symposium.

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3rd International Symposium on Systematic Reviews in Laboratory Animal Science

CAMARADES Collaborative Approach to Meta-Analysis and Review of Animal Data from Experimental Studies
Review of animal data from experimental studies
November 13th and 14th 2014
Washington, D.C.

 

Because evidence matters

6th EBVMA Symposium
Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine Association
Friday 14 November 2014 (Webinar)

 

The Emergence of Systematic Review and Related Evidence-based Approaches in Toxicology

Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration
November 21, 2014
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium

October 8th, 2014 by Mary Wood

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AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium 2014

Humane endings :
In search of best practices for the euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation of animals

November 3-5, 2014
Westin O’Hare Chicago

The symposium will bring together thought leaders from around the globe to take a comprehensive look at existing best practices for euthanasia, humane slaughter and depopulation-across applicable species-while also providing access to new research with an aim toward continuous improvement.

Information gathered at the symposium will assist the AVMA in keeping its recommendations for humane endings for animals current. Attendees are expected to include representatives from research, clinical practice and public policy.

Symposium Agenda

Social Housing for Lab Animals – symposium presentations

March 7th, 2014 by Mary Wood

Selected presentations from the Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals are available, hosted by AWIC, Animal Welfare Information Center, a service of the National Agricultural LibraryThe symposium was co-hosted by NIH, USDA, OLAW, The Enrichment Record, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) on August 22-23, 2013 and held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Natcher Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Presentations include:

Socialization: Behavioral Intervention and Temperament Testing
Kristine Coleman, Oregon Health & Science University

Socialization of Nonhuman Primate Groups
Steven Schapiro, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Federal Oversight and Peer-Review Perspectives on Social Housing: Representatives from AAALAC, USDA, and OLAW
Carol Clarke, USDA, APHIS; Brent Morse, NIH, OLAW; and Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC

Pigs: Social Housing
Candace Croney, Purdue University

Rabbits: Social Housing
Karen Froberg, Bio-Serv

A Historical Perspective on Social Housing
Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC

Zoobiquity 2014

March 3rd, 2014 by Mary Wood

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Zoobiquity Research Symposium 2014
Fostering Innovation in Comparative Medicine Research

April 5, 2014 | 8:30 – 5:00
Registration is free, pre-registration required
Li Ka Shing Center, LKSC, Stanford

 

The goal of the Zoobiquity Research Symposium is to educate medical and veterinary professionals on cutting edge cross-species basic and clinical research that benefits both humans and animals…  As a part of its educational mission, this conference will involve students at a number of levels, including undergraduate, medical, veterinary and graduate students to allow these individuals to incorporate the benefits of comparative medicine and research into their careers at an early stage.

The one-day conference will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in the Li Ka Shing Center, Berg Hall (2nd floor). Veterinarian and MD basic science and clinical researchers will present overviews of their research, which will address a wide range of subjects including medical imaging for cancer diagnosis and treatment, infectious diseases, and other comparative medicine topics.

Speakers from UC Davis include:

Key Note Speaker
Michael Lairmore DVM PhD DACVP/DACVM

Robert Cardiff MD

Speakers that graduated from UC Davis include:

Melissa Miller DVM, PhD
California Fish and Game

Paul Buckmaster DVM PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Karen Terio DVM, PhD, DACVP
U of Illinois, Chicago

Joseph Garner PhD
Stanford University School of Medicine

Symp: Cumulative Impacts & Children’s Environmental Health

January 8th, 2013 by Mary Wood

Jan 16–17 California Environmental Protection Agency in Sacramento and online

Symposium:  Cumulative Impacts and Children’s Environmental Health

January 16-17, 2013
Coastal Hearing Room
Cal EPA
1001 I St.
Sacramento

Select sponsoring and contributing organizations:

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment of the California Environmental Protection Agency

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit of the University of California San Francisco

MIND Institute at the University of California Davis
Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Investigator
…..presentation 1/16: Current State of the Evidence on Environmental Exposures and Autism — Irva Hertz-Picciotto, PhD. MIND Institute, University of California Davis

WEBCAST — This symposium will be webcast by the California Environmental Protection Agency. View information about the webcast here.

Veterinary Social Work Summit – Call for Abstracts

September 12th, 2012 by Mary Wood

3rd International Veterinary Social Work Summit

April 11 – 13, 2013

Call for Abstracts

Submission Deadline November 1, 2012

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
College of Veterinary Medicine

Registration Deadline March 11, 2013

E-Science Day

November 8th, 2011 by Mary Wood

E-Science Day:   An Opportunity for Education & Networking

December 6, 2011
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento

Registration due November 10, 2011

The event will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 9:30 AM until 4:00 PM at the Medical Education Building, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento.

It is hosted by the University of California Davis Health Sciences Libraries and funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region.

There is no cost to attend and the event is approved for 5.0 Continuing Education credits from the Medical Library Association.
Lunch is provided.

For remote participants, the event will also be available through web conferencing.

The event will be a blended format- available both in-person and via web conference- that will feature a keynote and panel presentation; a poster session, lightning rounds, and paper presentations; and afternoon break-out sessions. It is the aim of the event planners to educate regional librarians in what is e-science, why librarians should care about it, and how they can begin supporting it at their own libraries and institutions.

To register, please complete the registration form. Upon registration, you will receive an email confirming your registration. This email will also include a link to a Survey Monkey event pre-assessment survey. The survey and the post-survey will assist event planners in gauging how well the event objectives were met.

The deadline for all registrations is Tuesday, November 8.

For more information on the meeting and to register, please visit the E-Science Day website.

World Malaria Day

April 25th, 2011 by Mary Wood


World Malaria Day on the UC Davis campus

The annual World Malaria Day observance on the University of California, Davis, campus will be a daylong retreat showcasing UC Davis scientists’ current research in vector biology and genetics.

Monday, April 25
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gourley Clinical Teaching Center, Room 1102
School of Veterinary Medicine

Schedule of events

Published research of participating faculty, as indexed in PubMed:
Anton Cornel, Department of  Entomology
Shirley Luckhart, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis School of Medicine
Gregory Lanzaro, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine
Janet Foley, Department of Medicine and Epidemiology, School of Veterinary Medicine

UC Davis Center for Vectorborne Diseases

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Lung Research

April 14th, 2011 by Mary Wood

Lung Research Day Symposium

April 13, 2011,  Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, UC Davis
UCDavis Health System, Clinical and Translational Science Center, with School of Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, and College of Engineering

Following are citations and links to a few of the most recent articles written by some of the speakers at yesterday’s symposium

1: Kim KH, Bose DD, Ghogha A, Riehl J, Zhang R, Barnhart CD, Lein PJ, Pessah IN.  Para- and Ortho-Substitutions Are Key Determinants of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Activity toward Ryanodine Receptors and Neurotoxicity. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Apr;119(4):519-26.  PubMed PMID: 21106467.

2: Zeki AA, Kenyon NJ, Yoneda K, Louie S. The Adult Asthmatic. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2011 Mar 22.  PubMed PMID: 21424682.

3: Filosto S, Castillo S, Danielson A, Franzi L, Khan E, Kenyon N, Last J, Pinkerton K, Tuder R, Goldkorn T. Neutral sphingomyelinase 2: a novel target in cigarette smoke-induced apoptosis and lung injury. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Mar;44(3):350-60.  PubMed PMID: 20448054.

4: Rohlman DS, Anger WK, Lein PJ. Correlating neurobehavioral performance with biomarkers of organophosphorous pesticide exposure. Neurotoxicology. 2011 Mar;32(2):268-76. PubMed Central PMCID:  PMC3057226.

5: Textor JA, Norris JW, Tablin F. Effects of preparation method, shear force, and exposure to collagen on release of growth factors from equine platelet-rich plasma. Am J Vet Res. 2011 Feb;72(2):271-8. PubMed PMID: 21281204.

6: Farahat FM, Ellison CA, Bonner MR, McGarrigle BP, Crane AL, Fenske RA, Lasarev MR, Rohlman DS, Anger WK, Lein PJ, Olson JR. Biomarkers of Chlorpyrifos Exposure  and Effect in Egyptian Cotton Field Workers. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Jan 11.  PubMed PMID: 21224175.

7: Crofton KM, Mundy WR, Lein PJ, Bal-Price A, Coecke S, Seiler AE, Knaut H, Buzanska L, Goldberg A. Developmental neurotoxicity testing: recommendations for  developing alternative methods for the screening and prioritization of chemicals. ALTEX. 2011;28(1):9-15. PubMed PMID: 21311847.

8: Zeki AA, Kenyon NJ, Goldkorn T. Statin drugs, metabolic pathways, and asthma:  a therapeutic opportunity needing further research. Drug Metab Lett. 2011 Jan;5(1):40-4. PubMed PMID: 21198438.

9: Abdu E, Bruun DA, Yang D, Yang J, Inceoglu B, Hammock BD, Alkayed NJ, Lein PJ. Epoxyeicosatrienoic acids enhance axonal growth in primary sensory and cortical neuronal cell cultures. J Neurochem. 2010 Dec 14.  PubMed PMID: 21155804.

10: Guillaumin J, Jandrey KE, Norris JW, Tablin F. Analysis of a commercial dimethyl-sulfoxide-stabilized frozen canine platelet concentrate by turbidimetric aggregometry. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2010 Dec;20(6):571-7.   PubMed PMID: 21166978.

11: Zeki AA, Bratt JM, Rabowsky M, Last JA, Kenyon NJ. Simvastatin inhibits goblet cell hyperplasia and lung arginase in a mouse model of allergic asthma: a  novel treatment for airway remodeling? Transl Res. 2010 Dec;156(6):335-49.  PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2990975.

12: Lee YC, Oslund KL, Thai P, Velichko S, Fujisawa T, Duong T, Denison MS, Wu R. TCDD Induced MUC5AC Expression: Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Independent/EGFR/ERK/p38-Dependent SP1-Based Transcription. Am J Respir  Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Oct 22.  PubMed PMID: 20971882.

13: Fujisawa T, Chang MM, Velichko S, Thai P, Hung LY, Huang F, Phuong N, Chen Y, Wu R. NF-{kappa}B Mediates IL-1ss- and IL-17A-induced MUC5B Expression in the Airway Epithelial Cells.  Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Oct 8.PubMed PMID: 20935193.

14: Lee D, Wallis C, Wexler AS, Schelegle ES, Van Winkle LS, Plopper CG, Fanucchi MV, Kumfer B, Kennedy IM, Chan JK. Small particles disrupt postnatal airway development. J Appl Physiol. 2010 Oct;109(4):1115-24.  PubMed PMID: 20634362.

15: den Hartigh LJ, Lamé MW, Ham W, Kleeman MJ, Tablin F, Wilson DW. Endotoxin and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient fine particulate matter from Fresno, California initiate human monocyte inflammatory responses mediated by reactive oxygen species. Toxicol In Vitro. 2010 Oct;24(7):1993-2002.  PubMed PMID: 20801209.

16: Goldkorn T, Filosto S. Lung injury and cancer: Mechanistic insights into ceramide and EGFR signaling under cigarette smoke. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Sep;43(3):259-68.  Review.  PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2933544.

17: Owens SD, Johns JL, Walker NJ, Librach FA, Carrade DD, Tablin F, Borjesson DL. Use of an in vitro biotinylation technique for determination of posttransfusion survival of fresh and stored autologous red blood cells in Thoroughbreds. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Aug;71(8):960-6. PubMed PMID: 20673097.

18: Albertine KH, Dahl MJ, Gonzales LW, Wang ZM, Metcalfe D, Hyde DM, Plopper CG, Starcher BC, Carlton DP, Bland RD.  Chronic lung disease in preterm lambs: effect  of daily vitamin A treatment on alveolarization. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Jul;299(1):L59-72. Epub 2010 Apr 9. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2904099.

19: Van Winkle LS, Baker GL, Chan JK, Schelegle ES, Plopper CG. Airway mast cells in a rhesus model of childhood allergic airways disease. Toxicol Sci. 2010 Jul;116(1):313-22. Epub 2010 Apr 19. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2886865.

20: Oslund KL, Adamson G, Wu R. Evaluation of MUC5AC expression and upregulation  in airway epithelial cells of horses. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Jun;71(6):690-6. PubMed  PMID: 20513186.

21: Evans MJ, Fanucchi MV, Plopper CG, Hyde DM. Postnatal development of the lamina reticularis in primate airways. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2010 Jun;293(6):947-54. Review. PubMed PMID: 20503389.

22: Rutledge JC, Ng KF, Aung HH, Wilson DW. Role of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins in diabetic nephropathy. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2010 Jun;6(6):361-70. Epub 2010 May 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 20440276.

23: Farahat FM, Fenske RA, Olson JR, Galvin K, Bonner MR, Rohlman DS, Farahat TM, Lein PJ, Anger WK. Chlorpyrifos exposures in Egyptian cotton field workers. Neurotoxicology. 2010 Jun;31(3):297-304. Epub 2010 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 20193710.

24: Proskocil BJ, Bruun DA, Thompson CM, Fryer AD, Lein PJ. Organophosphorus pesticides decrease M2 muscarinic receptor function in guinea pig airway nerves via indirect mechanisms. PLoS One. 2010 May 10;5(5):e10562. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2866713.

25: Zeki AA, Schivo M, Chan AL, Hardin KA, Kenyon NJ, Albertson TE, Rosenquist GL, Louie S. Geoepidemiology of COPD and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. J Autoimmun. 2010 May;34(3):J327-38. Epub 2009 Dec 16. Review. PubMed PMID: 20018478.

26: Hsia CC, Hyde DM, Ochs M, Weibel ER. How to measure lung structure–what for? On the “Standards for the quantitative assessment of lung structure”. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2010 Apr 30;171(2):72-4.  PubMed PMID: 20206304.

27: Filosto S, Fry W, Knowlton AA, Goldkorn T. Neutral sphingomyelinase 2 (nSMase2) is a phosphoprotein regulated by calcineurin (PP2B). J Biol Chem. 2010  Apr 2;285(14):10213-22. Epub 2010 Jan 27. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2856226.

28: Evans MJ, Fanucchi MV, Miller LA, Carlson MA, Nishio SJ, Hyde DM. Reduction of collagen VII anchoring fibrils in the airway basement membrane zone of infant  rhesus monkeys exposed to house dust mite. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Apr;298(4):L543-7. Epub 2010 Feb 5. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2853345.

29: Albertine KH, Dahl MJ, Gonzales LW, Wang ZM, Metcalfe D, Hyde DM, Plopper CG, Starcher BC, Carlton DP, Bland RD. Chronic lung disease in preterm lambs: effect  of daily vitamin A treatment on alveolarization. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Jul;299(1):L59-72. Epub 2010 Apr 9. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2904099.

30: Hsia CC, Hyde DM, Ochs M, Weibel ER. ATS/ERS Joint Task Force on Quantitative Assessment of Lung Structure. An official research policy statement of the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society: standards for quantitative assessment of lung structure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb 15;181(4):394-418. PubMed PMID: 20130146.

31: Evans MJ, Fanucchi MV, Miller LA, Carlson MA, Nishio SJ, Hyde DM. Reduction of collagen VII anchoring fibrils in the airway basement membrane zone of infant  rhesus monkeys exposed to house dust mite. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Apr;298(4):L543-7. Epub 2010 Feb 5. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2853345.

32: Lee YC, Oslund KL, Thai P, Velichko S, Fujisawa T, Duong T, Denison MS, Wu R. TCDD Induced MUC5AC Expression: Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor-Independent/EGFR/ERK/p38-Dependent SP1-Based Transcription. Am J Respir  Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Oct 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20971882.

33: Fujisawa T, Chang MM, Velichko S, Thai P, Hung LY, Huang F, Phuong N, Chen Y, Wu R. NF-{kappa}B Mediates IL-1ss- and IL-17A-induced MUC5B Expression in the Airway Epithelial Cells. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2010 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20935193.

34: Oslund KL, Adamson G, Wu R. Evaluation of MUC5AC expression and upregulation  in airway epithelial cells of horses. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Jun;71(6):690-6. PubMed  PMID: 20513186.

35: Chen Y, Wu R, Felton J, Rocke DM, Chakicherla A.  A Method to Detect Differential Gene expression in Cross-Species Hybridization Experiments at Gene and Probe Level. Biomed Inform Insights. 2010 Mar 5;2010(3):1-10. PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2928260.