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Education & Career Development Core to host Team Science Seminar for Scholars in November

Released: Friday, November 01, 2013

LA CaTS Seminar - Team Science
Organized by the Clinical Research Education, Mentoring & Career Development Core
November 22, 2013
Tulane University - New Orleans
J. Bennett Johnston Building, 1st Floor, Conference Room-111

As part of the Education, Mentoring and Career Development Core activities of the LA CaTS Center, we will have a Career Development Retreat on November 22, 2013 in the JBJ Building Mezzanine from 9AM to 5PM. This is the first of our sessions which focus on specific research career development topics - in this case, TEAM SCIENCE.  The LA CaTS Roadmap and Meritorious Scholars will present progress on their projects as 20 minute Oral Presentations. There will be project posters displayed by LA CaTS and other trainees. 

Our featured speaker, Roee Holtzer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will lecture on the skills and strategies of successful team science. 

LA CaTS mentors and mentees will be able to participate in an open discussion with panel members discussing their challenges and successes with Team Science.  The goal is to increase skills and comfort in Team Science and prepare to expand team work and collaborations among the LA CaTS institutions.

Please RSVP to DeNean La Roche at by November 15th, 2013.

Friday, November 22, 2013 Agenda:

9:00am Welcome
Dr. Roy Weiner, MD, LA CaTS Center Co-Director for Clinical Research Education, Mentoring & Career Development Core
9:10 am - 11:30 am LA CaTS Scholar Update
Presentations by LA CaTS Roadmap and Meritorious Scholars (20 minutes each)
Moderated by: Dr. Paula Gregory, PhD, LA CaTS Center Co-Director for Clinical Research Education, Mentoring & Career Development Core
11:30 am - 12:30 pmTalk by Visiting Professor
Topic- Skills for Successful Team Science
Speaker- Dr. Roee Holtzer, PhD,
Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University, New York

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch Break
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Open Discussion with panel on Team Science:
Bruce Bunnell, PhD, Dept. of Pharmacology, Tulane University
Taby Ahsan, PhD, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
Malwina Czarny-Ratajczak, PhD, Center for Aging, Tulane University
Vinod Dasa, MD, Dept. of Orthopaedics, LSUHSC-NO
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Poster Presentations/ Wine & Cheese Reception


About the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science (LA CaTS) Center
The LA CaTS Center is comprised of three primary collaborating institutions in the state, including LSU's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans – and also includes six research partners: LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and in New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, Ochsner Health System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, and University Medical Center.  The LA CaTS Center’s vision for Louisiana encompasses the strengths and capacities unique to each member institution and represents a unified, comprehensive approach for targeting prevention, care and research of chronic diseases in the underserved population.  The scholar program is supported in part by U54 GM104940 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health which funds the Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center.  For more information, please visit