The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Neuroscience Retreat 2015

This year’s retreat is being held at the University Park campus in the Hintz Family Alumni Center on Friday, March 20th 2015. A faculty dinner will be held on Thursday that will feature presentations by Drs. Grigson and Wilson, two Penn State faculty whose collaboration includes animal models and human studies. The program for Friday is designed to promote sharing of ongoing research from both the UP and the Hershey campuses by faculty, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents, graduate and undergraduate students. We are pleased to host Dr. Caryn Lerman of the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry as our keynote speaker. Attendance is free but you must register by March 13 2015.

 

Event details

When

Mar 19, 2015 06:00 to 9:00 PM
Mar 20, 2015 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Where

Hintz Family Alumni Center, University Park 

Contact Person

Dana Coval-Dinant
 

General Information

Directions, parking and lodging information

 

 

Register for the retreat

Registration is closed.   

However, if you are planning on attending please email Dr. David Vandenberg (djv4@psu.edu) and Dana Coval-Dinant (dmc6@psu.eduthe following information:  Are you presenting a poster (yes or no), if YES, the poster title, your department name, Campus: HY or UP; are you a: faculty, graduate student, postdoc, undergrad.

 

  

Program (*schedule subject to change)

 

 

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WHEN

WHAT

WHERE

 

6:00-7:00PM

Cocktails (cash bar)

Conference Rooms, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

7:00-8:00PM

Dinner

Conference Rooms, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

8:00PM

Welcome, Dr. David Vandenbergh,PSIN Associate Director

Conference Rooms, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

8:00-9:00PM

PSU Featured Speakers: Dr Patricia Sue Grigson (NBS) “Addiction: Natural Rewards vs. Drugs of Abuse.” 

and Dr. Steve Wilson (Psych) “Brain reactivity to nondrug rewards as a marker for relapse vulnerability and a target for treatment in smokers.”

 

Conference Rooms, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

Friday, March 20, 2015

WHEN

WHAT

WHERE

 

8:30AM

Registration and Continential Breakfast

Lobby, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

9:00AM

Poster Deadline: All posters need to be in Robb Hall and set up

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

9:00AM

Opening Remarks:  Dr. David Vandenbergh and presentation by Orfeu Buxton, Biobehavioral Health:  Sleep

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

9:15AM

Qing X. Yang, Ph.D. Professor of Radiology, Bioengineering and Neurosurgery, Center for NMR Research 

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

9:30AM

Claire Flaherty:  Gender Differences in Emerging Cognitive-Behavioral Change in ALS Suggest a Neuroendocrine Model for Treatment  

 

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

9:45AM

Helen Kamens:  The β3 Subunit of the Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor: Modulation of Gene Expression and Nicotine Consumption

 

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

10:00AM

Chaleece Sandberg:  Changes in Functional Connectivity Following Word-Finding Treatment in Aphasia

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

10:15AM

 

Break

 

 

 

10:30AM

Santhosh Girirajan:  Drosophila Melanogaster Models for Human Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

10:45AM

Bruce Gluckman:   From Cerebral Malaria to Epilepsy Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

11:00AM

Paul Bartell:  Clock Control of Nocturnal Migratory Restlessnessr

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

11:15AM

 

Break

 

 

 

 

 

11:35-12:30PM

Keynote Speaker: Caryn Lerman, U. Penn.:  Translational Neuroscience Approach to Nicotine Dependence Treatment 

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

12:30-1:30PM

Lunch and Poster Viewing

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

 

1:30-2:30PM

Poster Evaluation (color coded dots in the top right hand corner depicting which group - Undergraduate, Graduate, Postdoc Resident, Faculty

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

 

2:30-3:00PM

Awards Ceremony

Prizes for best Undergraduate Student/Graduate/Postdoc Resident Presentations

 

Robb Hall, Hintz Family Alumni Center

 

 

Poster session

 

Anyone attending the Retreat is welcome to submit a poster.

 

This is a great opportunity to discuss your research with faculty and students in the Biomedical community at Penn State as well as with our distinguished keynote speakers!

 

Instructions for poster presenters