An Interview with Miguel A. Cruz, PhD

Dr. Cruz is an Associate Professor in Baylor's Department of Medicine, Thrombosis Division and has devoted his research efforts to developing a treatment for systemic inflammation. In this interview, VIICTR.org spoke with him about his research, the support he has received from the ICTR and what the Alkek Award has meant to his career.

Announcements

Bridging Grants for Physician-Scientists, Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research

October 13, 2016—The goal of the award is to provide bridging awards to physician scientists transitioning from late postdoctoral training to their first early faculty positions at academic health centers of equivalent institutions. There will be up to three awards totalling up to $620,000 in support over five years to physician scientists (M.D. and D.O.) working on multiple schlerosis (MS) to bridge postdoctoral/fellowship training and the early years of faculty service. Learn more on the Hilton Foundation website. Letters of intent should be submitted to Lona McManus by Monday, October 24, 2016.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award

October 13, 2016—This award provides grants to junior physician scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. Pre-proposals are being sought from junior physician-scientist faculty conducting clinical research in any disease area. It is recommended that applicants have significant research experience and strong publication records consistent with the assistant professor rank. Please visit the website for complete award and eligibility information. The pre-proposal deadline is November 29, 2016 (3 p.m. EDT)

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December 7, 2016
MCB Wednesday Seminar Series (12/7/2016)
Start Date: 12/7/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 12/7/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
MCB Wednesday Seminar Series
DeBakey M112
4:00 - 5:00 PM
 
Speaker: Timothy Osborne, Ph.D., Director, Integrative Metabolism Program; Professor, Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
 
Title: "SETDB2 links Glucocorticoid to Lipid Metabolism through Insig2na Regulation"
 
Host: Dr. Sophia Tsai
 
 
December 8, 2016
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Research Seminar Series (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 9:00 AM
Speaker: Charles Lin, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Molecular and Human Genetics Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center Baylor College of Medicine Title of Talk: Targeting MYCN Transcriptional Deregulation in Neuroblastoma Host: Will Parsons, MD, PhD Location: Feigin Center, 1st Floor, Conference Room A (C.140.05) Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
December 8, 2016
Children's Nutrition Research Center Seminar Series (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 9:30 AM
Title: "Treatment of Childhood Obesity: Improving Outcomes and Access to Care" Guest Speaker: Denise Wilfley, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychological & Brain Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO (host: Tom Baranowski, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics-Nutrition) Location: CNRC, 2nd Floor, 1100 Bates St, Howland Auditorium
December 8, 2016
CRM and MCB R&D Workshop Series (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
CRM and MCB R&D Workshop Series "Small RNAs and a Tale of New Birth Swathi Arur, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Division of Basic Science Research Co-Director, Genes and Development Graduate Program The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Thursday, December 8, 2016 12 – 1 p.m. DeBakey Building, M616 Lunch provided For more information on Dr. Arur’s lab: www.mdanderson.org/research/departments-labs-institutes/labs/arur-laboratory.html
December 8, 2016
CRM and MCB R&D Workshop Series (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
CRM and MCB R&D Workshop Series "Small RNAs and a Tale of New Birth Swathi Arur, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Genetics, Division of Basic Science Research Co-Director, Genes and Development Graduate Program The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Thursday, December 8, 2016 12 – 1 p.m. DeBakey Building, M616 Lunch provided For more information on Dr. Arur’s lab: www.mdanderson.org/research/departments-labs-institutes/labs/arur-laboratory.html
December 8, 2016
Molecular Virology & Microbiology Seminar Series (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
"Microbiome Offense and Defense" ANDREW GOODMAN, PH.D. Associate Professor Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis Yale School of Medicine Thursday, December 8, 2016 12 Noon - Alkek N315 Hosts: Drs. Gretchen Diehl and Buck Samuel
December 8, 2016
Cas9-Mediated Whole-Cell Engineering (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 12:15 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 1:15 PM
Dr. Alejandro Chavez, MD, Clinical Fellow in Pathology and Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital and Wyss Institute at Harvard University; for the Rice University BioSciences Department Vanzant Lecture Series - Keck Hall, Room 102
December 8, 2016
IMBS Program Dissertation Defense - Room M112 (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 3:00 PM
NeoHDL Lipoprotein Produced by Streptococcal Serum Opacity Factor Activity Against Human HDLs is Hepatically Removed via Dual Mechanisms Perla Rodriguez Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Advisor: Henry Pownall, Ph.D. Houston Methodist Research Institute
December 8, 2016
TMC DDC GI Research Forum (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M112

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December 8, 2016
BIC & Immunology Thursday Seminar (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 6:00 PM
Thursday, December 8, 2016 Developing new vaccines for poverty-related neglected diseases Speaker 1: Peter Hotez, MD, PhD Professor and Dean National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Location: One Baylor Plaza, Cullen Bldg., Room 201A 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 8, 2016
Houston Stem Cell Club Seminar - Wa Xian, Ph. D (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
Houston Stem Cell Club Seminar Ground State Stem Cells: Insights into Regeneration and Malignancy Wa Xian, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine UT Health Sciences Center Houston, TX Snacks and drinks will be served Thursday, December 8th, 2016 4:00 pm TMC Executive Offices 6th floor of TMC Commons 6550 Bertner, Houston, Texas 77030
December 8, 2016
James T. Willerson, M.D., Cardiovascular Seminar (12/8/2016)
Start Date: 12/8/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 12/8/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
Matthias Nahrendorf M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, MGH Center for Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, presents "Monocytes and macrophages in cardiovascular disease" at the Texas Heart Institute, 6770 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium, Level B1, Green Elevators
December 9, 2016
16th Texas Update in Cardiovascular Advancements and 7th Annual Women's Heart & Vascular Symposium (12/9/2016)
Start Date: 12/9/2016 Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Date: 12/9/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
TEXAS UPDATE: Our audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, internists, clinical researchers, nurses, technicians, and all interested in cardiovascular disease. WOMEN'S: The goal of this symposium is to educate the primary care physicians for women; obstetricians/gynecologists, internal medicine, family practice, endocrinologists, and nurse practitioners about prevention, early diagnosis and treatment strategies for heart disease in women.
December 9, 2016
Neuroscience Department Seminar Series - Nino Ramirez, Ph.D. (12/9/2016)
Start Date: 12/9/2016 Start Time: 10:45 AM
End Date: 12/9/2016 End Time: 12:00 PM
Jan-Marino (Nino) Ramirez, PhD is the Neuroscience Department’s invited seminar speaker on Friday, December 9. Dr. Ramirez is Professor of Neurological Surgery & Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Director of the Center for Integrative Brain Research at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. His talk, Dissecting the neuronal network mechanisms controlling breathing, has been scheduled from 10:45 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Alkek, room N315. Cookies and coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m. so please come early, if available. Host Lab: Russell Ray, PhD. The seminar flier is attached.
December 9, 2016
The Center for Human Immunobiology Seminar Series (12/9/2016)
Start Date: 12/9/2016 Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 12/9/2016 End Time: 4:30 PM
The Center for Human Immunobiology Scientific Seminars are held every Friday from 3:30 - 4:30PM in the Feigin Center (Texas Children’s Hospital Building, 1st or 14th floor). The speakers and audience are a mix of local, regional, national and international clinicians, researchers, and statisticians, ranging from graduate students to senior faculty. We seek to cover basic and translational research topics related to hematology and immunology, including but not limited to infectious diseases, cancers, autoimmunity, immune deficiency, treatment approaches and systems biology. An announcement of the lecture is distributed throughout the Feigin Center, and anyone that has a love for science is welcomed.
December 10, 2016
ACLS/BLS Recertification Class (12/10/2016)
Start Date: 12/10/2016 Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Date: 12/10/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M423 (Joins 421)

One Baylor Plaza - Michael E. DeBakey Center
Room: M421 (Joins 423 )- Please contact the UME Office to reserve this room.

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December 12, 2016
Biochemistry Serminar Series (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 3:00 PM
Seminar Speakers: Dr. Carol Prives, Ph.D Da Costa Professor and Dr. James L. Manley, Ph.D. Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Life Sciences Department of Biological Sciences Cell & Molecular Biology Columbia University New York, NY Seminar Title: "Deregulation of gene expression in human disease" Host: Dr. Zheng (Jake) Chen Location: MSB 2.135
December 12, 2016
Brain Tumor Research Seminar (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
Pratip Bhattacharya, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Cancer Systems Imaging presents: Real-time metabolic and molecular imaging for brain cancer
December 12, 2016
Cancer Biology Program Meeting (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
Cancer Biology Program of the Duncan Cancer Center, featuring a variety of cancer researchers both within Baylor and from other institutions. Meetings are in Cullen 301A.
December 12, 2016
Research Investigator Workshop (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 4:30 PM

One Baylor Plaza - Jones/Anderson Building
Room: 069E

A workshop for those engaged in human subjects research at BCM and affiliates
December 12, 2016
The Evolution of the Vertebrate Gut Microbiome (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 1:00 PM
Dr. Andrew Moeller, Miller Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley for the Vanzant Lecture Series. Rice University BioSciences Department - Keck 102
December 12, 2016
Environment-Microbe-Host Axis of Physiological Regulation (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 2:30 PM
Dissertation Seminar Speaker: Chih-chun J. Lin Advisor: Dr. Meng Wang Room: M323
December 12, 2016
MHG Dissertation Seminar (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 2:30 PM
MHG Dissertation Seminar
 
Chih-Chun (Janet) Lin
 
Physiological Regulations by Interactions
between Environment, Microbes and Host
 
Monday, December 12, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Room M323
Advisor: Meng Wang, Ph.D.
December 12, 2016
Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Seminar Series (12/12/2016)
Start Date: 12/12/2016 Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 12/12/2016 End Time: 5:00 PM
Diet and Activity Modulate Sensation and Pain. Speaker: Douglas Wright, Ph.D. Professor and Vice Chair Dept. of Anatomy and Cell Biology University of Kansas Medical Center Hosted By: Dr. Qing Yang Location: 6431 Fannin Street MSB 2.135 Houston, TX 77030
December 13, 2016
Next-Generation Environmental and Translational (NExT) Health Innovators Symposium (12/13/2016)
Start Date: 12/13/2016 Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 12/13/2016 End Time: 1:30 PM
Center for Precision Environmental Health Next-Generation Environmental and Translational (NExT) Health Innovators Symposium. One Baylor Plaza Alkek Building N315

 

VIICTR Member Organizations
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
  • Ben Taub Hospital
  • University of Houston College of Pharmacy
  • Gulf Coast Consortia