UMaine Institute of Medicine Seminars

The UMaine Institute of Medicine Seminar Series will start again in Fall 2021.  Recordings for selected previous seminars are available below on this page.
 
Thank you so much for your interest in the UMaine Institute of Medicine Seminar Series, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The Microbes and Social Equity Symposium 2021

The Microbes and Social Equity working group and The University of Maine Institute of Medicine present an inaugural symposium on:

“Microbes, Social Equity, and Rural Health”

Timeline: June 14 – 18th, 2021

Format: virtual meeting, Zoom platform.

Summary: This meeting highlights recent investigations into beneficial and detrimental instances of microbial exposure, in the context of how social policy may mediate or deepen disparities between and within populations. In addition to invited presentations on thematic sections, each section will involve a discussion session using smaller breakout groups, to facilitate conversations and brainstorming between attendees.  These groups will be arranged around smaller themes or research questions, and group members will identify knowledge gaps for future research, as well as list actionable steps that can be taken using existing research to promote equitable social policy.  Ideally, meeting attendees will gain knowledge, collaborators and connections, and a path forward for turning their research into evidence-based policy to support public health.

For full program details: 

https://sueishaqlab.org/outreach/microbes-and-social-equity-working-group/microbes-and-social-equity-symposium-2021/

All events are free but registration is required on the event pages below.

Previous Seminars Recordings

Bioethics in Fertility Treatment: A discussion of cryopreservation tank use and regulation

April 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Rebecca Feinberg, JD, MBe, MS, Teaching Associate Professor, DePaul University

No recording available, contact information for the speaker on this faculty page: https://csh.depaul.edu/faculty-staff/faculty-a-z/Pages/health-sciences/Rebecca-Feinberg.aspx)  

Pathways to commercialization of medical products or devices

April 16, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Michael Mason, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of Maine.

The recording of the seminar is available here

Skin In-Growth to 3D Printed Metals

March 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Ian D. Dickey, MD, FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Dept. of Orthopaedics

The recording of the seminar is available here

In vivo physiology of kidney development detected with genetically encoded biosensors

March 12, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Iain Drummond,  Ph.D. Professor and Director, Davis Center for Aging and Regeneration. MDI Biological Laboratory.

The recording of the seminar is available here

A novel role of wild blueberry phenolic extracts to promote endothelial cell migration and angiogenesis associated with wound healing and tissue regeneration

November 13. 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Dorothy Klimis, Ph.D. FACN, Professor of Clinical Nutrition, School of Food and Agriculture and cooperating professor of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Maine.

The recording of the seminar is available here

A crash course in the gut microbiome

November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Suzanne (Sue) Ishaq, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

The recording of the seminar is available here.

Water pollution, rising temperatures and a mysterious kidney disease

October 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Nishad Jayasundara, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Environmental Physiology and Toxicology Lab, School of Marine Sciences & Graduate School of Biomedical Science and Engineering

The recording of the seminar is available here.

The Application of Artificial Intelligence in Biomedical from the Engineering Perspective

October 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Somayeh Khosroazad, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

The recording of the seminar is available here.

Ecological and social drivers of the spread of vector-borne diseases

October 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Speaker: Allison (Allie) Gardner, PhD, Assistant Professor in the School of Biology and Ecology and a cooperating faculty member in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences program.

The recording of the seminar is available here.