• Seminar Series and Grant Review Committee

    The Cardiovascular-Renal Research Center offers the following series:

    February Heart Month seminar series

    The Cardiovascular Renal Research Center sponsored a series of four visiting presentations in February to spotlight cardiovascular disease research and to raise awareness of the nationwide problem of heart and blood vessel diseases.  

    Innovative Methods seminar series

    The "Innovative Methods" seminar series offers a unique opportunity to enhance research for CRRC investigators. Top leaders in the biomedical research field are invited to speak on novel or emerging technologies that could help advance cardiovascular and renal research at UMMC. Invited speakers are encouraged to provide a workshop level seminar that provides more technical details compared to lecture type seminar. The seminar series is held every two-three months and usually meets at 1-2 p.m. Thursdays in G451-04.

    Work-in-Progress (WIP) seminar series

    The purpose of the WIP seminar series is to provide researchers an opportunity to update CRRC investigators on current research projects, promote collaboration, and obtain constructive feedback on future directions. The WIP seminar series also provides a forum to update CRRC investigators of emerging technologies and methods offered through UMMC Core facilities (e.g. Genomics, Mass Spec, Flow Cytometry, etc.). At each WIP, two CRRC investigators are scheduled to present. Each investigator has 15 minutes for presentation, followed by 15 minutes for discussion.  The WIP seminar is held from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays in G451-04.

    Grant Review Committee

    The purpose of the Grant Review series is to provide CRRC researchers an opportunity to get constructive feedback on upcoming grant submissions. Several times a year, CRRC investigators are asked about planned grant submissions and committees are formed from CRRC investigators that have the necessary expertise to help evaluate the grant application. The initial committee meeting focuses on helping the applicant clearly define their hypothesis and specific aims. The committee will meet as needed until the application is ready for submission.