FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 68

Upcoming Events

Applications due September 14th: Thrasher Research Fund- Diversity in Early Career Awards

Please visit their website at https://www.thrasherresearch.org/diversity to learn more about their commitment to diversity. More information about their Early Career Award Program can be found at https://www.thrasherresearch.org/early-career-award?lang=eng.


September 17-21: 2021 Virtual Flux Congress

Information on registration can be found here: https://fluxsociety.org/registration/


September 16th, 2021: NBS – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (SFNM) Series: Update on mechanisms of the pathophysiology of neonatal encephalopathy

Speaker: Joanne Davidson

Please pre-register using the links. Please note, each session will be recorded and available for NBS members to view on their member portal. Become a member today!


September 20th: Cerebral Blood Flow Seminar Series

The seminar will be focused on new technologies to explore cerebral blood flow and tissue oxygenation in the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s first “New Technology Showcase”! Details can be found in the attached flyer.

New Technology Showcase Flyer

Please register here: https://unthsc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdempqj0pHt09ok3x3TyQF2JnAw11apcG.

September 23rd, 2021: NBS – Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (SFNM) Series: Fluid management, electrolytes imbalance and renal management in neonates with neonatal encephalopathy treated with hypothermia

Speaker: Matthew Harer

Subcutaneous fat necrosis associated with hypercalcemia in neonates with neonatal encephalopathy treated with therapeutic hypothermia

Speaker: Cornelia Hagmann


Abstracts due September 30th: AES Annual Meeting Registration Open The annual conference is December 3-7 in Chicago, IL or online for more than 100 hours of educational content and all the networking and collegiality you've come to expect from AES. Register Here!

Late Breaking Abstracts Submit your late breaking abstract for presentation at AES 2021! Submissions due by Thursday, September 30th. Learn More

2022 HMS/HSDM Leadership Development Course for Physicians and Scientists

Completed applications are due on Wednesday, September 22th and Wednesday, September 29th for endorsements.

To be eligible, applicants must:

· Have an appointment as Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (< 3 Years) at time of application/submission (to confirm your academic appointment, click here on Harvard Catalyst profiles)

· Hold full-time appointments

· Be endorsed by a Department Head or Division Chief

For a detailed Request for Application (RFA) or Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), we encourage you to visit: https://fa.hms.harvard.edu/leadership-program

Various Dates: Newborn Brain Society - Fetal Neurology Webinar Series Helpful LinksResearch Computing Data ManagementResearch Computing Self PortalResearch Announcements & NewsOffice of Sponsored Programs UpdatesFunding Opportunities and LinksStaff Resources - Covid-19Covid Vaccine FAQs



Welcome New Employees to the FNNDSC!

Please welcome new FNNDSC member, Rubii Tamen. Rubii graduated from Amherst College in 2019 with a B.A. in Public Health and French. Her role at the FNNDSC as a Clinical Research Assistant II, involves working with the MRI team to develop and implement novel in vivo imaging techniques of the placenta and developing fetus using MRI.


Please welcome NIRS team member, Rachel Lippman!

Rachel graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Human Biology, Health, and Society in 2020. She currently works as a Clinical Research assistant on the NIRS teams, investigating the use of FDNIRS-DCS as bedside diagnostic tool for analyzing cerebral hemodynamics in infants and children.


Please welcome NIRS team member, Michael Woglom!

Michael graduated from Boston College in 2021 with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in Global Public Health. He works as a Clinical Research Assistant on the NIRS team, investigating the many clinical applications of FDNIRS-DCS as a prognostic tool, given its novel ability to assess cerebral hemodynamics at the bedside.

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