ICM Distinguished Seminar Series: Suchi Saria on September 8

The Institute for Computational Medicine Distinguished Seminar Series 2015-2016 will present Suchi Saria, assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in Levering Hall’s Sherwood Room.

Suchi Saria of the Department of Computer ScienceSaria’s topic will be ““Individualized Prognosis of Disease Trajectories: Application of Scleroderma”

Lunch will be provided and served at noon.

Information about ICM seminars, including links to previous talks, can be found here.

ChemBE’s Jeff Gray to present Inaugural Professorial Lecture on September 24

Jeffrey Gray, professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Whiting School of Engineering, will present his Inaugural Professorial Lecture from 3 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 in Mason Hall Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.



Jeffrey Gray

The title of Gray’s lecture is “How Proteins Dance with Their Partners.”

A reception will be held in the Mason Hall lobby following the lecture.

Gray’s lecture continues a Whiting School tradition begun in 1993 to honor newly promoted full professors through this special lecture series. Professor Don Giddens, originator of the series, served from 1992 to 1997 as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Civil’s Mitrani-Reiser to be part of panel on Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake observations on Aug. 13

Judy Mitrani-ReiserJudy Mitrani-Reiser, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, will be a part of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association reconnaissance briefing of observations on the April 25, 2015 Gorkha (Nepal) Earthquake.

The briefing will be streamed live from the University of California, Berkeley from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. EST on August 13 using this link.

Mitrani-Reiser, a member of the Systems Institute, has an interest in structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, and will speak on the earthquake’s impact on the area’s critical care facilities. Mitrani-Reiser’s research helps shed light on areas such as assessment of critical infrastructure, disaster planning, and human interaction with the built environment.

Other topics in the briefing include: Engineering Seismology and Geotechnical Engineering, EERI Reconnaissance Overview and Findings, Structures and Data Collection, and Social, Psychological and Mental Health.

For more information on the briefing, go here.


JHUISI and COMPASS to hold 2nd Annual Cyber Security Conference on Sept. 10

The Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute and Comprehensive Applied Security Solutions  will hold their 2nd Annual Senior Executive Cyber Security Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 on the Johns Hopkins’ Homewood campus. This year’s focus is the controversial debate on information sharing and how it relates to consumer data privacy.

Featured Speakers:

Hodding Carter III, Renowned Journalist and Author, Co-author of After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age
Ari Schwartz, Senior Director of Cybersecurity, National Security Council at the White House
Curtis Levinson, U.S. Cyber Defense Advisor to NATO and Private Consultant to firms such as Nike, Mercedes Benz, J.P. Morgan, and DuPont
Roberta Anderson, Partner and Co-Founder, K&L Gates LLP
Robyn Greene, Policy Council, Surveillance and Cyber Security Issues, New America Foundation
Michael Echols, Director, Joint Program Management Office National Protection and Program Directorate, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security
Bob Butler, Senior Advisor, The Chertoff Group
Matt Green, Research Professor, Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute

To register, go here.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference, Baltimore, Nov. 11- 15

The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers will hold their national conference in Baltimore from November 11 – 15, 2015. Ed Schlesinger, the Whiting School’s Benjamin T. Rome Dean, will chair the Deans Summit, which will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Friday, November 13. More information about the event and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers can be found on their website.

The Fisher Center Discovery Program accepting grant applications for 2016

The School of Medicine’s Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases, which supports novel, cross-disciplinary research across Johns Hopkins, is currently accepting applications for the 2016 grant year through its Fisher Center Discovery Program. All full-time faculty members interested in environmental infectious diseases are urged to apply.

The deadline for application is Tuesday, Sept. 15. The application can be accessed here.

Hopkins-affiliated postdoctoral fellows, as well as graduate and undergraduate students, may submit applications and be included as research team members on FCDP proposals, However, a faculty mentor must serve as the PI mentor. All application documents, including guidelines, letter of intent, budget and FAQ, can be found here.

Email or call (443) 287-4840 with questions.

2/3: ICM Distinguished Seminar Series presents “Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms”

The Institute for Computational Medicine’s Distinguished Seminar Series will present Colleen Clancy, professor of pharmacology at UC Davis School of Medicine, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in Mason Hall Auditorium.

The title of Clancy’s talk is “Sex, Drugs and Funky Rhythms.”

Clancy_Colleen1Refreshments will follow the seminar at 4 p.m.

For more information about the ICM series or to watch a webcast of the event, go to



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