BIG Meeting tomorrow, May 29, Noon – 1pm: A Framework for Emerging Topic Detection in Biomedicine

Our next Biomedical Informatics Group (BIG) meeting will be on Friday, May 29th, 2015, from noon to 1pm at 910 Madison, Room 502.

Topic:

 A Framework for Emerging Topic Detection in Biomedicine

Policy makers, funding agencies and researchers need tools for emerging trend analysis of scientific research. Emerging topic detection algorithms have the potential to assist researchers in maintaining awareness of current trends in biomedical fields, a feat not easily achieved with existing methods. Though topic detection algorithms for news cycles exist, several aspects of this particular area make applying them directly to scientific literature problematic.

This work presents a framework for emerging topic detection. It builds upon the probabilistic burst detection algorithm developed by Kleinberg. Characterization of bursts over an extended planning horizon by discipline was performed to understand what a typical burst trend looks like in this space to better understand how to identify important or emerging trends.

Speaker:  Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD, MLS

Assistant Professor

Dept. of Health Informatics and Information Management

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Location: 910 Madison, Room 502.

Time: Noon to 1 pm

Please join us! Lunch will be provided

 

Parent and Me Swim Class Offering Saturdays in June! Registration ENDS June 4th!

Join the UTHSC Aquatics Department for Parent and Me classes in May. Beginning June 6th, parents will learn how to safely support and hold their little swimmer while learning to enjoy the water! Registration ends Thursday, June 4th.

The main focus the Parent and ME class is on water adjustment and comfort in the water for children 6 months to 2 years of age.

  • Teach your baby how to be comfortable in the water in the comfort of the UTHSC Indoor Pool
  • Learn how to interact with your child in the water to ensure comfort while swimming for both you and your baby
  • Great primer for summer swimming and future swim lessons

Ages 6 months – 2 years

Saturdays 12 – 12:30 p.m.

June 6th – 27th

Registration Deadline: June 4th

Members: $60

Non-members: $80

Register on site at the UTHSC Fitness Center 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., M-F through the 4th of June

910 MADISON BLDG ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN TODAY

Today at 6:00 pm, MLG&W personnel will shut down the electrical power to the 910 Madison building for approximately 4 hours. This outage is necessary to provide maintenance to the electrical distribution systems to the building. Elevators to the 910 Madison building will not work during that time. The other Plaza Buildings, including the concourse, should not be affected.

Please take the necessary steps to ensure computers and equipment are turned off before leaving for the day.

If you have any electrical issues when power is restored, please call 448-6398 after hours or 448-5661 during working hours. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION

Extended Hours for GEB Cafe

You Asked, We Listened….

GEB Café is open until 6:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for the month of May.  Show this email to the cashier and get 10% off your purchase.

John DePaola
Dining Services General Manager

UTHSC Molecular Resource Center Research Bioinformatics Open House June 4th

The UTHSC Molecular Resource Center (MRC) will host a research bioinformatics seminar and open house, June 4th, Noon-1pm, CRB auditorium. Dr.  Daniel Johnson, Bioinformatics Analyst, will present an overview of the bioinformatics services now available via the MRC and discuss his prior work in the field of bioinformatics. Lunch will be provided to the first 30 attendees.

Dr. Johnson has been hired with support of Chancellor Schwab through the Vice Chancellor for Research office and the Molecular Resource Center (MRC) to serve as the first full-time, dedicated research bioinformatics staff member for the campus.

Dr. Johnson completed his educational training at Arkansas State University. He received his B.S. in Computer Science with a minor in mathematics and statistics in 2005, his M.Sc. in Computer Science in 2009 and his Ph.D. in Molecular Biosciences, with a Bioinformatics concentration, in 2015. He has experience in analysis of microarray data and next-generation sequencing gene expression, including RNAseq, and in managing and querying electronic medical records. He is also CLIA-certified in the state of Arkansas for analyzing genomic data.

Dr. Johnson came on board May 2nd, 2015. For approximately the first two months of his tenure, he will devote his efforts to building bioinformatics analysis infrastructure and to meeting with campus  faculty to discuss project design, data analysis and interpretation for research projects.

If you are unable to attend the open house on June 4th, and your Department, Center or unit is interested in hearing a presentation by Dr. Johnson highlighting the new bioinformatics services offered at the MRC, please contact him at: 901-448-3743 or djohn166@uthsc.edu. Until the MRC moves into the TSRB, Daniel’s office will be located in Rm 258 CRB.

As the VC for Research office and the MRC develop policies and procedures for using the new bioinformatics core services through the MRC, we will share those with the campus.

Tiffany N. Seagroves, Ph.D.
Executive Director, MRC
Associate Professor of Pathology

901-448-5018, tseagro1@uthsc.edu

910 MADISON BLDG ELECTRICAL SHUTDOWN

On Thursday, May 28th, MLG&W personnel will shut down the electrical power to the 910 Madison building at 6:00 pm for approximately 4 hours. This outage is necessary to provide maintenance to the electrical distribution systems to the building. Elevators to the 910 Madison building will not work during that time. The other Plaza Buildings, including the concourse, should not be affected.

Please take the necessary steps to ensure computers and equipment are turned off before leaving for the day.

If you have any electrical issues when power is restored, please call 448-6398 after hours or 448-5661 during working hours. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION

Registration for the summer sessions of The UTHSC Swim School and Adult Swim School is OPEN. Deadline for the June session is NEXT THURSDAY June 4th.

Summer Swim School Dates Announced! The new session of The Swim School starts June 8th. Registration Deadline Next THURSDAY June 4th! Summer is almost here!! Join us this summer in our indoor pool for The Swim School (for children and adults), or sign up for private instruction with classes ranging from instruction for beginner swimmers to advanced triathlete coaching.

Group Swim Lesson Programs

Swim School
Our swim lesson program endorses learning to swim using competitive stroke mechanics. Children will learn the basics of competitive strokes using a variety of equipment, drills, and games! The swim school is designed to accommodate students of varying skill levels, from very basic beginners to more advanced swimmers. Lessons will start for children at the age of 4 and continue through approximately 13 years of age.

To register, please report in person to the UTHSC Fitness Center at 800 Madison Ave, M-F 8am – 7pm

Classes will meet for 3-week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm – 6:45pm.

$90 member/ $110 non-member

SUMMER SESSIONS

Summer Session 1 June 8th – June 24th
Registration Deadline June 4th

Summer Session 2 July 6th – July 22nd
Registration Deadline July 2nd

Summer Session 3 August 3rd – 19th
Registration Deadline July 30th

Adult Swim School
Like our children’s swim school, this program will help adults learn to swim with and emphasis on competitive stroke mechanics. For swimmers 14 and older, the swim school is designed to accommodate students of varying skill levels, from very basic beginners to more advanced swimmers

Classes will meet for 3-week sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm – 7:45pm.

$90 member/ $110 non-member

Summer Session 1 June 8th – June 24th
Registration Deadline June 4th

Summer Session 2 July 6th – July 22nd
Registration Deadline July 2nd

Summer Session 3August 3rd – 19th
Registration Deadline July 30th

For registration for any of our group lesson programs, please render payment on site at the UTHSC Fitness Center front desk from 8am – 7pm, Monday through Friday.

For questions, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Erin Jennings via email at erinjennings@uthsc.edu, or call 901- 448-2766.

Private Swim Program

For information and private session registration, please contact Aquatics Coordinator Erin Jennings via email at erinjennings@uthsc.edu, or call 901- 448-2766.

The UTHSC Aquatics Department will also offer private swim sessions for adults and children. We offer sessions at a variety of levels to meet your individual needs.

Beginning/ Intermediate/ Advanced Children and Adults

With a one-to-one student teacher ratio, each swimmer will move at their own pace with the instructor and work exclusively at their own skill level.

Private lessons provide focus on the individual needs of each swimmer to ensure an efficient approach to teaching and learning.

$50 per hour

Package of 6 – $270

$25 per half hour

Package of 6 – $135

Private Specialty Programs

Competitive Fast Track

These private sessions focus explicitly on teaching children how to meet the minimum requirements for swimming on a competitive team. This includes basic conditioning as well as teaching legal swimming according to standards set by US Swimming.

Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 10-15 yards comfortably

Advanced Stroke Correction

Stroke correction for competitive swimmers with focus on efficiency within the standards set by US Swimming. This program emphasizes stroke correction in order to drop time during competitive events and prevent injury in competitive swimming.

Prerequisite: Must be able to repeatedly swim 25 yards comfortably

Fitness Swimming for Adults

Fitness swimming for adults will focus on developing skills that will allow the swimmer to build skills that will allow them to swim for fitness and wellbeing. The skill level for this class will target those who are seeking basic fitness swimming skills and light swim workouts.

Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably

Triathlete Coaching

This program offers stroke analysis by experienced coaches in order to diagnose and correct inefficient swimming, precise drills to correct your stroke for more efficient and easier swimming, and training fundamentals for distance and sprint triathlon swimming. For beginning, intermediate, and advanced triathletes.

Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards comfortably

Prices:
$60 per hour

Package of 6 – $325

$30 per half hour

Package of 6 – $160

Join the Ride to Fight On!

The Ride to Fight On will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2015! UTHSC hopes to be heavily and proudly represented by students, faculty, and staff at this annual event that raises funds in support of cancer research and care. You can support the Ride to Fight On by being a rider, a virtual rider, or cheer squad member, and there are ride distances of 22, 42, 62, and 100 miles. Use this special code, utcycles2015, to receive $10 off your registration.

The Ride to Fight On is the largest cycling event in the Mid-South and it raises funds in support of the West Cancer Center’s nonprofit research and education efforts to cure cancer. It is a collaborative effort between the West Clinic, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and the Methodist Healthcare Family.

To ride, donate, volunteer, or sponsor, please visit: ridetofighton.com

To view the color flyer for the event, please visit this link: http://postimg.org/image/4w9rq86c7/