“Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human” Fall 2014 Conference and Public Gallery Exhibit

Conference
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Students are welcome to join sessions in-between classes
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: http://bit.ly/1sZpJsV
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1wASjyA 

Public Gallery Exhibit
Monday, November 3 – Friday, November 7, 2014
Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard

From the anatomical drawings of Vesalius to contemporary MRI and CT scans, images create and popularize medical knowledge as well as influence diagnosis and treatment. This one-day conference will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice, and education. How does representation, both visual and literary, construct and complicate facts about a medically knowable body? How does it also change our individual and societal perceptions of illness, disease, and health? In what ways do technological advances in imaging techniques, including virtual reality simulations, influence medical practices? How can the analysis and creation of art enrich medical education?

The conference aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation by bringing together scholars from a variety of fields including Art, History, Literature, Communications, Anthropology, Medical Illustration, and Medicine. Events for the day will include research presentations on the relationship between medicine and images; a career roundtable for students interested in the health humanities; a keynote lecture on the use of entertainment applications at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine and public health; and a public gallery exhibit of medical images.

FEATURED SESSION
ROUNDTABLE ON CAREERS IN THE HEALTH HUMANITIES & ARTS | 1:30-3:00 PM
ChairOctavio Avila, Director of Student Special Services, USC Dornsife
Lise Patt, Director, Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Jamie Sweetman, Artist and Adjunct Faculty, USC Roski School of Design
Megan Rosenbloom, Associate Director, Collection Resources Division, Norris Medical Library, USC
Leslie Davis, Artist and Curator, “The Art of Stem Cells” exhibit, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) 

Organizing Sponsor: USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics
Co-Sponsors: USC Office of the Provost, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Center for Feminist Research, Department of Comparative Literature, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program, Visual Studies Research Institute, and Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics

Need help with an upcoming interview, case competition, or class presentation?

PUBLIC SPEAKING TUTORING!

Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment! Our student coaches will act as a target audience and also provide you/ your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation.Our members are highly qualified national public speakers and debaters! We will listen to your presentation anytime between 6:30 and 7:50 P.M. on , Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in THH 121: Email speechempowermentUSC@gmail.com to reserve a 15-20 minute slot! Visit http://www.usc-se.org for more information!

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ZYGO Series—PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS: Global Drug Management and Underserved Populations

ZYGO Series—PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS: Global Drug Management and Underserved Populations
Friday, October 24, 2014, DML 241 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch Provided

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1wesVic

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study
Moderator
Sucharita Yellapragada, ZYGO Student Program Manager

Panelists:
Jeff McCombs, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy, USC Schaeffer
Erin Quinn, Associate Dean for Science and Health, USC Dornsife
Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, USC Institute for Global Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine and School of International Relations, USC Keck School of Medicine​

The pharmaceutical industry is frequently criticized as being focused entirely on making a profit and not truly caring for the well-being of the people. This seminar will seek to explore if pharmaceutical companies have any ethical obligations towards underserved populations, or if, like any other company, they ultimately serve as a means of improving the economy of their local community. After the Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights was passed by the World Trade Organization in 1996, countries were able to apply for compulsory licenses through which they could produce generic copies of these drugs without the permission of the patent owner. Since 2003, compulsory license holders can also export generic drugs to other countries that lack production capabilities. Panelists will consider if compulsory licenses are an ethical obligation for pharmaceutical companies and if this system adequately gives credit to the initial patent holder.

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.​

zygo / ˈzʌɪgəʊ, ˈzɪgəʊ / pref. relating to union or joining

Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects

International Regulatory Science Symposium
Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects
 
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the leaders in China Biomedical industry!
 
China poses both enormous economic potential and uncertain business risk for the biomedical industry that would like to tap into its expanding economy, aging population and growing talent pool.  Its rapid rise in GDP, establishment of social infrastructure, and efforts to incentivize domestic R&D continue to attract companies to invest in the market and explore opportunities amidst rapidly changing environment.
 
This one-day symposium will feature speakers from industry, academia, and government to present current developments, issues, and challenges facing the biomedical industry in China.
 
Agenda Highlights:
China’s Role in Biomedical Industry: Past, Present, and Future 
Medical Device Regulation 
Health System and Policy
Medical Insurance Systems in China 
Medical Device Evaluation
Innovation and Start-ups 
Practical Aspects of Chinese Law 
Intellectual Property Considerations
 
Featured speakers include:
Dan Harris, JD, Harris Moure, Seattle, Washington
Helen Niu, MD, PhD, Head, Senior Director, China Clinical Development of Allergan, Beijing, China
Annie Yin, DBA, Regulatory Affairs Director, Medtronic Inc., Beijing, China
Click here for speakers’ bios
 
Who should attend:
Biomedical and Medtech industry professionals and executives
Faculty, students, and staff interested in learning about this exciting field
 
We look forward to welcoming you on November 1st!

Startup Equinox (Collaborative Student Event)

Entrepreneurs, Inventors, Artists, and Thinkers:

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking for the perfect team to help turn your dream into reality or a Trojan with the passion and drive for innovation, Startup Equinox is the event for you!

Join over 500 students for the 5th Annual Startup Equinox Forum on Wednesday, October 15th from 7:00 – 10:30pm to participate in one of USC’s largest innovation events!

The event includes
– Keynote Address from a Special Speaker
– Musical Performance
– Pitches from Mid-sized Startups (Music Prodigy, AmazeBowl, and AIO Robotics)
– 40 Student Pitches
– VC’s, Incubators, Accelerators, and Law Firms in attendance
– Internship opportunities
– MUCH MORE….

Visit http://www.StartupEquinox.com for more information!
RSVP by “Going” to the event on Facebook
All pitchers will receive a consultation meeting from industry professionals.

Rotary Global Grant Information Session

Rotary Global Grant Information Session
Featuring: USC Professor & Rotarian Dr. Mina Soroosh
Hedco Neruosciences Building (HNB) 100
Tuesday, November 4
12-1pm

The Rotary Global Grant offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more for students pursuing a graduate degree abroad in a country where a Rotary Club is located.  Applicants must apply directly to a graduate program as well as for the Rotary Global Grant.  Graduate programs must focus on one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Applicant must also outline a sustainable service project in their host community.  Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree at the time of starting the grant.  U.S. and non U.S. citizens may apply.  ​

  • ​Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Application deadline: January 16, 2015
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50010/SitePage/scholars

If you have any questions, please contact:
Academic and International Fellowships
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
http://www.usc.edu/aif
(213) 740-9116
Email: aifstaff@usc.edu

Be a Changemaker Bootcamp

BE A CHANGEMAKER BOOTCAMP
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2014
5:30 TO 10:00 P.M.
THE FORUM, TUTOR CAMPUS CENTER (TCC), ROOM 450 (4TH FLOOR)
 
The USC Career Center, USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, and USC Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI), in collaboration with Ashoka’s Youth Venture, is offering “Be a Changemaker Bootcamp,” an interactive evening event focused on social venture creation and skill building. Students in attendance will receive guidance to design, develop and launch viable ventures to create social change. All undergraduate and graduate students are for students who want to change the world or have a great idea but don’t know the next steps welcome! This is a chance of a lifetime opportunity, great resume builder, and impressive experience for future graduate school applications!
 
Following this event, all students will be invited to submit their venture ideas at the USC/YV Social Innovation Challenge to win start-up funding and fellowship opportunities. If you have or want to develop an idea or a project to change your community and contribute to a better world, please join us on October 14, 2014 from 5:30 to 10:00 pm at The Forum in the Tutor Campus Center (TCC) (Room 450, 4th floor). Pizzas and soft drinks will be provided.
 
Reservations are requested for this event. To reserve your seat, please register on connectSC and look on the calendar for Oct 14:  http://careers.usc.edu/connectsc