Seminars, Lectures, Grand Rounds, and Events

RITMS organizes and co-sponsors translational and clinical research seminars, workshops and meetings and disseminate information to its members and partner institutions, directly through emails and our website.  For upcoming please see either the calendar or news section on the homepage.  For more information about past sponsored events.

RITMS Visiting Professor Lecture Series
Date/Time Speaker Title

April 8, 2021 
(12pm, Noon) 

Dr. Tricia Burdo,  
Associate Professor (tenured),  Neuroscience, 
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at  Temple University  

“Mechanisms for HIV‐associated cardiovascular  disease”
June 2, 2021  (12pm, Noon) Dr. Alfredo Quinones‐Hinojosa,
Professor and Chair,  Neurologic Surgery,  
Mayo Clinic 
“Translational Medicine in Neurosurgery:  Current  Concepts in Brain Cancer” 
August 5, 2021  (12pm, Noon)  Dr. Anna Huttenlocher,
Professor,  Medical Microbiology &  Immunology and Pediatrics,   University of Wisconsin‐Madison
October 14, 2021  (12pm, Noon) Dr. Darrell Kotton
David C. Seldin Professor of  Medicine,  
Center for Regenerative Medicine  of Boston University and Boston  Medical Center 
“Pluripotent stem cells for modelling lung  development and disease”
November 4, 2021  (12pm, Noon)  Dr. Akiko Iwasaki,
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz  Professor of Immunobiology and  Molecular, Cellular and  Developmental Biology, 
Yale School of Medicine
NJ ACTS Annual Retreat

Showcases NJACTS accomplishments and progress-to-date, foster trainee presentations, celebrate translational research results, to identify new programmatic initiatives and increase collaborations among NJACTS faculty and partners. Faculty, industry representatives, community affiliates, trainees and scholars are invited.

View Video from the NJ ACTS 2021 Retreat
View Slides from the NJ ACTS 2021 Retreat


Past Sponsored Events

Examples of past sponsored events:

“Industry Trends in Devised and Digital Health Geared towards Personliazed Medicine,” Adrienne Lovink, PhD, April 24, 2017, BME 122, sponsored by the Precision and Personalized Medicine Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

 “New Technologies in Cancer Research,” April 6, 2017, 8:55- 5:30, Wolfensohn Hall, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ

Big Data, Small Data, and the Implications for Human Subjects Research,” presented by OHRP staff at a Research Community Forum at the Hilton Meadowlands in East Rutherford, NJ on April 4-5, 2017. The workshop will examine several important issues that arise from the use of big data. Research with large datasets to reveal patterns and associations, along with the development of personalized medicine that these analyses have allowed, present legal, regulatory, and ethical implications for researchers and participants.

“Scholarship, Research and Best Practices in Diversity and Inclusion: Current Findings and Emerging Issues,” Juan Gonzalez, PhD, March 31, 2017. New Brunswick Theological Seminary.

“Leveraging Advanced Technologies to Investigator the Clinical Impact of the Human and Mammalian Microbiomes,” George Weinstock, PhD, March 29, 2017 CIPR 120, sponsored by the Precision and Personalized Medicine Spring 2017 Seminar Series.

“Of Mice and Men(in) and What I Learned from Both,” Steven Libutti, MD, March 24, 2017, keynote at the Joint Molecular Biosciences Graduate Student Association (JMBGSA) Research Symposium, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm, Life Science Bldg Atrium, Busch Campus, Rutgers.

“Just Research in an Unjust World”, a Lecture by Dr. Francis Barchi, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Rutgers School of Nursing, Ackerson Hall, Room 101, 180 University Ave, Newark, NJ.