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
December 1, 2022 Edward Lakatta, MD
Senior Investigator
Chief of Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science National Institute on Aging
“So What is Aging: Is Cardiovascular Aging a Disease?”
October 6, 2022 Dr. Kenneth Pienta
Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology
Professor of oncology and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“Accessing evolutionary programs enables cancer cells to resist systemic therapies”
August 3, 2022 Dr. Mary Rice
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Institute for Lung Health
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
“Air Pollution and COPD, Why Smoking Cessation is Insufficient”
July 7, 2022 Dr. Adrian Sandra Dobs
Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
Professor of Medicine and Oncology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
“The Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network:  An academic and community partnership”
June 28, 2022 Dr. Vibha Lama
Professor and Vice Chair, Basic and Translational Science
University of Michigan
“A Translational Approach to Investigating Lung Regenerative and Fibrotic Responses”
January 18, 2022 Dr. Ben Voight
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania – Perelman School of Medicine
“Causal Inference in Human Genetics via Mendelian Randomization: Prospects and Challenges”
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Click Here to See RITMS Visiting Professor Lectures for 2021

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


Research Resources Workshop Wednesday

The Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research announced the 2021 R2W2 series, which each month will host a Zoom Webinar featuring shared resource core facilities available to Rutgers researchers.  Core directors and other expert panelists will lead discussion and Q&A on the services they provide to Rutgers faculty.

Zoom Links for these webinars are in the NJ ACTS calendar.


Date Time Topic Speaker(s)
January 12, 2022 4-5 pm University-Industry Partnerships Sacha Patera, PhD
Associate Vice President, RU Corporate Engagement Center
Najoua Borkadi, PhD
Executive Director of Research Business Development, RBHS
February 9, 2022 4-5 pm Advanced Research Computing
Watch on YouTube
David Foran, PhD
Chief Research Informatics Office, RBHS
J. Barr von Oehsen, PhD
Associate Vice President Advanced Research Computing, Rutgers
March 9, 2022 4-5 pm Rutgers Brain Imaging
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Stephen Jose Hanson, PhD
Director, Rutgers Brain Imaging Center
David Zald, PhD
Director, Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging Research
April 13, 2022 4-5 pm

Clinical Trials Resources


Reynold A. Panettieri Jr., MD
RBHS Vice Chancellor for Translational Medicine
Jose M. Roman, JD, DMin
Vice President of Research Administration, Rutgers
May 11, 2022 4-5 pm NJ ACTS Biomarkers Core
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Marila Gennaro, MD
Professor of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health
June 15, 2022 4-5 pm Chemical Analysis Facility Core Brian T. Buckley, PhD
Executive Director of Laboratories & Associate Director of Administration
EOHSI, Rutgers University
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.