#ALCDW2019: Monday Program

As of June 13, 2019.

Event will be located at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia Campus. Please be aware of construction on the VA/School of Medicine campus. Parking will be tight. Plan a few minutes to find an open space in one of the overflow lots. We encourage finding parking in the grass lot near Building 10 as your starting point and then try the gravel lot outside of Building 2 (that lot is most used by VA hospital patients and visitors, but available for use if needed). Driving Directions.

Some travel reimbursement may be available. Conditions apply. Contact Denise White for more information.



8:30 am Registrant Check-In (Building 1 Lobby) and Networking. A limited breakfast will be available from the Medical Student Lounge on a first-come, first-served basis.
9:15 am Welcome/Opening Remarks, Room M1 and overflow rooms
9:30 am Keynote: Hank Jibaja, CIO, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation
10:15 am Break. Snacks will be available in the Medical Student Lounge.
Room B67
Room M1
10:30 am Planning for a competitive research program:
Funding agencies and opportunities for INBRE and EPSCoR network faculty: NIH, NSF and other program opportunities
NSF: Dr. Melissa Moss, UofSC
• NIH R01/R21: Dr. Chip Norris, MUSC
NIH R15: Dr. Erin Wasmley, Furman
10:30 am Fellowship opportunities:
Pre-doctoral awards (NSF, NIH, etc.)
• NIH F31: Alexander Sougiannis, USC SOMC
• NIH Fellowships: Dr. Angela Murphy, USC SOMC
NIH Pre/Postdoc Kangaroo Award (K99/R00): Jackie Bader
NSF Student Fellowships: Katy Pilarzyk
11:30 am How to get a good grant review
• Dr. Phillip Buckhaults, UofSC, NIH and DoD grant reviewer
• Dr. Daping Fan, USC SOMC, NIH grant reviewer
• Dr. Janet Fisher, USC SOMC, NIH grant reviewer
• Dr. Natalia Shustova, UofSC, NSF grant reviewer
11:30 am Communication skills (oral and poster presentations)
• Susan Wood, USC SOMC
12:15 pm (ALL) Networking Lunch – an opportunity to find someone from another institution and make new contacts, share ideas, etc. Lunch boxes are available from the Medical Student Lounge. You may eat in the Courtyard or any of the classrooms.
Room B67
STUDENT LEADERSHIP PROGRAM resumes after lunch with Concurrent Sessions for Undergrads and Grad Students

1-1:30 pm
NIH Specific Aims Page Review: Guidelines for Success — Summary Page
• Dr. Lucia Pirisi-Creek, USC SOMC
PLEASE NOTE: Once again, SC INBRE is accepting Specific Aims pages for expert review. These will be returned with feedback at the Workshop. Email them no later than Friday, June 7.
NSF Review Criteria
: Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts
• Dr. Goutam Koley, Clemson
2:10-2:40 pm
• Moderator: Dr. Nadim Aziz, SC EPSCoR Program Director
• Dr. Rachel Getman, Clemson, 2016 Recipient, “CAREER: Hierarchical Modeling for Rational Catalyst Design in Aqueous Conditions”
• Dr. Nathan Hancock, USCA, 2017 Recipient, “CAREER: Mechanisms that regulate activity of the plant DNA transposable element, mPing”
• Dr. Andrew Tennyson, Clemson, 2016 Recipient, “CAREER: Self-Protecting Artificial Implants and Invigorating the STEM Education Pipeline with Biomaterials”

2:45 pm
STTR and SBIR Programs
• Tyler Tatum, Ripple Technology and Ron Garmon, 3PhaseSC
Room B1
  • 1 pm: Publishing research – journals, reviews, impact factor
    • Dr. Hanno zur Loye, UofSC
  • 1:45 pm: Career options after a PhD
    • Dr. Brenda Garcia-Díaz, Manager (Energy Materials), Savannah River National Lab
    • Chris Mannarino, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Med-Ally LLC
    • Dave Shalaby, President, Poly-Med, Inc.

The Grad Student session is currently scheduled to end at 2:30 PM. Discussion about career options may continue longer or students may depart to join the faculty for the 2:45 PM STTR and SBIR Programs session.

Room M1
Strategy for preparing competitive applications for med & grad school – Strategy; research and academic milestones
  • 1 pm: Med School 101
    • MUSC: Charlotte Kerr
    • USC SOMC: Dr. Robert Rhinehart and Katherine Montoya
    • USC SOMG: Lucy Conaway
    • VCOM: Lindsey Ridgeway and Emily Troutman
  • 2:10 pm: Grad School 101
    Clemson: Kathleen Costello and Timmy Samec
    • MUSC: Ericka Lugo and Connor West
    • USC SOMC: Dr. Edie Goldsmith
3:15 pm (ALL) Break. A limited number of snacks will be available from the Medical Student Lounge on a first-come, first-served basis.
3:30 pm (ALL, Room M1 and overflow rooms) Now and Later: The Life Science Industry in South Carolina
• Moderator: Erin Ford, Executive Vice President, SCBIO
• Ellie Barziv, Marketing Dir, Nanobébé
• Chris Mannarino, Director of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs, Med-Ally LLC
• Dave Shalaby, President, Poly-Med, Inc.

At ask questions of the panelists as any time during this session, go to slido.com on your phone, tablet or laptop and enter event code SClifesciences.
4:45 pm Adjourn
6:30 pm INBRE/EPSCoR Faculty Dinner, USC Alumni Center, Second Floor, Robert V. Royall Presidential Dining Room.
You must have pre-registered to attend. Doors open at 6 pm, buffet to begin at 6:30 pm.