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CHOC Children's Research Week 

November 4th – 8th

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Monday, November 4th

Research Institute Staff & Investigator
Appreciation Breakfast
Hosted by Maria E. Minon, MD
VP Medical Affairs & CMO/Institutional Official for Research
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, Wade Education Center

Research Institute Open House
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4th & 5th floor, CHOC Research Building    

Tuesday, November 5th

CHOC Children’s-Memorial Care-UC Irvine IRB Reliance
Karen Allen
Director Research Protections, UC Irvine Office of Research
Megan Bailey
Manager, CHOC Children’s Office of Research Compliance
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Conference Room A, Bill Holmes Tower  

Molecular Genetics for Diagnosis, Treatment, and Risk Prediction in Pediatric Hematology 
Jeff Buzby, PhD 

Scientist, Hematology Research and Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM, Conference Room B & C, Bill Holmes Tower   

Immune-matched Stem Cell Therapy for Pediatric Neurodegenerative Disease 
Philip H. Schwartz, PhD 
Senior Scientist/Managing Director, National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, Conference Room B & C, Bill Holmes Tower

Wednesday, November 6th

Grand Rounds: Child Health Research in the 21st Century:
Does It Matter Anymore?
Dan M. Cooper, MD
CHOC Children’s Chief Academic Officer
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UC Irvine
Director, UCI Institute for Clinical and Translational Science
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Wade Education Center  

ePoster Presentations
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM, Wade Education Center  

Principal Investigator Perspectives, Experience & Vision
Antonio Arrieta, MD, John Schlechter, DO, Violet Shen, MD, Raymond Wang, MD
Moderated by Shannon Tanaka
Research Administrator
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Conference Room B & C, Bill Holmes Tower  

Genomics and Personalized Cancer Treatment
Keri Zabokrtsky
Supervisor, Genomic Research Program, Hyundai Cancer Institute
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Conference Room B & C, Bill Holmes Tower    

Thursday, November 7th

Advancing Nursing Scholarship at CHOC Children’s
Dana Moran BSN, RN, CPON, Staff Nurse, Out-Patient Infusion Center
Jackie Touch, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, CCM, Case Manager, Early Developmental Assessment Center
Robyn Robinson, MSN, RN, NP, Nurse Practitioner, PSF Gastroenterology
Moderated by Eileen K. Fry-Bowers, PhD, JD, RN, CPNP
Nurse Researcher, Nursing Research & Innovation
& Kathleen Adlard, RN, MN
Clinical Nurse Specialist/Chair, Nursing Research & Innovation Council
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Conference Room B, Bill Holmes Tower  

Highlights of Ongoing Clinical Research
Presented by Division Representatives
1:00 PM -2:30 PM, Conference Room B, Bill Holmes Tower

Friday, November 8th


Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design Services for CHOC-UCI Collaboration 
Danh V. Nguyen, PhD
Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) Unit, UC Irvine ICTS
Professor, Department of Medicine, UC Irvine

Robert L. Newcomb, PhD
Associate Director, BERD Unit, UC Irvine ICTS
Luis Campos, MA
Statistician, BERD Unit, UC Irvine ICTS
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM, Conference Room B &C, Bill Holmes Tower