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June 24, 2015
Faculty members and graduate students from Memorial University are among the recipients of grants and scholarships awarded recently by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
May 20, 2015
A PhD student in Memorial University’s Faculty of Medicine has won first place in the Eastern Regional Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.
April 10, 2015
Dr. Mani Larijani, associate professor of immunology and infectious diseases in the Division of BioMedical Sciences has been awarded the Canadian Society for Immunology New Investigator Award.
March 4, 2015
Dr. Gary Paterno has been appointed associate dean of the Division of BioMedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine for a three-year term as of Jan. 1.

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July 9, 2015
9:00 AM Location to be announced
Biomedicine 2015 Symposium - July 9-10, 2015
Please join us for BioMedicine 2015, the inaugural combined research symposium for the Division of BioMedical Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine.   The research findings of graduate trainees and postdoctoral fellows will be showcased over two days in poster and oral presentation format.  In addition, we will welcome six acclaimed visiting speakers to share their up-to-date findings in biomedicine:

Dr. Jack Antel  (Keynote; McGill University)
Dr. Theresa Guise (Indiana University)
Dr. Clifford Guy (MUN alumnus;  St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital)
Dr. James Johnston (University of Manitoba)
Dr. Jonathan Ledoux (University of Montreal)
Dr. Budd Tucker (MUN alumnus;  University of Iowa)

Approximate schedule of pre-symposium events

February 2015
- call for abstracts
- announcment for the 2015 artwork/illustration competition

March/April 2015
- abstract deadline
- artwork competition closes and winner(s) announced

May 2015
- notifications (poster vs. oral presentation) for submitted abstracts

June 2015
- draft program released

July 9, 2015
9:00 AM Main Auditorium
Visiting Speaker - Dr. Johnathan Ledoux
 “Endothelial Ca2+ : Serendipity, really? “ presented by Dr. Johnathan Ledoux, PhD , Associate Professor, Université de Montréal
July 9, 2015
1:00 PM Main Auditorium
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Jack Antel
“Multiple Sclerosis: A Work in Progress” presented by Dr. Jack Antel, Professor, Department of Neurology and Neuroscience, McGill University
July 9, 2015
4:00 PM Main Auditorium
Visiting Speaker - Dr. James Johnston
"Translational cancer research: The case for site specific clinics" presented by Dr. James Johnston, Professor of Internal Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Manitoba
July 10, 2015
8:30 AM Main Auditorium
Visiting Speaker - Dr. Clifford Guy
“Molecular mechanism underlying T cell activation, division, and exhaustion” presented by Dr. Clifford Guy, Staff Scientist, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis
July 10, 2015
1:00 PM Main Auditorium
Visiting Speaker - Dr. Theresa Guise
“Cancer- associated muscle dysfunction: What’s bone got to do with it?” presented by Dr. Theresa Guise, Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology,  Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University