Seminars, Journal Clubs, and other Events

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Current Brain & Behavioral Health Research and Community Programs in New Mexico


Call for Posters!

The UNM Brain & Behavioral Health Institute is now accepting abstracts and poster submissions. UNM Faculty, Staff, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows & Residents are encouraged to participate.

Submission Deadline is March 21.


Students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and other trainees are eligible for the “opt-in” competition part of the poster session. Three monetary awards will be given among three categories (basic science, clinical research & population health). $500 first place, $250 second place, $125 third place.


Attached is more information on 2021 Poster Submissions

Please submit abstracts at this link by March 21, 2021

To volunteer to judge posters, please sign up here.

Registration to open this week!
Questions/information, contact Faith Ann Brandt at


Brain and Behavioral Health Research Day

BSGP Dissertation Defense - Nikki Maphis

Mentor: Kiran Bhaskar, PhD
Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
Characterization of virus-like particle-based vaccine strategies to reduce pathological tau accumulation in multiple models of tauopathy
March 23, 2021
12:00 PM
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 920 2530 0665
Passcode: #D3fense


MSCR Thesis Defense - Jeremy Miller, MD

Mentor: Annette Crisanti, PhD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Ictal Theta Power: An ECT Safety Biomarker
March 23, 2021
12:00 PM
Zoom link
Meeting ID: 910 0043 3163
Passcode: 222333


More coming in 2021

  • March 23, 2021 - BSGP Lightning Talks

Events in Biomedical Sciences

Seminars are available on a variety of topics.

Journal Clubs meet regularly on a variety of topics.


Cardiovascular Biology
Biom 659
Thursdays 9:30-10:30
Location: Fitz 205
Contact: Dr. Jay Naik

The Careers in Translational Science Seminar Series aims to broaden the exposure of graduate students, post-docs and other trainees at the HSC on the variety of career options within Biomedical Science. Whether it is forging ahead to make Translational discoveries, educating the next generation of scientists, or influencing national policy related to research, there are a variety of options for our various trainees to choose from. Speakers in this series represent the top of their respective fields and the paths that they have taken in their careers will serve as models for others who strive for excellence.

Contact Dr. Corey Ford if interested in attending

Tuesday Autophagy, Inflammation, & Metabolism Seminar (TAIMS)
For more information:
Contact: Dr. Shaina Aguirre
Work in Progress (WIP) Meeting
Day: first Wed of the month
Time: 11:30 – 1:00 PM
Location: Fitz Hall Fred Harvey Library Room 309
Contact: Martha Vigil

Offered as BIOM 535

Day: Thursday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: Fitz 303
Contact: Dr. Russell Morton

Fall 2019 Seminar Schedule

Day: Monday
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: Nursing/Pharmacy B15

Contact: Dr. Alicia Bolt

Day: Thursday
Time: 4:00-5:00
Location: BRF 118
Contact: Dr. Rebecca Hartley
Day: Thursday
Time: 1:00-2:00
Location: CRF 104
Contact: Dr. Michelle Ozbun

Journal Clubs

Day: Thursday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: BRF 218
Contact: Dr. Raj Shah
Cardiovascular Biology
Biom 659
Thursdays 9:30-10:30
Location: Fitz 205
Contact: Dr. Jay Naik

Offered as BIOM 525 (Spring Terms)

Day: Wednesday
Time: 12:00-12:50
Location: Domenici Center Education Building 1735
Contact: Dr. Kiran Bhaskar

Day: Tuesday
Time: 9:00-10:00
Location: NRPH B28
Every second week we have a joint journal club with the immunology journal club in the Fitz Hall Harvey Library at 9:30
Contact: Dr. Aaron Neumann or Dr. Pam Hall
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10:00-11:00
Location: Fitz 389
Contact: Dr. Paul Mrass

Offered as BIOM 536

Day: Friday
Time: 9:00-10:00
Location: Fitz 243
Contact: Dr. Russell Morton

Day: Wednesday
Time: 12:00-1:00
Location: CRF 204
Contact: Dr. Bridget Wilson

Offered as BIOM 527

Course offers new graduate students experience in oral presentation skills, experience in reading and discussing scientific literature and exposure to research seminars.

Restriction: admitted to Doctor of Medicine or Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, permission of department

Department Research

UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center

More details as they are made available.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease Research Day

Tentatively: October 2021

More details as they are made available.

Contact: Dr. Laura Gonzalez Bosc

Molecular Genetics and Microbiology Day of Science and Fun

Poster session, departmental award announcements, and games for all!

Thursday, September 12, 2019
08:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Johnson Field, UNM Main Campus

To register, contact either:
Drs. Frietze ( or
Kumar (

Neuroscience Day

March 2020

More details as they are made available.

Student Research

The Clinical and Translational Investigator Program (CTIP) is a unique two-year curriculum designed to facilitate scientific communication and accomplishment, and to provide a supportive environment for developing clinical and translational competencies in an informal and collegial atmosphere. The program is open to postdoctoral fellows, junior faculty and CTSC-affiliated scholars (including KL2 Mentored Career Development scholars and Master of Science in Clinical Research students). The aim is to provide a supportive environment for developing clinical and translational competencies.

Participants meet monthly to discuss their research, research ethics, and other topics related to conducting clinical and translational research. Each participant makes three presentations over a two-year period. The meetings also include didactic presentations that focus on clinical and translational research methods and cross-disciplinary research resources. receive feedback from their peers and faculty mentors, representing approximately 12 different departments in the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and College of Nursing.

The monthly meetings also include didactic presentations that focus on clinical and translational methods and cross-disciplinary research resources. Presentations have been given on study database management, comparative effectiveness research, engaging communities, clinical trials support FDA IND/IDE submission, among others. Core directors and specialists are invited to share information on resources available through the CTSC and other campus centers. The program is also effective at building collegiality among junior faculty and introducing researchers to others in different fields with similar interests.

Sessions are held on the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are not held in July and December.

For more information about CTIP, contact Regis Lacher or Dr. Kim Page.

During their first year in the Biomedical Sciences program, students (MS, PhD, MD/PhD) participate in lab rotations to help them identify research interests and mentors.  After each rotation they give a short (5 min) presentation on their lab experience.

Lightning talks are typically held three times a year in October, January, and March. Dates and locations are announced in the weekly Research Education Office Digest and on this website when finalized. 

2020 Lightning Talks

Contact for more information.


Student Research Day is a day-long event when BSGP students give short talks or present a poster regarding their research. A speaker is invited and the talk is followed by an open lunch for all students, faculty and post-docs. The best oral talks or poster presentations receive awards and recognition.

Research Day is coordinated by the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Society (BSGSS). This annual event is typically hosted in the Spring. Dates and locations are announced in the weekly Research Education Office Digest and on this website when finalized.

BSGP Student Research Day 2020
March 6, 2020
Location: TBA

Contact for an introduction to the current BSGSS student representatives for more information.


Mailing Address

School of Medicine Research Education Office
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-1887
Fax: (505) 272-8738



Physical Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (North Campus)
Reginald Heber Fitz Hall (Building 211)
Room B61