Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine


Upcoming and Archived Webinars of Interest

NIMH to Host Multimodal Brain Stimulation Speaker Series

Beginning May 31, 2017, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will launch a speaker series intended to bring together leaders in the field conducting research using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional imaging including EEG, fMRI, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

EEG and fMRI are seminal tools used to elucidate brain function in humans and non-human primates. TMS is a more recent tool, providing a method of activating the brain in a controlled and repetitive way that does not require variable subject behavioral responses. As the only FDA-cleared non-invasive brain stimulation modality, it is important for experts in the field to share the latest developments on applying TMS during EEG or fMRI. These multimodal techniques are critical to understanding the mechanism underlying the application of TMS as a therapy for depression and other disorders of the mind.

This series is organized by the NIH Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS) working group. The NIBS working group spans representation across NIH ICs, and speaks to the cross-cutting interest of TMS and other NIBS techniques.

For more information, including a schedule, please click here.

GRADE for preclinical animal studies: translating evidence from bench to bedside - sponsored by the Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Dr. Carlijn Hooijmans
Assistant Professor at the Department for health evidence unit SYRCLE and Department of Anesthesiology at the Radboud University Medical Centre in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

June 28, 12:00 pm

The Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) approach is the most widely used method to grade the certainty in the evidence and strength of health care recommendations, but is in its current form not suitable for preclinical animal studies. Dr. Hooijmans will present a first draft of the GRADE approach for assessing the certainty in the evidence tailored to preclinical animal intervention studies in the context of (clinical) therapeutic interventions, and also discuss some methodological challenges.

For a summary of the webinar and more information on accessing, please click here.

The BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science Series (archived)

The Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative presents this virtual lecture series on the data science underlying modern biomedical research. Beginning in September 2016, the webinar series will consist of weekly presentations from experts across the country covering the basics of data management, representation, computation, statistical inference, data modeling, and other topics relevant to “big data” in biomedicine. The webinar series will provide essential training suitable for individuals at an introductory overview level. All video presentations from the seminar series will be streamed for live viewing, recorded, and posted online for future viewing and reference. These videos will also be indexed as part of TCC’s Educational Resource Discovery Index (ERuDIte). This webinar series is a collaboration between the TCC, the NIH Office of the Associate Director for Data Science, and BD2K Centers Coordination Center (BD2KCCC).

To view archived webinars, please click here.