Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (Evans Center)

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The goal of the Evans Center is to promote growth and discovery in emerging interdisciplinary biomedical research and educational areas by providing faculty affiliated with the Department of Medicine and with various schools, departments and centers at Boston University a dynamic, interdisciplinary organizational structure, which allows investigators with different areas of expertise to collectively address mechanisms of disease, and to facilitate new training opportunities.

Mission Statement

Faculty affiliated with the Evans Center hold academic appointments with different departments. The Center provides opportunities for collaborations within Affinity Research Collaboratives (ARCs) organized around foci of common research interests. The extraordinary strength in biomedical and physical sciences at Boston University, and the support and development of the ARCs create opportunities for new interdisciplinary approaches to both research and training in biomedical research. Basic science discovery promoted by ARCs are also available to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute and to other centers for collaborative translational applications.

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Click here to access ARC Profiles
Click here to access an Evans Center Brochure
Links to publications on the Evans Center as New Paradigm for pursuing Research and Education

Publication 1: K. Ravid et al, Academic Medicine, 2013; Publication 2: AAAS Press Release, April 27, 2017; Publication 3: K. Ravid et al, J. Academic Medicine, 2017; Publication 4: Coleman, Spira and Ravid, Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc., 2013

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Environmental Toxicants Initiative: please click here to view description and contacts if you are interested in participating in this ongoing discussion

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Upcoming mini-Symposia and Deadlines

(check our periodical announcements and/or contact us)

  • March 12, 2019: Workshop over lunch | Patenting your invention and developing biotech industry partnerships | 12:00p – 1:00p | seminar room X714 | 650 Albany St, 7th floor | Hosted by OTD, Evans Center for IBR, IBRO and Office of Vice Chair for Research | Presented by Thomas McMurry, BU OTD and Marc Scatamacchia, BU Industry Engagement
  • March 20, 2019: Research on Tap: High Tech and High Touch: Digital Innovations from BU’s Mobile and Electronic Health ARC | 4:00p – 6:00p | Trustee Ballroom, Metcalf Trustee Center | 1 Silber Way, 9th floor | Hosted by Prof. Belinda Borrelli, Director and PI, ME-Health ARC
  • April 2, 2019: Research on Tap: Mechanobiology: How Force and Stretch Shape Life | 4:00p – 6:00p | Photonics Colloquium Room | 8 St. Mary’s St, 9th floor | Hosted by Bioengineering (Dr. Elise Morgan) and IBRO (Dr. Katya Ravid)
  • April 10, 2019: BU/VA Cancer & Thrombosis mini-Symposium | 12:30p – 5:00p | seminar rooms X714&715 | 650 Albany St, 7th floor | Click for Agenda/Announcement
  • Deadline extended: April 29, 2019: ARC Applications for next year, deadline by 5:30p | submitted via WebCamp – URL will be provided
  • May 7, 2019: State of the ARCs mini-Symposium | 2:00p – 5:00p | seminar rooms X714&715 | 650 Albany St, 7th floor
  • May 23, 2019: ARC Review Panel, will meet to discuss ARC applications | 1:00p – 4:00p | the next funding year is July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020
  • September 2019: Neurodegenerative Disease-Associated Cardiovascular Disease mini-symposium led by Drs. Victoria Bolotina and Benjamin Wolozin, hosted by BU IBRO/Evans Center IBR/MAS (details to follow)
  • October 11, 2019: Head & Neck Cancer Symposium | co-hosted by Boston University and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | co-chaired by Dr. Robert Haddad and Dr. Maria Kukuruzinska, Associate Dean for Research, BU School of Dental Medicine, EPOC ARC Director

 

 

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Monthly ARC Meetings and Upcoming Events

Thrombosis to Hemostasis in Health and Disease

1st Mondays, 700 Albany St, W502, 12pm – 1:15pm

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Etiology & Pathogenesis of Oral Cancer (EPOC ARC)

1st Mondays, Molecular & Cell Biology Conf Room (Evans 4th floor), 10:30 – 11:30am

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Precision Medicine for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders

2nd Tuesdays

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Mobile & Electronic (ME)- Health

1st Tuesdays, 72 E Concord St, E118, 4pm – 5pm

Feb 5: Pioneering Digital Therapeutics in Russia: A Case of Panacea.Cloud, Behavioral Modification Program for People with Metabolic Syndrome Presenters: Bulat Idrisov, MD & Olga Elizarova / Clinical Addiction Research & Education (CARE) Unit, BUSM

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Tobacco Regulatory Science

3rd Wednesdays, 88 E Newton St, Cardiology Conf room, D805, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

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Connecting Tissues and Investigators (Fibrosis in Pathology)

4th Thursdays, 72 E Concord St, Rheumatology Conf room, E542, 4pm – 5pm

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Systems Biology Approaches to Microbiome Research (Microbiome ARC)

Please contact ARC Directors for meetings times and location

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2019 ARC Directors Luncheon Meetings

12:00-1:30 pm, W-502

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

note: ARC new application and renewal deadline is April 17, 2019


Monthly ARC meeting times and locations should be verified with ARC Directors listed @

(http://www.bumc.bu.edu/evanscenteribr/the-arcs/the-arcs/)

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Thank you for your participation!

Please see our Past Events under Seminars/Mini-Symposia/Research Retreats

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March 6, 2019
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