T32 Events - Alcohol Research Training Grant

T32 Events - Alcohol Research Training Grant

Glass beakers and test tubes with alcohol

The Alcohol T32 program hosts several events.

Alcohol Journal Club:
This group now meets select Fridays at 10:00 am to discuss current literature in alcohol research.  Objectives are to gain knowledge by reading and reviewing recent literature in alcohol research; develop and practice critical thinking skills required for evaluation of a research report; and develop and practice the ability to lead and engage in constructive scientific discussion.

Lunch and Learn Series:
The T32 Lunch & Learn series meets at noon on 3rd Thursdays.  Meetings alternate between Works in Progress (WIP) talks by trainees and topical presentations by PIs covering career development, research topics, and more.

Joint T32 Rigor & Reproducibility Series:
The Joint T32 Rigor & Responsibility Series includes the other T32 programs across campus and meets monthly during the long semesters.  Various topics are covered by all of the T32 PIs.

Event Schedules

Alcohol Journal Club

Spring 2024 | Selected Fridays at 10:00 am in PHR 4.114

January 19                      
Dr. John Leri, Cisler Lab

January 26                      
Adriana Vasquez, Lee Lab

February 23
Stephen Collins, Nixon Lab

March 1
Katherine Motovilov, Melamed Lab

March 8
Alexa-Rae Wheeler, Orsini Lab

March 29                         
Dr. Madeline Brendle, Avanceña Lab

April 5
Claire Zagorski, Hill Lab

April 12                            
Zheng Wu, Pierce Lab

April 19    
Bailey Remmers, Dobbs Lab 

April 26
Tse-Ang Lee, Hutter Lab  

Lunch and Learn Series

Monthly (usually third Thursdays) at noon in BME 3.111

August 17
Rayna Mazumdar (WIP)

September 21
Micky Marinelli, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology
“Information processing and scientific writing

October 19 
Career Development Seminar: Dr. Kimberly Jennings, Ph.D., Research Development Officer for Biomedical and Health Sciences, UT Austin.  Dr. Jennings will share her education and career journal from the bench to beyond. 

November 17* (FRIDAY)
Combined with Rigor & Reproducibility (see schedule below)

December 15* (FRIDAY - date change)
Marcelle Olvera (WIP) and Adriana Vasquez (WIP)

January 18
Dr. Jessica Wooden (WIP) and Dr. Jennifer Siegel-Ramsay (WIP)

no meeting due to multiple conflicts

March 21
Dr. Jennifer Siegel-Ramsay
"Retraction: honest mistakes and outright dishonesty"

April 18
Dr. Kimberly Nixon
CVs vs the NIH Biosketch

May 16
Dr. Madeline Brendle (WIP) and Dr. John Leri (WIP)

June 13*
Stephen Collins (WIP)
*2nd Thursday due to conflict

no meeting

Joint T32 Rigor and Reproducibility Series

Monthly lunch meeting at noon in BME 3.204

Sample Size, Outliers, and Exclusion Criteria (Cormack)
Friday, September 15th

Archival Repositories and Open Data Platforms (Pestilli)
Wednesday, October 25th

Publication Bias and Navigating Authorship Issues (Brodbelt) 
Friday, November 17th - *ALSO this month's T32 Lunch & Learn

The Role of Reproducibility in Public Confidence in Science (Colgin)
Wednesday, January 24th

Sex as a Biological Variable (Markey)
Tuesday, March 19th

Evaluation of the Foundational Research Underlying a Project (Golding)
Friday, May 10th

Event Spotlight - Annual T32 Seminar with Sandra Brown, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandra Brown smiling in front of a bookcase

Dr. Sandra Brown, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, UC San Diego, will speak on "Neurocognitive and Neurobiological Effects of Alcohol Use During the Second and Third Decade of Development."

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 10:00 am in SEAY Library - Room 4.244