• ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting

Biochemistry Education

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 Theme Organizers: Celeste Peterson, Suffolk Univ. and Margaret Carroll, Medgar Evers College/CUNY 
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Sunday, April 3, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Advancing Teaching and Learning in the Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Classroom

Session Chair: Celeste Peterson, Suffolk Univ. 

9:45 Chair’s Introduction. 

9:50 104.1 Take Your Medicine; It’s Good for You.  Teaching Quantitative Principles to Biologists. M. Springer. Harvard Med. Sch.

10:15 Teaching a Broad Non-science Major Audience Using the Science of Food and Cooking. J.J. Provost, B.Kelly, K. Colabroy, M. Wallert. Univ. of San Diego, Gustavus Adolphus Col., MN, Muhlenberg Col., PA and Bemidji State Univ. (882.2)

10:30 104.2 The Collaborative Undergraduate Research Lab: Using Yeast Genetics to Create an Authentic Research Experience for Freshman. T. Johnson. HHMI, UCLA.

10:55 Is More Activity Always Better? A Department-Wide Study of Relationships between Classroom Practices and Student Performance.  M.K. Barker, L. Weir, L. McDonnell, N. Schimpf, T. Rodela, P. Schulte. Univ. of British Columbia, Kwantlen Polytech Univ., Canada and UCSD. (662.17)

11:10 Breast Cancer in the Age of Personalized Medicine: A CURE Design for Aspiring Physicians. P.A.G. Soneral. Bethel Univ. (662.18)

11:25 104.3 Using Threshold Concepts to Improve BMB Instruction – An Evidence-Based Approach. J. Loertscher, J. Lewis, V. Minderhout, X. Xu. Seattle Univ. and Univ. of South Florida.

11:50 Discussion. 

Sunday, April 3, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Integrating Complementary Skills into Graduate and Postdoc Training

Session Chair: Saundra Herndon Oyewole, Trinity Washington Univ. 

4:00 Chair’s Introduction.
4:05 116.1 Individual Development Plans: Determining Your Strengths, Identifying Areas for Improvement, and Initiating Conversations about Your Career. Y.R. Seger. Ofc. of Publ. Affairs, FASEB.

4:30 Innovative Program That Broadens Career Development Training through Community Partnerships and Outreach. T.M. Evans. Grad. Sch. of Biomed., Sci., Univ. of Texas Hlth. Sci. Ctr. at San Antonio. (663.1)

4:45 116.2 Lessons Learned from the Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) Awards. P. Labosky. OSC, NIH.

5:10 Analysis of NIEHS Postdoctoral Alumni Career Outcomes. T.R.L. Collins, R. Gilliam, S. Peddada, H. Xu. NIEHS, NIH, Durham, NC. (883.2)

5:25 Changing Career Prospects Are Changing the Needs in Graduate and Postdoc Training. S.E. Feeney. Univ. of California, Davis. (663.3)

5:40 116.3 NIH/IRACDA Program – A Win for Both Postdocs and PUI Partner Institutions. M.A. Carroll, E.J. Catapane, M. Soto, G. Brewer. Medgar Evers Col./CUNY, Brooklyn and Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Med. Sch., Piscataway.

6:05 Discussion. 


Sunday, April 3, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 1A
4:00pm - 6:15pm
Translational Scientist: Integrating Science and Medicine   
Sponsored by the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (SEBM)

Session co-chairs: H. R. Gaskins and W. E. Zimmer

New Approaches in Medical Training of Health Researchers, M. J. Friedlander, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Forging Interactions Between Academia, Industry and Clinical Health Care Providers, M. Wood, AstraZeneca Neuroscience

Monday, April 4, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Biochemistry and Today's Pre-Med Student 

Session Chair: Eran Hodis, Harvard Univ./MIT 

9:45 Chair’s Introduction.

9:50 244.1 MCAT2015: A New Focus on Biochemistry. S.H. Oyewole. Trinity Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA.

10:15 Creating an Outcomes-Based Biochemistry Major from ASBMB and ACS Major Guidelines That Reflects MCAT Needs. J.K. Bell, T.J. Dwyer, C.M. Loer, M.S. Lowery, J.J. Provost. Univ. of San Diego. (887.2)

10:30 244.2 Transformation in Biomedical Science Education for Future Physicians. S. Lieberman. Univ. of Texas Med. Br. Sch. of Med.

10:55 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Curriculum for the New MCAT. Y. Dobrydneva, L. Schwartz. George Washington Sch. of Med. and Hlth. Sci. (887.1)

11:10 Integration of Biochemistry and Problem Solving-Based Pedagogy throughout the Chemistry Curriculum in Support of Learning Outcomes Articulated by the Association. of American Medical Colleges., the ASBMB and the American Chem. Soc. H.V. Jakubowski, K. Graham, E. McIntee, C. Schaller. Col. St. Benedict/St. John’s Univ., MN. (662.12)

11:25 244.3 A Description of the First Year of the New MCAT® Exam. M. Kroopnick. Assn. of American Med. Cols., Washington, DC.

11:50 Discussion.  

Monday, April 4, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
12:30pm - 2:00pm
ASBMB  Accreditation Workshop
Sponsored by the ASBMB Education and Professional Development Committee

 Learn the characteristics of an ASBMB-accredited undergraduate program.

Monday, April 4, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Molecular Visualization is Your Friend 

Session Chair: Margaret Carroll, Medgar Evers College/CUNY 

4:00 Chair’s Introduction.

4:05 258.1 Proteopedia: The 3D Wiki-Encyclopedia of Protein and Nucleic Acid Structures. E. Hodis, J. Prilusky, J. Sussman. Harvard Univ., MIT, Broad Inst., Cambridge, MA, Dana-Farber Cancer Inst. and Weizmann Inst. of Sci., Israel.

4:30 Combining Molecular Visualization with Bench Methods in a Hypothesis-Driven Undergraduate Biochemistry Lab Course. P.A. Craig, J.L. Mills, C. Daubner, M.J. Pikaart. Sch. of Chem. & Mat. Sci., Rochester Inst. of Technol., Sch. of Sci., Engin. and Technol., St. Mary’s Univ., San Antonio and Hope Col., MI. (666.2)

4:45 258.2 Visualizing the Invisible: From Questions to Conversations to Understanding. T. Herman. Milwaukee Sch. of Engin.

5:10 Molecular Visualization in the Classroom: Learning Goals and Competencies. D.R. Dries, P.A. Craig, D.M. Dean, L. Listenberger, W.R.P. Novak, M.A. Franzen. Juniata Col., PA, Rochester Inst. of Technol., Univ. of Saint Joseph, CT, St. Olaf Col., MN, Wabash Col., IN and Milwaukee Sch. of Engin. (666.1)

5:25 Reviving “Byron’s Bender”: Hands-On Molecular Visual and Tactile Learning at the Most Basic Level. J.T. Hazzard, A. Issaian. Univ. of Arizona and Univ. of Colorado Anschutz Med. Campus. (666.6)

5:40 258.3 Creating Stop-Motion Animations to Learn Molecular Biology Dynamics. C. Peterson, P. Ngo. Suffolk Univ.

6:05 Discussion. 


Monday, April 4, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Organizing a successful ASBMB chapter
Sponsored by the ASBMB Student Chapters steering committee.
Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to start a chapter.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14A
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
Developing and Sharing Best Practices: From Concepts to Classroom Symposium

Session chair: J. Ellis Bell, Univ. of San Diego 
This session will bring together experienced and early career educators to learn about resources for course materials, assessment tools and teaching the foundational concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology.

A. Aguanno, Marymount Manhattan Col., P. Mertz, St. Mary’s Col. of Maryland, J. Schrader, Eastern Florida State Col., M. Benore, Univ. of Michigan, Dearborn 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Beyond the Bench: Maximizing Graduate/Postdoctoral Training for Non-Research STEM Careers
Minority Affairs Committee Sponsored Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Sydella Blatch, Stevenson Univ.

Chair’s Introduction.

505.1 To Stay (at the Bench) or Go? Determinants of Career Decision-Making in Recent PhD Graduates. K.D. Gibbs, K. Griffin. NCI, NIH and Univ. of Maryland, College Park.

505.2 Finding Your Fit among Career Options with a PhD. R. McGee. Northwestern Univ.