Transformations in Translational Neuroscience
BHI Faculty Candidate Seminars- Motivational Neuroscience
"Dissecting Brain Circuitries Involved in Emotion, Motivation and Addiction". David Barker, NIDA Intramural Program, MD.
Piscataway Seminar: Thurs, Oct 19th, 2017: 12 noon, School of Public Health, Room 3B (3rd floor), 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway.
Newark Seminar: Fri, Oct 20th, 2017: 12 Noon, NJMS, MSB, H609b, 185 S. Orange Ave, Newark.
BHI Faculty Candidate Seminars- Imaging
"Functional MRI of Thalamocortical and Arousal Circuitry Using Multi-Band Multi-Echo EPI". Prantik Kundu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology and Psychiatry, Chief, Section on Functional Neuroimaging Methods, Chief, ANALYZE Image Analysis Section, Translational and Molecular Imaging Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY. Tuesday, Oct 24th, 2017: 12 noon, School of Public Health, Room 3B (3rd floor), 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway.
Fifth Annual Conference on Urban Mental Health- The Opioid Crisis
Friday, November 3rd, 2017. 7.30 AM to 3 PM. Rutgers Medical Science Building, Auditorium B-552, 185 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103. Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Department of Psychiatry is very excited to announce the Fifth Annual Conference on Urban Mental Health at The Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. This year we are focusing on the Opioid Crisis, which is devastating our communities. A panel of experts will discuss the most recent developments in the field, from the complexities of the neurobiology of the addictive process to breakthrough medical and psychosocial approaches (including a practicum on mindfulness and resilience) for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders. Physicians who attend the conference (and complete an online module) will be certified to prescribe buprenorphine. For Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants, this course and online module will count as 8 hours toward your required 24 hours of training. We’d love to see you on November 3. Registration price includes breakfast, snacks & lunch. Contact Hours/CEs are available based on attendance of program and completing required forms. More information and register Here.
BHI Plenary Seminar
Thursday, Nov 16, 2017, 12 PM - 1 PM, Aidekman Seminar room, 197 University Ave, Newark, NJ. "Linking Brains to Machines: From Basic Science to Neurological Neurorehabilitation". Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, MD, PhD, Duke School of Medicine Professor in Neuroscience, Depts. of Neurobiology, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychology and Neuroscience, Co-Director, Duke Center for Neuroengineering.
Abstract: In this talk, I will describe how state-of-the-art research on brain-machine interfaces makes it possible for the brains of primates to interact directly and in a bi-directional way with mechanical, computational and virtual devices without any interference of the body muscles or sensory organs. I will review a series of recent experiments using real-time computational models to investigate how ensembles of neurons encode motor information. These experiments have revealed that brain-machine interfaces can be used not only to study fundamental aspects of neural ensemble physiology, but they can also serve as an experimental paradigm aimed at testing the design of novel neuroprosthetic devices. I will also describe evidence indicating that continuous operation of a closed-loop brain machine interface, which utilizes a robotic arm as its main actuator, can induce significant changes in the physiological properties of neural circuits in multiple motor and sensory cortical areas. This research raises the hypothesis that the properties of a robot arm, or other neurally controlled tools, can be assimilated by brain representations as if they were extensions of the subject's own body.
Live webcast to Room H609, MSB, New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Ave, Newark; Room 3B, School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway; VA-East Orange; Kessler, West Orange; Rutgers-Camden.