The Fogarty HIV-associated TB Training Program is offering a 3-day interactive workshop from 25 to 27 January 2019 at the Faculty of Health Sciences. The three-day program will include presentations on writing grant applications and scientific manuscripts. A substantial component of the program will be dedicated to reviewing draft grant applications or scientific papers submitted by the attendees.
Venue: Frances Ames, Barnard Fuller Building, Faculty of Health Sciences
Presenters: Roy Zent MB.BcH, MMed, PhD: Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine – Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee Ambra Pozzi, PhD: Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine , Nashville, Tennessee.
UCT based, limited to 20 participants
Researchers who submit a draft manuscript or grant application of minimum 10 pages
Preference will be given to researchers in HIV-TB field but applications are encouraged from researchers in other fields
Applicants must be prepared to give a PowerPoint presentation of their project
Applicants will receive material to review 2 weeks ahead of the workshop
Minimum 10-page draft grant application or manuscript must be sent to the faculty by 7January 2019
REVISED Deadline for applications: Wednesday 12 December 2018
Biographies of faculty:
Roy Zent MBCHB, MMed, PhD graduated from Wits University with his primary degree and completed his registrar training at UCT. He obtained a PhD from the University of Toronto and undertook a fellowship in cell biology and biochemistry at Scripps Research Institute. He went on faculty at Vanderbilt Medical Center in 2000 and has remained there. He has risen through the ranks to become the Vice Chair of Medicine.
He has been federally funded for 18 years and runs a basic science group that studies how cells interact with extracellular matrix. He has a large research group and has served, including being chair, of multiple study sections including the NIH, the American Heart Association and the American Society of Nephrology. His studies are currently supported by both NIH and Department of Veterans Affairs funding.
Dr Zent has over 150 manuscripts and has trained over 50 trainees of all levels. He is considered a world authority in his fields of expertise and has chaired multiple large scientific conferences. He has also served on the editorial board of multiple journals and has reviewed for some of the most highly cited medical and scientific publications.
Ambra Pozzi, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr Pozzi received a Master's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Milan and a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of Florence, Italy. After receiving postdoctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, Dr Pozzi joined the Division of Nephrology at Vanderbilt University in 2000.
She is currently the Associate Director of the Vanderbilt Center for Matrix Biology, the Vanderbilt O’Brien Kidney Center, the Vanderbilt Center for Kidney Disease, and a Senior Research Career Scientist at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Moreover, she is the Associate Director of the graduate program of the Medical Scientist Training Program at Vanderbilt.
Dr Pozzi oversees an active research laboratory looking at how matrix receptors regulate collagen homeostasis in kidney injury and at identifying new targets for anti-fibrotic therapy. She has published more than 130 publications including peer-reviewed articles, invited reviews, and book chapters. Her studies are currently supported by both NIH (R01, P30) and VA (Merit Review) funding.
Dr Pozzi has served on numerous NIH, DOD, AHA and VA study sections and has participated in the organisation of national and International meetings including the American Society of Matrix Biology and the American Society of Nephrology meetings. She is currently a reviewer editor for Matrix Biology and eLIFe and is on the editorial board of Kidney International.