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Events for November 24, 2014

  • Repeating EventSWE Starts With Me!

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Student Organizations

    University Calendar

    SWE would like to cordially invite you to participate in our first annual SWE Starts With Me this November!

    1. Bring a friend to a SWE event!
    2. Invite your friend to be a SWE member!
    3. Once they become a member, complete this form.
    4. Both you and your friend are entered into our Grand SWE Raffle!
    5. The more friends you convert, the more times your name is entered into the Grand SWE Raffle!

    The Grand Prize of the Growing the Community Contest will be a FREE trip to SWE's Regional Conference next Spring - including access to an exclusive Career Fair and career development workshops. Other raffle prizes include: Gift Cards, SWE swag and Company Swag!

    Any member that successfully grows the Community by 10 members will AUTOMATICALLY receive a FREE trip to the Regional Conference

    Become a member of SWE!

    Want to become a National member of SWE? If you are a member, you will be able to attend all of our chapter's huge networking events (Professional Development Night, Fall Evening with Industry), our Membership Appreciation Days and Members Retreat in addition to getting the National benefits (applying for scholarships, and attending Regional and National Conference.) If you are interested, please sign up for the SWE National Membership (USC Chapter) online at http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/membership and then send a copy of your membership receipt to Maisie Gwynne at mgwynne@usc.edu.

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Society of Women Engineers Society of Women Engineers

  • Repeating EventMeet USC: Admission Presentation, Campus Tour, & Engineering Talk

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014

    Viterbi School of Engineering Undergraduate Admission

    Receptions & Special Events

    This half day program is designed for prospective freshmen and family members. Meet USC includes an information session on the University and the Admission process; a student led walking tour of campus and a meeting with us in the Viterbi School. Meet USC is designed to answer all of your questions about USC, the application process and financial aid. Reservations are required for Meet USC. This program occurs twice, once at 8:30 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. Please visit http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/firstyear/prospective/meetusc_sw.html to check availability and make an appointment. Be sure to list an Engineering major as your "intended major" on the webform!

    Location: Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) - USC Admission Office

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

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    Posted By: Viterbi Admission

  • Seminars in Biomedical Engineering

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM

    Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Sanjeev Shroff , Chair of the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh

    Talk Title: Relaxin: Cardiovascular Actions and Therapeutic Potential

    Sanjeev G. Shroff, Ph.D.
    Distinguished Professor of and Gerald McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering; Professor of Medicine
    University of Pittsburgh

    Relaxin, a 6-kDa peptide hormone in the insulin-relaxin superfamily, has important vascular actions that include potent vasodilation and anti-fibrotic effects. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave relaxin “breakthrough status” in 2013 and Cleveland Clinic named relaxin as one of the Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014. Much of our knowledge of relaxin has stemmed from investigations of maternal vascular adaptations to pregnancy. With the discovery of local tissue expression and function of relaxin and relaxin receptor in non-pregnant females and males, relaxin has become even more important in the context of the cardiovascular system. This presentation will focus on discussing our relaxin-related work over the past decade, covering basic physiology to potential therapeutic applications: (1) Although our original focus was on relaxin’s vascular actions in the context of pregnancy (Endocrinology 145:3289-3296, 2004; Endocrinology 147:5126-5131, 2006), we made a surprising discovery that relaxin’s vascular actions are not confined to females; males respond equally robustly (J. Appl. Physiol. 98:1013-1020, 2005). Furthermore, relaxin-induced vascular geometric remodeling, and not compositional remodeling, contributes to increased vascular passive compliance under physiological conditions (J. Appl. Physiol. 111: 260-271, 2011; Curr. Hypertens. Rep. 13:409-420, 2011). (2) We provided the first evidence for local relaxin ligand-receptor expression and function in arteries (FASEB J. 20:2352-2362, 2006). (3) We have been examining relaxin’s cardiac actions and therapeutic potential in the context of two pathologies: relaxin-induced left atrial remodeling and suppression of atrial fibrillation (Circ. Res. 113:313-321, 2013) and relaxin-induced left ventricular remodeling and associated functional benefits in the setting of diastolic dysfunction (unpublished data). The cardiovascular actions of relaxin, especially potent systemic and renal vasodilation and potential for improving renal function, were the bases for recent clinical trials (Pre-RELAX-AHF and RELAX-AHF) examining relaxin’s therapeutic efficacy in the setting of acute heart failure.

    Biography: http://www.engineering.pitt.edu/SanjeevShroff/
    Host: Norberto Grzywacz

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 122

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Mischalgrace Diasanta

  • USC Graduate Engineering Information Session

    Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    Viterbi School of Engineering Graduate Admission

    Workshops & Infosessions

    The University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, a top ranked graduate engineering program by U.S News and World Report, is located Los Angeles and offers Master's and Doctoral programs in a variety of engineering disciplines. Join us for an information session and Q&A to learn about the academic programs available, application criteria, and scholarships.

    Register to attend

    Location: ONLINE EVENT

    Audiences: Students with a background in engineering, math or science are welcome to attend.

    Posted By: Laura Hartman