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External Advisory Committee and
Steering Committee Meeting

April 19, 2010


Joint program with the
University of Arkansas at
Little Rock (
UALR
) and the
University of Arkansas for
Medical Sciences (
UAMS
)


Conceived in 2002; approved
October 2004, first graduates
in May 2005


Currently
24 students
accepted into program


13 on graduate assistantships
(9 grant funded)


2 working full time


6 starting this Summer/Fall

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AR INBRE Bioinformatics Core

http://bioinformatics.ualr.edu/grad



Participating
faculty


Sixty participants from two universities, four
colleges


Representing more than two dozen departments


Currently considering expansion to incorporate
medical informatics


Through 2009,
13 MS and 5 PhD graduates


78% of graduates are still in Arkansas doing
bioinformatics!


7 more MS and 1 PhD expected to graduate in 2010





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http://bioinformatics.ualr.edu/faculty



MS Graduates


9 continued on into PhD program


1 completed internal medicine residency last May (Austin)


1 pursing biophysics PhD (U Maryland)


1 still managing UAMS DNA Sequencing Facility


1 continued employment in computer science


PhD Graduates


2 working at National Center for Toxicological Research


1 FDA Commissioners Fellow and 1 post
-
doc


2 working at UAMS


1 post
-
doc and 1 working in new Pharmacogenomics Center


1 working at Yale Center for High
-
Throughput Biology




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Founded in 2002; 1
st

two conferences
hosted in Little Rock


Incorporated with
Board of Directors
and Local Chapters;
strong student
emphasis


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Eighth Annual Conference


April 1/2 at Texas A&M



Seventh Annual
Conference


February 19/20 at
Arkansas State University


234 attendees including
132 students


Attendees from 15 US
states and Canada


Including CA, MD, PA,


and SD

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www.MCBIOS.org




Full
-
time Technical
Director and half
-
time administrative
assistant


Core users: 21
faculty and 40
students


Moving to 1600
sqft

of space in new
UALR building in
June 2010

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http://bioinformatics.ualr.edu/mbc



Wednesday
Lunch
Seminars


Feb 24


xNix

File Guru


Mar


3



HTML Forms
and CGI Basics


Mar 10

Perl Library
Examples (1)


Mar 31
Perl Library
Examples (2)


Apr


7



HTML Forms
and CGI Basics


Apr 28


xNix

File Guru


Friday afternoon
Laptop
Workshops


Feb 26


Intro to Perl


Mar 12
R Statistical
Programming


Apr


2



Systems with
Bioperl

and
MySQL


Apr 16


NCBI
eUtils

Web Services


Apr 30


From Zero to
Hero: Learn to Publish
Perl

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Continue supporting
Bioinformatics Graduate
Program


Continue supporting
MCBIOS


Continue strong
workshop

offerings


Continue national/international
outreach


ISCB Education Committee


ISCB Affiliates Committee


Network of IDeA
-
funded Core Laboratories


Participation in regional/national NCRR programs


New collaboration with
Jackson State University

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May:


week
-
long, intensive,
workshop

on LAMP (Linux, Apache, mySQL, and Perl) by UALR
MBC Technical Director and several BINF graduate students
at JSU
and work with students on
individual, bioinformatics
-
related projects.


June:


JSU Bioinformatics Research Associate and four MS/advanced undergraduate students
at
UALR
to work on
individual research projects
.


Tutorials will be offered at this time as needed.


September:


MBC Technical Director returns to
JSU

to conduct
training

on the R Statistical
Analysis package during the 3
-
5pm weekday timeslots and to consult with students on their
projects earlier in the day.


After new EIT building opened,
online workshops

for JSU, other RCMIs, and INBRE PUIs.

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The UAMS CTSA supports

these efforts at UALR:

(1)
Design, implement, and
evaluate
information
quality management
processes

for translational
research

(2)
Develop


collaboration
tools and systems
for
biomedical researchers

(3)
Develop a
short course
entitled
Data Quality
Issues and Solutions in
Clinical Translational
Research


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Little Rock Central High School Junior
Ms. Kamakshi L.
Duvvuru recently presented her year
-
two results for

Bioinformatic Identification of Novel Protein Domains
” at
the
Central Arkansas Regional Science Fair
. The partial
results are from a planned three
-
year project
under the
direction of Mr. Roger Hall
, Technical Director of the
MidSouth Bioinformatics Center at UALR. Ms. Duvvuru was
awarded
1
st

Place for Senior Division Computer Science
on
her way to
1
st

Place Overall

and
the first Arkansas invitation
to the 2010 International Science Fair

in San Jose, CA this
May. Additionally, Ms. Duvvuru won the
Army
Math/Computer Science Award
,
Intel Excellence in
Computer Science Award
, and a
UALR Excellence in
Information or Computing Aw
ard. Ms. Duvvuru is currently
being considered for the NIH Summer Internship Program in
Biomedical Research, and plans to complete her project
before entering the Siemens Competition in Math, Science &
Technology as a Senior in December 2010.