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GAP Funded Faculty, CORNET and PostDoc Research Talk Series   

Wednesday, March 31 | 12:00 - 1:00PM CDT | Materials Science and Nanophotonics

Speaker: Dr. Thang Hoang

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Monday, April 12 | 12:00 - 1:00PM CDT | Quantitative Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Image Processing & Analysis; Data Modeling & Extraction; Medical Imaging and Physics; Iron & Fat Quantification

Speaker: Dr. Aaryani Sajja

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Friday, April 23 | 12:00 - 1:00PM CDT | Analysis and characterization of bioactive lipids (lysophosphatidic acid, sphingosine 1-phosphate, and phosphatidic acid) and their roles in human biochemistry and disease

Speaker: Dr. Daniel Baker

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Tuesday, May 4 | 12:00 - 12:30PM CDT | Continental lithosphere formation and evolution, Intraplate Seismicity, Induced Seismicity, Rupture Dynamics

Speaker: Dr. Erin Cunningham

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Thursday, May 6 | 12:00 - 12:30PM CDT | Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis, Organic Chemistry, Synthesis

Speaker: Dr. Timothy Brewster

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Tuesday, May 11 | 12:00 - 1:00PM CDT | Experimental materials physicist with a focus on synthesis, characterization, and understanding of bulk and surface properties of nanomaterials including aerogels

Speaker: Dr. Firouzeh Sabri

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Tuesday, May 18 |  12:00 - 12:30PM CDT | Conditions that affect heavy metal uptake in drinking water systems and assesses the risks to recommend corrective actions

Speaker: Dr. Dave DeSimone

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Thursday, May 28 | 12:00 - 12:30PM CDT | Teachers Meaning-Making Process of Yoga as an Embodied Self-Regulation Tool: The High School Yoga Mat Study

Speaker: Dr. Paige Pirkey

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Previous Events 

GAP Funded Faculty, CORNET and PostDoc Research Talk Series

CORNET Series | February 9, 2020

Identifying Areas of Geographical Inequalities in COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality through Mapping of Spread of Confirmed Cases and Deaths across Disadvantaged Areas in Tennessee | Speaker: Dr. Angela Antipova

CORNET Series |Tuesday, February 16

Host Genes, Immune Response and Susceptibility/Resistance to SARS-CoV2 | Speaker: Dr. Xiaohua Huang

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CORNET Series | Friday, February 19

Determination of inflammatory and fibrotic markers in SARS-CoV2 infected macrophages and fibroblasts | Speaker: Dr. Brandt Pence

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CORNET Series | Tuesday, March 16

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Racial, Gender, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Access to Care and Health Outcomes Among Patients with Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions | Speaker: Dr. Aram Dobalian

CORNET Series | Tuesday, March 23 

Epigenetic association with lung function impairment and proposed study on epigenetic causality | Speaker: Dr. Yu-Sheng Lee


Telehealth for Vulnerable Populations

Webinar Series | June 2020

Learn how leading clinicians are using the latest technology to remotely serve their patients at home. Join us for a series of free, one hour webinars designed to instruct healthcare professionals, clinicians, and leaders of community-based organizations through the intricacies of enabling telehealth remote home visits.

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Interview Series

The FedEx Institute of Technology sits down with the cutting-edge researchers on the University of Memphis campus and industry leaders in the midsouth to answer 5 questions about their research, work, and experiences.