The RCMI CC research community is encouraged to participate in one or more of the RCMI-hosted scientific conferences scheduled for the first quarter of 2014. The events provide opportunities to share in rich scientific dialogue, discover new findings and outcomes, and forge beneficial relationships for future research endeavors. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Continue to visit for future events posted on the RCMI CC Calendar.


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Implementing Interprofessional Collaborations that Achieve Health Equity and Eliminate Health Disparities

Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education is soliciting abstracts for podium and poster presentation. More specifically, we seek scientific and/or informative abstracts that reflect the focus of the conference. The conference, which convenes March 10-12, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, will focus on replicable interprofessional collaborative models and approaches from the clinical, research, and community arenas that integrate all levels of providers to improve health outcomes, eliminate health disparities, and achieve health equity. Selected abstracts will be presented during poster sessions or podium presentations during Concurrent Scientific Sessions. Please review the Abstract Submittal Guidelines before submitting your abstract. Also note that the Abstract Submission Deadline is January 10, 2014.

Abstract Themes

Abstracts are categorized in broad thematic areas. Please note that reviewers have the authority to reassign categories as necessary. Therefore, it is important that you review the following categories before submitting your abstract to ensure optimal results.

  1. Disease Process and Disparities
  2. Health Maintenance / Prevention
  3. Health Services / Policy
  4. Social Determinants of Health
  5. Other

Important Dates

01/10/2014 :: Abstract Submission Deadline

01/31/2014 :: Abstract Selection Deadline

02/10/2014 :: Lodging Discount Deadline

02/10/2014 :: Standard Registration Rate Deadline

03/10/2014 :: Conference Begins

Visit for more information about the Xavier University of Louisiana CMHDRE’s Seventh Health Disparities Conference.

Additional Information:

Download Abstract Submittal Guidelines

Register for the Conference

Visit the Conference Website




10th Annual National Symposium on Prostate Cancer

Clark Atlanta University

March 16–19, 2014

Abstracts are categorized in broad thematic areas. Please note that reviewers have the authority to reassign Speakers include: Dr. Donal Tindall, Dr. Shuk-Mei Ho, Dr. Jennifer Wu, Dr. Sarki Abdulkadir, Dr. Neil Bhowmick, Dr. T. Ming Chu, Dr. Rajvir Dahiya, Dr. Dolores DiVizio, Dr. Michael Freeman, Dr. Lovell Jones, Dr. Susan Kasper, Dr. Rick Kittles, Dr. Natasha Kyprianou, Dr. Ming-Fong Lin, Dr. James Mohler, Dr. Marsha Moses, Dr. Donna Peehl, Dr. Issac Powell, Dr. Camille Ragin, Dr. Gary Schwartz, Dr. ShuYuan Yeh, Dr. Jindan Yu, Dr. Helmut Zarbl, and other invited guests.

Please visit for symposium registration, abstract submission and travel information.


Howard University College of Medicine to Host Inaugural Symposium on Advancing Computational Biology

Submitted by: Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, Howard University The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Howard University College of Medicine will present its inaugural computational biology and bioinformatics symposium entitled: Advancing Computational Biology at Howard University.

WHAT: Advancing Computational Biology @ HU Symposium

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHERE: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2397 Sixth St, NW, Washington, DC 20059

The symposium will highlight the important work performed by the Howard University science community, its partners and affiliates. Participants will include researchers and professionals from the public and private sectors. Presentations will address current activities that provide contemporary computational biology and bioinformatics research in fields including engineering, computational sciences and math. The conference program will include discussions on molecular simulation, molecular recognition, and health equity in the area of big data, cheminformatics, and molecular design. Abstract poster presentations about computational biology, data analysis, molecular formulations, and their significance to the studies of social, behavioral, and biological systems will also take place.

For more information about this topic, please visit or call 202.806.6648.

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Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at


The Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) is a state-of-the-art center equipped with computer hardware, software, and personnel for the support of computational biology and bioinformatics research. The mission of the Howard University Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (CCBB) is to encourage and promote the application of computational approaches to the study of biomedical and disease processes. The application of those research approaches and methods that are at the interface of the biomedical and the physical sciences is of particular interest.

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