Agenda for March P30 CDAR Meeting


Host:         Core A, Dr. Xiang-Qun (Sean) Xie, Dr. Lirong Wang, and Dr. Zhiwei Feng

Place:        Salk Hall, Room 458

Date and Time:       Monday, March 21, 2016, 2:30 – 5:30 pm


2:30 – 2:40 pm    General Business for CDAR (Dr. Xie, Dr. Bahar, Dr. Xing, and Dr. Wu)


2:40 – 4:50 pm    Core A Monthly Report Update

Dr. Michael Zemaitis      (Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, UPitt)                     Title of presentation: “The Current National and State-Wide Landscape of Medical                                                                   Cannabis”                    Time: 45 min Talk + 15 min Q&A [2:40 – 3:40 pm] Dr. LiRong Wang (Assistant Professor, School of Pharmacy, UPitt).                    Title of presentation: “Utilizing transcriptional data for brain disease and drug research.”                    Time: 20 min Talk + 10 min Q&A [3:40 – 4:10 pm] Ziheng Hu, MS (Graduate Student, School of Pharmacy, UPitt).               Title of presentation: “Big data” type data mining effect of anti-hypertensive and anti-diabetic drugs on cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients”                   Time: 15 min Talk + 5 min Q&A [4:10 – 4:30 pm] Yan Zhang, BS (Graduate Student, School of Pharmacy, UPitt)               Title of presentation: “Mathematical Model of Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2                                                              Endocytosis and Trafficking”                   Time: 15 min Talk + 5 min Q&A [4:30 – 4:50 pm]  

4:50 – 5:30 pm       CDAR Scientific Committee Meeting (Xie, Bahar, Xing, Wu, Wang, and McGuire)

  1. Discussion of “New Opportunities and Potential for New Big Data Innovation (BDI)

in Brain”

  1. Other Business for CDAR Center
  2. Next monthly meeting
  3. Other issues