Conferences, Meetings and Events


MT INBRE Orientation 2014

Friday, November 7, 2014

Baxter Hotel Ballroom, 105 W. Main, Bozeman

9:30 AM to 2:45 PM

Meeting Agenda


Parking space can be found in the Bridger Park Garage located on Mendenhall St., one block to the north of Main St. A map and more information about downtown parking can be found at: You may submit your parking receipt for reimbursement.


Lodging and travel reimbursements

The Montana INBRE Office will cover mileage, meals en route and lodging for up to 2 nights in Bozeman.


Montana INBRE Room Block

Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman
2023 Commerce Way
Phone: (406) 582-9200 by Oct. 13, 2014

Montana INBRE will pay the hotel directly for your room and tax. Lodging at other locations will be reimbursed up to $86/night upon submission of a receipt. Reimbursement forms will be available at the meeting for your meals and mileage.


By Oct. 31, we ask that you email the name(s) and email addresses, of the person(s) attending the meeting to This will ensure that we provide sufficient Orientation materials, and an appropriate amount of food for breaks and lunch.



MT INBRE Network Research and Training Symposium

SymposiumApril 13 - 15, 2014

Montana State University-Bozeman


Rooms are available at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bozeman. Please call the hotel at 406-582-9900 to make your reservation and ask for the “Montana INBRE” room block.  Reservations must be made by 3/21/14 to secure the room block rate. Montana INBRE will pay for room and taxes, but if your reservation is made after 3/21/14 or at a different hotel, you can be reimbursed up to $83/night plus taxes with submission of a paid receipt.



Travel reimbursements

Montana INBRE will reimburse mileage with submission of a completed W-9 and reimbursement request (available at the Symposium).



Parking hangtags will be available at the parking kiosk at MSU for the Tuesday morning poster session. All other Symposium events will not require paid parking.


Symposium agenda and locations

All Montana INBRE investigators and students are encouraged to attend!




Speaker Bios


Essentials for a Successful Graduate School Application

A panel presentation at MSU-Bozeman. Students may attend either of two sessions: Jan. 15 (Wed.), 12:00-1:00 PM, Strand Union Building, Room 233; OR Jan. 16 (Thurs.), 12:00-1:00 PM, Strand Union Building, Room 233.


Click here for the event flyer!


American Indigenous Research Conference

Montana INBRE helped sponsor the first Conference of the American Indigenous Research Association, October 11-12, 2013, at Salish Kootenai College. The Association has posted a report of the conference, along with photos, on their website at:


CONFERENCE VIDEOS: Videos of the conference presentations are on Youtube as unlisted links. The links are on the report page at the website ( and on the AIRA Facebook page. The Association thanks Frank Tyro of Salish Kootenai College, who videotaped and edited every presentation, and uploaded each to Youtube.


GRADUATE STUDENTS: An online discussion and mutual support group for grad students who are using Indigenous research methods in their work has been started. To find out more or get involved, contact the association for more information.



Third Biennial Western Regional IDeA Scientific Conference

Honolulu, Hawaii

October 6 - 8, 2013


This conference is for IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program participants from Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming.


Please visit the conference website for more information!


MT INBRE Network Research and Training Symposium

April 17 - 19, 2013

Montana State University-Bozeman

Click here to register!

Click here to view the Symposium agenda!

Parking map and map of the Student Union Building (SUB).

Click here for travel reimbursement for and for the W-9.



Oral Health Research among Indigenous Australians

Dr. Lisa Jamieson

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

12:00 - 1:00pm

EPS 126, MSU-Bozeman

Lunch will be served


Dr. Jamieson is with the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide School of Dentistry, Adelaide, Australia.


This talk was videotaped. Click here to watch and listen:



MT INBRE Network Research and Training Symposium

April 18 - 20, 2012

Montana State University-Bozeman

Click here to view the Symposium agenda!

These three PowerPoints are slides from Dr. Julie Baldwin's presentations at the Symposium:






NIH, NIGMS Fourth Biennial National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence (NISBRE) 2012

June 25 - 27, 2012, Washington, DC


Abstract deadline: April 17, 2012

Travel award application deadline: April 20, 2012

Earlybird Registration deadline: May 17, 2012

Hotel block rate deadline: May 24, 2012, or earlier if sold out


Click here for the NISBRE 2012 draft agenda.


Click here for the NISBRE 2012 website to see all Symposium information including abstract submission and registration.



Health Disparities and the Stress Hypothesis

Friday, February 10, 2012

Talk 12:00 - 1:00pm

Plant Biosciences Building Room 108


Dr. R. Jay Turner

Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University


Dr. Turner's current research study on Health Disparities and the Stress Hypothesis is funded by the National Institute on Aging and OBSSR. The study approaches health disparities from a lifespan perspective in an effort to understand potentially modifiable social factors implicated in racial and socioeconomic status health disparities.


Dr. Turner has earned numerous awards and honors during his career including the 2009 Distinguished Research Professor Award while the Marie E. Cowart Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology at Florida State University. A past Chair of the Medical Sociology section of the American Sociological Association, he has been honored with the Leo G. Reader Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Medical Sociology in 2002 and the Lifetime Scholarly Contribution in Mental Health Award from the American Sociological Association in 1998.


Click here to view YouTube recording of Dr. Turner's talk.

Click here to view slides from Dr. Turner's talk.



Regenerative Engineering of the Musculoskeletal System

Friday, November 4, 2011
Reception with complimentary appetizers, 6:45 p.m., Lobby, Museum of the Rockies
Talk to begin at 7:30 p.m., Hager Auditorium, Museum of the Rockies


Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut Health Center


Dr. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Director of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering and the Van Dusen Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Surgery.

He previously served as the University of Connecticut Health Center's Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Prior to his arrival at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Dr. Laurencin was the Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia, as well as the Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief at the University of Virginia Health System. In addition, he was designated as a University Professor at the University of Virginia, one of the university's most prestigious titles, and held professorships in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Dr. Laurencin is an expert in shoulder and knee surgery and an international leader in tissue engineering research. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons, is widely published in scholarly journals and holds more than 20 U.S. patents.

President Obama named Dr. Laurencin a 2009 winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence, awarded to science, math and engineering mentors. Additionally, Dr. Laurencin was recently honored by Scientific American Magazine as one of the top 50 innovators for his groundbreaking technological work in the regeneration of knee tissue. He was also recently named among "100 Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era" by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and is the 2009 winner of the Pierre Galletti Award, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's highest honor. Dr. Laurencin was the first to receive the University of Connecticut School of Medicine's student body "Leaders in Medicine" award.


Among his many national responsibilities, Dr. Laurencin has served as Speaker of the House of the National Medical Association, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of the National Medical Association's W. Montague Cobb Health Institute. He has been a member of the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Science Advisory Board for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He currently sits on the National Science Foundation's Engineering Directorate Advisory Committee.


This event is co-sponsored by the Molecular Biosciences Program at MSU and Montana INBRE.


Historical Trauma: Examining Implications for Health and Wellbeing among American Indian Tribes

A Colloquium at MSU-Bozeman

September 19, 2011


Click here for more colloquium details and PowerPoint slides of the presentations


Social Science Speaker Series

Click here for more information on this presentation and past speakers in the series.




Administrative Core Meeting: Meets second Tuesday of each month, 8:30 am - 10:00 am


Café Scientifique


Click for information on upcoming and past Cafés Scientifiques.


Western Region COBRE/INBRE Conference 2009

Click here for archived information.