BMI Weekly News- April 26, 2021

BMI Weekly News                                                          

April 26, 2021 


•  Congratulations to the Theis and Gomez-Lopez labs who published a review in Critical Reviews in Microbiology titled Sneathiaan emerging pathogen in female reproductive disease and adverse perinatal outcomes. In it, they review the methods used for the diagnosis of Sneathia infections, its virulence mechanisms, its sensitivity to antibiotics, and its roles in bacterial vaginosis, chorioamnionitis, PPROM, sPTL, stillbirth, maternal and neonatal sepsis, HIV infection, and cervical cancer. The review can be found here: 

• From President Wilson - vaccination incentive for students: 

• Call for 2021 SOM Award Nominations due Friday, May 21, 2021:   

Events This Week:  

• BMI Seminar: Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm has been CANCELLED

This week's seminar speaker, Dr. Chunyu Wang, had to cancel his seminar because of a family emergency. Please note that we will have an IFG Seminar on May 4 and our last BMI seminar for this Winter 2021 term will be on May 11.  The speaker will be Dr. Aaron Ralby from the UK. Please be sure to join the seminar that day for a different kind of talk. 

• Immunology Focus Group Seminar: Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

SpeakerZhibin Chen, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Director, Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 

Title: Autoimmunity and Cancer” 

Host: Dr. Qing-Sheng Mi, for further information (313) 876-1017 

Sponsored by: The Office of Vice President for Research, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Henry Ford Health System

Join from the meeting link 


Upcoming Events: 

• Next Immunology Focus Group Seminar: Speaker, Dr. Andrew Lipchik, Postdoctoral Fellow,  

Department of Genetics, Stanford University on Tuesday, May 4, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

Title: “The IgG antibody paradox in insulin resistance: pathogenic and therapeutic” 

Meeting ID: 981 1622 4259

Hosted by: Kang Chen, Ph.D. Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine Wayne State University 

Sponsored by: The Office of Vice President for Research, Wayne State University, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Henry Ford Health System 

• Next BMI Seminar: Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 11:30am – 12:30pm via Zoom 

Speaker: Aaron Ralby, Ph.D., Founder/Director, Linguisticator Ltd, Cambridge and CEO Lynxeus, UK 

Title: “Activating Advanced Recall through Memory Palaces” 

Host: Dr. Matt Jackson  

Zoom Link: 

Meeting ID: 910 5516 1087 

Passcode: 313007 

Coronavirus Info:   

•  Website:    

▫ Campus Health Center – Coronavirus: COVID-19 – Recent updates:   

▫ WS students, faculty and staff eligible for COVID-19 testing for no out-of-pocket charge: COVID-19 Testing 

▫ Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine: COVID-19 Vaccine Facts     

▫ Warrior Safe Training:  

▫ Campus Daily Screener:  

▫ Medical Campus operations:  

▫ Campus screener/follow-up process:    

•  Domestic and International Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Travel During COVID-19 | CDC 

•  Complete SOM guidelines:     

•  COVID-19 SOM return guidelines pdf:  

Links (as embedded in items above): 

•   WXYZ-TV Channel 7 – Spotlight on the News:  

•  President Roy Wilson – extended suspension of on-campus activities through the end of the semester, effective through April 26, 2021.   

•  Campus Health Center – Facts about the Covid-19 Vaccine   

•  Domestic & International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic:  

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