BMI Weekly News- September 20, 2021

BMI Weekly News 

September 20, 2021 


BMI Retreat: The 2021 BMI retreat will be held Friday, September 24, from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. 

The meeting will be held in Margherio Conference Center, which is connected to the Scott Hall dining room, and is large enough for appropriate social distancing.  The meeting will be accessible electronically for those unable to attend in person.  Lunch will be provided. Detailed participation information will be communicated by the end of the day tomorrow (Tuesday Sept. 21)

Events This Week:  

• BMI Seminar: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 

Speaker, Katherine Gurdziel, Ph.D., Director, Bioinformatics, Genome Science Core, Wayne State University 

Title: “Bioinformatics at the Genome Sciences Core” 

Zoom link:   

Meeting ID: 974 4661 8432  

Passcode: 128440 

Hosted by: Dr. Robert Akins  

• BMI Journal Club 

Speaker, Madison Walton 

Title: Into the unknown: Identifying Vibrio cholerae colonization factors in the zebrafish natural host 

Room 2268 Scott Hall 12:30 Monday, Sept. 27 


Upcoming Event: 

• BMI Seminar: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 11:30 am 

Speaker, A. Oveta Fuller, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan School of Medicine 

Title: “From Milkmaids to mRNA: Equipping Trusted Messengers to Effectively Implement Disease Prevention and Control” 

Zoom Link:  

Meeting ID: 927 3314 6619 

Passcode: 193180 

Hosted by: Taylor Vensko, BMI Students  


Return to Campus:   

• Message from Vice Dean, Thane Peterson:Return to campus. Regarding items, Proof of Vaccination, Exceptions and COVID-19 Related Information, School of Medicine Return to Campus, and University Six-Month Flexible Work Arrangement Program. Message from Thane Peterson    

• For Latest Updates and Information; or Warrior Safe is Warrior Strong - School of Medicine - Wayne State University 

• From the Office of the President: VACCINE MANDATE FOR ALL CAMPUS. Masks are now required in all campus buildings for all individuals.  Click link for information: 

• Students  

• EmployeesGuide for employees - Human Resources - Wayne State University  

◦  Faculty & Staff Learning & Support Resources:  

• Everyone must complete the Campus Daily Screener Campus Daily Screener - Wayne State University  

before coming to campus. All visitors and guests must complete the Guest Campus Screener Guest Campus Screener - Wayne State University.  

◦ Masks are required indoors for all individuals. Click link for full information: 

• Campus Health Center (CHC) – The COVID-19 Vaccine:  

The COVID-19 Vaccine - Campus Health Center ( 

• Information on the COVID-19 VaccinesVaccines for COVID-19 | CDC 

• To schedule a vaccine appointment, click on link:  

Links (as embedded in items above): 

• Message from Vice Dean, Thane Peterson:   

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