CORE C The goal of the Education and Community Outreach Core (Core C) in our UCSF SCCPIR Center renewal proposal is to develop a structured educational outreach and mentoring program that will promote research in reproductive sciences, increase scientific literacy, and engage the San Francisco Bay Area community. To this end, we propose to bring together well-established programs at UCSF (the Science and Educational Partnership (SEP)) and newly established programs initiated in our Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences (Women's Health Undergraduate Research Internship (WHURI)) and the San Francisco State Bridges Program. We will formalize our partnership with these three educational and research programs for disadvantaged high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to provide a formal, intensive summer research experience that will educate and train students in various aspects of reproduction research. To promote community involvement in SCCPIR activities and to promote reproductive science literacy in the Bay Area, we will highlight student research and other UCSF SCCPIR Center research through a variety of media, including public presentations by students and SCCPIR members online publications and blogs for communities served through the educational programs, and active participation in The Bay Area Science Festival. All projects and cores will participate in all Core C activities Coordination of these teaching and community outreach programs under the aegis of Core C will provide a rich cross-generational/educational mentoring and teaching experience, will highlight our passion for basic and translational reproduction research, and will enable the Bay Area community to participate directly in SCCPIR Center activities.
To have a continuous pipeline of students/physicians from diverse backgrounds actively participating in research in reproduction, and to have a scientifically literate population, students at all educational levels and their families, must be engaged, educated, mentored, and inspired. Core C will engage these communities and will promote activities of UCSF's SCCPIR Center through intensive - and fun - summer research in SCCPIR laboratories, and will bring these activities back to the community by having students highlight their research in public forums, online publications, and participating in Bay Area-wide science festival activities.
|Houshdaran, Sahar; Zelenko, Zara; Irwin, Juan C et al. (2014) Human endometrial DNA methylome is cycle-dependent and is associated with gene expression regulation. Mol Endocrinol 28:1118-35|
|Chen, Joseph C; Johnson, Brittni A; Erikson, David W et al. (2014) Seminal plasma induces global transcriptomic changes associated with cell migration, proliferation and viability in endometrial epithelial cells and stromal fibroblasts. Hum Reprod 29:1255-70|
|Lin, Chih-Jen; Koh, Fong Ming; Wong, Priscilla et al. (2014) Hira-mediated H3.3 incorporation is required for DNA replication and ribosomal RNA transcription in the mouse zygote. Dev Cell 30:268-79|
|Romero, Roberto; Dey, Sudhansu K; Fisher, Susan J (2014) Preterm labor: one syndrome, many causes. Science 345:760-5|
|Piltonen, T T; Chen, J; Erikson, D W et al. (2013) Mesenchymal stem/progenitors and other endometrial cell types from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) display inflammatory and oncogenic potential. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:3765-75|
|Judson, Robert L; Greve, Tobias S; Parchem, Ronald J et al. (2013) MicroRNA-based discovery of barriers to dedifferentiation of fibroblasts to pluripotent stem cells. Nat Struct Mol Biol 20:1227-35|
|Afshar, Yalda; Hastings, Julie; Roqueiro, Damian et al. (2013) Changes in eutopic endometrial gene expression during the progression of experimental endometriosis in the baboon, Papio anubis. Biol Reprod 88:44|
|Lin, Chih-Jen; Conti, Marco; Ramalho-Santos, Miguel (2013) Histone variant H3.3 maintains a decondensed chromatin state essential for mouse preimplantation development. Development 140:3624-34|
|Chen, Li; Faire, Mehlika; Kissner, Michael D et al. (2013) Primordial germ cells and gastrointestinal stromal tumors respond distinctly to a cKit overactivating allele. Hum Mol Genet 22:313-27|
|Sachs, Michael; Onodera, Courtney; Blaschke, Kathryn et al. (2013) Bivalent chromatin marks developmental regulatory genes in the mouse embryonic germline inýývivo. Cell Rep 3:1777-84|
Showing the most recent 10 out of 56 publications