Innovation Cubed
MCubed is proudly based in the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), and is part of the Third Century Initiative, launched by the offices of the President and Provost.

Program Schedule

October 9, 2014 / Rackham Auditorium, Michigan League, and Alumni Center

A PDF of the schedule is also available.

8:00amCheck-in and Coffee (Rackham Lobby)
9:00amWelcome (Rackham Auditorium)
Jack Hu, Interim Vice President for Research
9:30amKeynote (Rackham Auditorium)
Mark Schlissel, President, University of Michigan
10:00amThe MCubed Difference, Part 1 (Rackham Auditorium)
Short, powerful talks in the spirit of TED.
  • Novel Treatments for Infected Hemodialysis Catheters
  • Building a Bigger Broader Creative Class
  • Supercharging Macrophages to Resolve Lung Inflammation
  • Neural Coherence at Rest and During Language Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Active Classroom
11:00amThe MCubed Difference, Part 2 (Rackham Auditorium) More TED-like talks, guaranteed to engage you.
  • Transdisciplinary Discovery to Benefit Detroit Neighborhoods and Freshwater Resources
  • The Role of Facebook in Everyday Life
  • Bringing Gentler Treatments for Metastatic Cancer Therapy to Light
  • Take a Nature Pill for Better Wellbeing
  • Global Trade, Global Pollution, Global Health Impact
11:50amBoxed Lunches and Networking (Tent on Ingalls Mall)
Lunches in MI League for all poster presenters
12:15pmPoster Session
(Michigan League Ballroom, Vandenberg Room and Michigan Room)
A great opportunity to glimpse the innovations of more than 150 cubes in a high-energy collaborative setting. Strolling dessert bar included!
In the Ballroom:
  • Auditory, Visual, and Sensory Systems
  • Brain Function and Mental Health
  • Cancer
  • Disease
  • Genetics
  • Healthcare
  • Pharma and Drug Delivery
  • Humans, Machines, Technology
  • Muscles, Organs, Bones, and Limbs
  • Women’s and Children’s Health
In the Michigan Room:
  • Social Media, Data, Networks
  • Sustainability, Water, Environment
In the Vandenberg Room:
  • Education, Language, Culture, Arts
  • Law, Business, Policy, Economy
  • The Molecule
2:15pmCubes in the Spotlight (Michigan League and Alumni Center)
Data, Networks, Informatics—Hussey Room, Michigan League
2:15 Building Translation Networks at Michigan
2:35 Linking Social Media and Surveys: Processes and Tools
2:55 Mining Social Media Data for the Patterns of Spatiotemporal Dissemination of Health-related Information and Concerns
3:15 Big Data in Astronomy: U-M Astroinformatics Group
3:35 Ontology Development and Applications for Clinical and Translational Science
3:55 Dyadic Bayesian Discrete Choice Models, applied to Web-Based Network Data
Cancer—Henderson Room, Michigan League
2:15 Antimicrobial Peptides as Anticancer Agents
2:35 ALDH inhibitors as cancer differentiation therapy
2:55 Radiation therapy treatment plan optimization for liver cancer
3:15 Finding Nessy: Unlocking the secrets of the dormant monster within its nest
3:35 All-in-one Detection of T Cells—Specificity, Phenotype, and Function
Treatments, Medical Technology, Healthcare—Koessler Rm, Michigan League
2:15 Maternal Feeding Project
2:35 Reducing effort through an augmented lower limb prostheses
2:55 Performance Evaluation in Organ Transplantation: Beyond Case Mix Adjustment
3:15 Targeted Nanoparticle Based Medicine: Inhibiting glioma invasion using targeted nanoparticles
3:35 Adherence to HIV-Care among Ugandan Adolescents
Education, Society, Development—Alumni Center Founders Room AB
2:15 Catalyzing Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Studying the Impact of MCubed on Researchers and Research
2:35 Does Capacity Constrain Student Success in Higher Education?
2:55 Digital Humanities Approaches to Popular Periodicals: Quantifying Reading Trends with Time Series Analysis
3:15 Unintended Consequences of Technology in Development
3:35 Prison Creative Arts Project Image Archive
3:55 Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible
Water, Environment, Climate—Alumni Center Founders Room CD
2:15 Hydraulic Fracturing of Shales: Water Contamination Risks, Treatment Options, and Fate of Fracking Fluids
2:35 Tracking water and biodiversity resources in the Great Lakes
2:55 A mathematical, scientific and measurement framework for the assessment of water balance and water quality
3:15 The Drinking Water Microbiome and Human Health
3:35 Climate and Air Quality Impacts of Greenhouse Gases and Atmospheric Particles in Northern Michigan
3:55 Dust in Sea Ice: A Source of Nutrients and Climate Change
4:30pmClosing Reception (Tent on Ingalls Mall)
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