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Upcoming Events

June 15-16, 2022

CERCH is honored to host the Baltimore Trauma Summit at the Baltimore Convention Center, a free, two-day event sparking collaboration between community leaders, city officials, scientists and healthcare providers on the neurobiology of trauma. The summit will highlight efforts in Baltimore to buffer the impact of trauma, as well as applying science to the effect of toxic stress on health. 

  • Day 1: Community Impact
  • Day 2: The Biology of Trauma

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Past Events

May 30, 2019

CERCH welcomed neuroscientist and artist Greg Dunn, PhD to unveil his recent work depicting the developmentally different brain. An exquisite representation of the positive and negative experiences we are all exposed to throughout our lifespan, converge to influence our brain development and ultimately our mental health. 

To view more of Greg Dunn's unique neuroscience inspired artwork, visit his website:

May 23, 2019

Family Night at Callaway celebrated the achievements of our first group of Reading on the Brain students at Baltimore City elementary school, testing their knowledge and awarding their dedication to the program, while encouraging community participation and raising awareness of the importance of brain health through reading, science, and art. Students from all grades came out with parents and grandparents to learn about the Reading on the Brain program, get hands on science experience, and take home a bundle of books to read together. 

November 28, 2018

UMSOM faculty and clinicians are invited to explore the world of multi-omics research with CERCH. Faculty 'Omics Night is designed to give investigators a brief introduction into transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics research methodologies. Learn the power of an unbiased approach, the strengths and limitations of the different technology, and how to best to incorporate them into your research design. Plus see how you can apply these methods in a clinical population with biomarker 'omics. Food and beverages will be provided!‌  Please RSVP through eventbrite.

July 26, 2018

Dr. Daniel Beiting, PhD, Technical Director of the Center for Host-Microbe Interactions and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathobiology in the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will be presenting his research using canine models of disease to study host-microbe interactions. Dr. Beiting is an immunologist that leverages multi-omic approaches to interrogate the host-pathogen interface. He has developed MicrobiomeDB, a free web-based data-mining platform for interrogating microbiome experiments. 

Tracy L. Bale, Leana Wen, and Nicholas Kristof at George Peabody Library

May 3, 2018

First annual CERCH Science and Society event featuring Renowned Journalist Nicholas Kristof Speaks on Justice and Society was held at the George Peabody Library in downtown Baltimore. 

Nicholas Kristof lecture at the George Peabody Library‌  ‌

Placenta Symposium 2018 speakers - Laura Schulz, Tracy L. Bale, Susan J. Fisher, Thomas Jansson, Brain Cox, Alex Bonnin, Irina Burd, Janine LaSalle, Dani Fallin, Xiaobin Wang, Daniel R. Weinberger, and Yoel Sadovsky

May 4, 2018

Translating Placenta Biology into Child Development, a one-day symposium co-hosted with the Lieber Institute for Brain Development and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Placenta Symposium 2018 Speakers Dinner Baltimore MD