Internal Medicine Research Day 2023

Internal Medicine Research Day 2023

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023

Noon–1 p.m.

Keynote Presentation - Prem Sahai Auditorium, MERF

A Trail of Research: Establishing Obesity as a Disease

Steven B. Heymsfield, MD
Metabolism & Body Composition
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

1–2:30 p.m.

Invited Short Presentations - Urmilla Sahai Auditorium, 2117 MERF

Key Advances in Liver Disease: Incorporating Clinical Research into a Career in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Antonio Sanchez, MD, Clinical Professor, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

FoxOs regulate muscle mitochondrial function in diabetes
Brian O'Neill, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Brown Adipose Tissue-Derived GDF15 as a Modulator of Cardiometabolic Health
Renata Pereira Alambert, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

The Chronic Prothrombotic State after Mild Acute Infection with SARS-CoV-2 is Partly Mediated through Extracellular Histones
Gokul Patil, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Blood & Marrow Transplantation

Characterizing a Novel Family of Alternative Open Reading Frame Encoded Microproteins
Nathan Witmer, Graduate Reseach Assistant, Division of Cariovascular Medicine

2:45–4 p.m.

Poster Session - MERF Atrium

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