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Spotlight on Current and Future Research

Spotlight on Current and Future Research is a new short-talk seminar series, hosted by Dr. Brooks Jackson, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Carver College of Medicine, featuring a small number of presentations by CCOM investigators to share research ideas, discoveries and a discussion of their current work and future plans for realizing their research aims. A reception will follow to provide the opportunity for discussion and collaboration. 


Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00-5:00 pm, Robert P. Kelch Conference Room (1289 CBRB)

  • Aaron Boes, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
    "Predicting outcomes from stroke based on lesion location"
  • Laura Rogers, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
    "Identifying molecular strategies to enhance intratumoral T cell infiltration"
  • Laurie Gutmann, MD, Clinical Professor of Neurology
    "Clinical Research Networks and Clinical Trial Design"
  • Bradley Van Voorhis, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    "Improvements in IVF outcomes through big data analysis"


Monday, September 30, 2019, 5:00-6:00 pm, East Room (8th Floor JCP), UIHC

  • Mohammed Milhem, MBBS, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
    "New Directions in Melanoma/Sarcoma Treatment"
  • Jeremy Greenlee, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery
    "Using Neurosurgery to Understand Speech Production"
  • Sue Bodine, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine
    "Understanding the Role of MuRF1 and Other E3 Ubiquitin Ligases in the Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Mass"
  • Mary Weber, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    "Unraveling the Mechanisms of Chlamydia trachomatis Serovar-Specific Disease"


Monday, December 2, 2019, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1459 PBDB

  • Maria Spies, PhD, Professor Biochemistry
    "DNA Repair: from Molecular Mechanisms to New Cancer Therapeutics"
  • Hatem El-Shanti, MD, Professor of Pediatrics
    "An Approach to Gene Discovery in Complex Disorders"
  • Kathleen Sluka, PT, PhD, Professor of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
    "Efforts to Solve the Chronic Pain Epidemic Through the HEAL Initiative"
  • Julien Sebag, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    "Identification of Insulin Sensitizers Using High-Throughput Screening"


Monday, March 2, 2020, 5:00-6:00 pm, East Room (8th Floor JCP), UIHC

  • Ling Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Mark Santillan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Kris DeMali, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
  • Bryan Allen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology



Monday, June 1, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm, Canceled due to the pandemic

Monday, September 14, 2020, 5:00-6:00pm, Atrium Dining Room, UIHC

Monday, December 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm, 1459 PBDB

Monday, March 29, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, East Room, UIHC