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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
    "Organelle Stress Response in the Context of Obesity"
  • Mark Santillan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    "Diagnosing and Treating Preeclampsia: What Do Your Brain and Urine Have To Do With It?"
  • Kris DeMali, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
    "Integrating Cell Mechanics and Metabolism"
  • Bryan Allen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
    "Reducing Age Associated Cancer Therapy Toxicity"

 

Monday, December 7, 2020, 4:00-5:00 pm, Request Zoom link

  • Hanna Stevens, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry
    "Origins of neurodevelopmental disorders: from brain to placenta"
  • Samuel Young, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
    "Synaptic Control of Auditory Information Processing"
  • Wendy Maury, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
    "A novel approach for controlling SARS-CoV-2 infection: bemcentinib inhibition of AXL signaling"
  • Nandakumar Narayanan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology
    "Of cortex and cognition in Parkinson's disease"

 

Monday, March 29, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, Request Zoom link

  • Pamela Geyer, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry
    “Mitosis without nuclear envelope breakdown: Implications for stem cell homeostasis”
  • Ferhaan Ahmad, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    “New Inroads into Heart Failure Genetics”
  • Deniz Atasoy, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology
    “Deciphering central counterregulatory pathways to prevent hypoglycemia unawareness”
  • Jessica Sieren, PhD, Associate Professor of Radiology, Division of Physiologic Imaging
    “Maximizing the potential of quantitative computed tomography for evaluating pulmonary diseases”

 

FUTURE DATES:

Monday, September 13, 2021, 5:00-6:00pm, Atrium Dining Room (UIHC, Elev D to 7th floor)

Monday, December 6, 2021, 4:00-5:00pm

Monday, March 7, 2022, 5:00-6:00pm