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Demystifying Medicine 2014

Tuesdays: January 7 through May 6
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 50 Conference Room
(unless otherwise noted)

Course
Materials

Speaker
Profiles

Topic
Introductions
Final Examination
Open Until May 15, 2014

 

January 2014
7

Worldwide Emergence of Drug-Resistant Infections and What's Being Done About It

Anthony Fauci, MD (NIAID)
Jeffrey Taubenberger, MD, PhD (NIAID)

14

Itching (pruritus): Mechanisms, Diseases, and Treatment

Mark Hoon, PhD (NIDCR)
Irwin Arias, MD (NICHD/CC)

21

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Cancer Screening: Science vs. Intuition (ex: Prostate CA)

Barnett Kramer, MD, MPH (NCI)
Peter Pinto, MD (NCI)

28

Adaptor Diseases: Bridging Cell Biology and Medicine

Juan Bonifacino, PhD (NICHD)
Craig Blackstone, MD, PhD (NINDS)

February 2014
4

Obesity: Etiology, Pathogenesis and Why Weight Loss is Difficult

LOCATION: Wilson Hall / Building 1

Jack Yanovski, MD, PhD (NICHD)
Kevin Hall, PhD (NIDDK)

11 HIV: Changing Paradigms and the Washington-Baltimore Scene

John Coffin, PhD (NCI)
Henry Masur, MD (CC)

18

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Pertussis ("Whooping Cough"): A Lesson in Vaccines

John Robbins, MD
Alexandra Freeman, MD (NIAID)

25 Chromosomal Translocation: Cellular Mechanism and Clinical Consequences

John Barrett, MD (NHLBI)

March 2014
4

The Intestinal Microbiome: Role in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Inflamation

Yasmin Belkaid, PhD (NIAID)
Warren Strober, MD (NIAID)

11 Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink

Karen Frank, MD, PhD (CC)
Gordon Hager, PhD (NCI)

18

Drug-Induced Liver Injury: Who, What, When and How

Leonard Seefe, MD (NIH/FDA Formerly)
Chris Austin, MD (NCATS)

25

Human Papillomavirus: Preventing Cancer

Douglas Lowy, MD (NCI)
Carter Van Waes, MD, PhD (NIDCD)

April 2014
1 Sleep: Perchance to Dream

Carolyn Beebe Smith, PhD (NIMH)
Susan Harbison, PhD (NHLBI)

8 Drug Resistance in Cancer: Mechanism and Management

Michael Gottesman, MD (NCI)
Antonio Tito Fojo, MD, PhD (NCI)
Mauricio Burotto, MD (NCI)

15

HAV and HCV RNA Viruses: Clinical and Basic Advances and Challenges

Marc Ghany, MD (NIDDK)
Nihal Altan-Bonnet, PhD (NHLBI)

22 Transplanting Hearts and Other Organs

Jonah Odim, MD, PhD (NIAID)
Allison Sklarew (Washington Regional Transplant Community)

29

Malaria: Origin and Advances in the World's Major Killer

Beatrice Hahn, MD (University of Pennsylvania)
Carolina V. Barillas-Mury, MD, PhD (NIAID)

May 2014
6

Cancer Screening: Science vs. Intuition (ex: Prostate CA)

Barnett Kramer, MD, MPH (NCI)
Peter Pinto, MD (NCI)

 

THE COURSE: The 2014 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 7th and includes the presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, clinicians and program managers, the course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. All students, fellows and staff are welcome, as well.

SIGN UP: Register through the course e-mail list. To subscribe to this email list, send an e-mail message to this address: Listserv@List.nih.gov. Substituting your name for Jan Doe's, the body of your message should say: Subscribe DeMystifyingMed Jan Doe. Alternatively, you may sign up for Demystifying Medicine through the ListServ website, and enter your name and email address.

COURSE INFORMATION: Each presentation will be held from 4:00-6:00pm every Tuesday from January 7th through May 6th in the ground floor auditorium of Building 50 on the NIH campus, unless otherwise indicated. Recommended reading, PowerPoint notes and other information will be distributed through the Demystifying Medicine website: Google: Demystifying Medicine 2014 and email list. Registrants who attend at least 10 sessions and pass a computerized final exam will receive a certificate. Classes will be available at http://videocast.nih.gov. Please contact Dr. Win Arias at ariasi@mail.nih.gov for further course information. For additional information, sign language interpretation, or accommodations for disabilities, please contact the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339)

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