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Demystifying Medicine 2015

Tuesdays: January 6 through May 5
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Building 50 / Conference Room 1227

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January 2015
6

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)...a Genetic (?) Epidemic (?)

Maximilian Meunke, MD (NHGRI)
Philip Shaw, MB, ChB, PhD (NHGRI)

13

Dengue: "Breakbone Fever": a Major "Unpublicized" Killer Disease

Stephen Whitehead, PhD (NIAID)
Anna Durbin, MD (NIAID)

20

New Advances in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment (Immunotoxins)

Ira Pastan, MD (NCI)
Paul Meltzer, MD, PhD (NCI)

27

Ebola: A Terrifying Challenge

Peter Jahrling, PhD (NIAID)
Nancy Sullivan, PhD (NIAID)

February 2015
3

Tuberculosis: Return of the "White Plague"

Clifton Barry, PhD (NIAID)
Ray Chen, MD (NIAID)

10

Ras: a Cancer Mechanism and Target

Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (Hon) (UCSF, NCI)
Susan Bates, MD (NCI)

17

Glycoprotein Diseases: Important, Unrecognized and Challenging

John Hanover, PhD (NIDDK)
Sergio Rosenzweig, MD, PhD (NIAID)

24

Marijuana: the Highs and Lows

Nora Volkov, MD, PhD (NIDA)
George Kunos, MD, PhD (NIAAA)

March 2015
3

Malaria: Bioengineering and the Global Epidemic of a Killer

Sangeeta Bhatia, MD, PhD (MIT)
Thomas Wellems, MD, PhD (NIAID)

10

Mitochondria: Biology Meets Disease

Richard Youle, PhD (NINDS)
Michael Sack, MD, PhD (NHLBI)

17

Alcohol: How Does it Do the Things it Does?

George Koob, PhD (NIAAA)
Bin Gao, MD, PhD (NIAAA)

24

Vision: Cerebral Pathways and Diseases

David Leopold, PhD (NIMH)
Emily Chew, MD (NEI)
Edmond Fitzgibbon, MD (NEI)

31

Bladder Cancer: Chromosomes and a Major Disease

Lyuba Varticovski, MD (NCI)
Andrea Apolo, MD (NCI)

April 2015
7

Infertility: an Increasing Problem Prompting Remarkable Advances

Alan DeCherney, MD (NICHD)
Germaine Buck Louis, PhD, MS (NICHD)

14

Sickle Cell Anemia: a Vicious Viscid Sickle Cycle

Alan Schechter, MD (NIDDK)
Christopher Austin, MD, PhD (NCATS)

21

NASH (Non Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis): the Latest Hepatic Epidemic

Jay Hoofnagle, MD (NIDDK)
Arun Sanyal, MD (VCU)

28

The Future for Biomedical Scientists

Michael Gottesman, MD (OD/NCI)
Jonathan Lorsch, PhD (NIGMS)
John Gallin, MD (CC)
Win Arias, MD (NICHD/CC)

May 2015
5

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THE COURSE: The 2015 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 6th 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 4:00-5:30pm every Tuesday from January 6th through May 5th in Building 50 / Conference Room 1227 on the NIH campus. Recommended reading, presentations, notes and other information will be distributed through the Demystifying Medicine website: Google: Demystifying Medicine 2015 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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