Cartoon: Bridging the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases

Demystifying Medicine 2017

Tuesdays: January 10 through May 23
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 50 Conference Room
(unless otherwise noted)

Main Page
Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Final Examination - Deadline is May 25, 2017 at 5:00pm ET

 

Date Title Speakers
January
10
Mitochondria, Aging, and Chronic Disease Richard Hodes, MD (NIA)
Toren Finkel, MD, PhD (NHLBI)
January
17
Addiction and Habituation: Drugs and Food Nora Volkow, MD, PhD (NIDA)
Kevin Hall, PhD (NIDDK)
January
24
New Approach to Atherosclerosis from Studies of Chronic Granulomatous Disease John I. Gallin, MD (CC)
January
31
Glycoproteins, Allergy, and Other Diseases John Hanover, PhD (NIDDK)
Michelle Bond, PhD (NIDDK)
Jonathan Lyons, MD (NIAID)
February
7
CANCELED
Inflammation: Cytokine Storm

Location: Building 1 / Wilson Hall
Irini Sereti, MD (NIAID)
Richard Childs, MD (NHLBI)
February
14
Inflammation: One Gene at a Time Dan Kastner, MD, PhD (NHGRI)
February
21
Inflammation and Pancreatic Cancer S. Perwez Hussain, PhD (NCI)
Christine Alewine, MD, PhD (NCI)
February
28
HIV: Frontiers and Vaccine Development John Coffin, PhD (NCI)
Jeffrey Lifson, MD (NCI)
March
7
Hepatocellular Cancer and Liver Transplantation T. Jake Liang, MD (NIDDK)
Lynt B. Johnson, MD, MBA (Chair, Department of Surgery, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital)
March
14
Genetic Disease Testing: Current Status and Future Prospects Robert Nussbaum, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Invitae Corporation)
Leslie Biesecker, MD (NHGRI)
March
21
Fibrosis: Inflammation and Cirrhosis Thomas Anthony Wynn, PhD (NIAID)
Theo Heller, MD (NIDDK)
March
28
Obesity: Brown and Other Fat Aaron Cypess, MD, PhD, MMSc (NIDDK)
Rebecca Brown, MD, MHSc (NIDDK)
April
4
Sight-threatening Uveitis: a 2-way Street between Research and Clinic Mary Mattapallil, PhD (NEI)
Sapna Gangaputra, MD, MPH (NEI)
April
11
Alzheimer: What, When and How Mark Mattson, PhD (NIA)
Dimitrios Kapogiannis, MD (NIA)
April
18
Bioengineering: Bridging Brain, Computer, and Neurologic Disease Jonathan Wolpaw, MD (National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies)
April
25
Addison's Disease meets Chromatin Biology Lynnette Nieman, MD (NICHD)
Daniel Larson, PhD (NCI)
May
2
POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 16: Current Infectious Disease Challenges
~ No Session on May 2 ~
Anthony S. Fauci, MD (NIAID)
May
9
Schizophrenia: From Childhood to Genomes Judy Rapoport, MD (NIMH)
Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD (NIMH)
May
16
Current Infectious Disease Challenges David M. Morens, MD (NAID)

 


THE COURSE: The 2017 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 10th 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 10th through May 23th in the ground floor auditorium of Building 50 on the NIH campus, unless otherwise indicated. Recommended readings, presentation notes and other information will be distributed through the Demystifying Medicine website 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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2016 Main Page
2016 Course Materials
2016 Speaker Profiles
2016 Topic Introductions

2015 Main Page
2015 Course Materials
2015 Speaker Profiles
2015 Topic Introductions

 

 

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