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

Demystifying Medicine 2018

Tuesdays: January 9 through May 8
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 50 Conference Room
(unless otherwise noted)

Main Page
Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Final Examination

 

Date Title Speakers
January
9
New Viral Diseases, Universal Vaccines, and Removing Agents from the Blood Supply Anthony S. Fauci, MD (NIAID)
Robert Allison, MD, MPH (CC)
January
16
Is Leukemia Curable? Terry Frey, MD (NCI)
Nirali Shah, MD (NCI)
January
23
Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Situation Getting Worse...and Also Better Thomas Quinn, MD (NIAID/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)
Douglas Lowy, MD (NCI)
January
30
Why is HIV Still a Biologic and Epidemiologic Challenge Worldwide? John Coffin, PhD (Tufts/NCI)
John Mellors, MD (University of Pittsburgh)
February
6
The New Frontier: Immunotherapy of Cancer
Location: Building 1 / Wilson Hall (3rd Floor)
James Gulley, MD, PhD (NCI)
James Hodges, PhD, MBA (NCI)
February
13
Does Inflammation Cause Cardiovascular Disease? If So, How? Alan Remaley, MD, PhD (NHLBI)
Nehal Mehta, MD (NHLBI)
February
20
The Microbiome in Man, Animals, and Disease: Where Do We Stand? Yasmine Belkaid, PhD (NIAID)
Barbara Rehermann, MD (NIDDK)
February
27
Brave New World: Imaging from the Cosmos to the Molecule John Mather, PhD, (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, PhD, MS (HHMI, Janelia Research Campus)
March
6
Diabetes and Artificial Sweeteners Phillip Gorden, MD (NIDDK)
Kristina Rother, MD (NIDDK)
March
13
The Great Neglected Diseases Alan Sher, PhD (NIAID)
Thomas Nutman, MD (NIAID)
March
20
The Challenge of Malaria: The World's Number One Killer Peter Crompton, MD, MPH (NIAID)
Photini Sinnis, MD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
March
27
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease): Are We Making Progress? Bryan Traynor MD, PhD, MMSc (NIA)
Mary Kay Floeter, MD, PhD (NINDS)
April
3
Compulsive Disorders: Mechanisms and Management Antonello Bonci, MD (NIDA)
Veronica Alvarez, PhD (NIAAA)
April
10
Use of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSC) for Regenerative Medicine Kapil Bharti, PhD (NEI)
Pamela Robey, PhD (NIDCR)
April
17
The Opioid Epidemic: How, Where, and What Can Be Done? Nora Volkow, MD PhD (NIDA)
Walter Koroshetz, MD (NINDS)
April
24
Prenatal Genomics and Fetal Gene Therapy Diana Bianchi, MD (NICHD)
Alan De Cherney, MD (NICHD)
May
1
Topic to Be Named Francis Collins, MD, PhD (Director, NIH)
May
8
"Bridge Building," Careers for PhD and MD Fellows Michael Gottesman, MD (OD/NCI)
Win Arias, MD (CC)

 


THE COURSE: The 2018 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 9th 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 9th through May 8th 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 Topic Introductions

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