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

Demystifying Medicine 2016

Tuesdays: January 5 through May 10
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Building 50 Conference Room
(unless otherwise noted)

Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Final Examination

 

Date Title Speakers
January
5
The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind and Brain from Vienna 1900 to the Present Eric R Kandel, MD (Columbia University)
January
12
~ Ebola, MERS and Likelihood of More Epidemics
~ Evolutionary Dynamics and Zoonotic and Cross-Species Transmission of Emerging Viruses
Anthony Fauci, MD (NIAID)
Vincent Munster, PhD (NIAID)
January
19
~ The Future of Medicine: Personalized, Precision and Other
~ The Future of Medicine: Intramural Research Plans
Eric Green, MD PhD (NHGRI)
Michael Gottesman, MD (OD)
January
26
~ How Long Can and Should We Live?
~ What Centenurians Teach Us about Aging
Luigi Ferruci, MD (NIA)
Nir Barzilai, MD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
February
2
~ Where Do Viruses Come From and How Do They Do What They Do?
~ From A to E: 2000 Years of Hepatitis Virus History
John Coffin, PhD (NCI/Tufts University)
Harvey Alter, MD (CC)
February
9
The Intestinal Microbiome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Yasmine Belkaid, PhD (NIAID)
Warren Strober, MD (NIAID)
February
16
The Oral Microbiome Meets Cell Biology and Periodontal Disease Niki Moutsopoulos (NIDCR)
Robert Palmer, PhD (NIDCR)
Alex Valm, PhD (NICHD)
February
23
Atopy: The Common and The Rare Allergies in the Genomic Era Joshua Milner, MD (NIAID)
Pamela Guerrerio, MD PhD (NIAID)
March
1
Cell Polarity: Mechanisms and Disease in the Nervous System and Liver Juan Bonifacino, PhD (NICHD)
Irwin Arias, MD (CC/NICHD)
March
8
Depression: Neuromodulation Meets Super-Resolution Cell Biology Sarah H Lisanby, MD (NIMH)
Justin Taraska, PhD (NHLBI)
March
15
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Steato-Hepatitis (NAFLD/ NASH): An "Epidemic" Liver Disease Requiring New Drugs Yaron Rotman, MD (NIDDK)
Rosanah Kapellar MD PhD (Nimbus)
March
22
Progress in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease (The #1 Killer in Birth Defects): Mechanisms and New Technologies Gail Pearson, MD (NHLBI)
Robert Lederman, MD (NHLBI)
March
29
"Shingles" (Herpes Zoster) Revisited Jeffrey Cohen, MD (NIAID)
Lesia Dropulic, MD (NIAID)
April
5
Multiple Sclerosis: Mechanisms and Imaging the Process Daniel Reich, MD PhD (NINDS)
Irene Cortese, MD (NINDS)
April
12
Global Warming: Effect on Vector Distribution, Disease and Natural Product Research Jonathan Sleeman, PhD (USGS)
David Newman, PhD (NCI)
April
19
Trauma in the Modern Age: Injury and Stem Cells Paul Pasquina, MD Colonel, (US Army USUHS)
Ronald Mckay, PhD (Leiber Institute/Johns Hopkins)
April
26
Hepatocellular Cancer: Problems and Progress in an Epidemic Disease Snorri Thorgeirsson, PhD (NCI)
Tim Gretin MD (NCI)
May
3
Cholesterol: Too Much and Too Little are Bad for Your Health Forbes Porter, MD, PhD (NICHD)
Robert Shamburek, MD (NHLBI)
May
10
Robotic Planetary Exploration and Thoughts about Human Spaceflight Stamatios Krimigis , PhD (Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory)

 


THE COURSE: The 2016 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 5th 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 5th through May 10th 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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