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

Demystifying Medicine 2019

Tuesdays: January 8 through May 7
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Building 50 / Conference Room 1227
(unless otherwise noted)

Main Page
Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Final Examination

 

Date Title Speakers
January
8
Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Perpetual Challenge
The Next Influenza Pandemic
Anthony S. Fauci, MD (NIAID)
Jeffery Taubenberger MD, PhD (NIAID)
January
15
Sepsis and the NIH Critical Care Center Anthony Suffredini, MD (CC)
Robert Munford, MD (NIAID)
January
22
Tuberculosis: The Great White Plague Keeps Coming Back Clifton Barry, PhD (NIAID)
Ray Chen, MD, (NIAID)
January
29
Fungus Infections: Neglected, Dangerous and Increasing Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
Michail Lionakis MD, ScD (NIAID)
February
5
Exploring Deep Sea Eco Systems and Human Disease

Location: Building 1 / Wilson Hall
Stefan Sievert, PhD (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
John Dekker, MD, PhD (NIAID)
February
12
Hepatocellular Cancer: Progress in a Devastating Disease Marc Ghany, MD (NIDDK)
Anuradha Budhu, PhD (NCI)
February
19
Mount Everest and K2: Too Little and Too Much Oxygen Louis Reichardt, PhD (Simons Foundation)
Toren Finkel MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
February
26
Immunotherapy of Cancer Steven Rosenberg, MD, PhD (NCI) and colleague
March
5
The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Location: Building 10 / Masur Auditorium
Steven Pinker, PhD (Harvard University)
March
12
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology Ronald Summers MD, PhD (CC)
Baris Turkbey MD (NCI)
March
19
Inheritable Cancer Stephen Chanock, MD (NCI)
Marston Linehan, MD (NCI)
March
26
Losing and Regaining Hearing:  From Humans to Zebrafish Shawn Burgess, PhD (NHGRI)
Andrew Griffith MD, PhD (NIDCD)
April
2
Mechanisms and Living with Type 1 Diabetes Abner Notkins, MD (NIDCR)
Courtney Duckworth (University of Virginia)
April
9
Global Challenges in Infection with HIV and other Viruses Roger Glass, MD, PhD (Fogarty International Center)
John Coffin, PhD (NCI/Tufts University)
April
16
Premature and Unusual Causes of Coronary Heart Disease Douglas Rosing, MD (NHLBI)
Manfred Boehm, MD (NHLBI)
April
23
Autoimmunity: Basic and Clinical Advances and Challenges Ronald Germain, MD, PhD (NIAID)
James Katz, MD (NIAMS)
May
7
Futures for PhDs Michael Gottesman, MD (DDIR, NIH)
Win Arias, MD (CC)
Sharon Milgram, PhD (OD)

 


THE COURSE: The 2019 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 8th through May 7th 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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2017 Speaker Profiles
2017 Topic Introductions


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