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Demystifying Medicine 2019

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

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Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Final Examination


Course Materials

January 8 - Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Perpetual Challenge & The Next Influenza Pandemic
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Anthony S. Fauci, MD (NIAID)
~ Jeffery Taubenberger MD, PhD (NIAID)
Readings:
~ The Role of Viral, Host, and Secondary Bacterial Factors in Influenza Pathogenesis
~ Influenza Cataclysm, 1918
~ Pandemic Influenza Viruses - Hoping for the Road Not Taken
~ The Persistent Legacy of the 1918 Influenza Virus
~ Contemporary Avian Influenza A Virus Subtype H1, H6, H7, H10, and H15 Hemagglutinin Genes Encode a Mammalian Virulence Factor Similar to the 1918 Pandemic Virus H1 Hemagglutinin
~ An HIV Vaccine Is Essential for Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic
~ Ending the HIV-AIDS Pandemic - Follow the Science
~ HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis


January 15 - Sepsis and the NIH Critical Care Center
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Anthony Suffredini, MD (CC)
~ Robert Munford, MD (NIAID)
     * Presentation
     * Movie - Volunteer
     * Movie - Sepsis
Readings:
~ Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: The Role of Gram-Negative Bacteremia
~ Normal Responses to Injury Prevent Systemic Inflammation and Can Be Immunosuppressive
~ Novel therapies for septic shock over the past 4 decades
~ Endotoxemia-menace, marker, or mistake?
~ Sepsis: a roadmap for future research
~ The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3)
~ The immunopathology of sepsis and potential therapeutic targets
~ Incidence and Trends of Sepsis in US Hospitals Using Clinical vs Claims Data
~ Using objective clinical data to track progress on preventing and treating sepsis: CDC's new 'Adult Sepsis Event' surveillance strategy
~ Current Sepsis Mandates Are Overly Prescriptive, and Some Aspects May Be Harmful


January 22 - Tuberculosis: The Great White Plague Keeps Coming Back
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Clifton Barry, PhD (NIAID)
~ Ray Chen, MD, (NIAID)


January 29 - Fungus Infections: Neglected, Dangerous and Increasing
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)
~ Michail Lionakis MD, ScD (NIAID)


February 5 - Exploring Deep Sea Eco Systems and Human Disease
Videocast
Presentation
~ Stefan Sievert, PhD (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
~ John Dekker, MD, PhD (NIAID)


February 12 - Hepatocellular Cancer: Progress in a Devastating Disease
Videocast
Presentation
~ Marc Ghany, MD (NIDDK)
~ Anuradha Budhu, PhD (NCI)


February 19 - Mount Everest and K2: Too Little and Too Much Oxygen
Videocast
Presentation
~ Louis Reichardt, PhD (Simons Foundation)
~ Toren Finkel MD, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)


February 26 - Immunotherapy of Cancer
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Steven Rosenberg, MD, PhD (NCI)
~ Nirali Shah, MD, MHSc (NCI)


March 5 - The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Videocast
Presentation:
~ Steven Pinker, PhD (Harvard University)


March 12 - Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Radiology
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Ronald Summers MD, PhD (CC)
~ Baris Turkbey MD (NCI)


March 19 - Inheritable Cancer
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Marston Linehan, MD (NCI)
~ Sharon Savage, MD (NCI)


March 26 - Losing and Regaining Hearing:  From Humans to Zebrafish
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Shawn Burgess, PhD (NHGRI)
~ Andrew Griffith MD, PhD (NIDCD)


April 2 - Perception and Mis-perception in the Nervous System
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Nadia Biassou, MD, PhD (CC)
~ Marine Vernet, PhD (NIMH)


April 9 - Global Challenges in Infection with HIV and other Viruses
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Roger Glass, MD, PhD (Fogarty International Center)
~ John Coffin, PhD (NCI/Tufts University)


April 16 - Premature and Unusual Causes of Coronary Heart Disease
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Douglas Rosing, MD (NHLBI)
~ Manfred Boehm, MD (NHLBI)


April 23 - Autoimmunity: Basic and Clinical Advances and Challenges
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Ronald Germain, MD, PhD (NIAID)
~ James Katz, MD (NIAMS)


May 7 - Futures for PhDs
Videocast
Presentations:
~ Michael Gottesman, MD (DDIR, NIH)
~ Win Arias, MD (CC)
~ Sharon Milgram, PhD (OD)


 

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