Symposium on the Frontiers in Medicine and Science

Join us for the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Sesquicentennial Symposium on Frontiers in Medicine and Science – which will reflect on 150 years of academic research and clinical care excellence – and hear from renowned scientists leading the way in the future of medicine and science.

Oct. 17, 2018 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scott Hall - Blue Auditorium
540 E. Canfield Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

 

Distinguished Speakers

Mina Bissell, Ph.D. (Breast Cancer)
Distinguished Scientist, Biological Systems and Engineering
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The Importance of Extracellular Matrix and Organ Architecture
Helen Mayberg, M.D. (Neurosciences)
Director of the Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY
Tuning Depression Circuits Using Deep Brain Stimulation
Steven Rosenberg Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Cancer and Immunotherapies)
Chief of the Surgery Branch
National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Lymphocytes as a Drug for the Treatment of Cancer
Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D. (Vision Sciences and Ocular Diseases)
Director of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
Human Ocular Gene Therapy: Considerations from X-linked Retinoschisis
Michael Snyder, Ph.D. (Genetics and Other Omics)
Chair of the Department of Genetics
Stanford W. Ascherman Professor
Stanford University
Stanford, California
Big Data and Health
Clyde Yancy

Clyde W. Yancy, M.D., M.Sc. (Cardiovascular Disease)
Vice Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
Magerstadt Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Social Sciences
Chief of Cardiology
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Heart Failure in African Americans; a Puzzle Resolved


Scientific Program

  Morning   Afternoon
7 to 8 a.m.                              Continental Breakfast and Meet the Exhibitors                                                                      12:05 p.m.                                   Lunch, Poster Session and Exhibitors
8:00 a.m.

Linda Hazlett, Ph.D.
Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, WSU School of Medicine
Welcome

Jack D. Sobel, M.D.
Dean, WSU School of Medicine
Opening Remarks

Stephen Lanier, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, WSU
Warrior Medicine Innovators

1:15 p.m.

Mina Bissell, Ph.D.
Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The Importance of Extracellular Matrix and Organ Architecture

8:30 a.m.

Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D.
Human Ocular Gene Therapy: Considerations from X-linked Retinoschisis

2:20 p.m.

Michael Snyder, Ph.D.
Big Data and Health

9:20 a.m.

Clyde Yancy, M.D.
Heart Failure in African Americans; a Puzzle Resolved

3:10 p.m.

Speaker Panel Discussion (Q&A)

10:10 a.m. Coffee Break 3:30 p.m. Linda Hazlett, Ph.D.
CME Evalutation and Closing Remarks
10:30 a.m.

Helen Mayberg, M.D.
Tuning Depression Circuits Using Deep Brain Stimulation

3:40 p.m.  Reception/Hors d' oeuvres
Margherio Conference Center
11:20 a.m. 

Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Lymphocytes as a Drug for the Treatment of Cancer

5:00 p.m. Symposiun ends



Poster Session

Poster Presenter

Principal Investigator

Poster Title

Sophia Chaudry

Michael A Tainsky, PhD

Assessing the importance of apoptosis related genes in ovarian cancer

Kayla Conner

Stephen Patrick, PhD

APOBEC3 enzymes mediate efficacy of DNA interstrand crosslinking agents by activating base excision repair and mismatch repair

Aamod Dekhne

Larry H. Matherly, PhD

Dual Targeting Mitochondrial and Cytosolic One-Carbon Metabolism with Novel Small-Molecule Inhibitors Results in Potent In-vivo Antitumor Efficacy

Molly Estill

Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD

Detecting endocrine disruptor exposure from human sperm RNA-seq

Matthew Fountain

Gilda Hillman, PhD

Isoflavones increase radiation-induced cell death and modify proinflammatory signaling in EAhy926 endothelial cells. 

Tushar Ganjawala

Zhuo-Hua Pan, PhD

Optogenetic Vision Restoration with Improved ChR Variants in A Blind Mouse Model under Ambient Light Conditions

Shobi Matthew

Phillip Levy, MD, MPH

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitors (ACEi) increase antifibrotic biomarkers in African American patients with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy

Komal Mendiratta

Tiffany Cook, PhD

Pax2 controls ocular morphogenesis in drosophila

Allison Mitchell

Guojun Wu, PhD

FOXQ1 interacts with the KMT2/MLL core complex to promote  transcriptional activation of the epithelial to mesenchymal (EMT) program

Olesya Plazyo

J.-P. Jin, PhD

Deletion of calponin 2 attenuates the development of calcific aortic valve disease

Anais Stenson

Tanja Jovanovic, PhD

Sex-specific versus general risk factors for adolescent anxious and depressive symptoms

Donovan Watza

Ann G Schwartz, PhD, MPH

Influences of clinical and genetic factors on PD-L1 expression in patient derived NSCLC specimens.

Jordan White

Nerissa T. Viola-Villegas, PhD

Imaging TRA-1-60 and TRA-1-81 antigens to detect pluripotent cancer stem cells

Nicole Zabik

Christine A. Rabinak, PhD

The Effect of Depression on Fear Extinction

 

CME Credits

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  The entire program provides 6.00 CME credits. 


This event is open to the public.  Seating is limited. RSVP and secure your spot today.
 

Travel and Hotel Accommodations

Recommended hotels are as follows:

The MGM Grand Detroit Hotel
1777 3rd Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
Hotel Reservations: 877-888-2121

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, MI, 48226
Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7150

The Inn On Ferry Street
84 East Ferry Street, Detroit, MI 48202
Hotel Reservations: 313-871-6000 

Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Hotel Reservations: 313-965-0200

 

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