Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

2014 Agenda

Light Breakfast

7:30 AM
Sarratt Cinema Lobby


8:00 AM
Sarratt Cinema

Lawrence J. Marnett, PhD
Associate Vice-Chancellor for Research
Senior Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research
Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology

Plenary Sessions

8:20 AM
Sarratt Cinema

Oxidative Injury during Cardiac Surgery
Frederic Billings, MD, MSCI

Asst. Professor, Anesthesiology
Somatic Perception in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Carissa Cascio, PhD

Asst. Professor, Psychiatry
Comparative Effectiveness of Metformin and Other Oral Antidiabetic Medications on Kidney Function
Adriana Hung, MD, MPH

Asst. Professor, Nephrology*
Estrogen and Progesterone Increase IL-17A Airway Inflammation in Severe Asthma
Dawn Newcomb, PhD

Asst. Professor, Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine*
Leveraging Technologies to Promote Medication Adherence in Diabetes
Chandra Osborn, PhD, MPH

Asst. Professor, Biomedical Informatics and General Internal Medicine & Public Health*

Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM

Sarratt 189 Sarratt 325/327 Sarratt 331
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Chronic Kidney Disease
Jorge Gamboa, MD, PhD

Instructor, Clinical Pharmacology*
mTOR Signaling in Myelination
Robert Carson, MD, PhD

Asst. Professor, Pediatric Neurology**
Etiology of Childhood Pneumonia in the United States
Derek Williams, MD, MPH

Asst. Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine**
Bromine: A New Essential Element
Jay Bhave, MD, PhD

Asst. Professor, Nephrology*
Hypertension and Maladaptive Immune Response
Meena Madhur, MD, PhD

Asst. Professor, Clinical Pharmacology*
Metabolic and CD4 + T cell Dysregulation in Post-Transplant Diabetes Mellitus
Brian Engelhardt, MD, MSCI

Asst. Professor, Hematology/Oncology*
Genetic Variants Associated with Lung Cancer Risk in African Americans
Melinda Aldrich, PhD, MPH

Asst. Professor, Thoracic Surgery
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Risk of Drug Withdrawal in Opioid-Exposed Infants
Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH

Asst. Professor, Neonatology** & Health Policy
Circadian Rhythms and Metabolism: Fat Matters
Julie Pendergast, PhD

Research Asst. Professor, Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism*
Antiretroviral Therapy and Incident Tuberculosis: Causal Inference with Time-Varying Treatments
April Pettit, MD, MPH

Asst. Professor, Infectious Disease
Predictors of Medication Errors After Hospital Discharge
Amanda Mixon, MD, MS, MSPH

Asst. Professor, General Internal Medicine & Public Health*
Development of a Parahydrogen-based Polarizer Instrument for Observing Metabolism in Living Tissue
Kevin Waddell, PhD

Asst. Professor, Radiology & Radiological Sciences

* Department of Medicine
** Department of Pediatrics

Guest Plenary Lecture

Challenges and Opportunities in Translational Research: Lessons from Studying Biomarkers for Cancer Screening

11:15 AM
Sarratt Cinema

David Ransohoff, MD
Professor Medicine and Epidemiology
University of North Carolina

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