Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

2019 Agenda

Friday, October 4, 2019

Light Breakfast

7:30 AM
Student Life Center Lobby


8:00 AM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

Mentoring and Service Awards

8:05 AM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

Morning Plenary Sessions

8:15 AM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

Understanding Barriers to Access to Treatment for Pregnant Women: A Randomized Field Experiment (T4)
Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH
Assoc. Professor, Neonatology*

Strategies to Improve Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV among Couples Living in Rural Mozambique (T4)
Carolyn Audet, PhD, MSc Epi
Asst. Professor, Health Policy

Understanding Treatment Preferences and Priorities for older Adults with Advanced CKD (T1)
Khaled Abdel-Kader, MD, MS
Asst. Professor, Nephrology**

Leveraging Genetics to Transform the Therapeutic Landscape in Alzheimer’s Disease (T1)
Timothy Hohman, PhD
Asst. Professor, Neurology

Improving Risk Prediction of Azathioprine-associated Leukopenia in Routine Clinical Practice (T1)
Cecilia Chung, MD, MPH
Assoc. Professor, Rheumatology**

Poster Session

9:30 AM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

Morning Breakout Sessions

10:30 AM

Room 1Room 2Room 3
From K0* to K24: Planning a Pathway from Mentee to Mentor

Carlos Grijalva, MD, MPH
Assoc. Professor, Health Policy
Animal Models for Drug Discovery for Retinoblastoma (T1)
Anthony Daniels, MD
Asst. Professor, Ophthalmology
Pancreatic Islet Alpha Cells Are Amino Acid Sensors (T0)
Danielle Dean, PhD
Asst. Professor, Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism**
From Trainee to Mentee and Beyond: Establishing a Plan for Transitioning to Independence

Andrew Wiese, PhD, MPH
Asst. Professor, Health Policy
Identification of Circulating Protein Biomarkers for Colorectal Cancer Risk: A Genetic Instrument Analysis (T2)
Xiang Shu, PhD
Instructor, Epidemiology**
Inflammation Resolution in Atherosclerosis (T0)
Amanda Doran, MD, PhD
Asst. Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine**

Poster Session

11:00 AM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

Guest Plenary Lecture

12:15 PM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

My Road to Academic Cardiology
Suzanne Oparil, MD

Distinguished Professor, Medicine
Director, Vascular Biology & Hypertension Program
University of Alabama-Birmingham

Afternoon Plenary Sessions

1:15 PM
Student Life Center Ballroom A/B

Using Data from Electronic Health Records to Discover Medications that Cause False Positives on Urine Drug Screens (T1/T2)
Jacob Hughey, PhD
Asst. Professor, Biomedical Informatics

Drug Reduction in Older Patients: The DROP Trial (T3)
Amanda Mixon, MD, MS, MSPH
Asst. Professor, General Internal Medicine & Public Health**

Improving the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Autism through Parent Advocacy Training (T2)
Julie Lounds Taylor, PhD
Assoc. Professor, General Pediatrics*

Cycling Toward Fibrosis: The Role of Cyclin G1 in Organ Fibrosis (T0)
Craig Brooks, PhD
Asst. Professor, Nephrology**

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM

Room 1Room 2Room 3
Social Norms and Risk Behavior Prevention in Rural Uganda (T4)
Jessica Perkins, PhD
Asst. Professor, Human & Organizational Development
Predicting and Preventing Cardio-toxicity in Childhood Cancer Survivors (T3)
Wendy Bottinor, MD, MSCI
Instructor, Cardiovascular Medicine**
Modulating Angiogenesis to Preserve Sight (T0)
Dolly Ann Padovani-Claudio, MD, PhD
Asst. Professor, Ophthalmology
Shp2 Hyperactivity in PD-1-expressing CD8 T Cells Impedes SKP2-targeted Ubiquitination and Degradation of Transcription Factor T-bet (T1)
Lindsay Celada, PhD
Asst. Professor, Infectious Diseases**
Patient-Centered Treatment for Chronic Pain Conditions (T1)
Lindsey C. McKernan, PhD, MPH
Asst. Professor, Psychiatry \& Behavioral Sciences
How Do You Measure a Rash? Efforts Towards Objective Assessments of Graft-Versus-Host Disease (T1)
Eric Tkaczyk
Asst. Professor, Dermatology


3:30 PM

Raffle prizes, giveaways, and closing remarks

* Department of Pediatrics
** Department of Medicine

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