Demystifying Medicine

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

Tuesdays: January 7 through May 12
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Building 50 / Conference Room 1227
(unless otherwise noted)

Main Page
Course Materials
Speaker Profiles
Topic Introductions
Demystifying Medicine Flyer
Final Examination

Until further notice, onsite attendance is not encouraged.
You are encouraged to view the presentation line by visiting https://videocast.nih.gov/.

 

Date Video Title Speakers
January
7
Canceled Due to Weather
January
14
Ebola: Then, Now and the NIH Daniel Chertow, MD, MPH (CC)
Vincent Munster, PhD (NIAID)
Nancy Sullivan, PhD (NIAID)
January
21
Biophotonics: From Light Pulses to Heart Pulses: Viewing Life on the Inside Bruce Tromberg, PhD (NIBIB) and colleague
January
28
Taxol: Discovery, Mechanism and Cancer Treatment Susan Band Horwitz, PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Jung-Min Lee, MD (NCI)
February
4
HIV: Latest Challenges in Mechanism and Management

Location: Building 10 / Lipsett Amphitheater

John Coffin, PhD (NCI/Tufts)
Frank Maldarelli, MD, PhD (NCI)
February
11
Encephalitis and the Immune System Avindra Nath, MD (NINDS)
Bryan Smith, MD (NINDS)
February
18
Addiction and Pain:Are They Inseparable? Nora Volkow, MD, PhD (NIDA)
Catherine Bushnell, PhD (NCCIH)
February
25
Tracing Memories from Clinical Manifestations to Molecular Footprints Lorna Role, PhD (NINDS)
Dimitrios Kapogiannis, MD (NIA)
March
3
Sickle Cell Anemia: Treatable and/or Curable? John Tisdale, MD (NHLBI)
Alan Schechter, MD (NIDDK)
March
10
Challenges of Childhood Disorders of Mood and Attention Philip Shaw, PhD (NHGRI)
Argyris Stringaris, MD, PhD (NIMH)
March
17
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Diversity and Disease in the Genomic Era
Gary Gibbons, MD (NHLBI)
Anne Sumner, MD (NIDDK)
March
24
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Bone Marrow Based Therapies
Cynthia Dunbar, MD (NHLBI)
Harry Malech, MD (NIAID)
March
31
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Viruses and Immunodeficiency: Mechanisms and Management
Philip Murphy, MD, PhD (NIAID)
Heidi Kong, MD (NIAMS)
April
7
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Multiple Sclerosis: Advances in Pathogenesis and Treatment
Bibiana Bielekova, MD (NIAID)
Alison Wichman, MD (NIAID)
April
14
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Autophagy: Mechanisms and Neurodegenerative Disease
Anna Marie Cuervo, MD, PhD (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Michael Ward, MD, PhD (NINDS)
April
21
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Role of the Microbiome in Nutrition Inflammation and Cancer
Yasmine Belkaid, PhD (NIAID)
Giorgio Trinchieri, MD (NCI)
April
28
~POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE~
Biomedical Challenges in Space: Human Biology, the International Space Station and Beyond
Mark Shelhamer, DSc, (Johns Hopkins (former Chief Scientist: NASA Human Research Program))
Christopher Wanjek, MS (Science and Health Writer)
May
5
RNA Viruses: How They Do What They Do Karla Kirkegaard, PhD (Stanford University)
Nihal Altan Bonnet, PhD (NHLBI)
May
12
~The Challenge of Pandemic Preparedness
~Current Status of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
Anthony Fauci, MD (NIAID)
Roger Glass, MD, PhD (FIC)

 

THE COURSE: The 2020 Demystifying Medicine Series, which is jointly sponsored by FAES and NIH, will begin January 7th 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

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