Schedule

Monday, April 12th

All times shown in Central Daylight Time (CDT) 

4:00 - 4:10 PM

Welcome
Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, CSCTR President; Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, MWAFMR Chair

4:10 - 4:55 PM

AFMR Keynote Presentation
Moderator: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Academia Collaborations with Industry – Lessons for the Future
S. Sethu Reddy, MD, Central Michigan University

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Bone Marrow Transplant Symposium
Harnessing the Immune System against Cancer: Lessons from Bone Marrow Transplant
Moderators: Pavan Reddy, MD, University of Michigan Cancer Center; Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP, University of Minnesota

Immune Cellular Therapy for Malignancy: TILS CAR T-Cells
Michael R. Bishop, MD, University of Chicago

Why does Thrombotic Microangiopathy Occur after Stem Cell Transplant?
Stella M Davies, MBBS, PhD; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Lessons from the Biology of Pregnancy Applied to Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Shernan Holtan, MD, University of Minnesota
 

6:00 - 6:20 PM

Award Presentations
 

6:20 - 6:50 PM

Poster Presentation 101

Poster Presentation 102

 

6:50 - 7:20 PM 

MWAFMR Career Development Workshop
Moderators: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Scientists on Social Media: Claiming the Digital Space
Armand Krikorian, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago/ Advocate Christ Medical Center
 

Tuesday, April 13th

All times shown in Central Daylight Time (CDT) 

4:00 - 4:30 PM

Department Chair Session
Chair: Mary Beth Humphrey, MD PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Section Chief of the Department of Rheumatology Immunology and Allergy in the Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Title to be Announced
Parthasarathy Chandrakesan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research 

Studies of the Microbiome in Osteoarthritis
Matlock A Jeffries, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology 

NOTCH3 Regulation of Human Airway Epithelial Club Cell Differentiation
Matthew Walters, PhD, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine 

4:30 - 5:30 PM

The Effect of COVID-19 in the Research Workplace
Moderators: Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP, University of Minnesota; Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Speakers to be Announced

 

5:30 - 5:50 PM

Award Presentations

5:50 - 6:20 PM

Poster Presentation 201

Poster Presentation 202
 

6:20 - 6:55 PM

MWAFMR Career Development Workshop
Moderators: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

Writing in the Sciences
Kristin Sainani, PhD, Stanford University 

Introduction with Journal of Investigative Medicine (JIM) Editor-in-Chief 
Richard W. McCallum, MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
 

Wednesday, April 14th

All times shown in Central Daylight Time (CDT) 

4:00 - 4:45 PM

Research Innovations
Moderator: John D. Dickinson, MD, PhD

Challenges of Conducting Research on Rare Viral Illness such as Ebola 
James Lawler, MD, MPH, University of Nebraska Medical Center 
 

4:45 - 6:20 PM

Biomarkers in Nephrology
Moderator: Suman Setty, MBBS, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago 

Does the Microbiome Predict Kidney Disease or does it Influence It?
Sanjeev Akkina, MD, Loyola University Medical Center 

Transplant Biomarker Development
Bruce Kaplan, MD, Raleigh R White Professor and Vice President, Baylor Scott and White Health 

Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury
Jay L. Koyner, MD, University of Chicago 

Q&A
 

6:20 - 6:50 PM

Poster Presentation 301

Poster Presentation 302

 

6:50 - 7:20 PM 

Networking Happy Hour Sessions

Sticking up for Yourself: Communication and Negotiation 
Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine

How to Learn from and Land Leadership Positions on Regional and National Committees 
Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP, University of Minnesota; Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

Thursday, April 15th

All times shown in Central Daylight Time (CDT) 

4:00 - 5:15 PM

Max Miller Lecture in Diabetes Research
Moderators: Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Terry G. Unterman, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago VA West Side Medical Center

Mapping Mitochondrial Nutrient Metabolism in Liver
Shawn C. Burgess, PhD, Professor, Center for Human Nutrition and Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern Medical Center 

Modulating Thermogenic Beige Fat for Metabolic Health
Yuwei Jiang, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Endocrine Regulation of Carbohydrate Homeostasis by FGF21
Matthew J. Potthoff, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Iowa 
 

5:15 - 5:35 PM

Award Presentations

5:35 - 6:05 PM

Poster Presentation 401

Poster Presentation 402
 

6:05 - 6:35 PM

Networking Happy Hour Sessions

Becoming an Independent Investigator: How do I Separate Myself from my Mentor(s) and Start my own Laboratory? 
John D. Dickinson, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center; David J. Kennedy, PhD, The University of Toledo 

Funding your Research: Writing Successful Grant Applications 
Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD 
 

Friday, April 16th

All times shown in Central Daylight Time (CDT) 

4:00 - 4:45 PM

CSCTR John B. Hickam Endowed Lecture 
The John B. Hickam Endowed Lectureship was established in 1981 to honor John Hickam, President of CSCR in 1970.  At the time of his death in 1970, Dr. Hickam was Chair of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.  Dr. Hickam was internationally recognized in medical research, particularly in the areas of lung, heart and circulatory system diseases.  Dr. Hickam was also responsible for the administration of research programs, which established the Indiana University School of Medicine as one of the nation’s primary centers for research in heart disease. 
Moderator: David J. Kennedy, PhD, University of Toledo   

Innovation in the Extreme
Scott E. Parazynski, MD, physician and former NASA astronaut 
 

4:45 - 5:50 PM

Cardiology/Pulmonary Lecture
Moderator: Steven Dudek, MD, University Illinois at Chicago 

Aspects of the Extrapulmonary Effects of Asthma and Cardiovascular Effects
Nizar N. Jarjour, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

Single Cell Analysis of Lung Populations in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Paul Reyfman, MD, MS, Instructor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
 

5:00 - 6:10 PM

Award Presentations
 

6:10 - 6:40 PM

Poster Presentation 501

Poster Presentation 502

 

6:40 - 7:10 PM 

Networking Happy Hour Sessions

Setting Priorities: When to Say Yes and How to Say No
Debra J. Romberger, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison  

The Balancing Act for Women in Medicine and Science 
Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Indiana University School of Medicine; Emily K. Sims, MD