Schedule

Monday, April 12
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4:00 – 4:10 PM
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Welcome
Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, CSCTR President; Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, MWAFMR Chair

4:10 – 4:55 PM
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MWAFMR Keynote Presentation
Moderator: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

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

5:00 – 6:00 PM
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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

6:05 – 6:30 PM
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MWAFMR Henry Christian Awardee​ Presentations
Moderator: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

HUMAN LUNG ENDOTHELIAL CELL BARRIER FUNCTION IS AUGMENTED BY KINDLIN-2
Weiguo Chen, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A DIAGNOSTIC MODEL AND SCORING SYSTEM FOR TRANSTHYRETIN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS
Syed Bukhari, MD, MSc,University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

6:35 – 7:15 PM
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Poster Presentation 101
Moderator: Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP, University of Minnesota

EXTRACELLULAR NICOTINAMIDE PHOSPHORIBOSYLTRANSFERASE (ENAMPT) NEUTRALIZATION PREVENTS AGGRESSIVE PROSTATE CANCER PROGRESSION
Belinda Sun, MD, PhD, Banner-University Medical Center Tuscan

T4 TRANSLATION IN THE CLASSROOM: TEACHING GENETICS THROUGH PROJECT-BASED LEARNING IN UNDERSERVED SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
Stephen Modell, MD, MS, University of Michigan

PREVENTING TIPPING POINTS IN HIGH COMORBIDITY PATIENTS: A LIFELINE FROM HEALTH COACHES
Anisa Mian, MPH, Clinical Directors Network, Inc.

GENETIC APPROACHES TO TREAT VISION LOSS IN A MURINE MODEL OF ACADIAN USHER SYNDROME
Katelyn Robillard, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

ALGINATE OLIGOSACCHARIDE INHIBITS D-GALACTOSE-INDUCED HT22 HIPPOCAMPAL NEURONAL CELLS APOPTOSIS VIA NEGATIVELY REGULATING MICRORNA-34A EXPRESSION
Wenjing Feng, MD, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University

A RARE CASE OF ASYMPTOMATIC PANCREATITIS DUE TO ATEZOLIZUMAB, AN IMMUNE CHECKPOINT INHIBITOR
Natasha Chandler, MD, University of Louisville

6:35 – 7:15 PM
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Poster Presentation 102
Moderator: Pavan Reddy, MD, University of Michigan Cancer Center

MIR-1253 POTENTIATES CISPLATIN RESPONSE IN PEDIATRIC MEDULLOBLASTOMA BY REGULATING FERROPTOSIS
Sidharth Mahapatra, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

EFFICACY OF ACELLULAR PERFUSATES IN EX VIVO PRESERVATION OF TRANSPLANT ORGANS
Vikranth Mirle, BS, The University of Chicago

LITERATURE REVIEW OF ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF CYCLOPENTENONES
Bohae Lee, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

PROPHYLACTIC BUT NOT THERAPEUTIC IFN-β DECREASES MORTALITY DURING INFLUENZA INFECTION IN CIGARETTE SMOKE EXPOSED MICE
Wenxin Wu, PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

A ROLE FOR CARMIL 1 IN PULMONARY ENDOTHELIAL CYTOSKELETAL DYNAMICS AND BARRIER FUNCTION
Patrick Belvitch, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

ANTI-VIRAL PROPERTIES OF CYCLOPENTENONE PROSTAGLANDINS
May Paing, MS, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

6:35 – 7:15 PM
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Poster Presentation 103
Moderator: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine

A RARE CASE OF PERICARDIAL EFFUSION DUE TO PRIMARY MEDIASTINAL LARGE B-CELL LYMPHOMA
Sudeepthi Bandikatla, MD, University of Louisville

A RARE CASE OF PANCYTOPENIA DUE TO COPPER DEFICIENCY IN PATIENT WITH GRAFT VS HOST DISEASE
Sudeepthi Bandikatla, MD, University of Louisville

A RARE CASE OF ANORECTAL MUCOSAL MELANOMA
Sandhya Kolagatla, MD, Appalachian Regional Healthcare

DIFFUSE ALVEOLAR HEMORRHAGE AS A RARE COMPLICATION OF SEVERE ATYPICAL HEMOLYTIC UREMIC SYNDROME
Sudeepthi Bandikatla, MD, University of Louisville

A RARE CASE OF SMALL CELL CARCINOMA OF PAROTID GLAND
Tuong Vi Do, DO, Appalachian Regional Healthcare Harlan

NASOPHARYNGEAL MANTLE CELL LYMPHOMA PRESENTING AS HEARING LOSS: A CASE REPORT
Omar Fahmy, MD, University of Louisville

7:20 – 7:50 PM
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MWAFMR Career Development Workshop
Moderators: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Associate 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 13
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4:00 – 4:30 PM
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Department Chair Session: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
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

Targeting KRAS Mutated Lung Cancer
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
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Panel Discussion: Effect of COVID-19 in the Research Workplace
Moderators: Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison; Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP, University of Minnesota

COVID-19 had a substantial effect on the research landscape. In some cases, early-stage researchers were able to adapt quickly and retool their laboratory, including the temporary need to discontinue in-person work. Others had substantial difficulty balancing personal responsibilities (especially childcare and school-from-home policies), clinical responsibilities (increased clinical work in hospital and critical care settings for patients with COVID-19), and/or research plans.

In this interactive 1-hour session, Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD and Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP will host the discussion with Michael S. Lauer, MD, and Joan D. Beckman, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota, on topics such as:

  1. How has NIH responded to the need for science to help end the pandemic (e.g., CONNECTS)?
  2. How is NIH supporting researchers who have re-directed their professional time to supporting clinical demands during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  3. How is NIH planning to support non-COVID-19 related research during the COVID-19 pandemic?
  4. What does NIH want to know from early-stage investigators?

Michael S. Lauer, MD
Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health

Joan D. Beckman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation, University of Minnesota

5:30 – 5:55 PM
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Outstanding Young Investigator
Moderator: David J. Kennedy, PhD, The University of Toledo

TRANSTHYRETIN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS PREDICTS THROMBOEMBOLIC RISK IN ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
Syed Bukhari, MD, MSc, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Featured New Investigator
Moderator: Jeffrey Laurence, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

IL-10-PRODUCING NK CELLS EXACERBATE SUBLETHAL STREPTOCOCCUS PNEUMONIAE INFECTION IN THE LUNG
Sarah Clark, PhD, University of Colorado Denver

6:00 – 6:40 PM
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Poster Presentation 201
Moderator: Steven Dudek, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

INVESTIGATING THE 'FAUCI EFFECT': THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON UNDERGRADUATE INTEREST IN THE MEDICAL FIELD
Arjun Kumar, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

COVID-19 VACCINE HESITANCY IN THE GREATER CHICAGO AREA: A COMPARATIVE STUDY AND SOME FACTORS INFLUENCING NEGATIVE RESPONSES
Aamina Qureshi, Lyons Township High School

DYNAMIC STRATIFICATION OF DISEASE SEVERITY AND PROGNOSIS OF HOSPITALIZED COVID-19 PATIENTS USING HIDDEN MARKOV MODEL
Ray Priyadip, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

EARLY PREDICTION OF ADVERSE OUTCOMES FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS UNDER COST CONSTRAINTS
Ray Priyadip, PhD, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

PREVOTELLA DIFFERENTIALLY REGULATES THE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE OF HUMAN MONOCYTES TO SARS-COV-2 SPIKE GLYCOPROTEINS
Jorge Cervantes, MD, PhD, Paul L Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

6:00 – 6:40 PM
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Poster Presentation 202
Moderator: John D. Dickinson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

PHOSPHOLIPASE D (PLD) SIGNALING: ROLE IN CANCER AND VIRAL INFECTIONS
Sarah Parniani, MS, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

THE ENIGMA OF KAPOSI SARCOMA MANAGEMENT
Victoria Vuckovic, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

INFLAMMATION ASSOCIATED WITH SARS-COV-2 INFECTION
Aisha Patel, Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University

CLINICAL CHARACTERISTICS DISTINGUISHING BRONCHIOLITIS PATIENTS REQUIRING MECHANICAL VENTILATION
Rachel Marlow, MD, University of Nebraska

PATIENT/PARENT ADMINISTERED EPINEPHRINE IN ACUTE ANAPHYLAXIS
Michelle Murata, Hawaii Pacific Health

MALONDIALDEHYDE-ACETALDEHYDE (MAA) AND/OR CITRULLINE (CIT) MODIFIED PROTEINS INDUCE UNIQUE PRO-INFLAMMATORY AND PRO-FIBROTIC RESPONSES BY HUMAN MACROPHAGES
Nozima Aripova, BS, University of Nebraska Medical Center

6:00 – 6:40 PM
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Poster Presentation 203
Moderator: Kevin R. Regner, MD, MS, FASN, Medical College of Wisconsin

A WOMAN WITH ABDOMINAL PAIN WHILE BEING TREATED WITH STEROID
Suha Abu Khalaf, MD, University of Missouri, Columbia

AN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED WOMAN WITH LEFT EYE VISUAL LOSS
Suha Abu Khalaf, MD, University of Missouri, Columbia

CASE REPORT- A CASE OF ROTHIA DENTICARIOSA ENDOCARDITIS WITH SEVERE COMPLICATIONS
Esther Bak, BS, University of Louisville School of Medicine

DAPTOMYCIN INDUCED RHABDOMYOLYSIS. WHEN DRUG-DRUG INTERACTIONS PLAY A CRUCIAL RULE
Suha Abu Khalaf, MD, University of Missouri, Columbia

WAXING AND WANING SENSORY AND MOTOR LOSS: A DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC DILEMMA
Sabaa Ahmed, DO, Advocate Christ Medical Center

6:45 – 7:45 PM
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MWAFMR Career Development Workshop
Moderators: Attaya Suvannasankha, MD, Associate 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 14
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4:00 – 4:45 PM
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Research Innovations
Moderator: John D. Dickinson, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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

4:50 – 6:05 PM
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Renal / Transplant Lecture: 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, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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

6:10 – 6:25 PM
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Early Career Development Awardee Presentation
Moderator: Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

IMPACT OF HUMAN GPR17 VARIANTS ON INCRETIN SECRETION IN ENTEROENDOCRINE CELLS
Hongxia Ren, PhD, Indiana University

6:30 – 7:10 PM
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Poster Presentation 301
Moderator: Jiang Tian, PhD, Associate Professor, Marshall University

ACTIVATION OF NA/K-ATPASE SIGNALING BY THE ARACHIDONIC ACID METABOLITE 20-HYDROXYEICOSATETRAENOIC ACID
Fathima Dhilhani Mohammed Faleel, University of Toledo

TARGETING CARDIOTONIC STEROID ACTIVATION OF NA/K-ATPASE-SRC SIGNALING VIA PNAKTIDE REDUCES RENAL INJURY AND DYSFUNCTION IN A DAHL SALT SENSITIVE MODEL OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Chrysan Mohammed, BA, University of Toledo

CIRCULATING HEMOPEXIN ACCUMULATES IN KIDNEYS AND WORSENS RENAL INJURY IN CISPLATIN-INDUCED ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY
Xiaoming Fan, MD, PhD, University of Toledo

E2F INHIBITOR AMERLIORATES TGFß-INDUCED EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX ACCUMULATION AND BLEOMYCIN-INDUCED PULMONARY FIBROSIS
Qinmao Ye, MS, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University

MLCK ACTIVATION HAS DISTINCT EFFECTS ON PROLIFERATION BETWEEN PULMONARY ARTERY SMOOTH MUSCLE AND ENDOTHELIAL CELLS UNDER NORMOXIC AND HYPOXIC CONDITIONS
Dustin Fraidenburg, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

SEX AND STRAIN DETERMINE THE METABOLIC RESPONSE TO DIETARY PROTEIN LEVEL
Cara L. Green, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

6:30 – 7:10 PM
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Poster Presentation 302
Moderator: Steven Dudek, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

INTESTINAL DYSBIOSIS IN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IS EXACERBATED AFTER CARDIOPULMONARY BYPASS
Jeffrey Salomon, MD, MBA, University of Nebraska Medical Center

LONG-TERM PROGNOSTIC VALUE OF RIGHT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION ON CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING IN ANTHRACYCLINE-TREATED CANCER SURVIVORS
Sanya Chhikara, MBBS, University of Minnesota

PREVALENCE OF AORTIC STENOSIS AND TAVR OUTCOMES IN PATIENTS WITH SCLERODERMA ASSOCIATED PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
Kristen Alman, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

PARADOXICAL BRONCHOSPASM IN U.S. MILITARY VETERANS WITH COPD AND ASTHMA IN CHICAGO: A PRELIMINARY OBSERVATION
Malvika Kaul, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

USP40 DECREASES HSP90 ACTIVITY THROUGH DEUBIQUITINATING HSP90 AND INCREASING ITS ACETYLATION IN HUMAN LUNG MICROVASCULAR CELLS
Jiaxing Miao, The Ohio State University

THE HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM TOXIN MICROCYSTIN-LR INDUCES AN ANTIBODY RESPONSE: IMPLICATIONS FOR MONITORING EXPOSURE
Apurva Lad, University of Toledo

6:30 – 7:10 PM
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Poster Presentation 303
Moderator: J. Brian Byrd, MD, MS, University of Michigan

TRANSIENT LEFT POSTERIOR FASCICULAR BLOCK AFTER TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT
Julien Feghaly, MD, MPH, St. Louis University School of Medicine

A CASE OF A VERY LARGE AORTIC VALVE VEGETATION AND ENDOCARDITIS, AND THE RISK OF DIAGNOSTIC ANGIOGRAPHY FOR PRE-SURGICAL EVALUATION
Adhiraj Bhattacharya, MBBS, MD, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

ICTAL APHASIA VERSUS EPILEPTIC APHASIA
Olubusola Amiola, MD, Louisiana State University

IGA VASCULITIS: NOT JUST FOR KIDS
Kristen Lipps, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

SEIZURES WITHOUT OVERT SYSTEMIC DISEASE
Mary Nemer, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

A CASE OF CEREBRAL VENOUS SINUS THROMBOSIS AND NEPHROTIC SYNDROME FROM MEMBRANOUS LUPUS NEPHROPATHY
Arabelle Abellard, MD, Msc, University of Illinois at Chicago - ACMC

7:15 – 7:45 PM
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Mentor / Networking Happy Hour

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 
Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; Gregory M. Vercellotti, MD, FACP, University of Minnesota

Thursday, April 15
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4:00 – 5:25 PM
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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 and VA West Side 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

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

5:30 – 5:45 PM
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CSCTR Business Meeting (all welcome to attend)
Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, President; Debra J. Romberger, MD, Secretary / Treasurer; Steven Dudek, MD, President-elect

5:50 – 6:15 PM
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Early Career Development Awardee Presentations
Moderator: Terry G. Unterman, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago and VA West Side Medical Center; Dawn Belt Davis, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

COUNTERMEASURES TO CIRCADIAN MISALIGNMENT
Josiane L. Broussard, PhD, Colorado State University

ROLE OF TZD-ACTIVATED PPAR GAMMA IN HEPATOCYTES IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRESSION OF NASH
Jose Cordoba Chacon, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

6:20 – 6:55 PM
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Poster Presentation 401
Moderator: Terry G. Unterman, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago and VA West Side Medical Center

FASTING MEDIATES THE METABOLIC, MOLECULAR AND GEROPROTECTIVE EFFECTS IN A CALORIE RESTRICTED DIET
Heidi Pak, BS, University of Wisconsin – Madison

GERIATRIC MICE ARE LEANER AND HAVE IMPROVED GLUCOSE TOLERANCE AFTER DIETARY ISOLEUCINE RESTRICTION
Yang Yeh, University of Wisconsin – Madison

SHORT-TERM LOW PROTEIN DIET AMELIORATES METABOLIC DYSFUNCTION IN DIABETIC LIPODYSTROPHIC MICE
Marcos Munoz, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

HEPATIC DELETION OF FOXO1 SIGNALING RESCUES THE METABOLIC DEFICITS CAUSED BY MTORC2 INHIBITION
Reji Babygirija, MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison

REGULATION OF BODY WEIGHT AND COMPOSITION THROUGH DIETARY HISTIDINE
Victoria Flores, BS. University of Wisconsin – Madison

6:20 – 6:55 PM
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Poster Presentation 402
Moderator: Suthat Liangpunsakul, MD, MPH, Indiana University School of Medicine

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF RECTAL CARCINOMA: THE ROAD TO NATIONAL ACCREDITATION PROGRAM FOR RECTAL CANCER INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION
Saman Karimi, MD, MS, University of Illinois at Chicago

FALLS ARE COMMON, MORBID, AND PREDICTABLE FOR PATIENTS WITH CIRRHOSIS: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY
Elliot Tapper, MD, University of Michigan

DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE EX-VIVO NORMOTHERMIC LIVER PERFUSION PLATFORM FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES
Vikranth Mirle, BS, The University of Chicago

PRELIMINARY DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF MITOGENS/INHIBITORY FACTORS IN PATIENTS WITH GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS
Wojciech Blogowski, MD, PhD, University of Zielona Gora, Poland and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

IDENTIFICATION AND DESIGN OF OPTIMAL DIETS FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND LONGEVITY
Michaela Murphy, RD, CD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

6:20 – 6:55 PM
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Poster Presentation 403
Moderator: Bin Ren, MD, PhD, FAHA, Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

REFRACTORY HYPOGLYCEMIA AS THE INITIAL PRESENTATION OF LIVER METASTASES
Sudeepthi Bandikatla, MD, University of Louisville

THE DANGER IN GREEN: THE FIRST CASE OF MICROWAVE ABLATION ASSOCIATED BILOTHORAX
Sudeepthi Bandikatla, MD, University of Louisville

ANTIOXIDANT THERAPY RESTORES HEPATIC PHASE I & PHASE II METABOLIC ENZYMES ALTERED BY EXPOSURE TO MICROCYSTIN-LR IN A MURINE MODEL OF DIET-INDUCED NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE
Apurva Lad, University of Toledo

AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF HEMORRHAGIC SHOCK AND LIVER MASS IN CIRRHOSIS
Kristen Lipps, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

7:00 – 7:30 PM
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Mentor / Networking Happy Hour

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, Washington University School of Medicine

Friday, April 16
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4:00 – 4:55 PM
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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

5:00 – 6:15 PM
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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, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

6:20 – 6:35 PM
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Early Career Development Awardee Presentation
Moderator: Kevin R. Regner, MD, MS, FASN, Medical College of Wisconsin 

NOVEL THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS FOR PATIENTS WITH ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND CORMORBID DYSPHAGIA
Nicole Rogus-Pulia, PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

6:40 – 7:20 PM
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Poster Presentation 501
Moderator: Debra J. Romberger, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

A CASE OF UNDETECTED PHEOCHROMOCYTOMA PRESENTING AS TAKOTSUBO'S CARDIOMYOPATHY
Moaz Abdelrehim, MD, Tufts School of Medicine

HIGH-INTENSITY VERSUS MODERATE- OR LOW-INTENSITY STATIN THERAPY FOR PRIMARY PREVENTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE IN HIGHER-RISK ADULTS: THE MULTI-ETHNIC STUDY OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS (MESA)
Kristen Lipps, MD, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

MODULATION OF CARDIOTONIC STEROID ACTIVATION OF NA/K-ATPASE–SRC SIGNALING VIA PNAKTIDE DECREASES CARDIAC INFLAMMATION AND FIBROSIS IN A DAHL SALT SENSITIVE MODEL OF CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
Prabhatchandra Dube, PhD, University of Toledo

SEX DIFFERENCES IN LONG-TERM OUTCOMES OF CANCER SURVIVORS WITH SUSPECTED ANTHRACYCLINE-RELATED CARDIOTOXICITY ASSESSED BY CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING
Chetan Shenoy, MBBS, MS, University of Minnesota

LEFT VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION AT DIAGNOSIS IS AN INDEPENDANT PREDICTOR OF MORTALITY IN TRANSTHYRETIN CARDIAC AMYLOIDOSIS
Syed Bukhari, MD, MSc, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION WITH NONOBSTRUCTIVE CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Sara Shahid, MD, Rochester Regional Health

6:40 – 7:20 PM
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Poster Presentation 502
Moderator: Paul Reyfman, MD, MS, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

MRSA MODULATES HISTONE ACETYLATION IN LUNG ENDOTHELIUM
Elleftheria Letsiou, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

MAINTENANCE EFFECTS OF A LIFESTYLE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION FOR URBAN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN WITH ASTHMA
Sharmilee Nyenhuis, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

AEROSOLIZED MICROCYSTIN-LR INDUCES TYPE 1 INFLAMMATION OF THE AIRWAYS
Joshua Breidenbach, University of Toledo

A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF FEEDING PRACTICES AND OUTCOMES IN BRONCHIOLITIS PATIENTS ON NIPPV
Sidharth Mahapatra, MD, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center

ALVEOLUS ANALYSIS: A WEB BASED TOOL FOR ANALYSIS OF INTRAVITAL LUNG MICROSCOPY
Patrick Belvitch, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

CIGARETTE SMOKE EXPOSURE REVEALS A NOVEL ROLE OF CORTACTIN IN LUNG ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION
Mounica Bandela, University of Illinois at Chicago

6:40 – 7:20 PM
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Poster Presentation 503
Moderator: Steven Dudek, MD, University Illinois at Chicago

ACUTE THROMBOEMBOLIC RENAL INFARCTION SECONDARY TO ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, AN UNCOMMON CAUSE OF FLANK TENDERNESS
Abdullah Ahmad, MD, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center

AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER? ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME OF THE RIGHT CORONARY ARTERY WITH TAKOTSUBO'S CARDIOMYOPATHY
Adhiraj Bhattacharya, MBBS. MD, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

ARRHYTHMIA BURDEN IN THE SETTING OF SURGICALLY REPAIRED CONGENITAL HEART DEFECTS
Sabaa Ahmed, DO, Advocate Christ Medical Center

UNEXPECTED FINDINGS ALONGSIDE SYMPTOMATIC ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECT
Julien Feghaly, MD, MPH, St. Louis University School of Medicine

AN UNUSUAL APPROACH TO TREATING VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA STORM WITH CHOLESTYRAMINE
Reuben Warshawsky, MD, University of Missouri-Columbia

SPONTANEOUS CORONARY ARTERY DISSECTION: A RARE NON-ATHEROSCLEROTIC CAUSE OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION
Adhiraj Bhattacharya, MBBS, MD, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

7:25 – 7:55 PM
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Mentor / Networking Happy Hour

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

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