AHC Duluth Research Seminar Series

AHC Seminar Series

Wednesdays 2017/2018
3:30-4:30 pm
Room 130 School of Medicine
2017-2018 Seminar Recordings - Recordings are available to University of Minnesota employees only.
January 17, 2018
Dr. Patricia Wonch Hill & Dr. Julia McQuillan
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Hill’s Website: http://soc.unl.edu/patricia-wonch-hill 
Dr. McQuillan’s Website: http://soc.unl.edu/julia-mcquillan 
Seminar Title: Structuring Institutions for Faculty Success
Hosts: Drs. Melissa Walls and Jean Regal
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahchill18
Meeting #: 749 832 982
January 31, 2018
Dr. Kevin Pruitt
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Website: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/immunology-molecular-biology/current/research-profiles/kevin-pruitt.aspx
Seminar Title: Exploring novel approaches to block intra-tumoral estrogen production 
Host: Dr. Glenn Simmons
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcpruitt18
Meeting #: 743 385 614
CANCELLED (February 7, 2018)
Dr. Colleen Manchester
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/faculty/colleen-manchester 
Seminar Title: Faculty Success and the Work-Family Interface 
Hosts: Dr. Jean Regal and Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcmanchester18
Meeting #: 741 243 312
February 14, 2018
Dr. Roy Long
Medical College of Wisconsin--Central Wisconsin 
Website: http://www.mcw.edu/Medical-School/Central-Wisconsin-Campus/Meet-Our-Team/Roy-Long-PhD.htm
Seminar Title: Innovative Undergraduate Medical Education in Central Wisconsin 
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcsem2-14
Meeting #: 740 644 029
February 21, 2018
Dr. Gunnar Boysen
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Website: https://uams-triprofiles.uams.edu/profiles/display/1802590
Seminar Title: Secrets We Can Learn from Lung Tumor Metastases That Challenge Current Paradigms in Cancer Biology 
Host: Dr. Kendall Wallace
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcboysen18
Meeting #: 742 331 735
February 28, 2018
Dr. Marylyn Ritchie
Geisinger Health System
Seminar Title: Exploring the Genome and the Phenome – Toward a Better Understanding of Complex Traits 
Hosts: Drs. Catherine McCarty and Jacob Brown
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcritchie18
Meeting #: 745 340 008
March 21, 2018
Dr. John Greally
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Seminar Title: Cellular and molecular models for epigenetic studies of human diseases 
Host: Dr. Matthew Slattery
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcgreally18
Meeting #: 749 303 437
March 28, 2018
Dr. Arinze Okere
Florida A&M University
Seminar Title: Bridging rural/urban disparity in acute coronary syndrome health outcomes: Integrating pharmacogenomics and comprehensive medication management 
Host: Sr. Associate Dean Mike Swanoski
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcokere18
Meeting #: 744 794 265
April 11, 2018
Dr. Sunil Sharma
HonorHealth Research Institute & Professor of Medicine, City of Hope 
Websites:  https://www.honorhealth.com/physicians/sunil-sharma & https://www.tgen.org/faculty-profiles/sunil-sharma/
Seminar Title: Development of reversible inhibitors of Lysine Specific Demethylase-1 (LSD1) for treatment of cancer 
Host: Dr. David Stenehjem
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcsharma18
Meeting #: 747 653 001
April 18, 2018
Dr. Eric Klann
New York University
Seminar Title: Dysregulated Translational Control in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 
Host: Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Cao
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcklann18
Meeting #: 744 964 774 
April 25, 2018
Dr. Christian Hansel
University of Chicago 
Website: https://neurobiology.uchicago.edu/page/hansel 
Seminar Title: Intrinsic plasticity and engram formation in neural circuits 
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahchansel18
Meeting #: 743 977 686
May 9, 2018
Dr. Michael Lee
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://neurosci.umn.edu/bio/department-of-neuroscience/michael-lee
Seminar Title: Alpha-synuclein dependent synaptic deficits and neurodegeneration: Relevance to therapies for Parkinson's Disease 
Host: Dr. Ray Cao
UMN WebEx connection: http://z.umn.edu/ahclee18
Meeting #: 740 774 388
May 16, 2018
Dr. Ellen Fischer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Website: http://psychiatry.uams.edu/research/division-of-health-services-research/division-of-health-services-research-faculty-and-staff/ellen-p-fischer-ph-d/ 
Seminar Title: Rurality, Attitudes and Veterans’ Use of VA Mental Health Services 
Host: Dr. Sarah Beehler
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcfischer18
Meeting #: 740 549 764
May 23, 2018
Dr. Christopher Faulk
Department of Animal Science
University of Minnesota 
Website: http://faulklab.cfans.umn.edu/ 
Seminar Title: The epigenome over time: From ultraconserved elements to the evolution of lifespan in animals
Host: Dr. Kendra Nordgren
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcfaulk18
Meeting #: 740 743 437
May 30, 2018
Gathering for Health Team, including Dr. Melissa Walls
Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School - Duluth
Seminar Title: Stress and Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian Communities 
UMN WebEx connection:  http://z.umn.edu/gatheringforhealth18 
Meeting #: 746 766 270

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy Duluth.


Past seminars - Fall 2017

2017-2018 Seminar Recordings - Recordings are available to University of Minnesota employees only.

*Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 165 School of Medicine
Dr. Beshay Zordoky
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: Animal Models of Juvenile Doxorubicin-induced Cardiotoxicity – the “Two-Hit” Approach 
Host: Dr. Kendall Wallace 
September 6, 2017
Dr. Richard Melvin
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
Seminar Title: A genetically determined metabolic tradeoff dissociates the macronutrient spaces of two closely related species 
Host: Dr. George Trachte
      UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcmelvin17
      Meeting #: 748 875 728 
September 20, 2017
Dr. Kristen Jacklin 
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: Advancing dementia research with Indigenous communities in Canada 
Host: Dr. Neil Henderson 
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcjacklin17
Meeting #: 748 467 373
October 4, 2017
Dr. Tiffany Beckman
University of Minnesota 
Website: http://www.dom.umn.edu/bio/dom-a-z/tiffany-beckman  
Seminar Title: Neural Correlates of Food Reward in American Indian Women 
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen 
October 11, 2017
Dr. Timothy Zacharewski
Michigan State University 
Website: http://cit.msu.edu/faculty/zacharewski.html 
Seminar Title: Metabolic Reprogramming in the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR)-Mediated Progression of Hepatic Steatosis to Steatohepatitis with Fibrosis Elicited by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) 
Host: Dr. Kendall Wallace 
Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research Lecture
*Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 6:00pm; hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:00 pm
Location: Room 142 School of Medicine
Dr. Paul Iaizzo
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: From the Visible Heart® Lab to Bear Dens and Back 
Website: https://www.surgery.umn.edu/bio/surgery-faculty-a-z/paul-iaizzo 
- This research was sponsored in part by a grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth.
Host: Dr. George Trachte 

October 25, 2017
Dr. Scott Lindner
Pennsylvania State University
Website: http://sites.psu.edu/lindnerlab/  
Seminar Title: Dynamic Translational Repression Complexes and Transmission of the Malaria Parasite 
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer 
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahclindner17
Meeting #: 746 444 831
November 8, 2017
Dr. Gavin Bart
Hennepin County Medicine Center
Website: https://www.hcmc.org/providers/HCMC_STAFF_20
Seminar Title: Predicting addiction treatment outcome: Heading towards precision medicine for opioid use disorders 
Host: Dr. Mark Schneiderhan
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcbart17
Meeting #: 742 950 915

CANCELLED (November 15, 2017)

Dr. George Augustine
Nanyang Technological University
Website: http://www.lkcmedicine.ntu.edu.sg/Research/researchfaculty/Pages/George-J.-Augustine.aspx
Seminar Title: Identifying novel cerebellar circuits via optogenetics 
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcaugustine17
Meeting #: 749 761 618
November 29, 2017
Dr. Mel Feany
Harvard University
Website: http://feany-lab.bwh.harvard.edu/index.html  
Seminar Title: Genetic analysis of neurodegeneration
Host: Dr. Pedro Fernandez-Funez
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcfeany17
Meeting #: 740 193 451
December 6, 2017
Dr. Kate O'Connor-Giles
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website: http://oconnorgiles.molbio.wisc.edu/research-interests
Seminar Title: Communication in neural circuits: from genes to synapse formation and function
Host: Dr. Nam Chul Kim
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcoconnor17
Meeting #: 747 767 232


Past seminars - Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

2016-17 AHC Research Seminar Recordings - Recordings are available to University of Minnesota employees only.

September 14, 2016
Dr. Neil Henderson
University of Minnesota Medical School
Website: http://www.med.umn.edu/news-events/medical-school-blog/j-neil-henderson-lead-mdt-health-equality-and-rural-health-access-initiative
Seminar Title: The MDT on Health Equity at the UMN Medical School, Duluth campus: The Quest to Impact Dementia and Diabetes
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen

September 28, 2016
Dr. Jenifer Coburn
Medical College of Wisconsin
Website: http://www.mcw.edu/CIDR/Members/JeniferCoburn.htm
Seminar Title: Multifunctional Adhesins of Borrelia burgdorferi
Host: Dr. Benjamin Clarke

October 5, 2016
Dr. Christine Sorkness
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website: https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/284/SORKNESS_CHRISTINE_A
Seminar Title: Research Updates in Asthma Management
Host: Dr. Paul Ranelli

October 19, 2016
Dr. Emilyn Alejandro
University of Minnesota
Website: https://www.physiology.umn.edu/research/alejandro-lab
Seminar Title: Developmental programming of beta cell dysfunction in offspring induced by placental insufficiency
Host: Dr. Jean Regal

Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research Lecture
*Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Room 142 School of Medicine 
Dr. Evanthia Galanis
Seminar Title: Oncolytic Viruses as a Novel Approach for Cancer Treatment
Website: http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/galanis-evanthia-m-d/bio-00083446
- This research was sponsored in part by a grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth.
Host: Dr. George Trachte 

November 2, 2016
Dr. Laurie Parker
University of Minnesota
Website:  http://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/laurie-parker
Seminar Title: Measuring kinase activity with chemical biology
Host: Dr. Lester Drewes

November 16, 2016
Dr. Sara Van Driest
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Website: http://pediatrics.mc.vanderbilt.edu/directory/profile/sara-lynn-vandriest.4777?show=V
Seminar Title: The Electronic Medical Record as a Tool for Precision Medicine Research and Implementation
Host: Dr. Jacob Brown

CANCELLED (December 7, 2016)
Dr. Barbara Burleigh
Harvard School of Public Health
Website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/barbara-burleigh/
Seminar Title: Plugging in: The metabolic interface in Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer

CANCELLED (January 25, 2017)
Dr. Subree Subramarian
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/bio/surgery-faculty-a-z/subree-subramanian
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Malignant Transformation and Immune Privilege in Colon Cancer
Host: Dr. Patricia Scott
February 1, 2017
Dr. Rebekah Pratt 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://familymedicine.umn.edu/bio/familymed/rebekah-pratt
Seminar Title: Addressing Health Disparities in the Somali Community: The Role of Community Partnerships and an Assets Based Approach
Host: Dr. Brenna Greenfield
CANCELLED (February 8, 2017)
Dr. Tiffany Beckman 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.dom.umn.edu/bio/dom-a-z/tiffany-beckman
Seminar Title: Neural Correlates of Food Reward in American Indian Women
Host: Dr. Paula Termuhlen
February 15, 2017
Dr. Donna Havens 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Website: http://nursing.unc.edu/people/donna-s-havens/
Seminar Title: Use of Appreciative Inquiry to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Host: Dr. Keri Hager
March 1, 2017
Dr. Jeff Miner
Washington University in St. Louis
Website: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/faculty_bio.aspx?SID=1152
Seminar Title: Laminin and Type IV Collagens: Matrix Proteins Critical for Kidney Function
Host: Dr. Yao Yao
March 8, 2017 
Dr. Subree Subramanian
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/bio/surgery-faculty-a-z/subree-subramanian
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Malignant Transformation and Immune Privilege in Colon Cancer
Host: Dr. Patricia Scott
March 15, 2017
Dr. Christopher Pennell
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/bio/lab-med-and-pathology-faculty/christopher-pennell
Seminar Title: Immunotherapy of B Cell Malignancies with CAR T Cells: Minimizing On Target/Off Tumor Toxicities
Host: Dr. Benjamin Clarke
March 22, 2017
Dr. Michael Burman
University of New England
Website: http://www.une.edu/people/michael-a-burman
Seminar Title: The role of the amygdala in the ontogeny of negative affect in the rat
Host: Dr. Janet Fitzakerley
March 29, 2017
Dr. Dennis Drayna
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Website: https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/about/staff/dennis-drayna-phd
Seminar Title: Using genetics to understand the causes of stuttering
Host: Dr. Janet Fitzakerley
April 12, 2017
Dr. Wylie Burke
University of Washington
Website: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/locallegends/Biographies/Burke_Wylie.html
Seminar Title: Working Together on Pharmacogenetics: Report on a Tribal-University Partnership
Broadcast from Medical School, Duluth campus to Mayo 3-100 on Twin Cities campus
Host: Drs. Jim Allen and Mary Owen
April 26, 2017
Dr. Ege Kavalali
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Website: http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/42113/ege-kavalali.html
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Quantal Neurotransmission in Central Synapses
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang
May 10, 2017
Dr. Catherine Jordan
University of Minnesota
Website: http://cnbd.umn.edu/bio/cnbd-faculty-staff/catherine-jordan
Seminar Title: Engagement to Scholarship: A Journey from Academia to Community and Back Again
Host: Dr. Laura Palombi
May 17, 2017
Dr. Erik Herzog
Washington University in St. Louis
Website: https://wubio.wustl.edu/herzog
Seminar Title: Clock stars: Roles for astrocytes in scheduling our day
Host: Dr. Ruifeng Cao 


Past seminars - Spring 2016

January 13, 2016
Dr. Kenneth Beckman
University of Minnesota
Website: http://healthinformatics.umn.edu/bio/ihi-faculty-staff/kenneth-beckman
Seminar Title: The University of Minnesota Genomics Center: Technologies & Services
Host: Dr. Matthew Slattery

January 27, 2016
Dr. Nate Mohatt
Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
Seminar Title: Suicide Prevention Among Rural Veterans: A Community Based Approach
Host: Dr. Sarah Beehler

February 10, 2016
Dr. Carl Atkinson
Medical University of South Carolina
Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/immunology/Faculty/atkinson.html
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Jean Regal
February 24, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Ferucci
Alaska Native Medical Center
Seminar Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis in Indigenous North American Populations: High Burden of Disease
Host: Dr. Mary Owen

March 23, 2016
Dr. Jill Siegfried
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.pharmacology.med.umn.edu/fac_siegfried.html
Seminar Title: Estrogen Receptor Beta in Lung Cancer
Host: Dr. Paula Termuhlen and Dr. Jean Regal

March 30, 2016
Dr. John Zhang
Loma Linda University
Website: http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/our-services/neurosciences/for-health-professionals/research/zhang-lab/index.page
Seminar Title: New translational stroke research directions
Host: Dr. Yao Yao

April 13, 2016
Dr. Do-Hyung Kim
University of Minnesota
Website: http://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/do-hyung-kim
Seminar Title: How mTORC1 regulates proteostasis
Host: Dr. Andrew Skildum 

April 20, 2016
Dr. Carlie LaLone 
US Environmental Protection Agency 
Seminar Title: Creating the “Easy Button” for Cross-Species Extrapolation of Chemical Toxicity Information
Host: Dr. Laura Palombi

April 27, 2016
Dr. Todd Lowe
University of California Santa Cruz
Website: http://lowelab.ucsc.edu/
Seminar Title: Unraveling the Complex Roles for 500+ Human tRNA Genes and their Ubiquitous Small RNA Fragments
Host: Dr. Kevin Diebel

May 11, 2016
Dr. Melanie Graham
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/divisions/basic-translational-research/melanie-graham/index.htm
Seminar Title: The Role of Enrichment, Handling, and Husbandry in Animal Model Validity and Research Quality: Enhancing Welfare and Scientific Outcomes Using Refinement
Host: Dr. Amanda Klein

May 25, 2016
Dr. Polly Fordyce 
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Developing and deploying new microfluidic tools for understanding how proteins find and bind their targets
Host: Dr. Matt Slattery


Past seminars - Fall 2015

September 9, 2015
Dr. Juan Alfonzo
Ohio State University
Seminar Title: "RNA editing and modification in trypanosomes: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it"
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer
September 23, 2015
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Seminar Title: "Implementing Clinical Pharmacogenomics in an Evolving Healthcare Landscape: A Roadmap for Health Systems"
Host: Dr. Jacob Brown
September 30, 2015
Dr. Leo Morales
University of Washington
Seminar Title: "Initiatives Addressing Physician Workforce Diversity at the University of Washington"
Hosts: Dr. James Allen and Dean Paula Termuhlen
October 14, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Allen
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: "Overall health and lung cancer risk among Minnesota taconite mining workers: an environmental exposure study and lessons learned for future community-engaged research" 
Host: Dr. Emily Onello 
October 28, 2015
Dr. Vicki Ellingrod
University of Michigan
Seminar Tite: "Folate Supplementation and Cardiovascular Complications in Schizophrenia" 
Host: Dr. Mark Schneiderhan
November 11, 2015-CANCELLED
Dr. John Zhang
Loma Linda University
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Yao Yao
December 2, 2015
Dr. Mary Stenzel-Poore
Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: "Unleashing the Brain’s Endogenous Neuroprotective Strategies Through Toll-like Receptors"
Host: Dr. Lester Drewes
December 9, 2015
Dr. Andrew Skildum
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: "PDK4 expression and activity in human breast cancer cells"
This research was sponsored in part by a grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth.
Host: Dr. Jean Regal
December 16, 2015
Dr. Nancy E. Schoenberg
University of Kentucky
Seminar Title: "Addressing rural health disparities through community-engaged research"
Host: Dr. Jim Allen