AHC Duluth Research Seminar Series

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AHC Seminar Series

Wednesdays 2017/2018
3:30-4:30 pm
Room 130 School of Medicine
 
 
 
 
*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 
 
September 20, 2017
Dr. Kristen Jacklin 
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Host: Dr. Neil Henderson 
 
October 4, 2017
Dr. Tiffany Beckman
University of Minnesota 
Website: http://www.dom.umn.edu/bio/dom-a-z/tiffany-beckman  
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen 
 

Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research Lecture
*Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 6:00pm
Location: To Be Announced
Dr. Paul Iaizzo
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: To Be Announced
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: To Be Announced
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer 

November 1, 2017
Dr. James McKay
University of Pennsylvania 
Website: http://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g332/p3852  
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Host: Dr. Brenna Greenfield 

November 15, 2017
To Be Announced

November 29, 2017
Dr. Mel Feany
Harvard University
Website: http://feany-lab.bwh.harvard.edu/index.html  
Seminar Title: To Be Announced
Host: Dr. Pedro Fernandez-Funez

December 6, 2017
To Be Announced

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: To Be Announced 
Hosts: Drs. Melissa Walls and Jean Regal

January 31, 2018
To Be Announced

February 7, 2018
Dr. Colleen Manchester
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/faculty/colleen-manchester 
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Hosts: Dr. Jean Regal and Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen

February 14, 2018
To Be Announced

February 28, 2018
To Be Announced

March 21, 2018
To Be Announced

March 28, 2018
To Be Announced

April 11, 2018
Dr. Sunhil Sharma
University of Utah 
Website: https://healthcare.utah.edu/fad/mddetail.php?physicianID=u0676422 
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Host: Dr. David Stenehjem

April 25, 2018
Dr. Christian Hansel
University of Chicago 
Website: https://neurobiology.uchicago.edu/page/hansel 
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang

May 2, 2018
Dr. Richard Mann
Columbia University 
Website: https://systemsbiology.columbia.edu/faculty/richard-mann 
Seminar Title: To Be Announced 
Host: Dr. Matt Slattery

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: To Be Announced 
Host: Dr. Sarah Beehler

 

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

   

Past seminars - Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

2016-17 AHC Research Seminar Recordings

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
 
 
 

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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