AHC Duluth Research Seminar Series


AHC Seminar Series

Wednesdays 2016/2017
3:30-4:30 pm
Room 130 School of Medicine

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 

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



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