In an effort to foster research collaborations and discussions within Internal Medicine and beyond, and to inform DOIM faculty and trainees of research across the department, a monthly Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series has been established.  The series will cover the breadth of research taking place in Internal Medicine, with each seminar to showcase the research of IM faculty in an interactive and informal format. The entire continuum of research will be represented: from bench to clinical to population and implementation science. 

Research Seminars will be held on the first Wednesday of each month (with a few exceptions), 12:00 - 1:00 pm, in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB). Lunch will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. 

2019 Schedule – Divisions will assume responsibility for seminar presentations as indicated below, with further information to be posted as it becomes available.


Date Location Presenters
January 9, 2019 HSEB 5100B Division of Rheumatology
Tracy M. Frech, MD, MS and Rebecca S. Overbury, MD
"Quantification of Disease Progression in Rheumatology Clinic"
February 20, 2019 HSEB 2938 Division of Pulmonary Medicine
My N. Helms, PhD and Cheryl Pirozzi, MD
"Pulmonary Research Stories: From Bench to Bedside"
March 6, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stavros G. Drakos, MD, PhD, FACC and Benjamin A. Steinberg, MD, MHS, FACC, FHRS
"Heart Failure and AF Research: Bench to Bedside"
April 3, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Nephrology
"Renal Endothelin: Why it matters in health, hypertension, and kidney disease" presented by Donald E. Kohan, MD, PhD and "Ironing Out the Metabolic and Heart Failure Risks in CKD" presented by Monique E. Cho, MD
May 1, 2019 HSEB 4100B Division of Oncology
"Translational Genomics in Breast Cancer" presented by Adam L. Cohen, MD, MS and "Why Some Patients Don't Respond to Immunotherapy?" presented by Siwen Hu-Lieskovan, MD, PhD
June 5, 2019 HSEB 1750 Division of General Internal Medicine
"Novel Roles for Platelets in Infectious Disease and Thrombosis" presented by Robert A. Campbell, PhD; "Improving Naloxone Co-prescribing for Patients on High Dose Opiods at Hospital Discharge" presented by Kencee K. Graves, MD, FACP; "Thrombosis Research Updates" presented by David A. Kaplan, MD
July, 2019 No event due to the holiday
August 7, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Geriatrics
"Can Established Anti-aging Interventions Prevent Large Artery Stiffening?" presented by Anthony J. Donato, PhD, MS and "Cognitive Function, Arterial Stiffness, and Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering" presented by Mark A. Supiano, MD
September 4, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Infectious Diseases
"How Does the Host Cell Keep Herpesviruses Under Control?" presented by Sankar Swaminathan, MD & "Eradicating HIV" presented by Adam M. Spivak, MD, MS
October 2, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Gastroenterology - details TBA
November 6, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Endocrinology - details TBA
December 4, 2019 HSEB 2120 Division of Hematology & Hematologic Malignancies - details TBA

Can established anti-aging interventions prevent large artery stiffening?

Speaker: Anthony J. Donato & Mark A. Supiano.
Date: Aug 7, 2019

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