Research Conference Schedule

Pediatric Research Conferences
Monday, 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Wadlington Conference Room 2202
Vanderbilt Children's Hospital

2019 - 2020

August 19, 2019
Kel Vin Woo, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Cardiology Fellow, St Louis Children's Hospital
"The Importance of Etiology: Opposing Roles of FGF Signaling in Pulmonary Hypertension"

August 26, 2019
No Noon Research Conference

September 2, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Labor Day

September 9, 2019
Mark Denison, M.D.
Craig Weaver Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Director, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Lamb Center for Pediatric Research
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Developing antivirals against pandemic coronaviruses from the future"

September 16, 2019
Girish Hiremath, M.D., MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
"Multidisciplinary Approach to Advance Diagnosis and Management of Eosinophilic Esophagitis"

September 23, 2019
Zachary Warren, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
"Building capacity for early identification and treatment of ASD"

September 30, 2019
Gilbert Gonzales, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Medicine, Health and Society Program for Public Policy Studies
Department of Health Policy, Center for Child Health Policy, Institute for Medicine and Public Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"LGBT Youth and Families: Policy, Progress, and Ongoing Health Needs"

October 7, 2019
No Noon Research Conference- Fall Break

October 14, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

October 21, 2019
Erin Plosa, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neonatology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Epithelial Beta 1 Integrin Regulates Lung Inflammation"

October 28, 2019
CANCELLED- DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
Reschedule Date- 3/2/2020
Ron Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Richard B. Johnston, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
"The Flip Side of CFTR and ENaC Biogenesis"

November 4, 2019
Lisa Akhtar, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
"Neurovirulence Determinants of Neonatal HSV Disease"

November 11, 2019
Debra L. Friedman, M.D., MS
E. Bronson Ingram Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Challenges of Cancer Control and Care Delivery in Rural Populations"

November 18, 2019
Ellen Wright Clayton, M.D., JD
Craig-Weaver Professor of Pediatrics
Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy
Professor of Law
Professor of Health Policy
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Learning Lessons in Translating Genomics from Research to the Clinic"

November 25, 2019
No Noon Research Conference- Thanksgiving Holiday

December 2, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

December 9, 2019
Frank Raucci, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
Pediatric Cardiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Mechanisms and Evaluation of Cardiomyopathy in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy"

December 16, 2019
Leonard Bacharier, MD
Robert C. Strunk Endowed Chair for Lung and Respiratory Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Clinical Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine 
Washington University
"Asthma Exacerbations-Why are they so difficult to prevent?"

December 23, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Winter Break

December 30, 2019
No Noon Research Conference - Winter Break

January 6, 2020
Laurence Greenbaum, MD, PhD, FAAP
Marcus Professor of Pediatrics I Chief Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Emory University
Executive Clinical Director, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
"Personalized Medicine for Hyponatremia"

January 13, 2020
Sarika Peters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Markers of Disease Progression in MECP2 Duplication Syndrome"

January 20, 2020
No Noon Research Conference- MLK Day

January 27, 2020
James G Carlucci, M.D., MPH
Instructor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Understanding and Improving HIV-Exposed Infant Outcomes in Resource-Constrained Settings"

February 3, 2020
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

February 10, 2020
Derek Williams, MPH, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

February 17, 2020
No Noon Research Conference- President's Day

February 24, 2020
Speaker- TBD

March 2, 2020
Ron Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Richard B. Johnston, Jr. Endowed Chair in Pediatrics
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
"The Flip Side of CFTR and ENaC Biogenesis"

March 9, 2020
C. Buddy Creech, II, M.D., MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

March 16, 2020
No Noon Research Conference- Spring Break

March 23, 2020
Satyan Lakshminrusimha, MD
Professor and Dennis and Nancy Marks Chair,
Department of Pediatrics
Pediatrician -In-Chief, UC Davis Children's Hospital
UC Davis Health

March 30, 2020
Yongdong (Dan) Zhao, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
"Chronic Osteomyelitis: Any Other Reason than Infection?"

April 6, 2020
No Noon Research Conference - Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

April 13, 2020
Research Week Begins
K12 Awardees Present: TBD

April 20, 2020
Turner Hazinski Awardees Present: George Nicholson, MD and Ryan Stark, MD

April 27, 2020
Speaker- TBD

May 4, 2020
No Noon Research Conference - PAS

May 11, 2020
Stephen Patrick, MD, MPH, MS

May 18, 2020
Kecia Carroll, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

May 25, 2020
No Noon Research Conference- Memorial Day

June 1, 2020
Jim Chappell, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor in Pediatric Infectious Disease
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

June 8, 2020
No Noon Research Conference- Department of Pediatrics Faculty Meeting

Break for summer: 


Sponsorship Statement: Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Department of Pediatrics.

Accreditation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ACCME and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Call Lori Berg at (615) 343-6518 or email Lori Berg if you have questions.

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