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SOM Festival of Science 2018

“OMICS Biology: Basic, Translational and Clinic Application”

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

When: Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: SOM Leadership Hall


Huntington Willard, PhD

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Huntington Willard, PhD

President and Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago


AGENDA

 

8:00-8:30       Breakfast

Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries will be available in the Atrium of Leadership Hall

8:30-8:40       Welcome

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, UM Baltimore
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

8:40-9:25       Keynote Address

Huntington Willard, PhD

9:30-9:40       Overview: Genomics Research at the UMSOM

Claire Fraser, PhD
Dean’s Endowed Professor
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

9:45-9:55      Overview: Genomics Core Services at the UMSOM

Owen White, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Associate Director, Institute for Genome Sciences
Director, UM Center for Health-Related Informatics and Bioimaging

10:00-11:40  Session One: OMICS and Infectious Diseases

Moderator: James Kaper, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

10:00-10:40  Dean’s Challenge Award presentation: Leveraging Parasite Population
                           Genomics Data to Understand Malaria Vaccine Efficacy and Drug Resistance

Joana Carneiro da Silva, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Institute for Genome Sciences

Kirsten Lyke, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Shannon Takala Harrison, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

10:45-11:05   Genome-Guided Discovery of Novel Antifungal Therapies

Vincent Bruno, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Institute for Genome Sciences

11:10-11:30   Q&A with SAC

11:40-1:00     Lunch

Lunch for attendees will be provided in the Atrium of Leadership Hall.

1:00-2:10       Session Two: OMICS and Precision Medicine

Moderator: Curt Civin, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Associate Dean for Research

1:00-1:20       The Omics Road to Hearing Protection and Restoration

Ronna Hertzano, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
and Institute for Genome Sciences

1:25-1:45       Genetics and Genomics of Diabetes

Toni Pollin, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

1:50-2:10       Q&A with SAC

2:15-3:30       Session Three: OMICS and the Microbiome

Moderator: Richard Eckert, PhD
John F. B. Weaver Professor and Chair, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Associate Director of Basic Science Research, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart
Greenbaum Comprehensive Cancer Center

2:15-2:35       The Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease

Jacques Ravel, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

2:40-3:00       M’Omics: Maternal Stress Impacts on Brain Development

Tracy Bale, PhD
Professor, Department of Pharmacology

3:05-3:35       Gut Microbiota, Innate and Adaptive Inflammation, and Host Immunity:
                           A Ménage à Trois that Determines Transplant Outcome

Emmanuel Mongodin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology
and Institute for Genome Sciences

Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery,
Center for Vascular & Inflammatory Diseases and
Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine

3:40-3:55      Q&A with SAC

4:00                 Closing Remarks

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Reception

A dessert and coffee reception will be held in the Atrium of Leadership Hall immediately following the Festival


Please direct all inquiries to Mr. Kevin Enright, Executive Director for Administration, Dean's Office

For More Information:

Kevin J. Enright
Executive Director for Administration
Dean’s Office
University of Maryland School of Medicine
410-706-6866


Scientific Advisory Council:

These internationally acclaimed and distinguished scientists and council members include:

Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
Chair, Scientific Advisory Council
Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University & James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Former President & CEO, Duke University Health System
Former Chair, Association of American Medical Colleges
Member, National Academy of Medicine

Rita Colwell, PhD
Professor & Chair, U.S. Life Sciences at UMCP
Former Director, National Science Foundation
2006 National Medal of Science

Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
Professor & Chair, W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Founding Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute

George C. Hill, PhD
Former Vice-Chancellor, Vanderbilt University
Past President, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Member, National Academy of Medicine

Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics
Professor, Human Genetics
Professor, Molecular Medicine & Genetics
Professor, Public Health, School of Public Health
Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor