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SOM Festival of Science 2018

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“OMICS Biology: Basic, Translational and Clinical Applications”

Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SOM Leadership Hall


Huntington Willard, PhD

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Huntington Willard, PhD

Director of Geisinger National Precision Health, Associate Chief Scientific Officer, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor.


Agenda

7:30-8:30       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: Terry B. Rogers, PhD
Associate Dean for Research Development & Administration
Executive Director, Office of Research Affairs

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

Kirsten Lyke, MD
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       Discovering Sequence Variation in Human Genomes: Population Genetics, Human Diseases, and Clinical Genomics

Scott Devine, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
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


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

Dr. Ralph Snyderman served as Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at Duke University from 1989 to July 2004. During this time, he oversaw the development of the Duke University Health System and served as its first president and CEO. Dr. Snyderman’s current focus is personalized health care and he continues to lead these efforts nationally from his position as Director of the Duke Center for Research on Personalized Health Care.

Rita Colwell, PhD

Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland College Park; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Former Director, National Science Foundation
2006 National Medal of Science

Dr. Rita Colwell is Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Senior Advisor and Chairman Emeritus, Canon US Life Sciences, Inc., and President and Chairman of CosmosID, Inc. Her interests focus on global infectious diseases, water, and health, and she is currently developing an international network to address emerging infectious diseases and water issues, including safe drinking water for both the developed and developing world, in collaboration with Safe Water Network, headquartered in New York City.

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

Dr. Diane Griffin is University Distinguished Service Professor and Alfred and Jill Sommer Chair of the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Griffin is a virologist recognized for her work on the pathogenesis of viral infections. She is known particularly for her studies on measles and alphavirus encephalomyelitis that have delineated the role of the immune response in virus clearance, vaccine-induced protection from infection, tissue damage and immune suppression.

George C. Hill, PhD

Past Levi Watkins, Jr. M.D. Professor for Diversity in Medical Education; Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology and of Medical Education & Administration; Former Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Vanderbilt University
Past President, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Member, National Academy of Medicine

Dr. George Hill is currently the Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Emeritus and the Levi Watkins, Jr. Professor in Medical Education Emeritus at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs and Special Assistant to the Provost for Health Affairs for Vanderbilt University (2011-2012). From 2002-2011, he served as Associate Dean for Diversity in Medical Education and successfully initiated and led the increase in diversity at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He also served as the President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases from 2009-2011 and received the John P. Utz Leadership Award from this organization.

Gilbert Omenn, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics; Human Genetics; Molecular Medicine & Genetics; Public Health, School of Public Health; and Harold T. Shapiro Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan

Dr. Gilbert Omenn served as Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and as Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System from 1997-2002. He is the director of the UM Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics. He is a past president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Omenn's research focuses on cancer proteomics and informatics. He is especially interested in the role of differential expression of alternative splice isoforms of proteins and transcripts in specific cancer-related pathways.


Accreditation:

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

Credit Designation:

The UMSOM designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For questions regarding CME and registration contact 

Chanise Reese-Queen
Program Director
Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
cme@som.umaryland.edu


For More Information:

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