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SOM Festival of Science 2019

Overview

“Global Health Research”

Thursday, November 21, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
SOM Leadership Hall

Registration

The annual Festival of Science is a daylong celebration of innovative research by University of Maryland School of Medicine scientists and researchers. UMSOM's Festival of Science is the cornerstone of the school's special research initiative, which aims to significantly increase the pace and scope of innovation and discovery, with the ultimate goal of improving human health and well-being.

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the significant public health burden infectious diseases place on care teams around the world
  • Identify key challenges to developing effective vaccine strategies against major pathogenic microbes
  • Describe the interface of basic, translational and clinical research to improve global health and wellbeing

Agenda

Agenda

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Provided in the Atrium of Leadership Hall
8:30-8:35 a.m.

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

8:35-8:40 a.m.

Introduction of Keynote Speaker

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH
Myron M. Levine Professor in Vaccinology
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

8:40-9:30 a.m.

Keynote Address

Samba Sow, MD, MSc
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine
Director General, Center for Vaccine Development-Mali
Member, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

9:30-10:00 a.m.

Overview: Global Health Research at the UMSOM

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH

10:00-11:35
Session One: Global Health Research in HIV & Associated Co-morbidities

Moderator:

Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Director, Division of Translational Radiation Sciences
Chair, Research Affairs Advisory Committee

10:00-10:25 a.m.

Measuring the HIV Epidemic and Research to Achieve Epidemic Control

Man E. Charurat, PhD, MHS
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Division of Epidemiology & Prevention and Director, Center for International Health, Education and Biosecurity, Institute of Human Virology

10:25-10:50 a.m.

Developing a HIV Vaccine, and its Role in Global HIV Control

Mohammad Sajadi, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Member, Institute of Human Virology

10:50-11:15 a.m.

Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Pathogens of Global Health Interest on Infant Immunity

Cristiana Cairo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Member, Institute of Human Virology
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

11:15-11:35 a.m.

Research and Implementation for Global Cervical Cancer Eradication

Clement Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Associate Director, Population Science Program, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Global Cancer Research, Program in Oncology
Member, Institute of Human Virology
Member, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

11:35-11:50 a.m. Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
12-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

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

1:20-2:10
Session Two: Global Health Equity: Probing New Research to Accelerate Health Improvements

Moderator:

Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, MS
Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Training and Transdisciplinary Research

1:20-1:45 p.m.

Typhoid Control Efforts in Samoa

Myron Levine, MD, DTPH
Simon and Bessie Grollman Distinguished Professor in Medicine
Associate Dean for Global Health, Vaccinology, and Infectious Diseases
Member, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

1:45-2:10 p.m.

Reducing Malaria Mortality in Children

Mark Travassos, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Member, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

2:10-2:35 p.m. Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council

2:35-3:55
Session Three: Addressing Global Health Research Challenges

Moderator:

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

2:35-3:05 p.m.

Uncovering Disease Burden

Karen Kotloff, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division Head, Ped-Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine
Associate Director for Clinical Research, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

3:05-3:30 p.m.

Developing Vaccines for Public Health Need: The Example of Shigella-ETEC

Eileen Barry, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director of Education, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

3:30-3:55 p.m.

Innovative Clinical Testing of Vaccines

Wilbur Chen, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Member, Center for Vaccine Development & Global Health

3:55-4:15 p.m. Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
4:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA

Reception

A reception will be held in the Atrium of Leadership Hall immediately following the Festival.

Scientific Advisory Council

Scientific Advisory Council

These internationally acclaimed and distinguished scientists and council members include:

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
Member, National Academy of Sciences

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
Member, National Academy of Medicine

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
Member, National Academy of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences

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.

Past Members include:

  • Carol Greider, PhD, 2009 Nobel Laureate
  • Philip Needleman, PhD, UMSOM alumnus, Class of 1964; discoverer of celecoxib (brand name Celebrex)
  • Ralph Snyderman, MD, Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University
  • Elias Zerhouni, MD, President of Global R&D, Sanofi; past National Institutes of Health Director

Accreditation

Accreditation

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Maryland School of Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their presentation in the activity.

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

Contact Us / Register

Contact Us / Register

For more information, please contact:

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

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