2021 UMCGR Annual Retreat • Virtual

Friday, April 16, 2021 • 3:00–4:00 pm • Zoom

Gary D. Wu, MD


Academic Career Development Talk

Lessons that I have learned during my journey as a physician-scientist

Gary D. Wu, MD
Yamada Lectureship Honorary Speaker



Saturday, April 17, 2021 • 8:25–11:15 am • Zoom

Chung Owyang, MD

8:25-8:30 am

Opening Remarks

Chung Owyang, MD
H. Marvin Pollard Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Director, Pollard Institute for Medical Research



James Moon, PhD

8:30-8:50 am

Engineering strategies for modulating the gut microbiome

James Moon, PhD
John Gideon Searle Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences



Eric Martens, PhD


Diet and microbial contributions to spontaneous inflammation in interleukin-10 deficient mice

Eric Martens, PhD
Associate Professor
Graduate Studies Director
Department of Microbiology and Immunology


Thomas M. Schmidt, PhD


Gases and the gut microbiome

Thomas M. Schmidt, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology



Yamada Lectureship • 10:00-11:15 am

Tadataka Yamada, MD

The Michigan Center for Gastrointestinal Research introduced the Yamada Lectureship Series in 2013, in honor of Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, past Chief of Gastroenterology and Chair of Internal Medicine.

10:00-10:05 am
Introduction: Chung Owyang, MD



Gary D. Wu. MD

10:00-11:00 am

Yamada Lectureship Honorary Speaker
Gary D. Wu, MD
Ferdinand G. Weisbrod Professor in Gastroenterology
Director, Penn Center for Nutritional Science & Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Viewing diet, gut microbiome, and metabolic interactions through a personal lens

11:00-11:15 am

Questions and Discussion