Research Rounds

The Department of Internal Medicine Research Rounds is a disease-focused discovery science series created to promote disease-based multidisciplinary investigative units focused on enhancing impact. This quarterly conference is a thematic mini symposium with an open discussion for faculty and staff.

Upcoming Research Rounds

November 2022

THEME: Systemic Sclerosis - Towards a Precision Medicine Approach

"Systemic Sclerosis - Introduction and Pathogenesis"
Dinesh Khanna, MD, MSc
Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of Rheumatology
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Scleroderma Program

"Systems Biology in SSc for Pathogenesis and Target Discovery"
Johann Gudjonsson, MD, PhD
Arthur C. Curtis Professor of Skin Molecular Immunology
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology

"Centromere Instability and cGAS-STING Pathway"
David M. Markovitz, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Programs in Immunology, Cancer Biology, and Cellular and Molecular Biology

"Senescence and Inflammaging in SSc"
John Varga, MD
Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of Internal Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology
Associate Director, Scleroderma Program
Director, ScleroLab

Previous Research Rounds

September 2022

THEME: Technical

  • David Mulder - NIH Other Support Requirements and Reporting International Engagements
  • David Hanauer, MD, MS, FACMI, FAMIA - EMERSE: An Easy-to-Use Text Processing Tool for Unstructured Clinical Notes in MiChart

January 2022

THEME: Sharing Ideas for Potential PO1 on Vascular Aging and the Development of Aortic Aneurysms

  • Daniel R. Goldstein, MD - Introduction: role of mitophagy and inflammation in vascular aging
  • Nageswara Madamanchi, PhD - Mitochondrial oxidative stress regulates cellular phenotypic changes in aging and aneurysms
  • Morgan Salmon, PhD, MBA - Vascular aging and senescence in aortic aneurysms

October 2021

THEME: Multidisciplinary functional assays of drug sensitivity for precision medicine in muscle invasive bladder cancer and brain metastases

  • Sofia D. Merajver, MD, PhD - Introduction: Integrated multidisciplinary vision for precision oncology
  • Phillip Palmbos, MD, PhD - Translational challenges in muscle invasive bladder cancer
  • Nathan Merrill, PhD - Functional assays of drug sensitivity from patient material for precision oncology in bladder cancer & brain metastases
  • Aaron Udager, MD, PhD - Integrative multi-omic molecular determinants of bladder cancer subtypes and tumor evolution
  • Aki Morikawa, MD, PhD - Leveraging interdisciplinary precision medicine for brain metastases
  • C. Ryan Oliver, PhD - Precision, prevention, and therapeutics of brain metastases using engineered devices