Upcoming events

  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Bedside to Bench and Back Again

    Speaker: Michael Fallon, MD, Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

    The hepatopulmonary syndrome is a unique complication of chronic liver disease, resulting from alterations in the pulmonary microcasculature, that lead to hypoxemia. Its presence increases mortality in cirrhosis and the ...

  • Molecular Architecture of the Circadian Clock in Mammals

    Speaker: Joseph S. Takahashi, PhD, Lloyd B. Sands Distinguished Chair in Neuroscience, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

    The circadian clock mechanism in animals involves an autoregulatory transcriptional feedback loop in which CLOCK and BMAL1 activate the transcription of the Period and Cryptochrome genes. The PERIOD and CRYPTOCHROME ...

  • The Adult Heart, Beat by Beat [Heart School 2015]

    Speaker: Scott Arnold, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Carilion Clinic

    Dr. Scott Arnold, a cardiothoracic surgeon at Carilion Clinic, will open Heart School 2015 with an introduction to the anatomy of the heart.

  • Building Blocks of the Human Heart [Heart School 2015]

    Speaker: James Smyth, PhD, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    James Smyth, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will explain the micromachinery of the heart. Smyth researches the percussion of the heart – how it sets ...

  • And So It Flows: The Human Vasculature System [Heart School 2015]

    Speaker: John Chappell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

    John Chappell, an assistant professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, will discuss how the vascular system develops in the heart. Chappell studies how blood vessels form and support ...

  • Heart Holes and Other Congenital Disorders [Heart School 2015]

    Speaker: Joelle Miller, MD, Pediatric Cardiologist, Carilion Clinic

    Dr. Joelle Miller, a pediatric cardiologist at Carilion Clinic, will present a talk on developmental disorders of infant hearts, such as congenital holes in the heart. Miller treats congenital heart ...

  • Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: New Insights Reveal Provocative Complexities

    Speaker: Lisa Guay-Woodford, MD, Hudson Professor of Pediatrics, Children's National Medical Center, Associate Vice-President for Clinical and Translational Research, George Washington University, Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

  • Determinants of Drug Preference in Humans

    Speaker: Harriet de Wit, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Behaviorial Neuroscience, and Biological Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

    Dr. de Wit will discuss her research the behavioral effects of drugs of abuse in healthy young adults. She will address several questions, including i) why individuals vary in their ...

  • Brain Matters

    Brain Matters is a series of presentations on the brain given by Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists at area schools.

  • Food for Thought: Chefs Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

    Food for Thought: Chefs Celebrate Brain Awareness Week is a challenge issued to restaurants and specialty stores to invent dishes with brain-healthy ingredients, such as blueberries, salmon, nuts, coffee, and ...

  • Infectious Causes of Heart Failure: Viral Myocarditis

    Speaker: Kirk Knowlton, MD, Chief, Division of Cardiology, Edith and William M. Perlman Chair in Clinical Cardiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, California

  • Novel Treatments for Smoking Cessation and Prevention of Relapse

    Speaker: A. Eden Evins, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, William Cox Family Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

  • Neuromodulation of the Sensorimotor Network in Parkinson’s Disease: A Therapy and an Investigative Tool

    Speaker: Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, John E. Cahill Family Professor of Neurology, Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center, Division Chief, Movement Disorders, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

    The cardinal motor signs of Parkinson’s disease (PD) include resting tremor, slowness of movement (bradykinesia), and stiffness (rigidity), and arise from chronic dopamine denervation in the striatum, one of the ...

  • Marijuana Intoxication, Withdrawal and Relapse: Human Laboratory Studies

    Speaker: Margaret Haney, PhD, Professor of Clinical Neurobiology in Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Substance Use Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center, Director of the Marijuana Research Laboratory, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, New York

    Dr. Haney will describe cannabis use disorder (CUD) and her laboratory's model of medications development, where she investigates the effects of potential treatment medications on distinct features of CUD: intoxication, ...

  • Drug Safety: Ameliorating the Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

    Speaker: Gail Robertson, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin

    Every day, sudden cardiac death unexpectedly claims lives because of adverse drug reactions, inherited conditions, and environmental influences. Often, those lost are very young and seemingly healthy individuals. Dr. Robertson's ...

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