2013 - 2014 Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

The Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series hosts clinician scientists who are exploring frontiers of medicine. The lectures, held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in Room M106 at Virginia Tech Carilion, are principally intended for Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine students and graduate students in Translational Biology, Medicine, and Health. Also welcome to attend are interested Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff; Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty and staff; and Carilion Clinic faculty, staff, and trainees.

Holoprosencephaly and Fatty Liver: From Rare Diseases to Common Health Problems

Event was held August 23, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Maximilian Muenke, MD

Chief and Senior Investigator, Medical Genetics Branch; Head, Human Development Section; National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

HIV/AIDS and HLA B*57: Insights from Rules and Exceptions

Event was held September 13, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Richard Kaslow, MD, MPH

Deputy Chief Officer, United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Calcium and Sudden Cardiac Death: From Genes to Teens to Finding Better Drugs

Event was held November 8, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Bjorn C. Knollmann, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN

Influenza: Impact and Prevention

Event was held December 6, 2013 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kathryn M. Edwards, MD

Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Oxidative Stress: The Prime Cause of Disease and Disability in the Second Half of Life? From Molecules to Models to Novel Medicines

Event was held January 10, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD

Chief of Division of Nephrology & Hypertension; Director, Center for Hypertension, Kidney and Vascular Health, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Risks of Pegylated Interferon Therapies for HCV Infections in Patients with Cirrhosis

Event was held February 28, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

John M. Vierling, MD

Professor, Medicine and Surgery; Chief of Hepatology; Director, Baylor Liver Health; Director, Advanced Liver Therapies; Baylor College of Medicine, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX

Conducting Mechanism-Based Clinical Trials for Genetic Disorders: Neurofibromatosis Type 1 [PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE]

Event was held March 21, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

Wayne H. and Sara Crews Finley Chair, Medical Genetics; Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics; Director, Heflin Center for Genomic Studies; The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

The Congenital Cranial Dysinnervation Disorders

Event was held April 18, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Elizabeth C. Engle, MD

Professor, Neurology and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA