2014 - 2015 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.

Hypothesis-Generating Research and Predictive Medicine

Event was held September 12, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Les Biesecker, MD

Senior Investigator, Genetic Disease Research Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Clinical Genomics = Personal Genomes + Clan Genomics

Event was held September 19, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

James Lupski, MD, PhD

Cullen Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics, Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Immunological Mechanisms of Allergic Diseases and Asthma

Event was held October 24, 2014 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Hirohito Kita, MD

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Professor in Medicine and Immunology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Pulmonary Hypertension: Has It Become a “Forgettable” Disease?

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

Robert Bourge, MD

Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Surgery, Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs and Development, Department of Medicine, E.A. and Abbie Drummond Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Bedside to Bench and Back Again

Event was held February 6, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Michael Fallon, MD

Director, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease: New Insights Reveal Provocative Complexities

Event was held February 20, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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

Nucleotide Repeat Expansions: Inflammation, Neurodegeneration, and the Role of MicroRNA in Pathogenesis

Event was held March 20, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Erin Pennock Foff, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Cognitive Neurology Division, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

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

Event was held April 3, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

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