2015 - 2016 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.

Gaucher Disease and Parkinsonism: Insights from a Rare Disorder

Event was held September 4, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Ellen Sidransky, MD

Chief, Section on Molecular Neurogenetics MGB, National Human Genome Research Institute

Melanoma and Brain Metastases: Can Immunotherapy Cure a Disease that Arises in the Skin and Kills in the Brain?

Event was held September 11, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Kim A. Margolin, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Medical Oncology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Advances in Fetal and Neonatal Neuroimaging

Event was held November 13, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

P. Ellen Grant, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School

Founding Director, Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center
Boston Children’s Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts

An Electrostatic Mechanism for Ca2+-Mediated Regulation of Gap Junction Channels

Event was held December 4, 2015 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Mark J. Yeager, MD, PhD

Andrew P. Somlyo Chair
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, Virginia

Chronic Metabolic Acidosis: The Progression From Scientific Concept to Clinical Importance to Therapy

Event was held January 29, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Robert J. Alpern, MD

Ensign Professor of Medicine (Nephrology); Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Stress Urinary Incontinence: Pathophysiology, Spectrum of Treatment and Outcomes - A Quality of Life Condition.

Event was held March 25, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Holly E. Richter, MD, PhD, FACOG, FACS

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Urology and Geriatrics
J Marion Sims Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama

Dancing with Epilepsy: Pathology, Animal Models, and Translation

Event was held April 8, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Anne Anderson, MD

Principal Investigator, Gordon and Mary Cain Pediatric Neurology Research Foundation Laboratories, Texas Children's Hospital; Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine; Medical Director, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Texas Children's Hospital

Basic and Translational Studies on Inflammatory Pathways in the Aging Brain: Should We Fire the Janitor?

Event was held April 22, 2016 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Laura L. Dugan, MD

Abram C. Shmerling Professor of Alzheimer's and Geriatric Medicine; Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine; Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Neuroscience Program, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine