2017 - 2018 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.

What Rare Diseases Can Teach Us about Common Ones: Lessons from the Urea Cycle

Event was held September 15, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Marshall Summar, M.D.

Director, Rare Disease Institute
Division Chief, Genetics and Metabolism
Margaret O’Malley Chair of Genetic Medicine
Children’s National Medical Center

Finding Solutions for the Obesity Epidemic: Browning, 'Beiging,' and Building Bridges

Event was held September 22, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Chester W. Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Jude Chair of Excellence in Genetics
Division Chief of Genetics
Department of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
LeBonheur Children's Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Leveraging the Cyclic GMP Signaling Pathway as a Whole-Person Approach to Treating Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Event was held October 27, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Jeffrey A. Kline, M.D.

Professor of Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine

T CD19 CAR-T Cell Immunotherapy for B Cell Malignancies

Event was held November 17, 2017 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Cameron Turtle, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., F.R.A.C.P., F.R.C.P.A.

Associate Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Associate Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington

Role of TL-1A/DR3 in Intestinal Inflammation

Event was held February 9, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Fabio Cominelli, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Democratizing Discovery Health with N=Me

Event was held February 16, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Elizabeth Ofili, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Clinical Research Center
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research
Morehouse School of Medicine

The SHINE Trial (Stroke Hyperglycemia Insulin Network Effort): Considering Trial Design

Event was held March 30, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
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Karen Johnston, M.D.

Harrison Distinguished Professor and Chair of Neurology
Director, Translational Health Research Institute of Virginia
President, Association of University Neurology Professors
University of Virginia

Researching Young Brains: Understanding the Sex Differences Following Injury

Event was held April 20, 2018 at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Pelin Cengiz, M.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin