Events for 2019

Socioeconomic Status and Brain Development: From Science to Policy

Jan. 24, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Martha J. Farah, Ph.D.

Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences
Professor of Psychology
Director of the Center for Neuroscience & Society
University of Pennsylvania

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Caloric Restriction and Longevity: From Calorie- to Time-Restricted Feeding

Jan. 31, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Eric Ravussin, Ph.D.

Boyd Professor
Associate Executive Director for Clinical Sciences
Douglas L. Gordon Chair in Diabetes and Metabolism
Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Louisiana State University

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Engineering Human Microvasculature in Inflammatory and Fibrotic Disease

Feb. 8, 2019 , 11 a.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D.

Donna L. Dubinsky Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Yale University

Pioneers in Biomedical Research Program

Achieving Sustainable Development in the United States and throughout the World

Feb. 21, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Ph.D.

Director of The Earth Institute
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development
Professor of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University
Special Advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals
Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Stem Cell-Based Approaches to Mechanisms of Human Metabolic Disease

Feb. 22, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D.

Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center
Institute of Human Nutrition
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Remodeling and Makeovers in Renal Cell Carcinoma

Feb. 28, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

W. Kimryn Rathmell, M.D., Ph.D.

Cornelius A. Craig Professor, Department of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

How Different Brains Construct Different Views of the World: From Rattlesnakes to Electric Fish to Owls to Kids

March 11, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael J. Friedlander, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Vice President for Health Sciences and Technology, Virginia Tech
Senior Dean for Research, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Professor of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Insights from Animal Brains that are Shaping Our Future

March 11, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Audra Van Wart, Ph.D.

Director of Education and Training, and Administrative Assistant Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Assistant VP for Health Sciences Education, Virginia Tech
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

What Frogs have Taught Us About Our Rhythms and Blues

March 12, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Michael Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Director, Developmental and Translational Neurobiology Center, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Shedding Some Light into Sleep Problems in Modern Times

March 12, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Edmundo Rubio, M.D.

Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Carilion Clinic

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Animal Farm: Influences of Animal Research on Advancing Treatment for Human Brain Injuries

March 13, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Pamela VandeVord, Ph.D.

Interim Chair of the Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Ringing the Bell on Getting Your Bell Rung

March 13, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Melanie Prusakowski, M.D.

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, VTCSOM and Carilion Clinic

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

The Aging Brain: Targeting Synapses to Prevent Cognitive Decline

March 14, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Gregorio Valdez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science, Virginia Tech
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Normal Aging vs. Dementia: What's Happening to Me?

March 14, 2019 , 6 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Brian Unwin, M.D.

Chief of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Carilion Clinic

Brain Awareness Week, Brain School

Personalized Proteomics for Eye Disease

March 22, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Vinit B. Mahajan, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, Molecular Surgery Program
Byers Eye Institute
Stanford University

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

Why Do We Eat What We Eat? Neural and Metabolic Mechanisms of Food Choice

March 25, 2019 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Alexandra DiFeliceantonio, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Neuroscience
Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Special Seminars

The Nature and Consequences of Present-Based Eating Behavior

March 26, 2019 , 4 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Bradley M. Appelhans, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
Section Director, Section of Clinical Preventive Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Rush University Medical Center

Special Seminars

Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities

March 28, 2019 , 5:30 p.m. at Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Georges C. Benjamin, M.D.

Executive Director
American Public Health Association

Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lectures

Genetics and Biology of the Human Circadian System

March 29, 2019 , 1 p.m. at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Louis Ptacek, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Neurology
University of California San Francisco

Timothy A. Johnson Medical Scholar Lecture Series

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