American Federation for Medical Research
AFMR Sessions
Friday, April 20, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Serendipity in Science
Speakers: David Center, MD, Boston University
Garret Fitzgerald, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Listen to renowned experts present how serendipity shaped their science and careers.

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Utilizing Patient Stakeholders when Designing Clinical Research
Moderator: Cherry Wongtrakool, MD, Emory University
Speakers: Yvonne Lin, MD, MS, Genentech-Roche
Pat Furlong, President and CEO, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

Discover innovative ways to engage patient stakeholders in clinical research, including design and execution of clinical studies.

Eliminating Disparities by Improving Health Outcomes - Case Studies in Optimal Experiences Translating Science into Practice
Moderator: Iuliana Shapira; MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Speakers: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, SUNY Downstate
Eliseo J. Perez-Stable, MD, NIMHD

Learn from the experts' success stories in clinical and translational research with minorities and under-represented populations

6:00 - 7:00 pm
AFMR Award Presentations
Moderator: Michael Schivo, MD, MAS, University of California, Davis

Jennifer Alexander-Brett, MD, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis
Regulation of IL33 Nucleokine Function in COPD

Huixian Hong, MD, MS, University of Alabama, Birmingham
IL-23 Regulates Recruitment of CD40L into the B:T Immunological Synapse in Autoimmune BXD2 Mice

Karam Zakharia, MD, Tulane University, New Orleans
Chop-R is an Efficient Treatment for Primary Dural Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma (PD-DLBCL): A Systematic Review of 45 Cases

Shehabaldin Alqalyoobi, MD, University of California, Davis
Pulmonary Function Testing as a Screening Tool to Predict Interstitial Lung Disease

Henry Christian Awardees:
Larisa Y, Romanova, MD, PhD, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda
The Mechanism of Homologous Recombinationsí Upregulation in the P53/P21WAF1-Compromised Cells: Implications for Drug Resistance to Camptothecin

Laura T. Dickens, MD, University of Chicago
Management and Complications of GCK-MODY in Pregnancy in Women Enrolled in the US Monogenic Diabetes Registry

Amit Reddy, MBBS, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson
Race-Specific Genetic Mutations in Pediatric Patients with B-Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Sunny Goel, MD, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn
Dual versus Single Anti-platelet Therapy after Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Saturday, April 21, 2018
10:15 - 11:15 am
Dissemination and Implementation Research Bridging Research to Practice and Policies
Moderator: Kathleen Stevens, RN, EdD, FAAN, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Speakers: David Chambers, DPhil,, NCI

Learn from the experts about the complex fit between evidence and evidence-based interventions and the diversity of community and clinical settings where health and health care is delivered.

Innovations in Academic-Industry Partnerships
Moderator: Michael Schivo, MD, MAS, University of California, Davis
Speakers: Michael Liebman, PhD, IPQ Analytics
Nicholas Sarlis, MD, PhD, FACP, Sellas Life Sciences Group

Academics often collaborate with industry to develop therapeutics and devices; however different goals, processes and constraints exist. This session highlights these unique aspects in support of developing a more effective partnership.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Broad Career Development Plans for Clinical and Translational Scientists
Moderator: Michael Schivo, MD, MAS, University of California, Davis
Speakers: Emma Meagher, MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Fredrick J. Meyers, MD, MACP, University of California, Davis