CTSS Series History

 

Click individual photos for more on the history of the CRND's Clinical-Translational Seminar Series (CTSS) & the course in Developing Health Networks in Rare & Neglected Diseases.

 

 

Course VIII & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Fall 2012

 

 

September 7 , 2012

Patrick E. Duffy, Chief, Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology, NIAID/NIH.

Seminar:

Translating Malaria Immunity into Malaria Vaccines

 

September 21, 2012

Jose A. Bufill, M.D., F.A.C.P. Director, Cancer Genetics Program, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend. Clinical Investigator, Northern Indiana Cancer Research Consortium. Private practice in Hematology-Oncology, Elkhart & South Bend, In.

Seminar:

Preliminary Observations using N-acetylcysteine for refractory TTP:

 

October 5 , 2012

Carole Long, Ph.D. Chief, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research - Malaria Immunology Section, NIAID/NIH and Director, PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative Growth Inhibition Assay-Reference Center.

Seminar:

Progress toward development of a malarial vaccine

 

October 12 , 2012

Dara Frank, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research.

Seminar:

Molecular and Cellular Analyses of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cytotoxin, ExoU

 

October 26, 2012

George Dimopoulos, Ph.D., M.B.A. Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Director of the Parasitology Core Facility, and Deputy Director of the Malaria Research Institute, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.

Seminar:

Basic science and translational aspects of human pathogen elimination in mosquito vectors

 

November 2 , 2012

Timothy A. Grese, Ph.D. Chief Scientific Officer, Lead Generation and External Innovation Discovery Chemistry Research and Technology, Eli Lilly & Company.

Seminar:

Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD): A New Platform for Academic-Industrial Collaboration

 

November 16, 2012

Vern B. Carruthers, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School.

Seminar:

Infection strategies of the highly successful neurotrophic parasite Toxoplasma gondii

 

November 30, 2012

Padmini Salgame, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Graduate Medical Research Program, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey.

Seminar:

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Regulating Host Anti-tuberculosis Defense

   

 

Course VII & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Spring 2012

 

 

March 2, 2012

Marc Patterson, M.D. Chair - Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Director - Child Neurology Training Program Mayo Clinic. Dr. Patterson is board certified in psychiatry and neurology (with special qualification in child neurology and in neurodevelopmentaql disabilities.

Seminar:

An introduction to neurometabolic disease

 

March 9, 2012

Mary Dunkle. Ms. Dunckle is the Vice-President for Communications for the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)

Seminar:

The Role of the Rare Disease Patient Community

 

April 13, 2012

Heiko Runz, M.D. Principal Investigator, Faculty of the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit (MMPU) at the University of Heidelberg and EMBL, Junior Group Leader Molecular Metabolic Disease Unit, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Heidelberg

Seminar:

Niemann-Pick C disease - from bedside to bench and back

 

April 20, 2012

Jacqueline Imrie, MSc, Clinical Nurse Specialist (Paediatrics). Willink Biochemical Genetics Unit, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester, UK. First Nurse for Families with NPC and Founder of the Database, UK.

Seminar:

Care and support for children and young adults with NPC in the UK

 

 

April 27, 2012

Robert Erickson, MD.

Holsclaw Endowed Professor in Genetics and Inherited Diseases (with tenure), Departments of Pediatrics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona COM, Tucson, Arizona. Board certifications in Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics, and Molecular Genetics.

Seminar:

Niemann-Pick C1 disease: an introduction and the problem of lung involvement

Seventh Class

   

 

Course VI & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Fall 2011

 

 

September 30, 2011

Mrs. Eva Luise Koehler, former First Lady of the Federal Republic of Germany, Patroness of the German Alliance for Rare Diseases (ACHSE), and Teacher. Dr. Horst Koehler, former President of the Federa Republic of Germany, Managing Director and Chairman of the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund.

Seminar:

Q&A on International Rare Disease Collaborations with CRND students and faculty

 

October 7, 2011

Karen Quandt, R.N., M.N. Chair of the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation Board (NNPDF). Mrs. Quandt and her son Ty have first hand knowledge of living with NP-C and the vital work of the NNPDF with families, patients, researchers, educators and the public.

Seminar:

Niemann-Pick type C disease - Ty's story - told by Karen and Ty Quandt

 

October 28, 2011

David Rhodes, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology (CFPESP) and Professor, Department of Horticulture, Purdue University; Chief Scientific Advisor and Board Member of PSC Partners Seeking A Cure

Class Lecture:

PSC Partners Seeking A Cure

 

November 18, 2011

Michael Pfrender, Ph.D.. Faculty Director of the Genomics Core Facility and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, and Faculty of the Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame

Class Lecture:

Genomic Medicine and Rare Diseases

 

December 2, 2011

Mr. Michael McLaughlin. Senior Director - Regional Development at the University of Notre Dame.

Class Lecture:

Blepharophimosis: A Family's Story

The Sixth Class

   

 

Course V & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Spring 2011

 

 

March 4, 2011

Steven U. Walkley, D.V.M., Ph.D. Director, Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. Head, Sidney Weisner Laboratory of Genetic Neurological Disease – Professor, Departments of Neuroscience, Pathology and Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Seminar:

The Art of the Soluable: Cyclodextrin and Niemann-Pick C Disease

 

March 11, 2011

Nicole Yanjanin, M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner and Investigator with the National Institute of Child Health Development (NICDH) . Ms. Yanjanin is a colleague of Dr. F.D. Porter with whom she collaborates on the NICDH's Longitudinal Observational Study of Niemann-Pick type C (NP-C) patients.

Class Lecture:

NIH's Natural History Study of NP-C Disease

 

March 25, 2011

Forbes Dennison Porter, M.D. Ph. D. Senior Investigator, Chief: Section on Molecular Dysmorphology Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, National Institute of Child Health Development (NIHCD), National Institutes of Health. Dr. Porter is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation.

Seminar:  Development of Biomarkers for Niemann-Pick Disease, type C

  April 1, 2011

Daniel S. Ory, M.D. Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.

Seminar:

Niemann-Pick C Disease: Strategies & Challenges for Discovery of New Therapies

 

April 15, 2011

Marc C. Patterson, M.D. Chair - Division of Child and Adolescent Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Medical Genetics, Director - Child Neurology Training Program Mayo Clinic.

Seminar: 

Niemann-Pick disease, type C - challenges and opportunities in a rare disease.

 

     
     
Course IV & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Fall 2010

 

September 3, 2010

Robert Murphy, M.D.  John Phillip Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases, Feinberg School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University Medical School; Director, Global Health Center

Seminar:

Impact of scaling up HIV therapies in resource-limited settings: morbidity, mortality and cost

 

September 10, 2010

RADM Sandy Kweder, M.D. United States Food and Drug Administration, Deputy Director, CDER Office of New Drugs (OND);  Associate Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Seminar:

Drugs and FDA: Demystifying the interface of science and public policy

 

October 1, 2010

Olaf Schneewind, M.D., Ph.D.

Louis Block Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology University of Chicago;  Director, Great Lakes Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research (RCE)

Seminar:

On the pathogenesis and prevention of Staphylococcus aureus infections

 

 

October 8, 2010

Philip E. Coyne Jr., M.D., M.S.P.H. CAPT, US Public Health Service, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics; Assistant Professor of Tropical Public Health, F. Edward Herbert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Seminar:

Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative and Product Development Partnerships

 

October 29, 2010

Anne Rowley, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics and of Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Seminar:

Synthetic Kawasaki Disease antibodies identify cytoplasmic inclusion bodies in Kawasaki Disease tissues

 

November 12, 2010

Michael Gottlieb, Ph. D.  Associate Director for Science, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH); Deputy Director for Grand Challenges in Global Health (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).

Seminar:

The MAL-ED Project: Towards a better understanding of the relationship between malnutrition and enteric diseases

 

December 3, 2010

Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph. D.  Distinguished Research Professor, George Washington University; Walter G. Ross Professor & Chair, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center; President, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Editor-in-Chief, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

Seminar:

Innovation in the control of the neglected tropical diseases

     
 

 

Course III & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Spring 2010

  January 22, 2010

Patrick Lammie, Ph.D. - Senior Scientist with the Division of Parasitic Diseases at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Seminar:

Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti: Where do we go from here?

 

February 5, 2010

Dr. Marie-Denise Milord, M.D. Postdoctoral Researcher in The University of Notre Dame Haiti Program

Class Lecture:

Control of Malaria and Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti

 

February 26, 2010

Terrie Taylor, D. O. University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University. Director, Pediatric Malaria Research, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre Malawi

Class Lecture:

Severe Malaria in African Children: Clinical Features and Pathogenesis

 

March 26, 2010

Nicole Yanjanin , R.N., M.S.N. - Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, NICHD, NIH. N. Yanjanin, Nurse & Investigator

Class Lecture:

Clinical Progression in Niemann-Pick Disease Type C

 

April 9, 2010

Forbes Dennison Porter, M.D. Ph. D. Senior Investigator, Chief: Section on Molecular Dysmorphology Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, National Institute of Child Health Development (NIHCD), National Institutes of Health.

Seminar:

Biomarker development and clinical aspects of Niemann-Pick Disease, type

 

April 16, 2010

Cate Walsh Vockley, M.S., C.G.C. Genetic Counselor, Coordinator of Education, Referral and Advocacy for the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (NNPDF).

Class Lecture:

Rare Diseases: A Family-Focused Perspective

     

The Third Class

     

Course II & The Clinical-Translational Seminar Series

Fall 2009

 

 


Sept 4, 2009

Cindy Parseghian, MBA, Ph. D. President, Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.

Seminar:

Parseghian Family Journey

 

September 11, 2009

Kasturi Haldar, Ph.D. Julius Nieuwland Chair in Biological Sciences and Director, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases at the University of Notre Dame. BIOS Course creator.

Class Lecture:

Journal Club

 

Sept 25, 2009

Forbes Dennison Porter, M.D. Ph. D. Senior Investigator, Chief: Section on Molecular Dysmorphology Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, National Institute of Child Health Development (NIHCD), National Institutes of Health.

Seminar:

Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome and Niemann-Pick Disease type C: Bench to Bedside and Bedside to Bench.

 

October 2, 2009

Nicole Yanjanin , R.N., M.S.N. Program in Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics, NICHD, NIH. N. Yanjanin, Nurse & Investigator

Class Lecture:

Linear clinical progression, independent of age of onset in Niemann- Pick Disease type C

 

October 9, 2009

Crislyn D'Souza-Schorey, Ph. D. Walther Cancer Institute Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases, The University of Notre Dame

Seminar:

Understanding the cellular basis of Niemann Pick Type C pathogenesis.

 

October 16, 2009

Thomas Quinn, M.D., M.S. Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Associate Director for International Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Seminar:

Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health: Different Approaches to Two Infectious Diseases Epidemics

 

October 30, 2009

Herman Vandenburg, Ph. D. Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Research), Brown University, Founder and Scientific Advisor, Myomics, Inc.

Seminar:

Bioengineering Contractile Tissues for High Content Drug Screening Applications.

 

November 6, 2009

Christopher P. Austin, M.D. Director, NIH Chemical Genomics Center, National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health.

Seminar:

Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases Program

 

November 13, 2009

Terrie Taylor, D. O. University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University. Director, Pediatric Malaria Research, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blantyre Malawi

Karl Seydel , M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor at Michigan State University 's Department of Internal Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Joint Seminar:

Malaria: cerebral disease and fever

     

The Second Class

     

The Inaugural Course

January, 2009

The Inaugural Class

     

 

 

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