Enrichment Program

Upcoming Speakers

January 16, 2015, 11am ~ Shervin Assassi, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Division of Rheumatology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ~ Gene expression based biomarkers in systemic sclerosis ~ Evans 542

February 13, 2015, 11am ~ W. Evan Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine ~ Topic:  Microbiome ~ Evans 542

March 13, 2015, 11am ~ Kurt R. Stenmark, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Division Head, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Director, Developmental Lung Biology and Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratories, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ~ Topic TBA ~ Evans 542

July 10, 2015, 11am ~ Patricia A. Pioli, PhD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Micro Immunology & Physiology and Neurobiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth ~ Topic TBA ~ Evans 542

Past Speakers

2014

December 5, 2014 ~ Robyn Domsic, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ~ Systemic sclerosis:  focus on early diffuse disease.

November 21, 2014, 11am ~ Jeffrey S. Isenberg, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Vascular Medicine Institute at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine ~ Role of TSP1 via CD47 in promoting pulmonary arterial hypertension

October 10, 2014 ~ Sanjiv Shah, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine ~ Phenomics of Cardiac Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis

September 12, 2014 ~ Andrew Tager, MD, Principal Investigator, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, “Tissue stiffness gradients drive fibrosis by promoting fibroblast recruitment and activation through Cell “Durotaxis” ~ Click here to view the talk.

August 1, 2014 ~ Paul B. Yu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Division of Cardiology ~ “Can biomarkers of pulmonary arterial hypertension reveal insights into mechanism?”  (This talk is not available to view.)

April 11, 2014, 11am ~ Joseph Vita, MD, Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine ~ “Studying Endothelial Biology in Humans”.  Click here to view the talk

March 14, 2014 ~ Eric Hachulla, MD, Professor of Medicine, Hôpital Claude Huriez, Lille, France ~ “The approach of early diagnosis of PAH in SSc and how to improve survival”. Click here to view the talk

February 14, 2014 ~ Xaralabos (Bob) Varelas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine ~ “Coordinating developmental signals: novel roles for the Hippo pathway effectors Taz and Yap”. Click here to view the talk

January 17, 2014 ~ Flora Sam, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology and the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University Medical Center ~ Diastolic Dysfunction And Heart Disease In Systemic Sclerosis ~ Click here to view the talk

2013

December 6, 2013 ~ Vincent Falanga, MD, FACP, The Barbara A. Gilchrest Professor of Dermatology; Professor of Biochemistry;Dermatology Program Director and Vice-Chair for Research, Boston University School of Medicine ~ The topical application of multipotent or pluripotent bone marrow-derived adult stem cells for scleroderma digital ulcersClick here to view the talk

November 8, 2013 ~ Paul Hassoun, MD, Professor of Medicine; Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ~ “Right ventricular-pulmonary arterial uncoupling in scleroderma-associated PAH”. Click here to view the talk.

October 11, 2013 ~ Steven D. Nathan, MD, Medical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program, Inova Heart & Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital ~ “Interstitial lung disease in scleroderma: Lessons from IPF.” Click here to view the talk.

September 13, 2013 ~ Dave P. Miller, Senior Director of Statistical Analysis, ICON Late Phase & Outcomes Research ~ “Risk Prediction, Observational Studies & PAH.” Click here to view the talk.

August 2, 2013 ~ David Abraham, PhD, Professor and Joint Head, Centre for Rheumatology, University College London ~ “Taming fibrosis: Shrewdly understanding regulatory pathways in scleroderma to advance research towards therapy.”  Click here to view the talk.

March 1, 2013 ~ Jonathan Goldin, MD, PhD, Professor, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Executive Vice Chairman, Dept of Radiological Sciences-Clinical Care; Chief of Radiology, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center; Director, Thoracic Research Group and Laboratory ~ “CT as a Biomarker in Scleroderma.”Click here to view the talk.

February 1, 2013 ~ Patricia A. D’Amore, PhD, MBA, Senior Scientist and Co-Director of Research, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear; Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology; Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School ~ “A Novel Mechanism for the Regulation of Inflammation”. Click here to view the talk.

January 4, 2013 ~ Charles M. Perou, PhD, Professor of Genetics and Pathology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ~ “Breast cancer genomics: From the individual to the population”. Click here to view the talk.

2012

December 7, 2012 ~ James P. Butler, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health ~ “Probing in vivo lung microstructure and function with hyperpolarized noble gas MRI”.  Click here to view the talk.

October 12, 2012 ~ Hans Dooms, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine ~ Inhibiting memory T cells in autoimmune disease.  Click here to view the talk.

August 3, 2012 ~ Catherine Valentine, MD, Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine (Pulmonary) and Pathology, Boston University School of Medicine ~ Regulation of the Host Immune Response During Sepsis by Costimulatory Molecules.  Click here to view the talk.

May 4, 2012 ~ Adam Lacy-Hulbert, PhD, Director, Developmental Immunology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Visiting Professor, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT ~ “What You Learn From a Firm Handshake: Integrins, TGF-beta and Immune Regulation”.  Click here to view the talk.

April 6, 2012 ~ Robert Fuhlbrigge, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in Pediatrics & Dermatology; Director of Research- Pediatric Rheumatology, Division of Immunology, Children’s Hospital- Boston ~ “Tissue Specific Inflammation: Mechanisms Targeting Immune Responses to Skin”.  Click here to view the talk.

March 2, 2012 ~ Maureen D. Mayes, MD, MPH, Professor and Elizabeth Bidgood Chair in Rheumatology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston ~ “The Genetics of Systemic Sclerosis”. Click here to view the talk.

January 6, 2012, 11am ~ Augustine M. K. Choi, MD, Parker B. Francis Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Brigham And Women’s Hospital ~ Pulmonary Fibrosis ~ Click here to view the talk.

2011

December 2, 2011, 11am ~ Ann-Hwee Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health ~ Unfolded protein response in animal physiology ~ Click here to view the talk.

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