AHC Duluth Research Seminar Series

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Wednesdays 2021/2022
3:30-4:30 pm
Via Zoom

Fall Seminars - 2021

October 6, 3:30 pm
Harsh Jain, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Methematics and Statistics 
University of Minnesota Duluth 
Seminar Title: TBD
Host: Matthew Slattery, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

October 20, 3:30 pm
Heather Bradshaw, PhD
Professor
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Indiana University
Seminar Title: "Regulation of endocannabinoids and related bioactive lipids by THC and CBD: effects of sex, enzymes, and development"
Host: Jean Regal, PhD, Department Head of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

November 3, 3:30 pm
Charles Allen, PhD
Professor
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: TBD
Host: Ruifeng Cao, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

December 15, 3:30 pm
J. Marc Simard, MD, PhD
Dr. Bizhan Aarabi Professor in Neurotrauma, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Seminar Title: TBD
Host: Amanda Klein, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Duluth

Fall 2021

September 15, 3:30 pm
Roy Sillitoe, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology & Neuroscience 
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar Title: “Genetic Dissection of Cerebellar Function by Generating Mice with Disease-like Phenotypes
Host: Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

Spring 2021

January 27, 3:30pm
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: "Fellowship of the brain"
Host: Lester Drewes, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus
 
February 10, 3:30 pm
Kyunghee Koh, PhD 
Associate Professor
Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Thomas Jefferson University, Department of Neuroscience
Seminar Title: "Molecular and neural mechanisms of sleep and circadian regulation in Drosophila"
Host: Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus 
 
February 24, 3:30 pm
Paula Warrington, PhD 
Assistant Professor
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences
Seminar Title: “Neurovascular Abnormalities in Preeclampsia: Preclinical Investigations towards the Mechanisms.”
Host: Jean Regal, PhD, Professor & Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus
 
March 24, 3:30 pm
Damien Fair, PhD
Professor 
Department of Pediatrics
UMN Medical School
Seminar Title: "Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Era of Big Data: Approaches to mapping individual connectomes"
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus
 
April 7, 3:30 pm
Kristin Wiisanen, PharmD, FAPhA, FCCP
University of Florida
College of PharmacyDepartment of Pharmacotherapy & Translational Research
Seminar Title: "Implementing Clinical Pharmacogenomics at UF Health: Ten Years of Progress"
Host: Keri Hager, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Co-Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Zoom Link: https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/93239346418?pwd=Q3hRVEpyNE5lSVhVMElzNkRtTnh6Zz09

April 21, 3:30 pm
Udai Pandey, PhD 
Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Graduate School of Public Health
Department of Human Genetics
Seminar Title: "Identifying hidden GEMs using genetic approaches"
Host: Pedro Fernandez-Funez, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus
Zoom Link: https://umn-private.zoom.us/j/92850419710?pwd=a3ozRjFPS0FBREs2RWpOWkt6UmRNQT09

May 5, 3:30 pm
Dana Dolinoy, PhD
Professor
University of Michigan
School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Seminar Title: "Environmental Epigenetics and the Use of piRNA for Precision Environmental Health Research"
Host: Sarah Lacher, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

Fall 2020

September 9, 3:30pm
Glenn E. Simmons, Jr., PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
Website:  https://med.umn.edu/bio/biomedsci/GlennSimmons
Title: HMGB1 and regulation of the immune response in lung cancer
Host: Matthew Slattery, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

September 23, 3:30pm
Jordan P. Lewis, PhD, MSW (Unangax, Native Village of Naknek)
Memory Keepers Medical Discovery Team - Health Equity
Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Website: https://med.umn.edu/bio/fmbh/jordan-lewis
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus
Title: Generativity and its role in addressing health disparities among Alaska Native Elders
Host: Matthew Slattery, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

October 7, 3:30pm
Olihe Okoro, PhD, MPH, MPharm
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth
Website: https://www.pharmacy.umn.edu/bio/pharmacy-faculty-by-department/olihe-okoro
Title: COVID-19 Racial Disparities: Views and Voices of the Northland Black Community
Host: Grant Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences 

October 21, 2020
Michele Statz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
University of MN, Medical School, Duluth Campus
Website: https://med.umn.edu/bio/biobehav/michelestatz
Title: Why Rural Legal Deserts Matter (to Medicine)
Host: Peter Nalin, MD, Professor & Head, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health, University of MN, Medical School, Duluth Campus

November 4, 2020
Mark J. Thomas
Professor of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
Director, Medical Discovery Team on Addiction
Center for Neural Circuits in Addiction
MnDRIVE Optogenetics Core 
Website: https://med.umn.edu/bio/department-of-neuroscience/mark-thomas
Seminar Title: Frontostriatal circuits in decision making and addiction
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, UMN Medical School, Duluth Campus

December 2, 3:30pm
Haining Yang, MD, PhD
Professor
Cancer Biology Program
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Title: BAP1 Cancer Syndrome and Mesothelioma, a good model to study Gene X Environment interaction in causing cancer
Host: Glenn E. Simmons Jr., PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences 

 

Spring 2020

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.

January 22, 2020
Dr. Vivian Bellofatto 
Professor & Chair
Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Rutgers, New Jersey, Medical School
Website: https://njms-web.njms.rutgers.edu/profile/myProfile.php?mbmid=bellofat
Seminar Title: A different way of doing business: RNA control of gene expression
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer, Associate Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
February 26, 2020
Business Development and Intellectual Property Manager
NRRI
University of Minnesota Duluth
Dr. Allison Ferro 
Technology Portfolio Manager 
Office of Technology Commercialization
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: Introduction to Technology Commercialization and Intellectual Property at the U
 
March 04, 2020
Dr. Sandra Momper 
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
University of Michigan 
Website: https://ssw.umich.edu/faculty/profiles/tenure-track/smomper
Host: Dr. Brenna Greenfield, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
Seminar Title: Community Based Participatory Research Projects with an Urban American Indian Community to Support Minobinmaadziwin: A Good Life
 
CANCELLED (March 25, 2020)
Dr. Jacques Wadiche 
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
University of Alabama School of Medicine 
Website: https://www.uab.edu/medicine/neurobiology/faculty/wadiche
Host: Dr. Amy Yang, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
Seminar Title: Circuits without synapses
 
CANCELLED (April 01, 2020)
Dr. Mark Dunnenberger 
Director of Pharmacogenomics
NorthShore University HealthSystem Center for Molecular Medicine
Website: https://www.emedevents.com/speaker-profile/mark-dunnenberger
Host: Dr. Jacob Brown, Assistant Professor, University of MN College of Pharmacy, Duluth
Seminar Title: TBA

Fall 2019

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website. 

 
September 18, 2019
Dr. Douglas Bell
Senior Investigator 
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Seminar Title: Tobacco smoke effects on the human immune cell epigenome and single-cell transcriptome
Host: Dr. Sarah Lacher, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
September 25, 2019
Dr. Danny Welch 
Professor
The Kansas University Medical Center
Seminar Title: Mitochondrial Polymorphisms as contributors to metastasis and other complex diseases
Host: Dr. Carl McGary, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
October 9, 2019
Dr. Russell Debose-Boyd 
Professor
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Seminar Title: Feedback regulation of HMG CoA reductase, the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis and molecular target of statins
Host: Dr. Glen Simmons, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
October 23, 2019
Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang 
Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota, Medical School Duluth
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Seminar Title: The cerebellar circuitry and social behavior
 
November 6, 2019
Sarah Brown 
Senior Reporter
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Website: https://www.chronicle.com/article/Sarah-Brown/241038
Seminar Title: Gender Inequity in Higher Ed: What Academic Institutions Are Doing About It
Hosts: Dr. Jean Regal, Professor, & Dr. Michele Statz, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
November 13, 2019
Dr. Colleen McClung 
Professor
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Website: https://www.psychiatry.pitt.edu/about-us/our-people/faculty/colleen-mcclung-phd
Seminar Title: Circadian genes, rhythms and the biology of psychiatric disorders
Host: Dr. Ruifeng Cao, Assistant Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
November 20, 2019
Dr. Stella Goulopoulou 
Assistant Professor
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Website: https://profile.hsc.unt.edu/profilesystem/viewprofile.php?pid=105577
Seminar Title: Circulating mitochondrial DNA and maternal cardiovascular function in pregnancy
Host: Dr. Jean Regal, Professor, University of MN Medical School Duluth
 
December 11, 2019
Dr. Lucas Hill 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Health Outcomes & Pharmacy Practice
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
Website: http://sites.utexas.edu/hill/
Seminar Title: Operation Naloxone: Interactive Harm Reduction Education for Health Professions Students
Host: Dr. Keri Hager, Associate Professor, University of MN College of Pharmacy Duluth

Spring 2019

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
January 09, 2019
Dr. Debra DeLaet
Professor, Department of Political Science
Drake University
Seminar Title: Physician, Heal Thyself: Physicians as Human Rights Advocates
Host: Dr. Michele Statz, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & BioBehavioral Health, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcdelaet
Meeting #: 746 885 545
 
January 23, 2019
Dr. Kyle Downey
Associate Director, West Managed Care
Genentech U.S. Medical Affairs
Seminar Title: Value Frameworks for Pharmaceuticals
Host: Dr. Timothy Stratton, Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcdowney
Meeting #: 746 798 729
 
RESCHEDULED (February 06, 2019)
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi
Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
Seminar Title: Stress Response Dysregulation at the Nexus of Addiction, Appetite regulation, and Relapse
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcalabsi
 
February 13, 2019
Dr. Anja Bielinsky
Professor, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: The Good and Bad of Genome Instability 
Hosts: Regional Campus Dean Dr. Paula Termuhlen, Dr. Lester Drewes & Dr. Jean Regal, Professors, Medical School Duluth 
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcbielinsky
 
February 27, 2019
Dr. Val Watts
Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 
Purdue University
Seminar Title: GPCR-mediated sensitization of adenylyl cyclase signaling: novel pathways and molecular probe development 
Host: Dr. Amanda Klein, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcwatts
 
March 6, 2019 
Dr. Zoua Vang
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
McGill University
Seminar Title: The role of hospital bureaucracy and racial stereotypes in patient-provider interactions: Evidence from Indigenous childbirth evacuees in Quebec
Host: Dr. Mary Owen, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and BioBehavioral Health, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahzvang
 
March 13, 2019 
Dr. Tamera Schneider
Professor, Department of Psychology
Wright State University
Seminar Title: Moving Beyond Implicit Bias in STEMM
Host: Dr. Jean Regal, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcschneider
 
March 20, 2019
Dr. Mustafa al'Absi
Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
Seminar Title: Stress Response Dysregulation at the Nexus of Addiction, Appetite regulation, and Relapse
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcalabsi
 

March 27, 2019
Dr. Blake Riggs
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
San Francisco State University
Seminar Title: Organelle dynamics during mitosis: a pathway for generation of cellular diversity
Host: Dr. Glen Simmons, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcriggs
 
April 3, 2019
Dr. Nam Chul Kim
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Duluth
Seminar Title: Mitochondrial pathogenesis in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahckim
 
April 17, 2019
Dr. Pascal Kaeser
Associate Professor of Neurobiology 
Harvard Medical School
Seminar Title: Mechanisms for fast dopamine signaling
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahckaeser
 
CANCELLED (April 24, 2019)
Dr. Prakash Kara
Professor, Department of Neuroscience
Optical and Brain Science Medical Discovery Team (MDT) 
University of Minnesota Medical School
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Amanda Klein, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahckara
 
May 1, 2019
Dr. Lynden Crowshoe
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine 
University of Calgary
Seminar Title: Truth, Reconciliation and Critical Indigenous Health Education
Hosts: Drs. Kristen Jacklin & Wayne Warry, Professors, Department of Family Medicine & Biobehavioral Health, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahccrowshoe
 
May 8, 2019
Dr. Rhonda Jones-Webb 
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: Reducing Violent Encounters Between Police and Young Black Men: The Role of Public Health
Host: Regional Campus Dean Dr. Paula Termuhlen, & Dr. Cathy McCarty, Professors, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcjoneswebb 
 
May 15, 2019
Dr. Ira Blader 
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University of Buffalo
Seminar Title: Toxoplasma Infections of the Brain: Getting the Most Out of Your PHDs
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcblader

Fall 2018

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
September 12, 2018
Dr. Horacio de la Iglesia
Professor, Department of Biology
University of Washington 
Website: https://www.biology.washington.edu/people/profile/horacio-de-la-iglesia
Seminar Title: Entrainment of Circadian Rhythms: Light vs. Fear
Host: Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahciglesia19
Meeting #: 745 972 407
 
September 19, 2018
Dr. Shadab Rahman
Instructor in Medicine, Division of Sleep Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Website: https://sleep.med.harvard.edu/people/faculty/1627/Shadab+A+Rahman+PhD+MPH
Seminar Title: Beyond Vision: Tuning human physiology using visible light 
Host: Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Cao, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
Co-Sponsored by: IDA Starry Skies Lake Superior
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcrahman19
Meeting #: 742 161 243
 
September 26, 2018
Dr. Jun Hee Lee
Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology 
Research Associate Professor, Gerontology 
University of Michigan Medical School
Seminar Title: Systematic characterization of stress-induced RNA granulation
Host: Dr. Nam Chul Kim, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahclee19
Meeting #: 747 760 331
 
October 3, 2018
Dr. Stacy Rasmus, Research Associate Professor; Billy Charles, Field Research Assistant; Simeon John
IAB Ctr AK Native Health Research Institute of Arctic Biology
University of Alaska
Seminar Title: Qungasvik (Toolbox for Life): Community-Level Strategies for Alaska Native Youth Suicide Prevention
Host: Dr. James Allen, Professor, Department of Family Medicine & BioBehavioral Health, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcjallen
Meeting #: 813 654 382
 
October 10, 2018
Dr. Kate Karriker-Jaffe
Scientist, Alcohol Research Group
Public Health Institute
Seminar Title: Neighborhoods & Alcohol Outcomes: Studies from the United States & Sweden
Host: Dr. Brenna Greenfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & BioBehavioral Health, Medical School Duluth
Meeting #: 742 843 915
 
October 24, 2018
Dr. Jerica Berge
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 
Director, Center for Women in Medicine and Science 
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: Examining the Association Between Parental Momentary Stress and Mood Levels and Food-Related Parenting Practices at Meals: A Mixed Methods Approach
Hosts: Dr. Jean Regal, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth and Dr. Brenna Greenfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & BioBehavioral Health, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcberge
Meeting #: 746 399 217
 
October 31, 2018
Dr. George Augustine
Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Seminar Title: Discovering novel brain circuits via optogenetics
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcaugustine
Meeting #: 748 281 318 
 
November 07, 2018
Dr. Lori Wallrath
Professor, Department of Biochemistry 
University of Iowa
Seminar Title: Pushing the nuclear envelope: Molecular defects associated with rare types of muscular dystrophy
Host: Dr. Matt Slattery, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcwallrath
Meeting #: 746 183 939 
 
*Thursday November 08, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dr. Bruce Alexander
Professor and Division Head
Department of Environmental Health Sciences 
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: Mesothelioma and Taconite Mining Exposures: A Persistent Question
Sponsored by the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth
Host: Dr. George Trachte, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
 
November 14, 2018
Dr. Kenneth Beckman
Director, University of Minnesota Genomics Center
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Informatics
Seminar Title: GenoPitch North Competition
Host: Dr. Matt Slattery, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Medical School Duluth
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcbeckman
Meeting #: 749 996 523 
 
December 12, 2018
Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Cao
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
Seminar Title: Timing is everything: Circadian physiology and neurodevelopmental disorders
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahccao
Meeting #: 746 269 246 

Spring 2018

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
January 17, 2018
Dr. Patricia Wonch Hill & Dr. Julia McQuillan
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Dr. Hill’s Website: http://soc.unl.edu/patricia-wonch-hill 
Dr. McQuillan’s Website: http://soc.unl.edu/julia-mcquillan 
Seminar Title: Structuring Institutions for Faculty Success
Hosts: Drs. Melissa Walls and Jean Regal
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahchill18
Meeting #: 749 832 982
 
January 31, 2018
Dr. Kevin Pruitt
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Website: https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/immunology-molecular-biology/current/research-profiles/kevin-pruitt.aspx
Seminar Title: Exploring novel approaches to block intra-tumoral estrogen production 
Host: Dr. Glenn Simmons
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcpruitt18
Meeting #: 743 385 614
 
CANCELLED (February 7, 2018)
Dr. Colleen Manchester
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://carlsonschool.umn.edu/faculty/colleen-manchester 
Seminar Title: Faculty Success and the Work-Family Interface 
Hosts: Dr. Jean Regal and Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcmanchester18
Meeting #: 741 243 312
 
February 14, 2018
Dr. Roy Long
Medical College of Wisconsin--Central Wisconsin 
Website: http://www.mcw.edu/Medical-School/Central-Wisconsin-Campus/Meet-Our-Team/Roy-Long-PhD.htm
Seminar Title: Innovative Undergraduate Medical Education in Central Wisconsin 
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcsem2-14
Meeting #: 740 644 029
 
February 21, 2018
Dr. Gunnar Boysen
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Website: https://uams-triprofiles.uams.edu/profiles/display/1802590
Seminar Title: Secrets We Can Learn from Lung Tumor Metastases That Challenge Current Paradigms in Cancer Biology 
Host: Dr. Kendall Wallace
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcboysen18
Meeting #: 742 331 735
 
February 28, 2018
Dr. Marylyn Ritchie
Geisinger Health System
Seminar Title: Exploring the Genome and the Phenome – Toward a Better Understanding of Complex Traits 
Hosts: Drs. Catherine McCarty and Jacob Brown
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcritchie18
Meeting #: 745 340 008
 
March 21, 2018
Dr. John Greally
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Seminar Title: Cellular and molecular models for epigenetic studies of human diseases 
Host: Dr. Matthew Slattery
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcgreally18
Meeting #: 749 303 437
 
March 28, 2018
Dr. Arinze Okere
Florida A&M University
Seminar Title: Bridging rural/urban disparity in acute coronary syndrome health outcomes: Integrating pharmacogenomics and comprehensive medication management 
Host: Sr. Associate Dean Mike Swanoski
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcokere18
Meeting #: 744 794 265
 
April 11, 2018
Dr. Sunil Sharma
HonorHealth Research Institute & Professor of Medicine, City of Hope 
Websites:  https://www.honorhealth.com/physicians/sunil-sharma & https://www.tgen.org/faculty-profiles/sunil-sharma/
Seminar Title: Development of reversible inhibitors of Lysine Specific Demethylase-1 (LSD1) for treatment of cancer 
Host: Dr. David Stenehjem
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcsharma18
Meeting #: 747 653 001
 
April 18, 2018
Dr. Eric Klann
New York University
Seminar Title: Dysregulated Translational Control in Neurodevelopmental Disorders 
Host: Dr. Ruifeng (Ray) Cao
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcklann18
Meeting #: 744 964 774 
 
April 25, 2018
Dr. Christian Hansel
University of Chicago 
Website: https://neurobiology.uchicago.edu/page/hansel 
Seminar Title: Intrinsic plasticity and engram formation in neural circuits 
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahchansel18
Meeting #: 743 977 686
 
May 9, 2018
Dr. Michael Lee
Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://neurosci.umn.edu/bio/department-of-neuroscience/michael-lee
Seminar Title: Alpha-synuclein dependent synaptic deficits and neurodegeneration: Relevance to therapies for Parkinson's Disease 
Host: Dr. Ray Cao
UMN WebEx connection: http://z.umn.edu/ahclee18
Meeting #: 740 774 388
 
May 16, 2018
Dr. Ellen Fischer
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 
Website: http://psychiatry.uams.edu/research/division-of-health-services-research/division-of-health-services-research-faculty-and-staff/ellen-p-fischer-ph-d/ 
Seminar Title: Rurality, Attitudes and Veterans’ Use of VA Mental Health Services 
Host: Dr. Sarah Beehler
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcfischer18
Meeting #: 740 549 764
 
May 23, 2018
Dr. Christopher Faulk
Department of Animal Science
University of Minnesota 
Website: http://faulklab.cfans.umn.edu/ 
Seminar Title: The epigenome over time: From ultraconserved elements to the evolution of lifespan in animals
Host: Dr. Kendra Nordgren
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcfaulk18
Meeting #: 740 743 437
 
May 30, 2018
Gathering for Health Team, including Dr. Melissa Walls
Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
University of Minnesota Medical School - Duluth
Seminar Title: Stress and Type 2 Diabetes in American Indian Communities 
UMN WebEx connection:  http://z.umn.edu/gatheringforhealth18 
Meeting #: 746 766 270

Fall 2017

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
*Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 165 School of Medicine
Dr. Beshay Zordoky
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: Animal Models of Juvenile Doxorubicin-induced Cardiotoxicity – the “Two-Hit” Approach 
Host: Dr. Kendall Wallace 
 
September 6, 2017
Dr. Richard Melvin
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 
Seminar Title: A genetically determined metabolic tradeoff dissociates the macronutrient spaces of two closely related species 
Host: Dr. George Trachte
      UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcmelvin17
      Meeting #: 748 875 728 
 
September 20, 2017
Dr. Kristen Jacklin 
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: Advancing dementia research with Indigenous communities in Canada 
Host: Dr. Neil Henderson 
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcjacklin17
Meeting #: 748 467 373
 
October 4, 2017
Dr. Tiffany Beckman
University of Minnesota 
Website: http://www.dom.umn.edu/bio/dom-a-z/tiffany-beckman  
Seminar Title: Neural Correlates of Food Reward in American Indian Women 
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen 
 
October 11, 2017
Dr. Timothy Zacharewski
Michigan State University 
Website: http://cit.msu.edu/faculty/zacharewski.html 
Seminar Title: Metabolic Reprogramming in the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR)-Mediated Progression of Hepatic Steatosis to Steatohepatitis with Fibrosis Elicited by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) 
Host: Dr. Kendall Wallace 
 
Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research Lecture
*Thursday, October 19, 2017
Time: 6:00pm; hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:00 pm
Location: Room 142 School of Medicine
Dr. Paul Iaizzo
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: From the Visible Heart® Lab to Bear Dens and Back 
Website: https://www.surgery.umn.edu/bio/surgery-faculty-a-z/paul-iaizzo 
- This research was sponsored in part by a grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth.
Host: Dr. George Trachte 

October 25, 2017
Dr. Scott Lindner
Pennsylvania State University
Website: http://sites.psu.edu/lindnerlab/  
Seminar Title: Dynamic Translational Repression Complexes and Transmission of the Malaria Parasite 
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer 
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahclindner17
Meeting #: 746 444 831
 
November 8, 2017
Dr. Gavin Bart
Hennepin County Medicine Center
Website: https://www.hcmc.org/providers/HCMC_STAFF_20
Seminar Title: Predicting addiction treatment outcome: Heading towards precision medicine for opioid use disorders 
Host: Dr. Mark Schneiderhan
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcbart17
Meeting #: 742 950 915

CANCELLED (November 15, 2017)

Dr. George Augustine
Nanyang Technological University
Website: http://www.lkcmedicine.ntu.edu.sg/Research/researchfaculty/Pages/George-J.-Augustine.aspx
Seminar Title: Identifying novel cerebellar circuits via optogenetics 
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcaugustine17
Meeting #: 749 761 618
 
November 29, 2017
Dr. Mel Feany
Harvard University
Website: http://feany-lab.bwh.harvard.edu/index.html  
Seminar Title: Genetic analysis of neurodegeneration
Host: Dr. Pedro Fernandez-Funez
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcfeany17
Meeting #: 740 193 451
 
December 6, 2017
Dr. Kate O'Connor-Giles
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website: http://oconnorgiles.molbio.wisc.edu/research-interests
Seminar Title: Communication in neural circuits: from genes to synapse formation and function
Host: Dr. Nam Chul Kim
UMN WebEx connection: https://z.umn.edu/ahcoconnor17
Meeting #: 747 767 232

Spring 2017

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
CANCELLED (January 25, 2017)
Dr. Subree Subramarian
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/bio/surgery-faculty-a-z/subree-subramanian
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Malignant Transformation and Immune Privilege in Colon Cancer
Host: Dr. Patricia Scott
 
February 1, 2017
Dr. Rebekah Pratt 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://familymedicine.umn.edu/bio/familymed/rebekah-pratt
Seminar Title: Addressing Health Disparities in the Somali Community: The Role of Community Partnerships and an Assets Based Approach
Host: Dr. Brenna Greenfield
 
CANCELLED (February 8, 2017)
Dr. Tiffany Beckman 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.dom.umn.edu/bio/dom-a-z/tiffany-beckman
Seminar Title: Neural Correlates of Food Reward in American Indian Women
Host: Dr. Paula Termuhlen
 
February 15, 2017
Dr. Donna Havens 
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Website: http://nursing.unc.edu/people/donna-s-havens/
Seminar Title: Use of Appreciative Inquiry to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Host: Dr. Keri Hager
 
March 1, 2017
Dr. Jeff Miner
Washington University in St. Louis
Website: http://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/faculty_bio.aspx?SID=1152
Seminar Title: Laminin and Type IV Collagens: Matrix Proteins Critical for Kidney Function
Host: Dr. Yao Yao 
 
March 8, 2017 
Dr. Subree Subramanian
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/bio/surgery-faculty-a-z/subree-subramanian
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Malignant Transformation and Immune Privilege in Colon Cancer
Host: Dr. Patricia Scott
 
March 15, 2017
Dr. Christopher Pennell
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.pathology.umn.edu/bio/lab-med-and-pathology-faculty/christopher-pennell
Seminar Title: Immunotherapy of B Cell Malignancies with CAR T Cells: Minimizing On Target/Off Tumor Toxicities
Host: Dr. Benjamin Clarke
 
March 22, 2017
Dr. Michael Burman
University of New England
Website: http://www.une.edu/people/michael-a-burman
Seminar Title: The role of the amygdala in the ontogeny of negative affect in the rat
Host: Dr. Janet Fitzakerley
 
March 29, 2017
Dr. Dennis Drayna
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
Website: https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/about/staff/dennis-drayna-phd
Seminar Title: Using genetics to understand the causes of stuttering
Host: Dr. Janet Fitzakerley
 
April 12, 2017
Dr. Wylie Burke
University of Washington
Website: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/locallegends/Biographies/Burke_Wylie.html
Seminar Title: Working Together on Pharmacogenetics: Report on a Tribal-University Partnership
Broadcast from Medical School, Duluth campus to Mayo 3-100 on Twin Cities campus
Host: Drs. Jim Allen and Mary Owen
 
April 26, 2017
Dr. Ege Kavalali
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Website: http://profiles.utsouthwestern.edu/profile/42113/ege-kavalali.html
Seminar Title: Mechanisms of Quantal Neurotransmission in Central Synapses
Host: Dr. Yi-Mei (Amy) Yang
 
May 10, 2017
Dr. Catherine Jordan
University of Minnesota
Website: http://cnbd.umn.edu/bio/cnbd-faculty-staff/catherine-jordan
Seminar Title: Engagement to Scholarship: A Journey from Academia to Community and Back Again
Host: Dr. Laura Palombi
 
May 17, 2017
Dr. Erik Herzog
Washington University in St. Louis
Website: https://wubio.wustl.edu/herzog
Seminar Title: Clock stars: Roles for astrocytes in scheduling our day
Host: Dr. Ruifeng Cao 

Fall 2016

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
September 14, 2016
Dr. Neil Henderson
University of Minnesota Medical School
Website: http://www.med.umn.edu/news-events/medical-school-blog/j-neil-henderson-lead-mdt-health-equality-and-rural-health-access-initiative
Seminar Title: The MDT on Health Equity at the UMN Medical School, Duluth campus: The Quest to Impact Dementia and Diabetes
Host: Regional Campus Dean Paula Termuhlen

September 28, 2016
Dr. Jenifer Coburn
Medical College of Wisconsin
Website: http://www.mcw.edu/CIDR/Members/JeniferCoburn.htm
Seminar Title: Multifunctional Adhesins of Borrelia burgdorferi
Host: Dr. Benjamin Clarke

October 5, 2016
Dr. Christine Sorkness
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Website: https://www.medicine.wisc.edu/people-search/people/staff/284/SORKNESS_CHRISTINE_A
Seminar Title: Research Updates in Asthma Management
Host: Dr. Paul Ranelli

October 19, 2016
Dr. Emilyn Alejandro
University of Minnesota 
Website: https://www.physiology.umn.edu/research/alejandro-lab
Seminar Title: Developmental programming of beta cell dysfunction in offspring induced by placental insufficiency
Host: Dr. Jean Regal

Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research Lecture
*Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Room 142 School of Medicine 
Dr. Evanthia Galanis
Seminar Title: Oncolytic Viruses as a Novel Approach for Cancer Treatment
Website: http://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/galanis-evanthia-m-d/bio-00083446
- This research was sponsored in part by a grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth.
Host: Dr. George Trachte 

November 2, 2016
Dr. Laurie Parker
University of Minnesota
Website:  http://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/laurie-parker
Seminar Title: Measuring kinase activity with chemical biology
Host: Dr. Lester Drewes

November 16, 2016
Dr. Sara Van Driest
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Website: http://pediatrics.mc.vanderbilt.edu/directory/profile/sara-lynn-vandriest.4777?show=V
Seminar Title: The Electronic Medical Record as a Tool for Precision Medicine Research and Implementation
Host: Dr. Jacob Brown

CANCELLED (December 7, 2016)
Dr. Barbara Burleigh
Harvard School of Public Health
Website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/barbara-burleigh/
Seminar Title: Plugging in: The metabolic interface in Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer

Spring 2016

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.

January 13, 2016
Dr. Kenneth Beckman
University of Minnesota
Website: http://healthinformatics.umn.edu/bio/ihi-faculty-staff/kenneth-beckman
Seminar Title: The University of Minnesota Genomics Center: Technologies & Services
Host: Dr. Matthew Slattery

January 27, 2016
Dr. Nate Mohatt
Rocky Mountain Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC)
Seminar Title: Suicide Prevention Among Rural Veterans: A Community Based Approach
Host: Dr. Sarah Beehler

February 10, 2016
Dr. Carl Atkinson
Medical University of South Carolina
Website: http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/immunology/Faculty/atkinson.html
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Jean Regal
 
February 24, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Ferucci
Alaska Native Medical Center
Seminar Title: Rheumatoid Arthritis in Indigenous North American Populations: High Burden of Disease
Host: Dr. Mary Owen
 

March 23, 2016
Dr. Jill Siegfried
Chair, Department of Pharmacology
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.pharmacology.med.umn.edu/fac_siegfried.html 
Seminar Title: Estrogen Receptor Beta in Lung Cancer
Host: Dr. Paula Termuhlen and Dr. Jean Regal

March 30, 2016
Dr. John Zhang
Loma Linda University
Website: http://lomalindahealth.org/medical-center/our-services/neurosciences/for-health-professionals/research/zhang-lab/index.page
Seminar Title: New translational stroke research directions
Host: Dr. Yao Yao

April 13, 2016
Dr. Do-Hyung Kim
University of Minnesota
Website: http://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/do-hyung-kim 
Seminar Title: How mTORC1 regulates proteostasis
Host: Dr. Andrew Skildum 

April 20, 2016
Dr. Carlie LaLone 
US Environmental Protection Agency 
Seminar Title: Creating the “Easy Button” for Cross-Species Extrapolation of Chemical Toxicity Information
Host: Dr. Laura Palombi
 

April 27, 2016
Dr. Todd Lowe 
University of California Santa Cruz
Website: http://lowelab.ucsc.edu/
Seminar Title: Unraveling the Complex Roles for 500+ Human tRNA Genes and their Ubiquitous Small RNA Fragments
Host: Dr. Kevin Diebel

May 11, 2016
Dr. Melanie Graham 
University of Minnesota
Website: http://www.surgery.umn.edu/divisions/basic-translational-research/melanie-graham/index.htm
Seminar Title: The Role of Enrichment, Handling, and Husbandry in Animal Model Validity and Research Quality: Enhancing Welfare and Scientific Outcomes Using Refinement
Host: Dr. Amanda Klein

May 25, 2016
Dr. Polly Fordyce 
Stanford University
Seminar Title: Developing and deploying new microfluidic tools for understanding how proteins find and bind their targets
Host: Dr. Matt Slattery

Fall 2015

*Please note that personal website links for seminar speakers are accurate up to the date of the corresponding seminar. If a website link is no longer active, you may need to perform an internet search to locate a researcher's current website.
 
September 9, 2015
Dr. Juan Alfonzo
Ohio State University
Seminar Title: "RNA editing and modification in trypanosomes: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it"
Host: Dr. Sara Zimmer
 
September 23, 2015
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Kaiser Permanente
Seminar Title: "Implementing Clinical Pharmacogenomics in an Evolving Healthcare Landscape: A Roadmap for Health Systems"
Host: Dr. Jacob Brown
 
September 30, 2015
Dr. Leo Morales
University of Washington
Seminar Title: "Initiatives Addressing Physician Workforce Diversity at the University of Washington"
Hosts: Dr. James Allen and Dean Paula Termuhlen
 
October 14, 2015
Dr. Elizabeth Allen
University of Minnesota
Seminar Title: "Overall health and lung cancer risk among Minnesota taconite mining workers: an environmental exposure study and lessons learned for future community-engaged research" 
Host: Dr. Emily Onello 
 
October 28, 2015
Dr. Vicki Ellingrod
University of Michigan
Seminar Tite: "Folate Supplementation and Cardiovascular Complications in Schizophrenia" 
Host: Dr. Mark Schneiderhan
 
November 11, 2015-CANCELLED
Dr. John Zhang
Loma Linda University
Seminar Title: TBA
Host: Dr. Yao Yao
 
December 2, 2015
Dr. Mary Stenzel-Poore
Oregon Health & Science University
Seminar Title: "Unleashing the Brain’s Endogenous Neuroprotective Strategies Through Toll-like Receptors"
Host: Dr. Lester Drewes
 
December 9, 2015
Dr. Andrew Skildum
University of Minnesota 
Seminar Title: "PDK4 expression and activity in human breast cancer cells"
This research was sponsored in part by a grant from the Whiteside Institute for Clinical Research, a collaboration of St. Luke's Hospital, Clinics and Foundation and the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth.
Host: Dr. Jean Regal
 
December 16, 2015
Dr. Nancy E. Schoenberg
University of Kentucky
Seminar Title: "Addressing rural health disparities through community-engaged research"
Host: Dr. Jim Allen