Robert P. Hebbel DOM Research Day

Thursday, May 21, 2020 ∙ 3:00 - 7:00 PM ∙ McNamara Alumni Center

Research Day is designed to recognize and showcase the wide range of research in the Department by our investigators at all levels of training. It is an opportunity for departmental faculty to share ideas and knowledge while stimulating discussion about opportunities for future collaboration.


Research Excellence Awards - 2019

  • David Haynes: Outstanding Postdoctoral Clinical Research
  • Adam Khan: Outstanding Postdoctoral Clinical Research
  • Daniel Murphy: Outstanding Postdoctoral Clinical Research
  • Olamide Ojo-Fati: Outstanding Postdoctoral Clinical Research
  • Caroline Ortiz Cordero: Outstanding Graduate Researcher
  • Patrycja Puchalska: Peter Bitterman Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Basic Research
  • Lauren Rose: Outstanding Predoctoral Researcher
  • Milagros Silva Morales: Peter Bitterman Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Basic Research

Group Photo


Research Excellence Awards - 2018

  • Elizabeth Goldsmith: Outstanding Postdoctoral Clinical Research
  • Katelyn Hoff: Outstanding Predoctoral Research
  • Kurt Prins: Peter Bitterman Award for Outstanding Postdoctoral Basic Research
  • Christopher Tucker: Outstanding Graduate Researcher


Research Excellence Awards - 2017

  • Katharine Block: Outstanding Fellow Postdoctoral Research 
  • Irena Cich: Outstanding Medical Student Researcher
  • Krista Newman: Outstanding Resident Researcher
  • Ian Nykaza: Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher
  • Carol Perez Kerkvliet: Outstanding Graduate Researcher

Past Special Guests & Keynote Speakers


Special Guests & Keynote Speakers

2019: Joan M. Bathon, MD
"Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Paradigm of the Link Between Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease"

2018: Jean Schaffer, MD
"Lipotoxicity: Getting to the Heart of the Matter"

2017: Susan E. Quaggin, MD
"Uncomplicating Diabetes: High 'Tek' Solutions on the Horizon"

2016: Susan M. Wolf, MD
"The Challenge of Developing Best Practices for Translational Medicine: Return of Results & Incidental Findings in Genomics"

2015: Peter Igarashi, MD
"Polycystic Kidney Disease: A Model Ciliopathy"

2014: Peter Agre, MD
"Opening Doors Worldwide through Medical Science"

2013: Mark Anderson, MD, PhD
"Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome and the Genetic Control of Immune Tolerance"

2012: No Research Day

2011: Andrew I. Schafer, MD
"The Vanishing Physician-Scientist?"


Special Guests & Keynote Speakers

2010: Richard A. King, MD, PhD
"The Intrigue of Genetics in Medicine"

2009: Antony Rosen, MD
"Human Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases: The Key is in the Human"

2008: Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD
"Control of HIV Replication: Identification of a Missing Dimension in the Drug and Vaccine Efficacy"

2007: David A. Schwartz, MD, MPH
"Environmental Genomics and Complex Human Diseases"

2006: Karl Nath, MD
"Mentoring and Biomedical Research: A Personal Perspective"

2005: Joseph Bonventre, MD
"Acute Kidney Injury: From Zebrafish to the Patient "

2004: Barry Coller, MD
"Translational Research: The Best of Times"

2003: Martin Blaser, MD
"Evolution of Helicobacter Pylori Diversity in Individual Hosts"

1999: James Kazura, MD
"Pathogenesis and Genetics of Human Malaria"

1998: Philip Leder, MD
"Cancer: An Unfortunate Genetic Collaboration"