September 19, 2018
9:00 am to 10:00 am

5623 Med. Sci. II  (Wheeler Seminar Room)

Betsy Foxman, Ph.D.
Hunein F. and Hilda Maassab Endowed Professor of Epidemiology
Director, Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
School of Public Health - University of Michigan

Applications of high throughput ‘omics technologies to the microbes living in and on humans (the microbiota) are rapidly changing our perspectives of the importance of microbiota to human health.  If microbiota enhance or reduce the effects of viral infection on the host, we might manipulate the microbiota for our benefit.  Alternatively, or in addition, microbiota might respond to exposure-induced changes in host functions, and thus microbiota characteristics could be used as a diagnostic or prognostic tool.  I will provide examples of ongoing epidemiologic studies examining whether the co

September 20, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Elizabeth Shank, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Biology Department
University of North Carolina
September 26, 2018
9:00 am to 10:00 am

5623 Med. Sci. II  (Wheeler Seminar Room)

Gregory Witbeck
Senior Director of Business Development, Department of Surgery
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
Michigan Medicine Office of Development, University of Michigan

While Michigan has historically pursued federal grant funding to the near-exclusion of other grantors, in 2013 a dedicated Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team was established within the health system to identify new opportunities for funding in research; career development; conference and symposia support; post-doctoral and graduate-level scholarships.  Since then, non-federal funding at Michigan Medicine has increased by $17 million as the CFR team works to target RFP’s to interested faculty, researchers, students and staff.  This presentation summarizes the past five years of CF

September 27, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

Jennifer Gardy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in Public Health Genomics
Senior Scientist (Genomics), BC Centre for Disease Control
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA
October 3, 2018
9:00 am to 10:00 am

5623 Med. Sci. II  (Wheeler Seminar Room)

Harry Mobley, Ph.D.
Frederick G. Novy Distinguished University Professor and Chair
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan Medical School

We are losing the battle against antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacterial pathogens in our hospitals and clinical care facilities. The CDC estimates that over 2 million people are infected annually with 17 species of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens, killing 23,000 people per year. Over half of the species are Gram-negative pathogens including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and the non-fermenting opportunistic pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii.

October 4, 2018
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

5330 Med. Sci. I

John G. Purdy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor - Department of Immunobiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine