Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum

Forum Agenda

Vanderbilt researchers presenting theirrecently funded translational science

2024 Vanderbilt Translational Research Forum
Friday, February 2, 2024
Student Life Center

8:00 AMBreakfast
8:30 AMWelcome and mentoring/service awards
Morning Plenary Session I
8:45 AMThe Continually Changing HIV Care Continuum:
Effects of Measurement & Policy (T3/4)

Peter Rebeiro, PhD
Asst. Professor, Infectious Diseases*
9:00 AMVascular Degeneration in Alzheimer's Disease:
Developing New Treatment Targets (T0)

Matthew Schrag, MD, PhD
Asst. Professor, Neurology
9:15 AMNavigating to Kidney Health Equity: Creating a Path to Improve Dialysis Adherence in African Americans and Address Racial Disparities in Kidney Disease (T2)
Ebele Umeukeje, MD, MPH
Asst. Professor, Nephrology & Hypertension*
9:30 AMReproductive Health in the Clinical Management
of Early-onset Colorectal Cancer (T3)

Andreana Holowatyj, PhD
Asst. Professor, Epidemiology*
9:45 AMPoster Session I
Morning Plenary Session II
10:30 AMCustomizing EHR Interfaces to Support Diverse Settings, Users, & Workflow (T3)
Alvin Jeffery, PhD
Asst. Professor, Nursing
10:45 AMDonor Lung Injury: Molecular Mechanisms
Driving Lung Transplant Outcomes (T0/T1)

Ciara Shaver, MD, PhD
Asst. Professor, Allergy, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine*
11:00 AMThe Kidney Mediates Detrimental Effects of Reduced Dietary Potassium Intake on Cardiovascular Health (T0)
Andrew Terker, MD, PhD
Asst. Professor, Nephrology & Hypertension*
11:15 AMA Randomized Trial of Patient-centered Psychological Intervention for Urologic Pain(T1/T2)
Lindsey McKernan, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Psychiatry
11:30 AMBuffet Lunch
12:30 PMKeynote
Marilyn S. Albert, PhD
Director, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Director, Cognitive Neuroscience
Professor, Neurology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1:30 PMPoster Session II
Afternoon Plenary Session
2:15 PMDevelopment and Utility of Immune Humanized Mice to Study Human Immunobiology (T0)Jeremy Goettel, PhD
Asst. Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition*
2:30 PMAdvances in the Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer (T1)
Vivian Weiss, MD, PhD
Assoc. Professor, Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
2:45 PMDiscovering Your Unicorn Space (T3/4)
Sarah Osmundson, MD, MPH
Assoc. Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
3:00 PMSeeing with New Eyes: Lung Development and Disease Across Space and Time (T0)
Jennifer Sucre, MD
Asst. Professor, Neonatology**
3:15 PMTelehealth-enhanced Patient-oriented Recovery after ICU: Results from a Pilot Study (T2)
Leanne Boehm, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Asst. Professor, Nursing
3:30 PMHeart Surgery, Blood Vessels, and Organ Injury: New Mechanisms for Old Problems (T1/T2)
Marc Lopez, MD, MSCI
Assoc. Professor, Anesthesiology
3:45 PMClosing
* Department of Medicine
** Department of Pediatrics
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