Faculty Lecture

Deborah Cory-Slechta, Ph.D. (Environmental Medicine) – Behavioral effects of environmental toxins

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D. (Microbiology and Immunology) – Host adaptation by emerging influenza viruses; HIV vaccine development; development of therapies for neuron-AIDS

Robert Dirksen, Ph.D. (Pharmacology & Physiology) – Structural biology of the functional properties of muscle calcium channels; pathophysiology of muscle calcium channels

Kevin Fiscella, M.D., M.P.H. (Family Medicine)  Research interests are in the area of racial and socioeconomic disparities in health status, the effects of poverty on family function, and health services to underserved populations, particularly those at risk for cancer and heart disease.

Susan Fisher, Ph.D. (Community and Preventive Medicine) – Cancer epidemiology; cancer risk factor and survival analysis

Steve Georas, M.D. (Medicine) – Mechanisms of dendritic cell and T cell activation in allergic diseases; defining molecular pathways by which allergens and particulate matter activate dendritic cells and influences allergen-specific immunity

Francis Gigliotti, M.D. (Pediatrics) – Immunopathogenesis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia; understanding the surface structure of Pneumocystis carinii and its role in host-parasite interactions

Robert Holloway, M.D., M.P.H. (Neurology) – Healthcare services delivery and reimbursement; medical and societal care for the patient with chronic neurological disease

Karl Kieburtz, M.D., M.P.H. (Neurology) – Clinical trials methodology for novel experimental therapeutic strategies; clinical testing of therapeutic strategies for movement disorders

Coeli Lopes, Ph.D. (Medicine)  Studies mechanisms of heart function and cardiac arrhythmias, via the modulation of a cardiac potassium current and the effect of genetic mutations linked to Long QT syndrome.

Michael McDermott, Ph.D. (Biostatistics and Computational Biology) – order-restricted inference for developing novel approaches to hypothesis-testing problems involving order-constrained parameters; dose-response studies and clinical trials with multiple endpoints

Craig Morrell, DVM, Ph.D.  (Medicine)  Studies two major functions of platelets: hemostastis/thrombosis and an immune regulatory function.

Katia Noyes, Ph.D. (Community and Preventive Medicine) – Cost-effectiveness studies in medicine and health; health services utilization in geriatric illness; quality of life assessment, medical decision-making, and analysis of clinical trials

David Oakes, Ph.D. (Biostatistics and Computational Biology) – Clinical trial design; design and analysis studies of potential disease-modifying treatments

M. Kerry O’Banion, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurobiology & Anatomy) – Role of inflammation in neurodegenerative disease; prostaglandin metabolism in the central nervous system

Gary Paige, M.D., Ph.D. (Neurobiology & Anatomy) – Integration and processing of multisensory information in the nervous system to maintain and respond to spatial orientation

Thomas Pearson, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. (Community and Preventive Medicine) –  development, implementation, and assessment of guidelines in preventive cardiology; clinical trials of dietary and drug interventions in lipid disorders; international trends in cardiovascular disease and stroke

Randy Rosier, M.D., Ph.D. (Orthopaedics) – signal transduction and regulation of differentiation of normal and neoplastic bone cells

Nina Schor, M.D., Ph.D. (Pediatrics) – signal transduction in and design of novel therapeutic approaches to neural crest tumors; neurotrophin signaling in nervous system cancer and degenerative diseases

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D. (Orthopaedics) – NFkB signal transduction and regulation of cellular response in innate and acquired immunity in joint and bone diseases

Charles Thornton, M.D. (Neurology)  Focused is on autosomal dominant forms of muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy.

Sally Thurston, Ph.D. (Biostatistics and Computational Biology) – Modeling multiple outcomes, correction for measurement error bias, exposure assessment; modeling multiple correlated environmental exposures; using biomarkers to improve cancer risk estimates

David Yule, Ph.D. (Pharmacology & Physiology) – Understanding the mechanisms that underlie calcium signaling in pancreatic acinar cells and its role in the physiology and pathophysiology of exocrine cells in general