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CTSI-MSTP Joint Sessions

CTSI-MSTP Joint Sessions

The CTSI-MSTP joint sessions bring MSTP trainees and K awardees together to create a community of clinical and translational researchers. The objectives of the sessions are to provide insight into clinical and translational process and to provide the MSTP trainees and K awardees an opportunity to identify potential common research interests and future interactions.

The CTSI-MSTP joint session speakers are seasoned physician scientists who will present a lecture in their field that will address bench to bedside issues, followed by a Q&A and then a short, informal mixer among attendees. All sessions will be held in room MFRC3075 from 12:00-1:00pm (lunch will be provided).

2012-2013 Schedule

October 4, 2012

Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
Investigator, Children’s Reseach Institute; Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin
Education: MD-PhD, New York University School of Medicine; Residency, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Postdoctoral fellowships, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Research Interests: Gastrointestinal diseases, infectious/immunological diseases; antimicrobial peptides, commensal microbiota, defensins, inflammatory bowel disease, innate immunity, intestinal infection, intestinal inflammation, mucosal immunity

November 15, 2012

David C. Warltier MD, PhD
Title: Chairman of Anesthesiology, Professor of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Medicine, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program at MCW (2000-2005)
Education: MD and Residency in Anesthesiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin, PhD, Fellowship and a Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Department of Pharmacology from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Research Interests: Cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology with a special emphasis on coronary circulation, and cardiovascular anesthesia. Current research: Mechanisms of cardioprotection by volatile anesthetics

February 14, 2013

Cheryl Hillery, MD
Professor of Pediatrics; Scientific Director, Wisconsin Sickle Cell Center; Co-Director, PhD Program in Basic and Translational Sciences; Investigator, Blood Research Institute (BloodCenter of Southeastern Wisconsin)
Education: MD, Duke University School of Medicine, Resident, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina Hospitals; Fellow, Pediatrics and Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; Postdoctoral Fellow, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Research Interests: Pediatric Hematology, Sickle Cell Disease, Benign Hematology; Sickle Cell Disease, vaso-occlusion

April 25, 2013

Ellis D. Avner, MD
Title: Director, Children’s Research Institute; Associate Dean of Research; Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology; Associate Director, S.E. Wisconsin Clinical Translational Science Award/Institute. Division: Nephrology
Education: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Residency, The Children’s Hospital, Boston, Fellowship, The Children’s Hospital, Boston
Research Interests: Cell and developmental biology, environmental health, genetic diseases/genomics, kidney diseases/urological disorders, solid organ transplantation; polycystic kidney disease, kidney disease, kidney development


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Jane M. Kotchen, MD, MPH
CTSI Education Program Director

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Joseph T. Barbieri, PhD
Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics


NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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