Past Colloquia – 2007 – UCSD Medical Scientist Education Program

tuesday october 30

Jerold Chun, MD, Ph.D., Professor, TSRI, Adjunct Professor, UCSD, Department of Pharmacology and Neurosciences

Floyd Bloom, MD, Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular and Integrative Sciences, Scripps Research Institute

Academic interests: Lysophospholipid receptor signaling and aneuploidy, mosaicism and apoptosis.

Academic interests: Llight and electron microscopy to determine the chemical neuroanatomical organization and relationships that define how and where a drug can produce its effects at the cellular and systemic level

monday september 17

Maripat Corr, MD, Professor of Medicine

Roger Perlmutter, MD, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Research and Development, AMGEN

Academic interests: The role of antigen presentation in the host immune response; role of innate immunity in inflammation.

Academic interests: Immunology, biochemistry and medicine.

monday august 20

Alain Baron, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Research Amylin Pharmaceuticals

Jerrold Olefsky, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Div. of endocrinology and metabolism, vice-dean for scientific affairs

Eyal Raz, MD, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Div. of endocrinology and metabolism, vice-dean for scientific affairs

“Doctor-researcher in biotechnology:

Paving the way to money, to molecules, to humanity”

Wednesday July 18

Seth Field, MD, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Medicine, Div. endocrinology and metabolism

Barbara Jung, MD, Asst. Professor of Medicine, & Asst. Program Director for the GI Fellowship

Mark Fuster, MD, assistant. Professor of Medicine, Div. pulmonary and intensive care

“Surviving PS career transition phase; from post-doc to successful junior faculty: meeting career deadlines, balancing clinical research /vs/, negotiating sheltered time.”

Wednesday May 30

Joseph Vinetz, MD, associate professor of medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases, Program Director, NIH/Fogarty Global Infectious Diseases Training Program

Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, MD, Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine

Biomedical magazine review: Kubler-Kielb J. et al. Long-lasting activity and blocking the transmission of anti-Plasmodium falciparum antibodies induced in mice by protein conjugates of Pfs25. PNAS 2007; 104:293-8.

Speaker on Career Opportunities: Prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Epidemiology and risk factors of diabetes, cancer, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Healthy aging and gender differences in disease. Women’s health.

Wednesday April 25

Edward Koo, MD, Professor of Neuroscience

David Brenner, MD, Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Dean, School of Medicine

Biomedical magazine review: Schneider et al. Effectiveness of atypical antipsychotic drugs in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. N Engl J Med 2006; 12:1525-38.

Speaker on Career Opportunities: Molecular pathogenesis of fibrotic liver disease and its genetic basis. New approaches for the treatment of liver disease.

Monday March 12

Gerry Boss, MD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Program Director, CREST

Rolf Zinkernagel, MD, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine (1986), Professor of Experimental Immunology, University of Zurich

Biomedical magazine review: Hsu et al. Drosophila TCTP is essential for growth and proliferation through the regulation of dRheb GTPase. Nature2007; 445:785-788.

Speaker on Career Opportunities: Fundamental mechanisms of cellular immunity; antiviral immunity; MHC restriction; specificity, tolerance and memory of the immune system.

monday 26 february

Seth Field, MD, Ph.D., Asst. Professor of Medicine, Div. endocrinology and metabolism

Harold Simon, MD, Ph.D., Professor of International Health Policy, Div. family and preventive medicine

Biomedical magazine review: Resveratrol improves health and survival in mice on a high-calorie diet. Nature 2006; 444:337-342

Career Opportunities Speaker: International health, health policy, design of health care systems to serve developing countries, cultural awareness in medical school curricula.