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ACTRI Invites Researchers to Translational Science Symposium: Emerging Issues and Solutions in Infectious Disease

January 18, 2018

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ACTRI Translational Science Symposium is Set for April 5

UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) invites researchers and staff to the Translational Science Symposium: Emerging Issues and Solutions in Infectious Disease on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the ACTRI Building. Dr. Robert Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner, is scheduled to deliver the keynote talk at 4 p.m. in the ACTRI Auditorium. Dr. Califf is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in cardiovascular medicine and former vice chancellor of clinical and translational research at Duke University. He served as FDA Commissioner from February 2016-January 2017. This annual symposium features presentations by ACTRI-supported researchers and a distinguished keynote speaker, as well as information about ACTRI resources. Register now!

Thursday, April 5, 2018
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Altman Clinical and Translational Research Building – ACTRI Auditorium and Lobby

Symposium Co-hosted by Colin Depp, PhD, Director of ACTRI Education and Paul Mills, PhD, Co-Director of ACTRI Translational Research Technology.

The Daniel T. O'Connor Memorial Award will be presented to 2018 ACTRI Pilot Project recipient Kevin King, MD, PhD, by Dr. Mills and Kellie Evans-O'Connor at the start of the symposium.

Light refreshments will be served.

Download Symposium flyer.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Robert Califf, MD
Former FDA Commissioner
Former Vice Chancellor of Clinical and Translational Research, Duke University

Talk Title: Role of “Real World Evidence” and Big Data in Development and Assessment of Therapies

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Aaron Carlin, MD, PhD
Department of Medicine
UC San Diego

Talk Title: Deconvolution of Anti-host and Anti-viral Genomic Responses in Zika Virus-infected and Bystander Human Macrophages

Jeannie Huang, MD, MPH
Department of Pediatrics
UC San Diego

Talk Title: Improving Pediatric Hepatitis B Screening in High-Risk San Diego Communities

Frank Talke, PhD
Jacobs School of Engineering
UC San Diego


Thomas Savides, MD
Chief Experience Officer, UC San Diego Health
Division of Gastroenterology
UC San Diego

Talk Title: Disposable, 3-D Printable Endoscope: Development of a Safer Endoscope to Prevent Infection Transmission Between Patients

Gabriel Wagner, MD
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
UC San Diego

Talk Title: HIV-1 Dual Infection and Neurocognitive Impairment