Pediatric Translational Research Symposium

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Pediatric Translational Research Symposium

Program Schedule

8:30 - 8:35a
Welcome
Joel Lavine, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Conference Organizer
8:35 – 9:00a
Keynote Address
Hypoxia Tolerance: Approaches for Study and Novel
Insights from a Genetic Model
Gabriel Haddad, MD
Chairman, UCSD Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, RCHSD

Obesity & Co-Morbidities Moderator: Joel Lavine, MD, PhD

9:00 – 9:20
The Spread of Obesity in a Large Social Network Over 32 Years
James Fowler, PhD Associate Professor, UCSD Department of Political Science
9:20 – 9:30a
Questions
9:30 - 9:50a
Macrophages as Mediators of Obesity-related Insulin Resistance
Jerry Olefsky, MD
Professor of Medicine & Dean of Research, UCSD
9:50 – 10:00a
Questions
10:00–10:20a
Nuclear Hormone Receptors as Mediators of Energy Balance and as Targets for Obesity
Ron Evans, PhD
Professor, Salk Institute
Investigator, HHMI
March of Dimes Chair in Developmental Biology
10:20–10:30a
Questions
10:30–10:50a
NAFLD in Children as a Precedent of Diabetes and Consequence of Obesity
Jeffrey B. Schwimmer, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UCSD
10:50–11:00a
Questions
11:00–11:15a
Break

Language & Brain Development Moderator: Joel Lavine, MD, PhD

11:15–11:35a
Developmental and Age-Related Disorders of the Nervous System
William C. Mobley, MD, PhDA
Professor and Chair, UCSD Department of Neurosciences
11:35–11:45a
Questions
11:45–12:05p
Synapse Alterations in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: What We Are Learning From Rett Syndrome
David N. Lieberman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, UCSD Department of Neurosciences
12:05–12:15p
Questions
12:15–12:35p
Early Language Processing and Development
Jeff Elman, PhD
Professor of Cognitive Sciences
Dean of Social Sciences, UCSD
12:35-12:45p
Questions
12:45– 2:00p
Lunch and Poster Session

Host Pathogen Interactions Moderator: Stephen Spector, MD

2:00 – 2:20p
A Novel Platform for Development of Vaccines Against Herpesviruses – Can We Elicit Immune Responses That Are Better Than the Natural Infection?
Deborah H. Spector, PhD
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UCSD
2:20 – 2:30p
Questions
2:30 – 2:50p
Protecting Children: H1N1 Vaccine Design
Robert Liddington, PhD
Professor/Director ID Program, Burnham Research Institute
2:50 – 3:00p
Questions
3:00 – 3:20p
Natural Products from the Sea: Quest to Uncover Novel Therapeutics
Paul Jensen, PhD
Research Scientist, Scripps Institute of Oceanography
3:20 – 3:30p
Questions
3:30 – 4:00p
Keynote/Closing Address Intestinal Permeability, Innate Immunity, and Liver Fibrosis
David Brenner, MD
Professor of Medicine,
Vice-Chancellor of Health Sciences, UCSD;
Dean, UCSD School of Medicine