4th Annual Physician-Scientist Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry and Dr. Helen Chu

Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Award Lecturer (left)

Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill School of Medicine

 

Guest Speaker (right)

Helen Chu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

University of Washington

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please join us for the 2021 Physician-Scientist Symposium and Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Lecture, hosted by the Office of Physician-Scientist Development and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).  This year's Nancy C. Andrews Award Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Genevieve Neal-Perry and we will have a guest lecture by Dr. Helen Chu.  The symposium will include talks by graduating MSTP students and from OPSD Scholars--as well as a virtual poster session.

Register here or submit an abstract for a poster presentation here

Abstract submissions due by March 5!

AGENDA

Tuesday March 16, 2021 (Day 1)

1:00-1:10pm             Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                    Gentzon Hall MD, PhD

                                    Assistant Professor of Medicine

                                    Chair, 2021 Physician-Scientist Symposium

1:10-1:25pm             State of the Program Address

                                    Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD

                                    Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist Development

                                    Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

1:25-1:35pm             Introduction of Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Lecture

                                    Mary Klotman, MD

                                    Dean, School of Medicine

                                    R.J. Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Medicine

1:35-2:20 pm            Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Keynote Lecture

                                    Genevieve Neal-Perry, MD, PhD

                                    Professor and Chair

                                    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

                                    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine

2:20-2:30pm             Break

2:30-2:40pm             Introduction of Guest Speaker

                                    Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH

                                    Vice Dean for Translational Science

                                    Professor of Medicine

2:40-3:25 pm           Dynamics and Adaptability in a Changing Research Environment:

                                   Thriving as a Scientist and Leader

                                    Helen Chu, MD, MPH

                                   Assistant Professor

                                   Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

                                   University of Washington

3:25-3:45pm             Break

Medical Scientist Training Program Talks

Session Moderator: Christopher Kontos, MD, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Professor of Medicine

3:55-4:10pm              Moiez Ali, Overcoming Therapeutic Resistance by Targeting Oncogene-Driven and

                                                       Targeted-Therapy Induced Cancer Dependencies

4:10-4:25pm              Matthew Robert Detter, Investigating CCM Mosaicism Through Microscopy and

                                                       Single-Cell RNA Sequencing

4:25-4:40pm              Kevin Lin, Using Antagonistic Pleiotropy to Design a Therapy-Induced Evolutionary

                                                       Trap

4:40-4:55 pm             Amy Jordan Wisdom, Distinct Immune Landscapes in Transplant and Primary

                                                       Sarcomas Determine Response or Resistance to Immunotherapy

4:55 pm                     Closing Remarks and Outlook for Day 2 Events

                                    Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD

                                    Assistant Professor of Medicine

                                    Chair, 2021 Physician-Scientist Symposium

Wednesday March 17, 2021 (Day 2)

9:00-9:10 am            Welcome and Opening Remarks

                                    Gentzon Hall MD, PhD

                                    Assistant Professor of Medicine

                                    Chair, 2021 Physician-Scientist Symposium

OPSD Scholar Talks

Session Moderator: Opeyemi Olabisi, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine

9:10-9:20am              Brian Shaw, MD, Resident, R38 Scholar, Department of Surgery

9:20-9:30am              Jennifer Kang, MD, Fellow, Department of Neurology

9:30-9:40am              James Giarraputo, Medical Student, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

                                                       Scholarship Recipient

9:40-9:50am              Yvonne Mowery, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation

                                                       Oncology, Strong Start Award Recipient

9:50-10:00am           Introduction to Poster Session

                                    Allison McElvaine, PhD

                                    Director, Office of Physician-Scientist Development

10:00-11:00am        Virtual Poster Session

11:00-11:15 am       Break

11:15 – 11:20 am    Introduction of Concurrent Panel Discussions

                                    Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD

                                    Assistant Professor of Medicine

                                    Chair, 2021 Physician-Scientist Symposium

11:20 -12:00 pm      CONCURRENT PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Participants will have the opportunity to register for a panel session and submit topics/questions.

Panel 1: How to Become a Successful Physician-Scientist: Choices & Opportunities Matter

Session Moderator: Anna Williams, MD, Resident, Department of Pediatrics

Panelists:

  • Gowthami Arepally, MD, Professor of Medicine
  • Vance Fowler, MD, Professor of Medicine
  • William Steinbach, MD, Professor of Pediatrics

Panel 2:  What if Plan A Doesn’t Work? Deviating from a Career Plan and Pivoting

Session Moderator:  Ibukun Akinboyo, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Panelists:

  • Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine
  • Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, Professor of Medicine
  • Gianna Hammer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology
  • Jason Watts, MD, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

12:00-12:30pm        Lunch Break

12:30-1:00pm          Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Biomedical Research

                                    Sarahn Wheeler, MD

                                    Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical Scientist Training Program Talks

Session Moderator: Christopher Kontos, MD, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Professor of Medicine

1:10-1:25pm              Alejandro Antonia, Understanding mechanisms and diversity of Leishmania-

                                                       mediated chemokine suppression

1:25-1:40pm              Mark Chen, Myxoid Liposarcoma - Mechanisms of Sarcomagenesis and

                                                       Radiosensitivity

1:40-1:55pm              Drake Scott Edwards, How cancer defends itself from catastrophic DNA damage

1:55-2:10pm              Jiayue (Amy)Petty, The role of hedgehog signaling in tumor-associated

                                                       macrophage polarization

2:10-2:20pm             Presentation of Poster Awards, Sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

                                    Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD

                                    Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist Development

                                    Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

2:20 – 2:30 pm         Closing Remarks

                                    Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD

                                    Assistant Professor of Medicine

                                    Chair, 2021 Physician-Scientist Symposium

Hosted by the Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)