Advances in Research Conference (AiR)

                                                

Overview

The Advances in Research Conference (AiR) features presentations from internal clinical/translational and basic science junior researchers. This format provides an opportunity for our trainees and junior faculty to receive feedback on their ongoing project(s) and foster collaborations between our researchers to help launch their career.

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Conference Dates: 1st and 3rd Tuesday/month

Time: 12:30-1:30pm


AiR Leadership, Upcoming, Scheduled & Past Conferences

Waitman Aumann, MD, MS
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine

waitman.aumann@emory.edu

 

Glaivy Batsuli, MD
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine

gbatsul@emory.edu

 

Administrative

Molly Green
Program Coordinator
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Emory University 
Department of Pediatrics

molly.green@emory.edu

December 1, 2020

“Balancing Cure and Late Effects – Communicating with Patients and Families about Long-Term Outcomes of Pediatric Cancer Treatment” - Katie Greenzang, MD, EdM

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December 15, 2020

"Parameters Governing the Immune Response to fVIII in the Context of Liver-Directed AAV-FVIII Gene Therapy" -Taran Lundgren, BA & "Characterizing Proteins That Mediate CALM-AF10 Leukemogenesis" - Rafi Kazi, MD

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AiR Conferences will continue in January, 2021

November 17, 2020

“Development of MERTK Inhibitors for Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia” - Deborah DeRyckere, PhD & “The Role of Nup214 in CALM-AF10 Leukemogenesis” - Amanda Harrington, MD

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Presentation Recording

 

October 20, 2020

"Slow the Flow: Improving the Clinical Care of Adolescents with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Bleeding Disorders" - Megan Brown, MD, MSc & "Identifying Factors that Influence the Antibody Response to Factor VIII" - Seema Patel, PhD

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October 6, 2020 

"How are our brain tumor survivors doing? How do we know?" - Lisa Ingerski, PhD & "Chronic Sickle Cell Pain: Changes in Pain, Psychosocial Functioning, and Patient and Family Experiences Over Time" - Soumitri Sil, PhD

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Presentation Recording 

 

September 15, 2020 

“MERTK Activation Dries EGFR-Mutated NSCLC Resistant to Osimertinib” - Dan Yan, MD, PhD & “Targeting MERTK in Pediatric Bone Sarcomas” - Sherri Smart, MD, PhD

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August 18, 2020

“Genomic Insights of Renal Medullary Carcinoma” - Andy Hong, MD & “Health Services Research on Pediatric/AYA Cancer and Cancer Survivorship" - Xu Ji, PhD

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Presentation Recording

 

July 21, 2020 

"Reproductive Health Among Survivors of Childhood Cancer” - Brooke Cherven, PhD, MPH, RN, CPON & “Essential Role of Mitochondrial One-Carbon Metabolism in T-Cell Activation and Anti-Tumor Effects” - Chao Chen, PhD

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Presentation Recording

 

June 16, 2020 

"Interventions to Improve Wellness in Cancer Survivors" - Karen Effinger, MD, MS & "Identifying Phenotypes of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease: A Machine Learning Approach to Analysis of the PISCES Study" - Nitya Bakshi, MD

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June 2, 2020

“Myeloid Cells Contribute to Early B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Clearance” - Rae Hunter, MS, MAT & “Timing Matters! How Platelets Use Timing to Enhance Bulk Clot Contraction” - David Myers, PhD

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Presentation Recording