Research Grand Rounds

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November 1, 2019
"Recruitment and Retention of Individuals from Underrepresented Groups for Biomedical Research" by Dorothy Farrar Edwards, PhD

October 11, 2019
" Urinary Incontinence: A Symptom, A Disease, and a Geriatric Syndrome" by Tatiana V.D. Sanses, MD

September 6, 2019
"Big Data for Clinical and Translational Research: From Data to Doctor and Back" by Nawar Shara, PhD

June 7, 2019
"Next-Gen Big Data Analytics: From Data to Doctor and Back" by Nawar Shara, PhD

May 3, 2019
"MS in Clinical and Translational Research Capstone Presentations"

April 5, 2019
"Hidradenitis Suppurativa: One Disease or Many?" by Ginette Okoye, MD 

March 1, 2019
“Nature and Nurture in Childhood Obesity: Genetic, Environmental, Behavioral and Metabolic insights from the Viva la Familia study.” by Shelley Cole, PhD

February 1, 2019
“Distance-based care following clinical evaluation at the War Related Illness & Injury Study Center: A telehealth approach to the promotion of health behaviors for Veterans” by Matthew Reinhard, PsyD, Michelle E Costanzo, PhD


December 7, 2018
"Epidemiology of heart failure: cross-disciplinary insights from community-based cohort studies" by Vasan Ramachandran, MD

November 1, 2018
"Addressing the Opioid Crisis: Strategies for Engaging and Retaining Persons with Opioid Use Disorder in Effective Treatment” by Richard Schottenfeld, MD

October 5, 2018
"Cardio metabolic disease in American Indians: Health disparities, Novel insights and implications for other populations: The Strong Heart Study and its new opportunities for collaboration " by Dr. Jason G. Umans, MD, PhD

September 7, 2018
“The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos: Building the project, baseline findings, and future research opportunities” by M. Larissa Aviles-Santa, MD, MPH

March 2, 2018
"The Sarcopenia Diagnosis - Lost in Translation?" by Michael Harris-Love, DSc, MPT

February 2, 2018
"Toward Eliminating Colorectal Cancer Disparities" by Adeyinka Laiyemo, MD

January 5, 2018
"Patient-focused Symptom Reporting in Cancer Surviorship: Integrating Patient-reported Outcomes in Clinical Settings to Better Understand the Patent Care Experience" by Roxanne Jensen, PhD


December 1, 2017
"Activation of autophagy as a novel therapeutic strategy for neurological diseases" by Charbel Moussa, MBBS, PhD

November 3, 2017
"Mining the large VA medical record data repository for cohort identification and outcome prediction" by Qing Zeng, PhD

October 13, 2017
"Use of Large Sequence Datasets for Epidemic Mapping to Understand HIV Transmission Dynamics in the mid-Atlantic US" by Seble Kassye, MD, MS

September 08, 2017
"All in a Multicentered Trial" by Vanita Aroda, MD

May 05, 2017
“Creation of the specialty practice of clinical research nursing in clinical and translational science” by Shaunagh Browning, RN, FNP-BC

April 07, 2017
“A Randomized Controlled Trial for Metabolically Unhealthy Women at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer” by Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD

March 03, 2017
“Individual Motivation and Threat Indicators of Collaboration Readiness in Scientific Teams” by Gaetano R. Lotrecchiano EdD, PhD

February 03, 2017
“Microvascular Defects in CKD and in HIV: a biometric and target for future Cardiovascular Disease” by Christopher S. Wilcox, MD, PhD


December 02, 2016
“Clinical trials and team science in pregnancy: Lessons from the NICHD stillbirth collaborative research network” by Uma Reddy, MD, MPH

November 4, 2016
"Innovating for Health Care"  by Geoffrey Ling, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Neurology, Johns Hopkins and USUHS , Attending Physician, Johns Hopkins Hospital

June 17, 2016
"Research to Improve Cardiovascular Health of Patients with Cancer: from Mechanisms to Practice” by Ana Barac, MD, PhD

March 18, 2016
"Understanding and enhancing the brain basis of aphasia recovery” by Peter Turkletaub, MD, PhD

February 19, 2016
"Pharmacology and 30-day All-Cause Readmission in Heart Failure: Evidence from Propensity Score Matched Studies" by Ali Ahmed, MD, MPH, Center for Health and Aging, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

January 22, 2016
"Conditional Cell Reprogramming for Rare Tumors" by Seema Agarwal, PhD (org chem), PhD (bio), Associate Professor Georgetown University Department of Pathology, Center for Cell Reprogramming, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology


November 13, 2015
"A Tale of a CV Imaging Clinical Trialist: How CV Ultrasound can Help Drive Patient Safety" by Neil J. Weissman, MD, Director CV Core Laboratories, President MedStar Research Institute

June 12, 2015
"Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection: Improving Quality Measures and Care" by Suzanne L. Groah, MD, MSPH

May 15, 2015
"Genetics Complex Traits in Diverse Ancestry Populations" by Nora Franceschini, MD, MPH

April 10, 2015
"Medical Liability and Patient Safety Research- from Deny and Defend to CANDOR" by Kelly M. Smith, PhD, Scientific Director, Quality & Safety Research, MedStar Health Research Institute

March 13, 2015
"Racial Disparities in Chronic Hepatitis C" by Charles D. Howell, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Medicine, Howard University

February 20, 2015
"Youth, Sports: Benefits, Risks, and the Role of Research" by Andrew Lincoln, ScD, MS, Director, Orthopedics and Sports at MedStar Health Research Institute

January 09, 2015
"Development of Preclinical Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease", by Howard J. Federoff, MD, PhD


November 21, 2014
“Anemia in the elderly – its Importance and Possible Causes”, by Charles Hesdorffer, MBBCh, MMED

October 17, 2014
"Where are the Big Data at MedStar Health? Clinical research case studies: from cohort discovery to hypothesis testing." by Nawar Shara, PhD and Stephen Fernandez, MPH

September 19, 2014
"Lessons Learned in Probiotic Research, Phase I to IV studies. What may Work, what Does and Future Possibilities" by Dan Merenstein, MD. Director of Research Family Medicine, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University

June 20, 2014
“Implementing an Intervention to Improve Patient-Centered Outcomes among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors and Caregivers: A PCORI Example?” by Kristi D. Graves, PhD, Assistant Professor, Oncology Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Georgetown University

May 16, 2014
“Stroke Rehabilitation: a Tale of Two Trials” by Alexander Dromerick, MD
Director, Neuroscience Research Center and Director, Comprehensive Stroke Research Program, MedStar National Rehabilitation Network, Professor of Neurology, Georgetown University

April 8, 2014
“Why do people with Cystic Fibrosis develop chronic bronchial infections? Hints from a frog…” by Michael Zasloff, MD, Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics, Scientific Director, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute

March 21, 2014
The “Seven Pillars” Approach to Responding to Patient Safety Incidents: Effects on Medical Liability Processes and Outcomes by Kelly Smith, PhD, Research Director, Quality and Safety, MedStar Health Research Institute

February 21, 2014
“Sleep deprivation and Obesity: Association or causal link?” by Giovanni Cizza, MD, PhD, MHSc, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

January 17, 2014
"Cumulative Psychology Stress and Cardiovascular Disease Risk" by Michelle Albert, MD, MPH, Chair, Professor and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine; Director, Cardiovascular Disease Research, Howard University


December 20, 2013
"Generating Evidence to Enhance Cancer Care Quality through Comparative Effectiveness Research" by Arnold L. Potosky, PhD, Director, Health Services Research Cancer Prevention and Control - Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center

November 15, 2013
"None of Us is as Smart as All of Us:  Understanding and Optimizing Coordination in High Risk Healthcare Teams" by Sarah Henrickson Parker, PhD Research Scientist of the National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare, MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2)

October 18, 2013
"Arsenic Genetics, Epigenetics and Health Effects:  Relevance Populations" by Ana Navas-Acien, MD, PhD, Environmental Health Sciences and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

September 20, 2013
"Genetic Dissection of Complex Disorders: the Example of Schizophrenia” by Ayman Fanous, MD, of the Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University

June 21, 2013
“The WE-HEAL Study: A Look at Wound Healing” by Victoria Shanmugam, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

May 17, 2013
"Predicting and Preventing Skill-Based Errors in Real-Time Using Eye Movements" by Raj Ratwani, PhD, Senior Human Factors Research Scientist, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare

April 19, 2013
"The Potential for A1C, Fructosamine & Glycated Albumin to Diagnose Glucose Tolerance Status in Africans" by Anne Sumner, MD, Clinical Endocrinology Branch, Ethnicity and Health Section, NIDDK, NIH

February 15, 2013
"Breathing to The Beat of a Different Drum: The health benefits of mindfulness" by Mary Ann Dutton, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Georgetown University


December 21, 2012
"Actionable Clinical Knowledge from Big Data Using Novel Informatics Approaches" by Subha Madhavan, PhD, Director, Georgetown Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics

January 18, 2012
"WIHS - Women and HIV, 20 Years and Counting" by Mary Young, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Principal Investigator of the Women's Interagency HIV Study

Translational Research Grand Rounds

Translational Research Grand Rounds are designed to provide a broad overview to participants of the solutions offered by the biomedical informatics community. The scope of this series runs the entire gamut of biomedical informatics as applied to clinical and translational research.

March 7, 2014
"Applying Material Science, Microfrabrication, and Engineering in Biomedical Development" by Tim McKnight

February 7, 2014
"Supercomputing and Structure-Based Drug Discovery" by Jerome Baudry, PhD

January 3, 2014
"Facilitating Access to Biomedical Knowledge Through Intelligent and Personal Informational Delivery" by Songhua Xu, PhD

December 6, 2013
"Shifting Paradigm of Decision Support in Radiology: Human-Centered Design via Eye-Tracking Analytics" by Georgia Tourassi, PhD

November 01, 2013
"Big Data Infrastructure and Analytics for Healthcare Applications" by Arjun Malikarjun, PhD

October 4, 2013
"Molecular Modeling in Drug Design" by Jeremy Smith, PhD

September 6, 2013
"Statistical Inference for Big Data Problems in Molecular Biophysics" by Arvind Ramanthan, PhD