2021 Rush Mentoring Programs 7th Annual Symposium

The 2021 Rush Mentoring Programs 7th Annual Symposium was held on September 29, 2021.

Click on the Following Link To View the Program: 2021 Rush Mentoring Programs 7th Annual Symposium Program

Click on This Link When the Poster Session Starts: 2021 Rush Mentoring Programs 7th Annual Symposium - Poster Session (VoiceThread Links)

Podium Presentations

Format: In-Person
Time: 12:00 - 3:15 pm
Location: Searle Conference Center: Brainard (Professional Building, Room 542)

Poster Session

Format: Virtual
Time: From September 29 at 3:15 pm to September 30 at 5:00 pm
Location: VoiceThread (Asynchronous)

If you have any questions about the symposium, please feel free to email us at mentoringprograms@rush.edu.

Agenda

Time Topic Presenter
12:00 - 12:05 pm  Introductory Remarks

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD
Vice Provost
Office of Faculty Affairs

Susan L. Freeman, MD, MS 
Provost and Sr. Vice President
Robert C. and Naomi T. Borwell Presidential Chair

12:05 - 12:35 pm Keynote Speaker

Niranjan S. Karnik, MD, PhD, FAPA, DFAACAP
The Cynthia Oudejans Harris, MD, Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Dean for Community Behavioral Health, Rush Medical College
Director, Great Lakes Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine KL2 Training Program

2021 Cohn Fellow Presentations
12:35 - 12:50 pm Peripheral Adenosine Mono-Phosphate Activated Kinase Alpha as a Novel Analgesic Target for Chronic Low Back Pain Vaskar Das, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Rush Medical College
12:50 - 1:05 pm Lifestyle and Cognitive Decline in Patients With Stroke: A Population-Based Cohort Study

Klodian Dhana, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
(Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition)
Rush Medical College

1:05 - 1:20 pm Role of Periostin Expressing Cells in Intramembranous Bone Regeneration Frank C. Ko, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Rush Medical College
1:20 - 1:35 pm Digital Mental Health for Teens with Socially Complex Needs: Considerations from Teens and Caregivers During the Pandemic and Beyond Colleen Stiles-Shields, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Rush Medical College
1:35 - 1:50 pm Notch Signaling Is Activated in Knee-Innervating Dorsal Root Ganglia in Experimental Osteoarthritis Lai Wang, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
(Division of Rheumatology)
Rush Medical College
1:50 - 2:05 pm Award Announcements
(2021 Mentee, Mentor, and Postdoctoral Mentor of the Year)
2:05 - 2:15 pm BREAK
2021 Abstract Winner Presentations
2:15 - 2:30 pm Recapitulating Stroma-Epithelial Interaction in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma - A Patient-Oriented Approach
Muhammad R. Haque, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Rush Center for Integrated Microbiome and­­ Chronobiology Research
Rush University Medical Center
2:30 - 2:45 pm Attenuation of Cue-Induced Heroin-Seeking by the Atypical Antidepressant Mirtazapine Amanda L. Persons, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
College of Health Sciences
2:45 - 3:00 pm Association of Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology With Metals Released From Total Joint Replacements Robin Pourzal, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush Medical College
Director, Implant Materials Analysis
3:00 - 3:15 pm Preliminary Investigation of Cement-Implant Interface Debonding in Total Knee Replacements Catherine Yuh, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rush Medical College
Virtual Poster Session - VoiceThread (Asynchronous)
From September 29 at 3:15 pm to September 30 at 5:00 pm