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Provost's Research Seminar Series

The Provost's Research Seminar Series is held on the second Tuesday of each month from 1 - 2 p.m. Seminars will be held virtually until further notice. Presentation videos are available.

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Date Speaker Name Speaker Institution Title of Presentation
3/12/2024 Robert S. Wilson, PhD 2024 Denis A. Evans Lectureship
Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, RMC
Division of Behavioral Sciences
Neuropsychologist, Rush Alzheimer's Disease Center
Life Experience and Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
2/13/2024 John W. Burns, PhD Professor, Department Of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences, Division Of Behavioral Sciences Chronic Pain: Another Look at Causes and Treatments

Faculty Presentation
Rush Medical College, Rush University

Bioinformatics Advancements at RUSH

Joshua J. Jacobs, MD

The William A. Hark, MD/Susanne G. Swift Professor & Chairman
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Vice Dean for Research, Rush Medical College
Co-Director and MPI, ITM
ITM 3.0: Advancing Health Toward Health Equity in Metropolitan Chicago

Faculty Presentation
College of Nursing, Rush University

Black Girls Move: A Daughter/Mother Intervention to Prevent Obesity Among Black Adolescent Daughters Using Public Health Critical Race Praxis
09/12/2023 Baylor College of Medicine Developing genetic therapies for rare and common skeletal diseases
04/11/2023 George Fitchett, DMin, PhD
Faculty Presentation
College of Health Sciences, Rush University
Making Spiritual Care a Routine Part of Care for People with Serious Illness: Recommendations from a JAMA Systematic Review
3/14/2023 2023 Denis A. Evans Lectureship Dementia Identification and Care in the Health System
Faculty Presentation
Rush Medical College, Rush University
Can We Target Pain in Osteoarthritis?
Faculty Presentation
College of Nursing, Rush University
Educating About the Health and Health Care of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:  The Application of Research and Scholarship to Teaching
Case Western Reserve University 
Mechanisms of Information Representation in Cortical Brain Regions 
Bryan Killinger, PhD
Faculty Presentation
Graduate College, Rush University
Mapping alpha-Synuclein Interactions for Human Synucleinopathologies 

Michael S. Beauchamp, PhD

University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
The Neuroscience of Human Communication: Seeing Faces and Hearing Voices
8/9/2022 Jordan Grafman, PhD  Northwestern University Searching for God in the Human Brain
7/12/2022 Majid Afshar, MD, MSCR University of Wisconsin Data-Driven Strategies for Identification of Substance Misuse in Hospitalized Patients
6/14/2022 Michael A. Curran, PhD The UT MD Anderson Cancer Center Hypoxia Drives Tumor Immune Suppression and Immunotherapy Resistance
Faculty Presentation
College of Health Science, Rush University
Health and Economic Consequences of Human Milk Feedings for Very Preterm Infants and Implications for Health Equity Research

Kumar B. Rajan, PhD

Denis A . Evans Lectureship 
Rush University 
Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease:  The Contributions of the Chicago Health and Aging Project
3/8/2022 Dawood Darbar, MBChB, MD University of Illinois at Chicago Personalizing Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
2/08/2022 Shafi Kuchay, PhD University of Illinois at Chicago Ubiquitin Proteasome System and Compartmental Protein Turnover Regulation

Ardith Z. Doorenbos, PhD, RN, FAAN

University of Illinois at Chicago Pragmatic Research Addressing Pain Management and the Opioid Crisis 

Shaida A. Andrabi, PhD

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Poly (ADP-ribose) and Neural Cell Death in Stroke
11/9/2021 Jindan Yu, MD, PhD Northwestern University HOXB13 Loss of Function in Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Opportunities for Therapeutic Targeting

Ali Keshavarzian, MD, FRCP, FACP, AGAF, MACG

Faculty Presentation
Rush Medical Collge, Rush University

Gut-Microbiota-Brain Axis in Parkinson Disease


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