August 21, 2018

RSVP now: Elite group of scientists to speak at School of Medicine's 150th anniversary symposium in October

The Wayne State University School of Medicine marks a tremendous milestone this year as it commemorates its 150th anniversary in the heart of Detroit. To celebrate this occasion, the school is hosting a sesquicentennial symposium on Frontiers in Medicine and Science: Discoveries that Change Lives, featuring seven renowned speakers leading the way in the future of medicine and science.

The Oct. 17 symposium, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is free and open to the public. The symposium will take place in the Blue Lecture Hall in Scott Hall, 540 E. Canfield, Detroit, on the WSU School of Medicine campus.

Seating is limited. RSVP to secure your spot here.

Speakers and topics include:

Mina Bissell, Ph.D., distinguished scientist, Biological Systems and Engineering for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, will present "Why Don't We Get More Cancer: The Importance of Extracellular Matrix and Organ Architecture."

Helen Mayberg, M.D., director of the Center for Advanced Circuit Therapeutics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, will present "Tuning Depression Circuits Using Deep Brain Stimulation."

Richard Phipps, Ph.D., the Wright Family Research Professor of Environmental Medicine and director of the Lung Biology and Disease Program at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will present "Inflammation and its Resolution in Lung Disease."

Steven Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health, will present "Lymphocytes as a Drug for the Treatment of Cancer."

Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, will present "Human Ocular Gene Therapy: Considerations from X-linked Retinoschisis."

Michael Snyder, Ph.D., chair of Genetics and the Stanford W. Ascherman Professor at Stanford University, will present "Big Data and Health."

Clyde Yancy, M.D., M.Sc., vice dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Magerstadt Professor of Medicine and professor of Medical Social Sciences and chief of Cardiology at Northwestern University, will present "Heart Failure in African-Americans; a Puzzle Resolved."