Rhode Island Hospital’s Division of Surgical Research and the Department of Surgery will present the 19th Annual “Advances in Inflammation Research” Symposium on Thursday, October 13, 2022.
Trauma and inflammation are the core subjects of research in the Division of Surgical Research, within the Department of Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown Medical School. The objective of the symposium is to provide a forum for the discussion of cutting-edge research in trauma and inflammation between a distinguished panel of speakers and members of the Division of Surgical Research and faculty from The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Featured speakers include Timothy Billiar, MD, University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery Chair and George Vance Foster Professor; and Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Billiar has had a long-standing interest in the mechanisms involved in organ injury and immune dysfunction in acute inflammatory states such as shock, trauma, and sepsis. The Billiar laboratory has made seminal observations in the study of nitric oxide in a number of disease conditions. Most recently, his laboratory has focused on immune dysfunction and the use of multi-omic strategies to study the human injury response.
Dr. Polyak’s lab has been at the forefront of studies analyzing purified cell populations from normal and neoplastic human breast tissue at genomic scale and in situ at single cell level and to apply mathematical and ecological models for a better understanding of breast tumor evolution. She has also been successful with the clinical translation of her findings including the testing of the efficacy of JAK2 and BET bromodomain inhibitors for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer in clinical trials.
This year, the symposium will return to in-person presentations and a new format including a department-wide poster session. This is an opportunity to highlight any clinical, non-clinical, or basic science research that’s been done in the last few years.
Poster presentations are open to all students, residents, and fellows sponsored by a faculty mentor, as well as Faculty members. If you would like to present a poster, please send an email with your poster title and faculty sponsor to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 1st so we can arrange for the proper number of display boards.