The NM INBRE Speakers Bureau makes arrangements for scientists from the UNM Clinical Translational Science Center (CTSC) to speak at NM INBRE partner institutions. For more information contact:
Suzanna Burlingham, Network Program Manager
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The following individuals are available to present their research at your institution:

 

Stefan Posse, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Neurology 
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  • Real-time functional brain imaging
  • Metabolic brain imaging for application in clinical research
  • Imaging of metabolic biomarkers in breast cancer

 

Robert Annett, Ph.D., Professor, Departments of Pediatrics & Psychology
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  • Epigenetics and the National Children's Study
  • The Impact of Poverty on Child Brain Development
  • Depression in Children and Adolescents
  • Autism Sectrum Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children: Challenges and Controversies
  • Evidence Based Medicine for Pediatric Practitioners
  • Ethical Challenges for Informed Consent in Pediatric Research
  • Pediatric Neuropsychological Examinations: What Consumers Need to Know

 

Kathleen Colleran, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine
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  • Conducting industry sponsored clinical trials

 

Melanie E Royce, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Medicine
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  • Changing Paradigms of Breast Cancer
  • Other topics relevant to clinical breast cancer biology and management

 

Robert L. Williams, M.D., M.P.H, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
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  • Primary care practice-based research (RIOS Net)
  • Health disparities, including NM CARES HD

 

William S. Garver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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  • The Niemann-Pick C1 gene in promoting common obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

 

Akshay Sood, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
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  • Obesity and Asthma
  • Wood Smoke Exposure and Lung Disease in New Mexico

 

Cosette Wheeler, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology
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  • The Truth and Politics of Pap smears, HPV tests and vaccines - Who should get them, what is recommended for girls and women at different ages
  • Cancer Prevention - what needs to change ?
  • Evidence-based Medicine - The role of Bioinformatics, Educating the Public and Overcoming the Fears

 

Leslie Morrison, M.D., Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics
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  • Oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (PABPN1 mutation)
  • Cerebral cavernous malformations (angiomas) (KRIT1 mutation)
  • Childhood neuromuscular disorders
  • Genetic founder effects in New Mexico

 

Helen J. Hathaway, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology
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  • Modeling Women’s Cancers: From Biology to Pre-Clinical Applications

 

Eric Prossnitz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
co-Director, UNM Cancer Center Women's Cancers Program
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  • Collaborative Research within New Mexico Towards an Understanding of the G protein-coupled Estrogen Receptor GPR30

 

Mark Burge, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Deputy Director, UNM CTSC
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  • Clinical and Translational Research in NM and the Desert Southwest

 

Jeffrey Griffith, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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  • New biomarkers that predict breast cancer recurrence

 

Michelle A Ozbun, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
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  • HPV and human cancers, from infections to vaccines & possible therapeutics