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Demystifying Medicine: A sampler

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 — Concurrent Symposia Session II

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Lipsett Auditorium


  • Win Arias, CC


The Demystifying Medicine Series includes presentations of patients, pathology, diagnosis, and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, clinicians and program managers, the course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. This special Research Festival symposium will consist of the first hour (10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) focusing on searching for answers to diseases of unknown etiology with Drs. Craig Blackstone and William Gahl . The second hour (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) will focus on "how do we respond to changes in a virus and the host?" with Drs. Frank Maldarelli and John Coffin.

Adaptor proteinopathies: Bridging cell biology and medicine
Craig Blackstone, NINDS

The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network: Diagnosis and discovery
William Gahl, NHGRI

The emergence of HIV and why antiretrovirals are great
Frank Maldarelli, NCI

Antiviral Drugs are great, but why don't they cure HIV infection?
John Coffin, NCI

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