2017 - 2018 Seminars

August 10, 2017

Vincent Mysliwiec, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine,Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,
Adjoint Associate Professor of Psychiatry,University Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Title: "The Nocturnal Manifestations of Trauma"Note: Special  Location, Date & Time

Host: Miranda Lim

August 18, 2017

Elizabeth B. Klerman, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical School
Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders,
Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Title: "Wake or Sleep? Differentiating the effects of extended wake and insufficient sleep on performance and other physiology"

Host: Andrew McHill

September 6, 2017

Andrew McHill, PhD,
Postdoctoral Scholar
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU, Portland, OR

Title: "The Circadian Timing of Food Intake;Is a Calorie Always a Calorie?"
Host Steven A. Shea

September 12, 2017

Mark A. Levine, M.D.
Chief, Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section, Senior Investigator & Senior Staff Physician, National Institutes of Health

Title: "Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) physiology and pharmacology: foundations for treatment of cancers and vascular complications of diabetes"

Host: Steven A. Shea

November 1, 2017

Angela Ozburn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU
Research Biologist, VA Portland Health Care system, Portland, OR

Title: "Targeting Binge Drinking: A Translational Bioinformatics Approach"

Host: Matt Butler

November 8, 2017

Mitchell Turker, Ph.D., J.D.
Professor Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences, OHSU  
Professor of Molecular and Medical Genetics School of Medicine, OHSU
Molecular and Medical Genetics Graduate Program School of Medicine  
Cancer Biology Graduate Program School of Medicine

Title: "The effects of ionizing radiation on the (epi)genome"

Host: Stephen Lloyd

November 29, 2017

Cathy Kenworthy, B.S., M.B.A.,
Chief Marketing and Analytics Officer,
Interactive Health, Schaumburg, IL 

Title: "True or False? Worksite Health & Wellbeing Programs Achieve Positive Health Outcomes That Matter"

Host: Ryan Olson

December 6, 2017

Marlène Cassar, Ph.D.,
Postdoctoral Fellow,
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,OHSU

Title: "Gain and Loss-of-function of human Tau mutations in a new Drosophila model for Tauopathies"

Host: Doris Kretzschmar

December 13, 2017

Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology, OHSU
Director, Melanoma Research Program, Knight Cancer Institute,OHSU

Title: "War on Melanoma; Oregon & Beyond"

Host: Amanda McCullough

January 3, 2018

Jimmy Hu, Ph.D.,
Assistant Researcher,
UCSF School of Dentistry,
San Francisco, CA

Title: "The role of YAP/TAZ in stem cell-based tissue renewal"

Host: R. Stephen Lloyd

January 10, 2018

BongKyoo Choi, B.S., M.P.H., Sc.D.,
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine,
Assistant Professor, Public Health,
UC Irvine, Irvine, CA

Title: "Work Demands and Cardiovascular Health in Professional Firefighters"

Host: Leslie B. Hammer

January 17, 2018

Soomi Lee, Ph.D,
Assistant Research Professor,
Department of Biobehavioral Health,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA

Title: "Daily Work-Family Experiences and Stress: Biobehavioral Pathways to Health"

Host: Leslie B. Hammer

January 23, 2018

Saurabh Thosar, Ph.D.,
Post-Doctoral Researcher,
Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences,
OHSU, Portland, OR

Title: "Everyday behaviors that affect vascular function"

Host: Leslie B. Hammer

January 31, 2018

Donald M. Truxillo, Ph.D.,
Professor, Industrial/Organizational Psychology,
Portland State Univ. Portland, OR

Title: "Using job characteristics to support an aging workforce"

Host: W.Kent Anger

February 7, 2018

Caren Weinhouse, M.P.H., Ph.D.,
Post-Doctoral Fellow,
Duke Global Health Institute,
Duke University, Durham, NC

Title: "Identifying mechanisms for toxicant-induced epigenetic change: towards "bench to community" translation of environmental epigenetics"

Host: R. Stephen Lloyd

February 14, 2018

Hao Anh Duong, Ph.D.,
Instructor in Neurobiology,
Harvard Medical School,
Department of Neurobiology,
Harvard Univ., Boston, MA

Title: "The circadian clock and its roles in cardiovascular aging"

Host: R. Stephen Lloyd

February 28, 2018

Xiaoquan Rao, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor,
Cardiovascular Research Institute,
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Title: "Macrophage matters in Air Particulate Matter induced Cardiometabolic Diseases"

Host: R. Stephen Lloyd

April 4, 2018

Paul J. Currie, Ph.D.,
Department Chair,
Professor of Psychology,
Reed College, Portland, OR

Title: "Ghrelin –Beyond the Role of Hunger Hormone"

Host: Matthew Butler

April 11, 2018

Megan Callahan, Psy.D.
Clinical Neuropsychologist and Research Psychologist for the Neuropsychology Service,
Portland, VA Medical Center,Portland, OR

Title: "Sensory deficits following mild traumatic brain injury: Implications for cognitive and psychosocial functioning"
Host: Matt Butler

April 25, 2018

Michael Carvan, Ph.D.,
Shaw Professor,
School of Freshwater Sciences,
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Title: "Developmental Methylmercury Exposure Leads to Adult Neurobehavioral Defects and Effects in Future Generations"
Host: Mitch Turker

May 2, 2018

John M. Felt, M.A.,
Doctoral Candidate, Psychological Services,
University of California, Merced
Merced, CA

Title: "Making health measurable: Evaluating quality of life and biomarkers of stress"

Host: Leslie Hammer

May 9, 2018

Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, Ph.D.,
Brian Detweiler-Bedell, Ph.D,
Professors of Psychology,
Lewis and Clark College,
Portland, OR

Title: "Emerging Trends in Health Communication: The Powerful Role of Subjectivism"

Host: Chuck Allen

May 23, 2018

Amala Soumyanath, B. Pharm., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology,
School of Medicine,OHSU, Portland, OR

Title: "Centella asiatica­ - developing a rational phytotherapeutic for cognitive decline"

Host: Doris Kretzschmar

May 30, 2018

Gary M. Franklin, M.D., M.P.H.,
Medical Director, WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries,
Chair, Washington Agency Medical Director's Group,
Research Professor, Env. and Occ. Health Sciences, Neurology, and Health Services,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Title: "Reversing the opioid epidemic, and delivering more effective pain care"

Host: Ryan Olson

June 6, 2018

Amy Hallman, M.Sc.,
Project Coordinator,
National Pesticide Information Center at OSU,
Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR

Title: "From people to pollinators: 20+ years of risk communication from the National Pesticide Information Center"

Host: Fred Berman

June 13, 2018

Rae Silver, Ph.D.,
Department of Psychology,
Columbia University,New York, NY

Title: "Connectome and Clock: Understanding brain connectivity through anoscillating neural system"

Host: Matt Butler