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College of Graduate Studies

Ernest E. Just Symposium

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Ernest Just Scientific Symposium
February 24, 2017

Located in the Drug Discovery Auditorium

Part 1: Introduction

8:00-8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast - Entrance to Auditorium

8:30-8:40 am

Opening:  Lisa K. Saladin, PT, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Provost
Medical University of South Carolina

Greetings: Donna Kern, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, College of Medicine
Medical Univeristy of South Carolina

Paula Traktman, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean, College of Graduate Studies

Medical University of South Carolina

8:45-9:05 am

Title:  "Genomics and Genetics in the Era of Precision Medicine"
Stephen P. Ethier, Ph.D.,
Professor and Director Center for Genomic Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

9:10 - 9:35 am
Impact Lecturer

Title:  "E. E. Just: Establishing the Axis of Symmetry During Embryonic Development"Jeffery
William Richard Jeffery, Ph.D.
Department of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, Marlyland

Part II: Role Models


Graduate Presenter

9:40-9:55 am

Title: "Macrophages contribute to auditory nerve refinement by regulating glial cell numbers in the postnatal mouse Browncochlea"

LaShardai Brown
PhD Candidate
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Undergraduate Presenter

10:00-10:30 am

Title: TBA
Speaker: TBA


Keynote Lecture

11:00-11:40 am

Title:  "The Making of an African American Kidney Transplant Surgeon & Urologist Dedicated to Substantively Innovating Ways to Improve ModlinHealth Outcomes in Minority Populations"

Charles Modlin M.D., MBA
Center Director, Minority Men's Health
Department of Urology
Cleveland Clinic

11:30am-12:10 pm
Panel Discussion (question and answer with speakers)

12:15-1:00 pm
EE Just Lecture

Title: "Genetics of Pulmnary Fibrosis, Repeating the Telomere Theme"

Christine Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Department Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development
Internal Medicine Graduate Programs Genetics, Development and Disease, Integrative Biology

Campus tour for visiting students, Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers 


Table Discussions
3:00-4:00 pm

Facilitator will be at each table to move things forward as the Students discuss among themselves on the subjects below:

  • How to choose a mentor in science and medicine careers
  • Personal statement (what not to include)
  • Public health issues
  • Professional ethics
  • Applying to graduate/professional School 

(refreshments will be served)





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