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College of Graduate Studies

Ernest E. Just Symposium

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Ernest Just Scientific Symposium
February 26, 2016

Located in the Drug Discovery Auditorium

Part 1: Introduction

8:00-900 amRegistration and Breakfast - Entrance to Auditorium

9:00-9:10 am

Opening:  Mark Sothmann Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Medical University of South Carolina

Deborah Deas, M.D.
Professor and Interim Dean, College of Medicine
Medical Univeristy of South Carolina


Greetings:  Paula Traktman, Ph.D., Professor and Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Medical University of South Carolina

9:10-9:15Paul Adams, Ph.D., Co-Chairman, International UG Advisors Committee, Chairman, International Advanced Degree Committee, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

9:15 - 9:45 am

Title:  "E. E. Just's Broad Influence on the Development of Modern Biology"
W. Malcolm Byrnes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Howard University

Part II: Role Models


Just Symposium Keynote



Title:  "Why where you live determines how long you live"
Garth Graham, M.D., MPH, FACP, FACC
President, Aetna Foundation
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut

10:25-10:40 amBreak

Graduate Presenter


10:40-10:55 am

Graduate Student Presenter
Title: TBA

Undergraduate Presenter

11:00-11:30 pm


Title:  Undergraduate student Presenter
Title:  Undergraduate student Presenter

11:30-12:15 pmPanel Discussion (question and answers with speakers)
Campus tour for visiting students, Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers 


Part III Science

poster sessions; science presentations

2:05-3:00 pm

Title: "Retinoic Acid Controls Urothelial Progenitors During Development, Homeostasis and Regeneration"
Cathy Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Urology, Pathology & Cell Biology
(Institute of Human Nutrition) and Genetics & Development
Columbia University

3:05-3:50 pm

Title:  "Making "Mini-Kidneys" in a Dish:  The Path from Stem Cell to Nephron"
Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine
Chief, Renal Division
Chief, Division of Biomedical Engineering
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Past-President, American Society of Nephrology





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