Emerging Biomarkers of Inflammation
The NIEHS Cross-Division Implementation on Inflammation Faculty Seminar & Webcast Series
February 5, 2015
PurposeNIEHS and the environmental health sciences community have made great strides in identifying and understanding the role of environment in health and disease. The NIEHS Strategic Plan attempts to build on these efforts in the field of inflammation by understanding: (Goal 1) fundamental shared mechanisms involved in the development of immune-mediated inflammation related diseases; (Goal 2) individual susceptibility and complex inflammatory diseases resulting from environmental factors; (Goal 4) how combined exposures affect disease pathogenesis; (Goal 7) create a collaborative environment across trans-NIEHS divisions; and (Goal 8) how to increase scientific literacy and awareness of inflammation-related environmental exposures and health consequences. In order to achieve these goals, NIEHS launched the Inflammation Faculty and Working Group Seminar Series to provide a forum to review and highlight ongoing and planned research activities on inflammation, with a particular focus on the role of the environment in these processes.
Date: February 5, 2015
Speaker 1: Thomas J. Wang, M.D. – Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute "Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Disease"
Speaker 2: Russell Bowler, M.D., Ph.D. – National Jewish Health "Emerging Biomarkers of Inflammation in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease"
Speaker 3: Junfeng (Jim) Zhang, Ph.D. – Duke Global Health Institute "The Utility of Inflammatory Biomarkers in Studies of Air Pollution Health Effects"
Frederick Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Andrew Rooney, Ph.D.
Shepherd Schurman, M.D.
Sven Eric Jordt, Ph.D.
Bonnie Joubert, Ph.D.