September 15, 2016

James D. Cherry, MD, MSc
Distinguished Research Profesor, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Topic: Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
“The history of Pertussis (whooping cough): Mistakes made during a 110 year odyssey and what some of the mistakes bode for the future”

October 20, 2016

Anil Sapru, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Critical Care
Topic: Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
“Acute respiratory distress syndrome: How can we design better clinical trials?”

November 17, 2016

Daniel Levi, MD, Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
Topic: Neonatal Health & Development
&ldquo“Development of biodegradable stents and Patent Ductus Arteriosus closure devices for small infants”

December 15, 2016

John Adams, MD, Distinguished Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Topics: Nutrition, Metabolism & Growth
“Immunobiology of Vitamin D”

January 19, 2017

Karin Nielsen, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Topics: Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
”Zika virus: Mother to child transmission – what is known to date?”

February 16, 2017

Donald Kohn, MD, Professor, MIMG, Pediatrics, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Topic: Cancer & Regeneration
“Hematopoietic stem cell gene therapy: Progress and challenges”

March 16, 2017

Peter Butler, MD, Professor, Medicine (Endocrinology)
Topic: Topic: Nutrition, Metabolism & Growth
“Mechanisms of beta cell loss in diabetes”

April 20, 2017

Elizabeth Marcus, MD, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Topic: Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
”Helicobacter pylori infection and gastric injury”

May 18, 2017

Christopher Giza, MD, Professor, Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery
Topics: Brain & Behavior
"Is being plastic fantastic? Mechanisms of recovery after pediatric traumatic brain injury"

June 15, 2017

Loris Hwang, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine
Topic: Infection, Inflammation & Immunity
“Adolescent cervical maturation and biological vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections (STIs)”

This series is supported in part by a Catalyst Award from the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI; NIH/NCATS grant #UL1TR001881).