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Genomics & Inflammation

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Ross Hall, Room 227 - The George Washington University
2300 I Street NW Washington, D.C. 20037


For more information, contact co-organizer Leigh Frame, PhD, MHS, Program Director, Integrative Medicine, and Executive Director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health, at or 202-994-0184, or co-organizer Paul Marvar, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, or 202-994-5584.

GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is connecting academic research and inquiry across disciplines.

About this Event

Join us for GW Biomedical Cross-disciplinary Seminar Series: Connecting Academic Research & Inquiry Across Disciplines—a series of seminars that will explore a new cross-disciplinary topic each year. For the inaugural year, the focus is "Inflammation in Chronic Disease: Cause, Consequence, or Both?" and will address both the treatment and prevention of chronic inflammatory diseases.

This lecture is on "Next Generation Sequencing Analysis of Inflammation in Coronary Artery Disease, Appendicitis, and Wound Repair" with Tim McCaffrey, PhD, professor of Medicine and Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, director of the Division of Genomic Medicine, GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The McCaffrey Lab's main focus is on genomic research, including the diagnosis and prediction of cardiovascular diseases by genomic technologies and transcript profiling of blood to reveal biomarkers that give light to potential underlying processes of acute appendicitis.

He was awarded a prestigious MERIT Award from the NIH for his work on the molecular genetics of vascular aging. He serves on the Board of Trustees of The Heart and Vascular Institute at GWU and is a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Katzen Cancer Center, and is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Rare Genomics Institute.

The seminar series runs from November 2019 through September 2020. It was organized by the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology and the Office of Integrative Medicine and Health. Each seminar includes a catered lunch. Registration required for lunch purposes.

The 2019-2020 seminars will focus on several areas of chronic inflammatory disease (CID) including:

  • Cancer and inflammation
  • Genomics and inflammation
  • Bioinformatics and and inflammation
  • Cardiometabolic disease and inflammation
  • Neuropsychiatric disease and inflammation
  • Precision medicine and inflammation
  • Treatment approaches and inflammation

Plus a final event on One GW Day!

The seminar series is supported by departmental funding and the generosity of Ellen J. LaBelle, MD `74, associate clinical professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and John Pan, MD, clinical professor, Department of Clinical Research and Leadership, and founding medical director, Office of Integrative Medicine and Health.