September 11, 2017

University of Rhode Island

Patrycja M. Dubielecka-Szczerba, PhD, and Elena Oancea, PhD: "New Mechanism of Chemoresistance of Leukemic Stem Cells." 


Kerri Kim, PhD, and Kunal Mankodiya, PhD: "Brain/hehavior mechanisms of emotion dysregulation in adolescents with Mood and Anxiety Disorders."

October 2, 2017 

Brown Molecular Medicine

Phillip Grupposo, MD, and David Rand, PhD: "Mechanisms for Nutrient Modulation of Mitochondrial Dynamics and Metabolism."


Chathuraka Jayasuriya, PhD (presented) and Brett Owens, MD: "Meniscal Repair Using a Novel Subset of Cartilage-Derived Human Stem Cells." 

November 9, 2017 

Brown University School of Public Health

Chrystal Vergara-Lopez, PhD: "Attentional and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms of Depression Among Adolescent Girls"


Marcella Thompson, PhD (presented), and Elizabeth Hoover, PhD: "Community-engaged tribal research to assess dietary exposures to mercury and PCBs"

December 14, 2017 

Women and Infants Hospital 

Alexander Brodsky, PhD, and Ian Y. Wong, PhD: "Targeting Tumor Invasion and Drug Resistance Using 3D Human Organoids."


Carly Goldstein, PhD: "Randomized Controlled Trial of a Tailored Behavioral eHealth/mHealth Weight Loss Intervention for Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients."

January 11, 2018 

Rhode Island Hospital 

Wentian Yang, MD, and John M. Sedivy, PhD: "Targeting the SHP2 Signaling Pathway to Ameliorate Bone Mineral Loss."


Adam Olszewski, MD: "Clonal Hematopoiesis in Recipients of Myelotoxic Therapy for Solid Tumors."

February 8, 2018 

Providence VA Medical Center 

Richard Clements, PhD, and Neel Sodha, MD: "Mitochondrial ROS-Dependent Modification of RyR/BKCa Signaling Axis in Diabetes."


Kali Thomas, PhD, and Roee Gutman, PhD: "Merging National Hospital Trauma Registry Data with Medicare Claims and Post-Acute Care Patient Assessments to Examine Predictors of Functional Improvement Among Older Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury"

March 8, 2018 

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

Bong Sook Jhun, PhD, and Frank Sellke, MD: "A Novel Therapy to Reduce Cardiac Injury and Dysfunction after Myocardial Infarction." 


Yang Zhou, PhD, and Barry Shea, MD: "CHI3L1 and Its Receptors in Pulmonary Fibrosis."

April 12, 2018 

University of Rhode Island 

Yuan Zhang, PhD: "Moving from Bench to Bedside: Advance Vaccine Technology for Effective Disease Intervention"

May 10, 2018 

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University 

Nisanne Ghonem, PharmD, PhD: "An In Vivo Study of Treprostinil, a Prostacyclin Analog, in the Prevention of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury to the Kidney"


Sadhak Sengupta, PhD: "Improving Targeted Immunotherapy Against Solid Tumors: Entrepreneurial Plans"

June 14, 2018 

Brown Molecular Medicine

Surendra Sharma, PhD, MD; and Nicolas Fawzi, PhD: "Tauopathy and Protein Aggregation in Preeclampsia: Novel Mechanistic Similarities to Alzheimer’s Disease"


Andrea Goldschmidt, PhD; and Christina Tortolani, PhD: “Treating Adolescent Eating Disorders in the Home: A Novel Dissemination/Implementation Study.”