Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Penn SRP Center Events

CEET/Penn SRP Center
Fall 2016 — Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Room 10-100 Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR)
CEET Seminars: 3:00 — 4:00 pm                                                Penn SRP Center Seminars: 3:00 — 4:00 pm 

(*Unless otherwise noted)

Fall 2016 — Spring 2017 Seminar Series has concluded.

Seminars will resume in the Fall — beginning in September 2017

Date Location Speaker & Affiliation Title

September 15, 2016

10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Marcelo Kazanietz, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology, Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), University of Pennsylvania

Protein Kinase C in Tumorigenesis and Metastasis 

October 13, 2016
Penn SRP*

10-100 SCTR
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Anna Goodman Hoover, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dep. Dir. & co-PI Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks National Coordinating Center, co-Leader of the UK-SRP Research Translational Core University of Kentucky (UK)

Communicating Risk with Hazardous Waste Communities: Paradigms, Processes, and Perspectives

October 20, 2016
10­-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Irina Stepanov, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

Recent Advances in HPB-releasing DNA Adduct Analyses in Oral Cells from Smokers
November 3, 2016
Penn SRP*
10-100 SCTR
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Steven M. Albelda, MD

William Maul Measey Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Associate Chief  Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Division; Co-Leader Penn SRP Project 5: Chemoprevention of Asbestos-Induced Lung Diseases             University of Pennsylvania

Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma
November 10, 2016
10-100 SCTR
3:00-4:00 pm

Robert Tarran, PhD

Associate Professor, Cell BIology & Physiology Department, Director, UNC School of Medicine Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science, Cystic Fibrosis/Pulmonary Research & Treatment Center,  University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Effects of New and Emerging Tobacco Products on Innate Defense in the Lung

December 1, 2016
Penn SRP*
10-100 SCTR 
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Charles Brad Black, MD                                                            Medical Director of The Center for Asbestos Disease (CARD), Libby, Montana          

Tracy McNew, LPN, MPA                                                            Clinical Care Research Manager of The Center for Asbestos Disease (CARD), Libby, Montana

Libby Amphibole Geology, Minerology, Mining, and Disease


Libby Amphibole Research: CARD 2000-2016

December 15, 2016
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Edward Morrisey, PhD

Robinette Foundation Professor of Medicine; Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology; Director, Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology (PCPB); Director, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM), University of Pennsylvania

Generation and Regeneration of the Lung Alveolus

January 12, 2017
Penn SRP*
10-100 SCTR
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Joseph R. Testa, PhD, FACMG

Professor and Carol & Kenneth E. Weg Chair in Human Genetics; Director, Clinical Cytogenomics Laboratory; Director, Genomics Facility, Leader, Penn SRP Project 4: Animal Models of Mesothelioma                                                      Fox Chase Cancer Center

Mouse Models of Malignant Mesothelioma
January 19, 2017
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Robert Wright, MD, MPH

Ethel H. Weiss Professor & Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine; Director, Lautenberg Environmental Health Lab, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Is Childood Obesity a Neurologic Disease?
February 16, 2017
10-100 SCTR
3:00-3:00 pm

Peter S. Thorne, PhD

Professor and Head, Occupational & Environmental Health; Director, EHSRC Center; Director, Nanotoxicology Research Core; Co-Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa 

Inhaled Endotixin and Asthma: The Amish and the Rest of Us 

March 9, 2017
10-100 SCTR
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Carmen Williams, MD, PhD

Senior Investigator, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory; Reproductive Medicine Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Epigenetic Programming of Female Reproductive Tract Function by Developmental Exposure to Estrogenic Chemicals
March 30, 2017
Penn SRP*
10-100 SCTR

Geoffrey Plumlee, PhD

Associate Director, Environmental Health Mission Area, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Progress toward a geologic map of the United States showing potential for natural occurrences of asbestos, fibrous amphiboles, and erionite: Implications for occupational and environmental health.

April 20, 2017                         CEET 10-100 SCTR
3:00-3:00 pm

Benjamin A. Garcia, PhD

Assoc. Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics Department, Director of Quantitative Proteomics Epigenetics Program University of Pennsylvania

Quantitative Proteomics for Understanding Modified Proteins and Proteomes
May 4, 2017                             Penn SRP* 10-100 SCTR

Thomas Wells Kensler, PhD

Professor, Molecular Pharmacology Department,           University of Pittsburgh

Targeting Keap1-Nrf2 Signaling for Cancer Prevention
May 11, 2017                           CEET 10-100 SCTR 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Environmental Medicine, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

May 25, 2017                             Penn SRP* 10-100 SCTR

Raphael Bueno, MD

Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School; Chief Thoracic Surgery, PDT Airway Program, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Novel Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Mesothelioma
June 1, 2017                             Penn SRP* 10-100 SCTR

Charlotte Clark, PhD

Assistant Professor, Practice in Sustainability Education, Department of Environmental Science & Policy Division; Nicholas Institute, Duke University

Synergy of the Commons: How collective action competence and community-engaged research bridge literacy towards behavior change.
June 19, 2017                           CEET

*Smilow Commons and Auditorium 

8:00 — 4:00

12th Annual Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology  Symposium


“Windows of Susceptibility”