Bob Mackin Memorial Scientific Lectures

Mark your calendars now for the monthly Bob Mackin Memorial Lecture Series! Given by one of our own accomplished researchers or a special guest lecturer, themes differ each month, but all lectures cover timely, compelling and patient-focused topics. Most lectures in 2020 were hosted virtually, but we're proud to have enjoyed record-breaking participation despite the pandemic. Sign up to receive topic and speaker updates, as well as calendar reminders.

CURRENT LECTURE

"The brain is wider than the sky, for, put them side by side the one the other will include with ease, and you beside."
—Emily Dickinson

Michael Harrington, MB, CHB, FRCP

Dr. Harrington joined HMRI and established the Molecular Neurology Program in 1998. His work aims to find the causes for brain dysfunctions and thus guide corrective treatment. His research is focused on the intermittent disorder of migraine and the progressive neurodegeneration of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Harrington received his medical degree in 1976 from Glasgow University, Scotland, and was awarded membership into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979. Dr. Harrington came to the US initially to NIH in Bethesda and then crossed to the California Institute of Technology in 1988. Mike is known for the discovery and development of the diagnostic test for the family of prion diseases (Mad Cow Disease).

Zoom meeting link

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4 - 5 pm

Meeting ID: 840 4796 9449
Passcode: 384482
Dial In: +1-669-900-9128

CURRENT LECTURE

"The brain is wider than the sky, for, put them side by side the one the other will include with ease, and you beside."
—Emily Dickinson

Michael Harrington, MB, CHB, FRCP

Dr. Harrington joined HMRI and established the Molecular Neurology Program in 1998. His work aims to find the causes for brain dysfunctions and thus guide corrective treatment. His research is focused on the intermittent disorder of migraine and the progressive neurodegeneration of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Harrington received his medical degree in 1976 from Glasgow University, Scotland, and was awarded membership into the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1979. Dr. Harrington came to the US initially to NIH in Bethesda and then crossed to the California Institute of Technology in 1988. Mike is known for the discovery and development of the diagnostic test for the family of prion diseases (Mad Cow Disease).

Zoom meeting link

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 4 - 5 pm

Meeting ID: 840 4796 9449
Passcode: 384482
Dial In: +1-669-900-9128

2021 Archive

Available through May 14 – Via Vimeo
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Gabriel Akopian, MD
Immune Response to Colorectal Cancer


Available through Tuesday, April 13th – Via Vimeo
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Robert A. Kloner MD, PhD
2021 Update on reducing heart attack size: New role for Supersaturated Oxygen


February 16: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86074419597?pwd=TUxqbm14U1pTZDVTVWxiUUxmcG0yQT09
Meeting ID: 860 7441 9597

Passcode: 436550
Dial: +1 669 900 9128

Jamil Momand, Ph.D.
Why is cancer so tough to beat?

2020 Archive

September 15: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84721468292?pwd=ZGwwQXVMalFxS2NvM3NVOXErNkVpQT09
Meeting ID: 847 2146 8292

Passcode: 437330

Ara Keshishian
Physician and Bio Medical Engineer, Pinpointeyes – Hyperion Laboratories, Inc.
Subject: Treatment Options for Strabismus-Lazy Eye


August 18: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83065148295?pwd=OWpUM0VvRVNzbTN0bUJlRVVsNzA4Zz09
Passcode: 574211

Alfred N. Fonteh, PhD
Senior Principal Research Scientist, HMRI
Subject: Lipid Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Alzheimer's Disease


August 11: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqf-qrrjovG9L12Mse8gZ7neOBMj8-G23f

Nicole H. Purcell, PhD
Associate Adjunct Professor, Pharmacology, University of Southern California, San Diego
Subject: The PHLPP Side of Cardiovascular Disease


July 21: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucu2tqT0vEtJMsAuSbLaJaE5kL28gp0f6

Niema M. Pahlevan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Viterbi School of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular, Medicine Keck School of Medicine University of Southern California
Subject: A Physics-Based Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Approach for Noninvasive Diagnostics of Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases


June 23: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlcuyuqTkoG905xQge8de1lqcmIAQT42J7

Kevin S. King, MD
Clinical and Scientific Director, Imaging Research, HMRI
Subject: Using MRI to Identify Preventable and Treatable Causes of Dementia


May 19: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting
Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdeCrpz4iGtxnz8_ESXTsZY2tjeUX2hhu

Michael Harrington, MB, ChB, FRCP
Scientific Director, Neurosciences Program, HMRI
Subject: Brain sodium affects function in health and disease


April 21: 4:00-500 PM – Via Zoom Meeting @ https://zoom.us/j/359110873
Meeting ID: 359 110 873

Dial: 1-669-900-9128 US

Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD
Chief Science Officer and Director of CV Research, HMRI
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar), Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Subject: Vaping and the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary systems
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*CANCELLED*: March 17: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium

Jianru Shi, PhD, and Wangde Dai, MD
Research Investigators, Cardiovascular Research, HMRI
Subject: Studies in New Therapies for Experimental Hemorrhagic Shock


February 18: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium

Xianghong Arakaki, MD, PhD
Neurosciences Research Scientist, Electrophysiology, HMRI
Subject: Exploring brain-heart interactions in pre-symptomatic Alzheimer's Disease


January 21: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium

Douglas McCreery, PhD
Scientist Emeritus, HMRI
Subject: Configuring implantable micro-electrodes & selecting stimulus parameters for safe and effective activation of nerve cells in the brain

2019 Archive

November 21: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Kim Shriner, MD
Infectious Disease Specialist, Huntington Hospital

October 15: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Michael Harrington, MB, ChB, FRCP
Scientific Director, Neurosciences Program, HMRI
Subject: What is the cause of Alzheimer's disease before memories are lost?

October 3: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Achal Singh Achrol, MD
Prominent surgeon with affiliations including Stanford University, John Wayne Cancer Institute
Subject: Innovations in Brain Surgery: Brain Chip Implants and Ultrasonic Drug Delivery

September 23: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Jason Hinman, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Neurology

September 17: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Hussein Yassine, MD
Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Southern California

September 10: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Dominic Del Re, PhD
Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School

September 4: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Anju Vasudevan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, Angiogenesis and Brain Development Laboratory, McClean Hospital

August 22: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Michael T. Kleinman, PhD
Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine
Subject: Heartburn: Connecting air pollution & wildfires to cardiovascular disease

August 20: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Helena Chui, MD
Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Center at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Subject: Alzheimer Disease Update

August 6: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Zhongzheng (Brooks) Fu, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Human single-neuron mechanisms of cognitive control

July 16: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Maria Cecilia Marcondes, PhD
Associate Professor, San Diego Biomedical Research Institute
Subject: The Role of Sirtuin1 in neuroHIV and in Aging-Associated Inflammation

June 25: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Shinsuke Shimojo, PhD
Gertrude Baltimore Professor of Experimental Psychology, Division of Biology & Biological Engineering / Computation & Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology
Subject: Implicit senses and cognition – psychophysical tools

May 21: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Alfredo A. Sadun, MD, PhD, Flora Thornton Professor of Vision
Doheny Eye Centers-UCLA and Vice-Chair of Ophthalmology at UCLA

Subject: The Four Great Mysteries of LHON (Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy)

April 16: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Ray Matthews, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of Interventional Cardiology and Catheterization Laboratories
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Subject: TAVR 2019

March 19: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Robert A. Kloner, MD, PhD
Chief Science Officer, Vice President of Translation and Director of Cardiovascular Research, HMRI
Subject: Reperfusion Injury and its Therapy

February 19: 4:00-500 PM @ HMRI in the Engemann Family Auditorium
Kevin King, MD
Director of Imaging Research, HMRI
Subject: Update on Brain Health Studies for Chronic HIV and Metabolic Liver Disease

Researchers Roundtable Series

Our Researchers Roundtable Series offers an inside glimpse into the big-impact work happening daily at HMRI. By invitation only, participants get a closer look at what's truly at stake, as our scientists and their teams research some of the most daunting healthcare challenges. You'll see the passion first-hand as our researchers discuss their life's work studying heart failure, Alzheimer's, mental health disorders and more. Register today to join the invitation list for these private events.

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