School of Medicine
Research Roundtable

This inaugural event brings together individuals from across the School of Medicine to showcase our five research focus areas and provides an opportunity to share exciting new findings, facilitate scientific exchange and identify potential new collaborations. The full-day program includes both oral and poster presentations associated with our five research focus areas from members of the School of Medicine along with guest lectures from national leaders.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
7:30 a.m. — 4:45 p.m.

Sheraton Birmingham Hotel
Birmingham Ballroom, First Floor
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N

  • 7:30 AM


    8:00 AM


    8:05 AM

    Genomics and Precision Medicine Session

    9:20 AM

    Informatics Session

    10:15 AM


    10:35 AM

    Informatics Session (continued)

    11:00 AM

    I3: Inflammation, Infection and Immunity

    12:20 PM

    Lunch and Poster Session

    1:50 PM

    Fundamentals of Basic Science Discovery Session

    3:05 PM

    Outcomes and Health Disparities Session

    4:30 PM

    Final Remarks

  • Session (Focus Areas)

    Internal Speaker

    Guest Speaker

    Genomics/Precision Medicine

    Dr. Anita Hjelmeland, Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

    Dr. William Gahl, Clinical Director, National Human Genome Research Institute


    Dr. Jake Chen, Associate Director, Chief Bioinformatics Officer, UAB Informatics Institute

    Dr. Kevin Johnson, Chair of Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University 


    Dr. Beth Lewis, Professor, UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine

    Dr. Robert Califf, Vice Chancellor for Health Data Science, Duke Health

    Inflammation, Infection and Immunity (I3)

    Dr. Amy Weinmann, Professor, UAB Department of Microbiology

    Dr. Giorgio Trinchieri, Program Director, Cancer and Inflammation Program, NCI/NIH

    Fundamentals of Basic Sciences

    Dr. Chad Hunter, Assistant Professor, UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

    Dr. Joseph Hill, Director, Harry S. Moss Heart Center, Chief of Cardiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • The call for abstracts for the poster session is now open. Submission is open to all trainees, post-docs, faculty, and staff. Abstracts must be 1,500 characters or less.

    Submission deadline: February 23, 2018

Register Today

Registration is open to everyone in the School of Medicine, including postdoctoral fellows, residents, students, staff and faculty.

Deadline to register: February 23