How Medicine Works: A Microscopic Army
Price: $10 general/ $8 educators & kids under 12
The Franklin Institute's Franklin Theater
222 North 20th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
SpeakersCatherine Chen Moore
An assistant professor of pharmacology at University of the Sciences, Catherine Chen Moore, PhD, has focused her research on the regulation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) in cancer cells and the biochemical mechanisms of tumor metastasis involving monomeric G proteins. She joined USciences in 2008 following a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University where she studied GPCR trafficking and signaling. As a research associate at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dr. Moore studied GPCR dysregulation in neurological disorders. Dr. Moore, who earned a PhD in pharmacology from University of Pennsylvania, has authored or co-authored numerous papers and presentations and has served as a peer reviewer for publications and grants.Event featuring Catherine Chen Moore:Jayatri DasJayatri Das is Chief Bioscientist at The Franklin Institute and a Fellow of the Center for Neuroscience & Society at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds undergraduate degrees in biology and biochemistry from Penn State and earned her Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Princeton University. She is currently leading development of Your Brain, an exhibit about neuroscience and psychology of the human brain scheduled to open in 2014, as well as The Franklin Institute’s programming initiatives to advance informal science education about materials science and nanotechnology around the nation. When she’s not engaged in science outreach, she enjoys her ongoing at-home experiment with early childhood development, also known as her two-year-old twins.
Events featuring Jayatri Das:Neil PatelNeil Patel is a clinical pharmacist specializing in pediatric oncology and stem cell transplantation at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated summa cum laude from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2008. Thereafter, he completed two years of post-graduate pharmacy residency training at CHOP before starting in his current position in 2010. As the clinical specialist, Dr. Patel provides evidence-based and practical pharmacotherapy for pediatric patients with cancer and other illnesses by working with exceptional members of a multidisciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, and child life specialists. He is also a member of various organizations including the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, and the Children’s Oncology Group.Events featuring Neil Patel:Russel E. Kaufman
Russel E. Kaufman, M.D. is President and CEO of The Wistar Institute, an independent, non-profit biomedical research center and National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Philadelphia. In addition to his administrative leadership of Wistar, Kaufman maintains an active research program at the Institute, investigating the genetics of blood diseases and cancer.
Kaufman has been a pace-setter for the growing life sciences industry in the greater Philadelphia region, named Life Sciences CEO of the Year by the Philadelphia Business Journal in 2012. He serves as co-chair for the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress and on the board of directors for the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Select Greater Philadelphia’s CEO Council for Growth; the Council for American Medical Innovation; the University City Science Center; BioAdvance – Biotechnology Greenhouse Corporation of Southeastern Pennsylvania; Neuland Laboratories in Hyderabad, India; on the advisory board for Osage Venture Partners; and on the scientific advisory board for Pappas Ventures. He is also a member of WHYY’s Health and Science Desk advisory committee.
Event featuring Russel E. Kaufman:How Medicine Works: A Microscopic ArmyStacey Trooskin
Dr. Stacey Trooskin is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is a physician with clinical and research expertise in the areas of HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) testing and treatment. She received her MPH from Yale University in 2001 with a Concentration in Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She went on to pursue her MD/PhD Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ School of Public Health and was awarded her Doctorate in Public Health with a Concentration in Epidemiology. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and stayed at Penn to complete her Fellowship in Infectious Diseases. In 2011, she started POW- Philadelphia Outreach Workers (formerly Penn Presbyterian Outreach in West Philadelphia) which trains health professional students from various universities in Philadelphia to become certified HIV and HCV counselors and testers. Her experience through POW has prompted her to develop training curriculum around HCV testing and counseling in community settings. She has taken lessons learned from the Ryan White Model of Care and HIV linkage to care system and applied them to HCV testing and multidisciplinary care. She currently serves as Community Co-Chair of HepCAP (Hepatitis C Allies of Philadelphia).
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PartnersThe Wistar InstituteThe Wistar InstituteThe Wistar Institute is an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Founded in 1892 as the first independent nonprofit biomedical research institute in the country, Wistar has long held the prestigious Cancer Center designation from the National Cancer Institute. The Institute works actively to ensure that research advances move from the laboratory to the clinic as quickly as possible. The Wistar Institute: Today’s Discoveries – Tomorrow’s Cures.The Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.University of the SciencesUniversity of the SciencesUniversity of the Sciences offers students a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in science and healthcare-related fields. A private, coeducational institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the sciences and healthcare marketplace since its founding in 1821. The 3,000 students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving science and healthcare in their communities and in the lives of people worldwide in such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy.