Seminars & Meetings

For Upcoming Seminars, please visit the CHRC webpage

The PCEN, which is a Program of Excellence within the Child Health Research Center at the University of Virginia, organized and moderated the following seminars:


Ariel Gomez, MD
University of Virginia
Fate of Renal Cells During Development and Disease
January 6, 2017

Robert L Chevalier, MD
 University of Virginia
Time Management
January 13, 2017

Bernard Thisse, PhD
 University of Virginia
Building a Mouse Embryo from Embryotic Cells
January 20, 2017

Alda Tufro, MD, PhD
Yale University School of Medicine
Molecular Mechanisms of Glomerular Disease: Diabetic Nephropathy and Nephrotic Syndrome
February 3, 2017

Nathan Sheffield, PhD
 University of Virginia
Epigenomics and cancer heterogeneity and Ewing sarcoma 
February 17, 2017

Rachel Moon, MD
 University of Virginia
Publication Ethics
February 24, 2017


Michael J. McConnell, Ph.D
University of Virginia
Single Cell Analysis of Brain Somatic Mosaicism
March 4, 2016

Rhian M Touyz, MBBCh, PhD, FRCP, FRSE
British Heart Foundation Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director – Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre
VEGF signaling, anti-cancer drugs and hypertension
March 18, 2016

Dr. Mario Capecchi
2007 Nobel Laureate, Medicine or Physiology and Professor of Human Genetics and Biology
University of Utah School of Medicine
Betsy and Stuart Houston Lecture: “Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders”
April 5, 2016

Conversations with a nobel laureate : Dr. Mario Capecchi.
A lunch session where faculty and students within the UVA School of Medicine met with Dr. Capecchi to have a general discussion about scientific research.
April 5, 2016

James P Nataro, MD
UVA Department of Pediatrics
Strategic Planning 101 – Mentoring for Young Investigators and Fellows
April 15, 2016

Allen Everett, MD
Director of the Pediatric Proteome Center, Johns Hopkins University
Proteomic Discovery and use of biomarkers in Pediatric Medicine
April 22, 2016

4th Annual Research Trainee Competition, Department of Pediatrics
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jorge Giron, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Strategies of pathogenic E. coli to colonize the host
May 6, 2016

28th Annual Research Symposium
Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dr. Alessio Fasano
Harvard University.
“How to Choose the Right Mentor for a Successful Academic Career”

Research Day “Meet the speaker” Series
Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia.
Educational activities oriented to trainees and young faculty of different specialty areas. An informal open discussion about practical research topics aimed to guide attendees in the advancement of their academic careers.
May 19, 2016.

Alice Hoyt, MD
Peds Allergy Fellow, Pediatrics
Food Allergy:  Clinical Update
May 20, 2016

Hiroko Nishimura, MD, DMSc
Professor, Department of Health Informatics, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Physiology, University to Tennessee HSC, Memphis, TN, USA
Renin-angiotensin system and angiotensin receptors – Evolution and Function
June 27, 2016

Rachel Y Moon, MD
Division Head, General Pediatrics
Infant Sleep: What People Do…and Why
September 16, 2016

Shirley Telles, MBBS, PhD
Director of Research, Patanjoli Research Foundation, India
Neurophysiology of Yoga and Practical Applications
September 23, 2016

Sean Moore, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Gut Infections in Four Dimensions
October 21, 2016

Brian Belyea, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Epigenics and Childhood and B Cell Leukemia
November 4, 2016

Steven Zeichner, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
New Approaches to Evaluating Vaccine Antigenicity
November 18, 2016

Beatrix Marciano, MD
Staff Scientist, NIH
X-linked chronic granulomatous disease.  Female carriers clinical presentation
December 2, 2016

Jorge Velarde, MD, PhD
 University of Virginia
Synergy of Two Group A Streptococcus Virulence Factors Regulated by a Human Antimicrobial Peptide
December 20, 2016


Ambra Pozzi, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Integrins in fibrotic responses: Good or bad receptors
February 2, 2015

Roy Zent, M.D., Ph.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Integrins in the kidney
February 3, 2015

Dr. Sergio D. Rosenzweig, MD, PhD
Deputy Chief of the Immunology Service at the Clinical Center, NIH and the Co-Director of the Primary
Immunodeficiency Clinic, NIAID, NIH
Glycosylation, Hypogammaglobinemia and Resistance to Viral Infections
March 3, 2015

Hiroko Nishimura, MD, DMSc
Professor, Department of Health Informatics, Niigata University of Health and Welfare, Niigata, Japan, and
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physiology, University to Tennessee HSC, Memphis, TN, USA
Does reduced nutrition during development program renal glomerular injury? -from animal study to patients
April 3, 2015

Ariel Gomez, MD
UVA Department of Pediatrics
The CHRC: Programs of Excellence
September 4, 2015

Linda Mullins, PhD
University of Edinburgh/BHF Cardiovascular Science Centre, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh
Rodent Genome Targeting: a personal perspective!
December 4, 2015

John Mullins, PhD
Director, BHF Centre for Research Excellence and Chair, Molecular Physiology
University of Edinburgh
Integrating ‘Macro’ and ‘Wide-angle’ views of renin and the RAS
December 4, 2015