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Date Speaker Title & Event Flyer
01/10/2017

Theodore R. Cummins, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Biology
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

Host:  Lingle

Specialized Sodium Channels in Nociception
01/17/2017

Cheryl L. Stucky, PhD

Professor
Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology & Anatomy
Medical College of Wisconsin

Host:  Mohapatra

Optogenetic Silencing of CGRP-expressing Sensory Neurons Implicates a Role in Neuropathic Pain
01/18/2017

Jean-Francois Pittet, MD

Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Alabama - Birmingham

Pseudomonas and Lung Vascular Permeability
02/21/2017

Howard Gutstein, MD

Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh

Host:  Evers/Gereau

Sonic Hedgehog: It's not just a video game!
02/28/2017

Marina E. Wolf, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Neuroscience
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Host:  Bruchas/Moron-Concepcion

Synaptic Mechanisms Maintaining Persistent Cocaine and Methamphetamine Craving
03/07/2017

Ru-Rong Ji, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurobiology
Chief of Pain Research, Anesthesiology
Duke University Medical Center

Host:  Liu

Autism and Pain
03/14/2017

Douglas A. Bayliss, PhD

Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Host:  Cao

Chemical Regulation of Breathing: Neuronal Sensors and Molecular Detectors
03/21/2017

Christopher J. Evans, PhD

Stefan Hatos Professor
Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Director, UCLA Brain Research Institute
UCLA

Host:  Bruchas/Moron-Concepcion

Opiates: Entering and Exiting the Roundabout
03/28/2017

Dan Levy, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Host:  Cao

Peripheral Mechanisms Underlying Headache
03/29/2017

Brian T. Bateman, MD, MSc

Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital

Host:  Ginosar

The Use of Big Data to Define the Safety of Medication Use During Pregnancy
04/04/2017

Matthew S. Herbert, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Excellence for Stress and Mental Health
VA San Diego Healthcare System

Chronic Pain: A Clinical Psychologist's Approach
04/11/2017

Mariella De Biasi, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Host:  Bruchas

Mechanisms of Drug Addiction: The Medial Habenula-IPN circuit
04/26/2017

Frank Porreca, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Anesthesiology
The University of Arizona College of Medicine

Host:  Moron-Concepcion

Going in Circles with Opioids for the Treatment of Pain
05/02/2017

Brian L. Schmidt, DDS, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Director, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research
New York University College of Dentistry

Host:  Mohapatra

The Neurobiology of Cancer Pain
05/23/2017

Dennis R. Sparta, PhD

Assistant Professor
Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

The role of distinct extended amygdala corticotropin releasing factor neurons in addiction
06/13/2017

Eric R. Gross, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University

The Upside to Opioids: How opioids protect from myocardial injury through TRP Channels
06/19/2017

Jenny L. Wilkerson, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical College of Virginia

Modulation of the endogenous cannabinoid system yields opioid sparing analgesic effects in mice: Clinical Promise and Potential
06/27/2017

Hisham Qosa, PhD

ORISE Research Fellow
Division of Applied Regulatory Science
Office of Clinical Pharmacology
Food and Drug Administration

Evaluation of risk-assessment models for predicting clinical drug-drug interactions mediated by CYP3A4 inhibition
09/13/2017

Sue Sisley, MD

Internal Medicine & Psychiatry
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Scottsdale Research Institute
Nevada ILAC Medical Cannabis Commission

Researching Medical Cannabis: Navigating Barriers to Efficacy Research
09/14/2017

Susruta Majumdar, PhD

Assistant Attending
Department of Neurology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Synthesis of Opioid Receptor Probes with Biased Signaling and Mixed Agonism/Antagonism
10/05/2017

Katherine Martucci, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Laboratory
Stanford University School of Medicine

Acute and Chronic Pain in Humans: Pain Phenomena, Neurophysiological Alterations, and Effects of Opioids
10/17/2017

Peter A. Goldstein, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology
Associate Professor of Medical Ethics
Weill Cornell Medicine

HCN1 Channels as Novel Therapeutic Targets for Neuropathic Pain
11/07/2017

Xuebin Qin, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Temple University
Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Going Beyond CD59, A Key Complement Regulator: From Anti-Cancer to a Universal Cell Ablation Model
11/28/2017

Andrew Rice, MD

Professor of Pain Research
Department of Surgery & Cancer
Imperial College - London

Lost in Translation: Improving the internal and external validity of animal models of neuropathic pain
12/05/2017

Alexander Butwick, MBBS, FRCA, MS

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Patterns and Predictors of Neuraxial Block Use in Obstetrics
12/12/2017

Patricia Janak, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Department of Neuroscience
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Probing Roles of Parallel Dopamine Circuits in Learning