Neuroscience Centers Professor and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Paul Lockman will deliver a public lecture on “Disruptive Innovation in Sciences” Thursday, Nov. 2 as part of the 2016-2017 Benedum Lecture Series. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the Health Sciences Fukushima Auditorium, with a public reception to follow.
Lockman’s work on mathematical modelling of drug entry into the brain has led to an understanding of how the specialized system of blood vessels in the brain can prevent chemotherapy from reaching some cancer at effective concentrations. Lockman was named a 2016-2017 Benedum Distinguished Scholar in the Biosciences and Health Sciences category.
Like other cells in the body, heart cells contain mitochondria, which act like tiny powerhouses. Just as a car can’t run well if its engine is faulty, cells can’t do their jobs if their mitochondria malfunction. Diabetes can harm the heart, sabotaging its ability to make energy at the cellular level.
Erick Messias, MD, MPH, PhD, will present "Professional Burnout in Academic Medicine," at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 as part of behavioral medicine and psychiatry Grand Rounds.
WVU Medicine announced today (Sept. 19) its plans to start West Virginia’s first heart transplant program at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute.