Dr. Mark Jay Shlomchik to serve as inaugural speaker for Seminars in Investigative Medicine at WMed

Dr. Mark Jay Shlomchik
Mark Jay Shlomchik, MD, PhD

In October, Mark Jay Shlomchik, MD, PhD, will serve as the inaugural speaker for Seminars in Investigative Medicine, a new research seminar series at WMed aimed at bringing together the community of investigators both at – and outside – the medical school.

Dr. Shlomchik will present “How Autoimmunity Gets Started and How it Causes Damage” from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. October 11, 2017, in the auditorium at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. A reception will be held following Dr. Shlomchik’s presentation. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Shlomchik is an endowed professor and chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The work in his lab at Pitt focuses on systemic autoimmune diseases, long-lived B-cell immunity and immunopathogenesis. In his lab, he and other researchers are using transgenic and knockout mouse models to address questions of how autoreative B cells arise and what roles the cells play in mediating autoimmune disease.

CME credit is available for Dr. Shlomchik’s visit to WMed.

The slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine for the 2017-2018 academic year includes:

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017: Michael Paul Cancro, PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017: Patrick C. Wilson, PhD, professor, Department of Medicine-Section of Rheumatology, at the University of Chicago; member of the Committee on Immunology for the Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Barbara Kee, PhD, professor, Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago, member of the Committee on Cancer Biology and the Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Gregg Silverman, MD, professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, and co-director of the Muskuloskeletal Center of Excellence at New York University.
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Garnett Kelsoe, DSc, James B. Duke Professor of Immunology at Duke University School of Medicine
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at UC-Davis
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Coleen McNamara, MD, Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Virginia School of Medicine