Bonnie B. Blomberg, PhD, to visit WMed in October for Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Dr. Bonnie B. Bloomberg
Bonnie B. Blomberg, PhD

The newest slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine, a monthly seminar series at the medical school that attracts a veritable who’s who in the field of immunology, will kick off in October when Bonnie B. Blomberg, PhD, visits WMed.

Dr. Blomberg will present “Contributors to Vaccine Response: Aging, Obesity, and Inflammation” from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, in TBL 2 at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo.

A free lunch will be available from 11:45 a.m. to noon and Dr. Blomberg’s presentation will begin promptly at noon. The event is free and open to the public and CE and MEDU credit is available.

If you’re interested in attending the event, please register here:

Dr. Blomberg is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology and her PhD in Immunology from the University of California, San Diego, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Basel Institute for Technology in Switzerland and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Cancer Research.

Dr. Blomberg’s area of expertise is cellular and molecular immunology with a particular focus on B lymphocytes and aging. Her laboratory has developed molecular biomarkers for optimal B lymphocyte function, which decrease with age in mice and humans. Recently, she has extended her studies to the contributors to inflammation, including obesity.

Dr. Blomberg has been a frequent advisor to the World Health Organization on aging and the immune system. She also is a member of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) and she serves on the editorial board of Aging Cell.

Dr. Blomberg is part of an impressive slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine for the 2018-2019 academic year.

In support of improving patient care, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Number of credits subject to change.