David W. Scott, PhD, to visit WMed in February for Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Dr. David W. Scott
David W. Scott, PhD

The medical school will welcome David W. Scott, PhD, in February as the latest speaker for Seminars in Investigative Medicine.

Dr. Scott will present “Engineering Specific Regulatory T cells: Fighting Fire with Police CARs” from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 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. Scott’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: https://bit.ly/2DfNjft

Dr. Scott is vice chair for Research in the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services School of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. An alumnus of Antioch College, he received his MS degree from the University of Chicago and PhD from Yale University in 1969 with Dr. Byron Waksman. 

Following a post-doctoral fellowship at Oxford University, Dr. Scott held tenured faculty positions at Duke University, the University of Rochester, and the University of Maryland Medical School. He assumed his current position in September 2010. Dr. Scott has contributed to more than 200 research papers on several subjects on immunologic tolerance, and its application in autoimmune diseases, hemophilia and gene therapy. He is the author of two textbooks and the recipient of a number of awards, including the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Immunologists, a Boarhaave Professorship at Leiden University in Holland, the 2009 Scientific Achievement Award from AAPS, and the 2018 Wu Award for basic science at USUHS.

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

In January, Patrick C. Wilson, PhD, visited WMed for Seminars in Investigative Medicine and presented “Influenza Immunity in Context.”

In March, the medical school will welcome Lisa Borghesi, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Immunology and scientific director of the Unified Flow Core at the University of Pittsburgh.

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.