Touchstone Diabetes Center

Paper of the Week!


Monday, October 22


9:15 AM – K5.600        

Scherer Lab Meeting


12 Noon – Y6.222

Autophagy WIPS

Speaker 1: Alvaro Fernandez (Levine)

“Regulation of autosis and beclin 1/Na+,K+-ATPase interaction by cardiac glycosides in ischemia”

Speaker 2: Jing Zhang (Zhong)

“Dissecting the molecular mechanism of ROS-induced necrosis”






Tuesday, October 23


10:30am Noon – Y6.224

Hypothalamic WIP

Kripa Shankar, PhD

Zigman Lab

“Role of ghrelin in blood glucose counter-regulation”


12 Noon -­ K5.600

Touchstone Diabetes Center Seminar

Zhuzhen Zhang, PhD

Touchstone Diabetes Center

“Almost lipodystrophic, but insulin sensitive – what the transferrin receptor can do for you”




Wednesday, October 24


4 PM – D1.600


Douglas R, Lowy, M.D.

Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)

“Vaccination and Screening to Control Cervical Cancer and other HPV-Associated Diseases”




Thursday, October 25


12 Noon – Y6.224

Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar Series

Genevieve S. Neal-Perry, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Washington, Seattle, WA;

Basic Science Vice President, The Endocrine Society

“Vitamin D and Female Reproduction: A role beyond bone health”


followed by Round Table discussion: Endocrine Society and what it can do for trainees and early career faculty


4 PM – Gooch Auditorium

President’s Lecture Series

Celette Skinner, Ph.D.

ʺScreening for Cancer: The Promise and the Realityʺ 




Friday, October 26


8 AM – B1.502

Internal Medicine Grand Rounds

Sadia Ali, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Division of Endocrinology

“Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor Related Endocrinopathies”


1 PM – WCB3 Building, Room 9.808

Endocrine Grand Rounds


Chief  Professional and Clinical Affairs Officer Endocrine Society

“Gestational diabetes: Diagnosis, treatments, and controversies”


followed by discussion of ESAP questions like those that may appear on the Endocrine Board Exam