Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
- 6:00 P.M. Reception
- 6:30 P.M. Dinner ($48.00 Reservations Required)
7:30 P.M. Presentation
Nita H. Salzman, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Gastroenterology
Medical College of Wisconsin
The Microbiome in Health and Disease
Nita Salzman is a Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Gastroenterology, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is an Associate Director of the MD, PhD program and a co-leader of the Immunology, Inflammation and Infection research unit of the Children’s Research Institute, and the Director of the MCW Center for Microbiome Research. Dr. Salzman received her M.D. and Ph.D. (in pharmacology) from New York University School of Medicine. She completed her clinical training (pathology) at the University of Pennsylvania, and postdoctoral research training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (genetics) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (microbiology and immunology), and was recruited to the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology at MCW in 2001. The Salzman laboratory studies innate host defense at mucosal surfaces, focusing on interactions between the mucosal innate immune system, enteric pathogens, and the microbiome, with a dual focus on both basic and translational research.
The focus of this presentation is to provide a general understanding of the importance of the human microbiome, its role in immune and metabolic homeostasis, its influence on human disease and therapy, and approaches to manipulate the microbiome to benefit human health.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.