Symposium for the Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering

Friday, October 20, 1 P.M.
Duke University School of Nursing, Christine Siegler Pearson Building
The Peter and Ginny Nicholas Auditorium and Learning Center, Room 1014
Reception to follow at 4 P.M. in the Atrium


Carol and Alan Kaganov



Mary Klotman, M.D.
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Duke School of Medicine

Introduction to the Symposium

Ken Gall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Associate Director in the Pratt School of Engineering, MEDx Initiative


Teresa Barnes
An advocate for lung disease patients, particularly Pulmonary Fibrosis patients and lung research efforts.

IPF PRO - A Multicenter Perspective Registry of Over 600 IPF Patients: Early Insights and Lessons Learned
Scott Palmer, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Professor of Immunology, and Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute

Airway Surface Brush Sweeps Lungs Clean: Polymer Science Helps Us Breathe Easier
Michael Rubinstein, Ph.D.

John P. Barker Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, Department of Applied Physcial Sciences, and Program in Molecular and Cellular Biophysics. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Lung Alveolar Epithelial Stem Cells and the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Christina Barkauskas, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine

Imaging Pulmonary Gas Exchange Using Xenon MRI
Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D.
Professor, Duke Radiology with secondary appointments to Biomedical Engineering, Medical Physics and Physics

Determining the Role of Rare Genetic Variation in Pulmonary Fibrosis: Results of a Whole Exome Sequencing Study
Jamie Todd, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine at Duke University and the Duke Clinical Research Institute

About the SpeakerS

Presenting the Kaganov grant recipients and projects

Closing Remarks

Ravi Bellamkonda, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering


Julia Walker
Program Coordinator for MEDx