Past Kaganov Initiative Symposia

2019 Kaganov Symposium

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center


Introduction to the Symposium

Ravi Bellamkonda, Ph.D. | Dean, Pratt School of Engineering
Duke University


Development and regeneration of the lung alveolar niche.
Edward Morrisey, Ph.D. | Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania

An injectable depot of glucagon-like peptide-1 ameliorates airway remodeling and fibrosis in obese asthmatics.
Loretta Que, M.D. | Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Duke University

DAMPing fibrosis through understanding cell contractility
Scott Palmer, M.D. | Division 
of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Brent Hoffman, Ph.D. | Department of Biomedical Engineering 
David Brass, Ph.D. | Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Duke University

Organoid models for lung disease modeling
Purushothama Rao Tata, Ph.D. | Department of Cell Biology
Duke University

Targeting mechanobiological mediators of fibrosis
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.| Department of Physiology & Biomedical Engineering 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science


Introducing 2018–2019 Kaganov Research Initiative grant recipients

Introducing Duke Design Health
Eric Richardson, Ph.D. | Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Panel discussion: Future Directions
Moderator: George Truskey, Ph.D. | Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University


2017 Kaganov Symposium

Friday, October 20, 2017 1 P.M.
Duke University School of Nursing, Christine Siegler Pearson Building
The Peter and Ginny Nicholas Auditorium and Learning Center, Room 1014



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

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
Duke University


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

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