Child Health Research DayEvent Date
April 4, 2013
8:00am - 1:30pm
Hatch Auditorium: 8:00am - 11:30am
West Lobby: 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Fifteenth Annual Child Health Research Day will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 8:00am– 1:30pm.
8:00am – 9:00am Grand Rounds Lecture
9:00am – 11:30am Oral Presentations
11:30am – 12:30pm Poster Review and Lunch
Visiting Professor for the Day:
David A. Ingram, MD is the Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and the Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at The Indiana University of Medicine. Dr. Ingram's academic interests involve two distinct areas of investigation. First, Dr. Ingram's laboratory utilizes genetically engineered mouse models to study tumor formation and cardiovascular disease in children with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 and patients with genetic mutation in the Ras-Erk signaling pathway. His research group is actively translating basic science insights generated from these mouse models into human clinical trials. Second, his laboratory studies the biology of endothelial progenitor cells and myeloid precursors in repairing damaged blood vessels in the setting of ischemic injury and impaired vasculogenesis during development. Dr. Ingram's laboratory has also developed techniques to isolate and expand endothelial progenitor cells from human umbilical cord blood for potential use in regeneration of damaged blood vessels.