Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Roberta Pelanda, PhD
Roberta Pelanda, PhD

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017, the medical school will welcome Roberta Pelanda, PhD, as its latest speaker for Seminars in Investigative Medicine, a new research seminar series at WMed.

Dr. Pelanda will present "Bridging Studies of B Cell Tolerance and Autoimmunity from Mice to Humans” from noon to 1 p.m. in TBL 2 at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus.

A free lunch will be available from 11:45 a.m. to noon and and Dr. Pelanda's presentation will begin promptly at noon. The event is free and open to the public and CME credit and MEDU credit (for students) is available.

Registration information can be found here: http://bit.ly/2zM3EVO

Dr. Pelanda is a professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The work in Dr. Pelanda’s lab at CU is interested in uncovering the molecular pathways that guide the development, selection and activation of autoreactive and non-autoreactive B cells and that, thus, lead to the generation of the naïve B cell repertoire.

Dr. Pelanda is part of an impressive slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine for the 2017-2018 academic year. On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the medical school will welcome Barbara Kee, PhD, for Seminars in Investigative Medicine. Dr. Kee is a professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago and a member of the Committee on Cancer Biology and the Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM.

The list of upcoming speakers for the new research seminar series at WMed includes:

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Barbara Kee, PhD, professor, Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago, member of the Committee on Cancer Biology and the Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Gregg Silverman, MD, professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, and co-director of the Muskuloskeletal Center of Excellence at New York University.
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Garnett Kelsoe, DSc, James B. Duke Professor of Immunology at Duke University School of Medicine
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at UC-Davis
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Coleen McNamara, MD, Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Virginia School of Medicine

CME Credit Available for Dr. Pelanda's Visit

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.