Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

Two Lectures from Penn State Professor Scott B. Selleck

Professor and Head of the Pennsylvania State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Scott B. Selleck MD, PhD visited our Grand Rapids and East Lansing campuses last week, delivering a different presentation at each location. Dr. Selleck studies the molecular mechanisms of nervous system development, with particular emphasis on proteoglycans as signal pathway regulators, and the genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Recordings of Dr. Selleck's two presentations are available below.

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Genes, Microbes, and the Infant Brain

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Department of Pediatrics and Human Development is happy to have to hosted Rebecca Knickmeyer Santelli for a short visit last week. Dr. Santelli is an associate professor with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and she was kind enough to give a brief presentation titled Genes, "Microbes, and the Infant Brain". For those unable to attend, we have provided a recording of the presentation below:

Cancer Metabolomics

Researcher Sophia Lunt, PhD joined us for Research Rounds this month to present "Cancer Metabolomics". Dr. Lunt is an assistant professor with the Michigan State University Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. A video of her talk is provided below for those who were unable to attend.


25th Annual Robert M. Heavenrich, MD Endowed Lecture in Pediatrics

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting Adia Benton, PhD as guest lecturer for the 25th Robert M. Heavenrich, MD Endowed Lecture in Pediatrics. Dr. Benton is an assistant professor of anthropology at Northwestern University in Boston, MA and a visiting assistant professor at Harvard School of Medicine's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. Her recent book, HIV Exceptionalism: Development through Disease in Sierra Leone, explores the personal, professional and moral stakes HIV-specific vertical funding, and the social, political, and interpersonal relationships premised on the notion of HIV as a valued resource. Her work has appeared in Visual Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, African Studies Review, Dissent, The New Inquiry, and "The Monkey Cage" blog at the Washington Post. Dr. Benton has provided commentary on global health and development politics, HIV/AIDS, and the West African Ebola epidemic on radio, television, and other public venues.



Those unable to attend the lecture in person may watch a recording of the event here:


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MiLEND: Michigan's Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and other related Disabilities project

Pediatrics & Human Development professor Jane Turner, MD presented Grand Rounds this week with a brief lecture on Michigan's new LEND program. If you were unable to attend, a recording of Dr. Turner's lecture is available below.




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