Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 4–5PM CDT
The C.R. Stephen Lectures honor the first chair of the anesthesiology department at the School of Medicine, C. Ronald Stephen, MD, FFARCS.
Washington University School of Medicine named Dr. Stephen professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology in 1971, at which time he also was named anesthesiologist-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. Following his retirement from academic medicine in 1980, he served as chief of anesthesiology at St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Louis, for five years. Dr. Stephen was known for his devotion to teaching, pioneering two anesthetics — Halothane and Ketamine — and developing inhalers, valves, and vaporizers for more controlled administration of anesthetics. Learn more about Dr. Stephen.
This lecture is partially funded by gifts from Dr. Stephen’s former colleagues, trainees, and friends who generously endowed the C.R. Stephen Lecture Fund.
“Trained immunity: from basic biology to therapeutic target”
April 28, 2021 | 4-5 p.m. CDT | Virtual Event
Mihai Netea, MD, PhD
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Experimental Medicine
Radboud Institute of Molecular Life Sciences
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Mihai Netea heads the Division of Experimental Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine at Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences at Radboud University. Dr. Netea is also the Center of Excellence Director for the Global Virus Network and serves on their SARS-CoV-2 Task Force. He received his MD from “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and his PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. His PhD research focused on the role of inflammatory proteins during sepsis.
Dr. Netea’s main research interests are sepsis and immunoparalysis, pattern recognition of fungal pathogens, primary immunodeficiencies in innate immune system, and the study of the memory traits of innate immunity. He is also involved in several projects on ancient DNA and understanding the evolution of the immune system.
Dr. Netea’s contributions to science in the innovative field of trained immunity have been ground-breaking and he is one of the most authoritative scientists in the study of the immune system. His current research aims to translate information obtained through the assessment of human genetic variation in patients into novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. He sheds light on how our body identifies pathogens and controls them effectively and his seminal contributions are highly relevant to wide-ranging fields of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, sepsis, and fungal infections.
Dr. Netea has co-published more than 1,000 scientific papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Science and PNAS. In acknowledgment of his work, he has received many prestigious grants and honors including a Vici grant in 2010 and an ERC Advanced Grant in 2019. In 2016, he was recognized with the singular distinction of the Spinoza Prize of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, which is the highest scientific award in the Netherlands. In addition, he is a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Academia Europaea.
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