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November 16 – 18, 2021

Magee-Womens Summit Speakers

Summit Session Speakers

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Tracy L. Bale, PhD

Director, Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health & Brain Development

University of Maryland School of Medicine

November 18, 2021 — 8:15-9:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Extracellular Vesicles as Stress Signals: Identifying Novel Biomarkers in Reproductive Health

Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are a novel signaling mechanism involved in numerous reproductive processes and the transmission of parental life experiences across generations. The protein and sncRNA content of EVs is altered by stress and trauma and can impact the course and rate of embryo and fetal development.

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Ceci Connolly

President and CEO

Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP)

November 18, 2021 — 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Telehealth and Digital Engagement in 2025

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Mary E. D'Alton, MD

Willard C. Rappleye Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

November 17, 2021 — 8:45-9:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Scientific Pathways to Women's Health

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Toren Finkel, MD, PhD

Director

Aging Institute of UPMC

G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Endowed Chair of Translational Medicine

University of Pittsburgh / UPMC

 

November 17, 2021 — 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Therapeutic Manipulation of Autophagy and Metabolism

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Robert Green, MD, MPH

Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Director

Preventative Genomics Clinic

November 18, 2021 — 12:15-1:30 p.m.

Keynote Speech: The Path to Preventative Genomics

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David A. Haig, PhD

George Putnam Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology

Harvard University

November 17, 2021 — 10:30-11:00 a.m.

The Pathological Physiology of Pregnancy

Unlike other important physiological processes, complications often arise during the brief nine months of pregnancy. This difference arises because pregnancy involves an interaction between two genetic individuals with divergent evolutionary interests.

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Laura Helmuth

Editor in Chief

Scientific American

November 17, 2021 — Magee Prize Dinner

Keynote Speaker

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Sharon Hillier, PhD

Director, Reproductive Infectious Disease Research

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

November 18, 2021 — 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Communicable (Infectious) Diseases and Human Communities

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Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

Senior Vice President / Chief Science Officer

Providence St. Joseph Health

Co-Founder

Institute for Systems Biology (ISB)

November 17, 2021 — 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Precision Population Health Beyond the Human Genome Program - A Paradigm Change for Pregnancy

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Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD

Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of OB/GYN

MacDonald Women's Hospital and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

November 18, 2021 — 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Postmenopausal Sexuality: Not an Oxymoron

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Nicole Lurie, MD, MSPH

Strategic Advisor to the CEO and Response Lead

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

Senior Lecturer

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Medicine

George Washington University School of Medicine

November 17, 2021 — 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch Conversation: How to Prepare for the Next Pandemic

Conversation followed by moderated discussion. Check back for more information in the coming weeks.

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Christos Mantzoros, MD, DSc, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Harvard University

November 17, 2021 — 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Title TBD

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Erica Elizabeth Marsh, MD

S. Jan Behrman Collegiate Professor of Reproductive Medicine
Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine
Division Chief, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Associate Professor, Department of Women's Studies, College of Literature, Science and the Arts

University of Michigan 

November 17, 2021 — 2:00-2:30 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Title TBD

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Nathan Price, PhD

CEO

Onegevity, a division of Thorne HealthTech

November 18, 2021 — 10:45-11:15 a.m.

Deep Phenotyping During Pregnancy for Predictive and Preventative Medicine

Longitudinal deep phenotyping can be used to track individual health trajectories in pregnancy at high resolution. I will describe how we are pioneering this approach in collaboration with Magee Womens Research Institute on a pioneering trial aimed at enhancing health and improving outcomes in pregnancy through the use of what we call scientific wellness.

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Roberto Romero, MD, D.Med.Sci

Chief, Perinatology Research Branch

NICHD

Director, Division of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine

NICHD

November 17, 2021 — 11:00-11:30a.m.

Title TBD

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Anantha Shekhar

Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Services

University of Pittsburgh

November 17, 2021 — Magee Prize Dinner

Keynote Speaker

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Rebecca Thurston, PhD

Director, Women's Biobehavioral Health Laboratory
Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology

University of Pittsburgh

November 18, 2021 — 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Menopause and Sexual Health: Talk Title TBD

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Michelle Williams, ScD

Dean of the Faculty

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

November 18, 2021 — 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Redefining the Future of Health and Wellness

Panel discussion to follow. Check back for more information in the coming weeks.

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Katherine Wisner, MD

Director

Asher Center for the Study and Treatment of Depressive Disorders

Norman and Helen Asher Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

November 18, 2021 — 9:15-10:00 a.m.

Healthy Minds: Talk Title TBD

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Phyllis Zee, MD, PhD

Benjamin and Virginia T. Boshes Professor of Neurology
Director, Center for Circadian and Sleep Medicine
Chief, Division of Sleep Medicine - Neurology

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

November 18, 2021 — 8:45-9:15 a.m.

Sleeping Well and Staying in Rhythm: Implications for Brain and Cardio-metabolic Health

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Program Directors

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Michael Annichine

Chief Executive Officer

Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

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Bob Edwards, MD

Gynecologic Oncologist
Milton Lawrence McCall Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

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Yoel Sadovsky, MD

Executive Director

Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

Moderators and Participants

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Anthony (Tony) DiGioia, MD

Founder and Medical Director

Bone and Joint Center at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Founder and Medical Director

UPMC Innovation Center

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Mary O'Connor, MD

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Vori Health

Professor Emerita of Orthopedics

Mayo Clinic

External Advisory Committee

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Ursula B. Kaiser, MD

Senior Physician
George W. Thorn, MD Distinguished Professor in Endocrinology
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Director

Brigham Research Institute

Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

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Louis Muglia, MD, PhD

President and CEO

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Adjunct Professor

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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Jerome F. Strauss III, MD, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Rebecca Thurston, PhD

Director, Women's Biobehavioral Health Laboratory
Professor of Psychiatry, Clinical and Translational Science, Epidemiology and Psychology

University of Pittsburgh