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Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series

Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series

In an effort to foster research collaborations and discussions within Internal Medicine and beyond, and to inform DOIM faculty and trainees of research across the department, a monthly Internal Medicine Research Seminar Series has been established. The series will cover the breadth of research taking place in Internal Medicine, with each seminar to showcase the research of IM faculty in an interactive and informal format. Additionally, every other month we feature presentations by individuals from outside of the department. The entire continuum of research will be represented: from bench to clinical to population and implementation science. 

Research Seminars will be held on the first Wednesday of each month (with a few exceptions), 12:00 - 1:00 pm via Zoom.

For Zoom passcodes, please contact Matthew Herrick (


Date Location Seminar Information
April 3rd, 2024 Zoom

Narrowleaf Conference Room
"DELPHI Biomedical Data Science Initiative"
Penny Atkins, PhD
Director of Research & Science
March 6th, 2024 Zoom

Narrowleaf Conference Room
“Utilizing -omics Platforms in Health Science Research”
Sarah Franklin, PhD
Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
February 7th, 2024 Zoom

Narrowleaf Conference Room
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Research Unit
“The Digital Health Initiative”

Ken Kawamoto, MD, PhD, MHS, FACMI, FAMIA
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Informatics, Biomedical Informatics Admin

Guilherme Del Fiol, MD, PhD, FACMI
Professor and Vice-Chair for Research, Biomedical Informatics Admin

Roger Altizer, PhD
Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences, Health Systems Innovation Research, Associate Director, Division Of Games, Director of Digital Medicine, Center for Medical Innovation

Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics Admin
January 3rd, 2024 Zoom

Narrowleaf Conference Room
“Human Genomics and Precision Medicine”
Dr. Lynn Jorde, PhD
Mark and Kathie Miller Presidential Professor
Chair, Department of Human Genetics
Executive Director, Utah Genome Project
Co-Director, Center for Genomic Medicine
December 6th, 2023 Zoom

Narrowleaf Conference Room
“Accelerating Drug Discovery and Development with The University of Utah Therapeutics Accelerator Hub (U2TAH)”
David J. Bearss, PhD
Senior Managing Director
U2TAH Therapeutics Accelerator Hub
University of Utah
November 1st, 2023 Zoom "Collaborations, Research and Innovation with ARUP"
Robert S. Ohgami, MD, PhD, FCAP, Professor, University of Utah
Vice President, Institute for Research and Innovation in Diagnostic and Precision Medicine
Medical Director, Hematopathology
October 4th, 2023 Zoom

"Leveraging the Learning Health System to Understand and Improve Pneumonia Care" by Dr. Barbara E. Jones, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

"Resolving Genetic Variants of Unknown Significance in Inherited Platelet Disorders" by Jesse Rowley, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

September 6th, 2023 Zoom

"An Integrative Approach to Studying Age-Related Diseases: Vascular and Autonomic Dysfunction as the Double Trouble" by Dr. Kanokwan Bunsawat, PhD, Research and Assistant Professor of Geriatrics

"Age-Friendly Patient Centered Care in Ultra High Definition: Approaches to Higher Resolution Views" by Jorie Butler, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Geriatrics, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics

August 2, 2023 Zoom “Challenges and Opportunities in Delivering Precision Medicine in the Management of Metastatic Prostate Cancer” by Manish Kohli, MD, Division of Oncology.
June 7, 2023 Zoom "Spectrum of Surgical Reach: Opportunities for Collaboration" by Fiemu E. Nwariaku, MD, FACS, MBA, Department of General Surgery
May 3, 2023 Zoom "The Two-hit Hypothesis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy" by Joseph A Palatinus, MD, PhD, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
April 5, 2023 Zoom "TOWARDS Functional Precision Oncology for Breast Cancer“ by Christos Vaklavas, MD, Division of Oncology
February  1, 2023 Zoom "Metabolism & Mass Spec/Proteomics" by James E. Cox, PhD, Division Of Metabolomics


Recent Seminars