Mini Medical School 2020 -2021

November 2, 2021

Presenters: Drs. Kathy McCoy & Valerie Taylor
Topic: Mental Health and the Microbiome

Dr. Kathy McCoy

Dr. Kathy McCoy

Dr. Kathy McCoy is a Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, a member of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases, and Director of the International Microbiome Center at the University of Calgary. She is interested in the dynamic interplay between the gut microbiota and the innate and adaptive immune systems at mucosal and systemic sites. Her research aims to understand how exposure to intestinal microbes, particularly during early life, educates and regulates the immune system and how this can affect susceptibility to diseases, such as allergy, autoimmunity, and autism. Her lab also investigates how the microbiome regulates the immune system throughout life with the aim to identify microbial therapies that can be employed to enhance current therapeutic approaches.

Dr. Valerie Taylor

Dr. Valerie Taylor

Dr. Valerie Taylor, MD, PhD, FRCP is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary and Head of Mental Health for the Calgary Zone with Alberta Health Services. Her academic focus has been on the area of medical psychiatry, the gut brain axis and the area of the gut microbiome. She is the only funded researcher in North America examining the therapeutic effects of fecal transplant as a treatment for mental health and she currently has 2 novel clinical trials looking at modifying the gut microbiome to treat mood disorders. She has over 130 peer reviewed publications and funding from a variety of national and international funding agencies.

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December 7, 2020

Presenters: Drs. Paul Kubes & Patrick Mitchell
Topic: Vaping Associated Lung Disease
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Dr. Paul Kubes

Dr. Paul Kubes

Dr. Paul Kubes is a Professor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Founding Director of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. He also holds a Canada Research Chair in Leukocyte Recruitment in inflammatory disease. Dr. Kubes has received numerous awards including the CIHR Investigator of the Year in 2011 for his basic science work on how the brain affects immunity. He has been the recipient of many awards including the Alberta Science and Technology Award and has been published in many prestigious academic journals including Cell, Science and the Nature. His latest work has uncovered a key role for peritoneal cavity macrophage in healing visceral organs

Dr. Patrick Mitchell

Dr. Mitchell's clinical interests are in asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), chronic eosinophilic airways disease, autoimmune pulmonary diseases, Sarcoidosis, Pulmonary Thromboembolic disease and airways disease in pregnancy. His research interests encompass asthma, COPD, eosinophilic pulmonary diseases, transitional clinics, atopic and allergic disease

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Jan 2021

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February 1, 2021

Presenters: Drs. Dan Muruve & TBA
Topic: Kidney Disease and Precision Medicine

Dr. Dan Muruve

Dr. Dan Muruve

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March 1, 2021

Presenters: Drs. Herman Barkema & John Gilleard
Topic: One Health: Connections between livestock and human health

Dr. Herman Barkema

Dr. Herman Barkema

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April 5, 2021

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May 3, 2021

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