The 2008 Ernest E. Just Scientific Symposium

February 29, 2008
Basic Science Building, Room 100



8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast - BSB 100 entrance to Auditorium


Introduction & History





9:00 - 9:20

Opening: MUSC President and Professor; Raymond S.Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.
Greetings: MUSC Vice President, Provost and Professor; John Raymond, M.D.

MUSC Director Office of Student Diversity; Willette Burnham, M.Ed.






9:20 - 9:50

Title: "Ernest Everett Just: The KUA Years, 1900 - 1903"
Joanne L. Stone, B.A.
Head Librarian
Elizabeth Dorr Coffin Library
Kimball Union Academy
Meriden, New Hampshire 03770






Part II: Role Models




9:50 - 10:20

Title: "Making a Difference"

Hilda Hutcherson, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

Associate Dean of Minority Affairs and Diversity
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY 10022







10:20 - 10:30






Just Symposium Speaker

10:35 - 11:20

Title: "Regenerative Engineering: A New Paradigm for Musculoskeletal Repair"
Cato Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Lillian T. Pratt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery
University Professor, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 801016
Charlottesville, VA 22908






11:20 - 11:35

Title: "Arthritis and Sphingolipids: What's the Connection? "
DeAnna Baker
M.D., Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Microbiology and Immunology







11:40 - 12:15pm





  • Campus tour for visiting students
  • Undergraduate Advisors meet with MUSC College Admissions Officers



12:20 - 12:50

Lunch 1st floor Dental Medicine Lobby






Part III: Science



      Students to meet with College Admissions Officers










2:00 - 2:50

Title: "Epithelial Polarity "
James Nelson , Ph.D.
Professor Biological Sciences

The James H. Clark Center
Stanford University

Stanford CA 94305






3:00 - 3:50

Title: "Stem Cells and Early Development"
Janet Rossant, Ph.D.
Lombard Chair in Pediatric Research

Hospital for Sick Children

University of Toronto
Toronto Ontario M5G 1X8





Thank you to our Sponsors:
MUSC Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, SC EPSCoR/IDeA, SC NASA Space Grant Consortium, Office of the Provost, Office of Diversity, College of Graduate Studies, College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences

For more information, contact:
Dr. Perry Halushka ( )
Dr. Titus A. Reaves ( )
Phone: 792-1282