Tenth Annual Ernest E. Just Scientific Symposium

February 26, 2010
Basic Science Building Auditorium, Room 100



8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration and Breakfast - BSB 100 entrance to Auditorium

  Introduction & History    



9:00 - 9:05

Opening: MUSC President, and Professor; Raymond Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D.


Ernest Just Lecturer

Dr. McNairy

9:05 - 9:35

Title: "Science for the Sake of Science or Humanity"

Dr. Sidney A. McNairy, Jr., Ph.D., D.Sc.

Associate Director Research Infrastructure, NCRR and Director, Division of Research Infrastructure, NCRR National Institutes of Health

6701 Democracy Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20892-4874







9:35 - 9:55

Title: "Julius Rosenwald and E.E. Just"
Peter Ascoli, Ph.D. (Grandson of Julius Rosenwald: Interactions between Dr. Ernest Just and Julius Rosenwald)
Spertus College

Chicago, IL 60605






Part II: Role Models



Merck and Co, Inc Sponsored Speaker

10:00 - 10:30

Title: "African-Americans in Gynecologic Oncology"

Carol Brown, M.D.

Gynecologic Oncologist

Director of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

1275 York Avenue New York, NY 10065







10:30 - 10:40






Just Symposium Speaker


Merck and Co, Inc Sponsored Speaker

10:40 - 11:20

Title: "Cholesterol: Master Regulator of HIV Infection?"
James Hildreth, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for AIDs Health Disparities Research

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Meharry Medical College

George Hubbard Hospital, 5th Floor

1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37208






Armina Wiggins

11:20 - 11:35

Title: "Modulation of Integrin Function Reveals a Novel Mechanism for Cocaine-Primed Relapse"
Armina Wiggins

M.D./Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Neurosciences

Medical University of South Carolina







11:35 - 12:20pm





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



12:20 - 12:55

  • Lunch 1st floor Dental Medicine Lobby
  • Graduate Fair






Part III: Science








1:00 - 1:50

Title: "Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells"

Irving Weissman, M.D.

Director, Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Professor, Pathology and Professor, Developmental Biology

Stanford University School of Medicine

B257 Beckman Center

Stanford, CA 94305-5323



2:00 - 2:50

Title: "Forcing Form and Function"
Valerie Weaver , Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Surgery and Bioengineering and Therapeutics

Director, Center for Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration

Box 0456


San Francisco, CA 94143-0456






3:00 - 3:50

Title: "The Fibrocyte in Health and Disease "
Richard Bucala, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine/Rheumatology

Yale University School of Medicine

300 Cedar Street, TAC S525

PO Box 208031

New Haven CT 06520-8031





Thank you to our Sponsors:
MUSC Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology, Office of the Provost, Office of Diversity, College of Graduate Studies, College of Dental Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, SC EPSCoR/IDeA, SC NASA Space Grant Consortium, Merck and Co. and Association of UNCF/Merck Fellows

For more information, contact:
Dr. Perry Halushka ( halushpv@musc.edu )
Dr. Titus A. Reaves ( reaves@musc.edu )
Phone: 792-1282
Website: www.musc.edu/grad/just

Archived Just Symposiums: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006