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Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds

(topic) - The Circadian Clock in Health and Disease

After attending "The Circadian Clock in Health and Disease" the program participant should be able to:

  • Understand what circadian rhythms are and how they function generally at the level of individual cells and across an organism
  • Understand why circadian disruption leads to metabolic disease
  • Understand the mechanisms by which disruption of 24-hr. cellular rhythms might lead to cancer growth and progression


Date: 6/5/17, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 6/5/17, 12pm to 1pm
Location: Main Building, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, 11th Floor, R11.1100 Rooms 1 &2
Format: Grand Rounds
CME: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Facilitator: Soumen Khatua, MD
Speaker: Kristin L. Eckel-Mahan, PhD
Speaker Bio: Dr. Eckel-Mahan is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM) at the McGovern Medical School/UT Health in Houston. Her current research centers on the importance of 24-hour rhythms for health. Projects in the lab are designed to reveal mechanisms by which circadian disruption increases risk for several diseases including metabolic disease and cancer. Dr. Eckel-Mahan joined the IMM in 2015 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Paolo Sassone-Corsi at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Eckel-Mahan received her PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she studied the importance of circadian rhythms in hippocampal learning and memory.
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