The annual Research Matters conference features the results of studies that were funded by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund (CRF) Program, which supports cancer-related research at the State’s two academic health centers. The program is overseen by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition to funding cancer research, the CRF Program promotes cancer prevention, education, screening and treatment for Maryland residents.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
8 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Southern Management Campus Center, Elm Room 210B

Topics and confirmed speakers include: Introduction

Panel A: Hepatitis B & C and Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Amy Kim, MD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Gastroenterology
  • Shyam Kottilil, MD, PhD, Associate Director, Division of Clinical Care and Research at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Stuart Ray, MD, Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) and Oncology, Member of the Center for Viral Hepatitis Research
  • Eleanor M.P. Wilson, MHS, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Panel B: Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Presentation: Shared Services Partnership (Consortium: UBM, JHU, UVA, GU) 

  • Rena Lapidus, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Translational Core Lab and Assistant Director Shared Services at UMGCCC