Pathways that Modulate Melanoma Formation and Survival (CANCELLED)
Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds
Thursday, February 13, 2014
8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall
Speaker & Info
David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Department of Dermatology
Director, Melanoma Program, MGH Cancer Center
Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical
Dr. David E. Fisher is an internationally known researcher, clinician and academic. His research focuses on biochemical mechanisms of gene transcription, developmental biology of melanocytes, and molecular analyses of melanoma and childhood sarcomas. As a clinician, he has worked to translate these understandings into advances in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases related to the skin and associated disorders.
A graduate of Swarthmore College with a degree in Biology and Chemistry, Dr. Fisher is also an accomplished concert cellist and received a degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He received his PhD under Nobel Laureate Gunter Blobel at Rockefeller University and his Medical Degree at Cornell University Medical College under Dr. Henry Kunkel. Dr. Fisher's specialty training in Medicine, Pediatrics, and Oncology were carried out at Harvard Medical School. He recently served for three years as President of the Society for Melanoma Research, the largest international society dedicated to the study of melanoma.
Dr. Fisher is Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts (USA). He also serves as Director of the MGH Cutaneous Biology Research Center and Director of the Melanoma Center at MGH. He came to the MGH from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he previously Directed the Melanoma Program.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand roles of UV in skin signaling to melanocytes
- Understand roles of MITF in melanocyte development and melanoma survival
- Understand interface between BRAF signaling and transcriptional responses via MITF
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this
educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's
Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that
he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Division of Dermatology (Department of Medicine)