The Pulmonary Center does research to improve medicine, which is facilitated by ensuring that scientists and clinicians are in regular and open contact. The Pulmonary/Allergy Combined Clinical and Research (CCR) Conference is a manifestation of that. The CCR Conference unifies two efforts which were previously distinct. In Pulmonary Grand Rounds, physicians present cases and discuss cutting-edge clinical approaches to medical challenges. In Work-in-Progress Seminars, scientists present research questions, experiments, results, and interpretations, discussing implications for advancing biology and medicine. The Pulmonary CCR Conference includes both of these activities in one extended session. As often as possible, the 2 components are coordinated so that the medical cases and the research questions are directly and immediately mutually informative. All Pulmonary Center members (faculty, trainees, and staff, from all disciplines) participate in both components. Pulmonary and Allergy/Immunology clinical medicine and research benefit when scientists, clinicians, and clinician-scientists all learn from and inform each other meaningfully and productively.

Pulmonary CCR Planning Committee:

Katrina Traber, Faculty
Finn Hawkins, Faculty
Andrew Berical, Faculty
Anukul Shenoy, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mike Garcia, Pulmonary Fellow
Lindsey Stein, Administration

The Pulmonary CCR conference occurs weekly
Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Please contact linstein@bu.edu to receive email updates and Zoom information.

Pulmonary CCR Conference Fall/Winter 2020 Schedule:

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Presentation 3

7/29
Elim Na
“Epithelial-specific roles for the lung-protective cytokine LIF during pneumonia.”
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Shelsey Johnson
Clinical Case
8/5
Matthew Spring
Clinical Case
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Sheng Si
“Modeling MUC5B promoter polymorphism in iPSC-derived lung epithelia.”
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Divya Shankar 
Clinical Case
8/12
DJ Wallman
Clinical Case
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Jin Yuan
“Somatic Miwi2 and host defense against influenza.”
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Ruchika Sangani
Clinical Case
8/19
Priya Katari
Clinical Case
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Jessie Huang
“Self-renewal, differentiation, and maturation of lung alveolar epithelial type 2 cells.”
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Anat Kohn
Clinical Case
8/26
Chris Kearney
Clinical Case
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Senegal Carty
“The Pulmonary Lymphatic System’s Response to Influenza Infection – Potential Roles for Lymphangiogenesis and Lymphatic Endothelial Cell Progenitors.”
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Christine Odom
“Effects of Liver Activity on the Lung  Immune Landscape.”
9/2
Alex Ysasi
Clinical Case
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Taylor Matte
Research Presentation
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Anukul Shenoy
Clinical Case
9/9
Kari Gillmeyer
“Improving guideline-concordant care in pulmonary hypertension.”
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Nathan Mesfin
Clinical Case
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Bob Verales
“Understanding lung epithelial homeostasis through the study of Hippo pathway signaling.”
9/16
Nick Bosch
“A Phenobarbital-based protocol for the treatment of severe alcohol withdrawal in the ICU: a mixed-methods study.”
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Shelsey Johnson
Clinical Case
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Jay Mizgerd
Past exposures influence future outcomes for COVID-19 and other respiratory infections.”
9/23
Allan Walkey
TBD
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Justin Rucci
Clinical Case
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Darrell Kotton
“Modeling COVID-19 in vitro with pluripotent stem cells.”
9/30
Hasmeena Kathuria
“Evaluation of an inpatient tobacco treatment intervention: lessons learned and future directions”
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Eduardo Nunez
Clinical Case
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Finn Hawkins
“Airway disease modeling and regeneration with pluripotent stem cells”
10/7
Andrew Wilson
“Smoke exposure vs COPD GWAS validation”
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Rob Smyth
Clinical Case
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Jessica Gereige
Clinical Case
10/14
Mary Williams Lecture
Guest Speaker, Tushar Desai
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TBD
Clinical Case
10/21
Michael Herriges
TBD
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TBD
Clinical Case
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Mike Garcia
TBD
10/28
Michael Breen
TBD
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Divya Shankar
Clinical Case
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TBD
Clinical Case
11/4
Ke Xu
TBD
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Matthew Spring
Clinical Case
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Kostas Alysandratos
TBD
11/11
Emad Arafa
TBD
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Ruchika Sangani
Clinical Case
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TBD
Clinical Case
11/18
Robert Smyth
TBD
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TBD
Clinical Case
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TBD
Clinical Case
11/25
Break
12/2
Justin Rucci

TBD
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Anat Kohn
Clinical Case
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Andy-Tilston Lunel
TBD
12/9
Nathan Kingston

TBD
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Divya Shankar
Clinical Case
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TBD
Clinical Case
12/16
Justin Lui

TBD
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Kristine Abo
TBD
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TBD
Clinical Case
12/23
Break
12/30
Break

 

 

Pulmonary CCR Conference Fall/Winter 2019 Schedule:

Date / Location Scientific Seminar Clinical Cases
9/4
X714-715
Katrina Traber
“Neutrophil Remodeling During Pneumonia”
Justin Lui,
Lakshmana Swamy
9/11
X714-715
Renda Wiener
“Challenges & future directions in implementing lung cancer screening”
Samuel Belok
Wei He
9/18
X714-715
Jay Mizgerd
“Pneumonia and the lung-resident immune system”
Nicholas Bosch
Stephanie Hon
9/25
X714-715
Darrell Kotton
“Stem cell/disease modeling”
Nicholas Bosch
Andrew Berical
10/2
X714-715
Paul Maglione
“CVID”
Jessica Gereige
Kari Gillmeyer
10/9
Bakst Aud.
George O’Connor
“COPD/GWAS Lung function”
Raj Parikh
Kate Steinberg
10/16
X714-715
Joe Kaserman
“Modeling AATD Hepatocyte Injury Using Patient Specific Syngenetic iHeps”
Shelsey Johnson
Erin Crossey
10/23
X714-715
Lakshmana Swamy
“Burnout in Intensive Care Physicians & Nurses”
Andy Tilston-Lunel
“Aberrant Epithelial Polarity Promotes the Development of Precancerous Airway Lesions”
Nathan Mesfin
Ariella Krones
10/30
Evans Seminar Room
(Pulmonary Faculty Meeting) Shelsey Johnson
Caitlin Butler
11/6
Evans Seminar Room
Feedback Session Theodore Lee
Nathan Mesfin
11/13
Evans Seminar Room
Emad Arafa
“A Resilient Alveolar Macrophage Phenotype””
Justin Lui

Proof-of-Concept Rocaglate-eluting PGA Meshes for Locoregional Lung Cancer Therapy”
Mallory LeSieur
Caitlin Butler
11/20
Evans Seminar Room
Matt Jones
“Airway Ciliated Cell Heterogeneity During Lung Infection”
Ariella Krones
Erin Crossey
11/27 No Conference
12/4
Evans Seminar Room
Kristine Abo
“Pluripotent Stem Cell-Based Modeling of Cigarette Smoke Injury”
Andrew Berical
“IPS Cells as a Novel Model for Cystic Fibrosis”
Nathan Mesfin
Mallory LeSieur
12/11
Evans Seminar Room
Kimberly Barker
“Resident Memory B cells are an Important Component of Lung Adaptive Immunity”
Samuel Belok
“Brief EVALI Documentation Update”
Shelsey Johnson
Ariella Krones
12/18
Evans Seminar Room
Filiz Korkmaz
“Location Matters: Distinct Roles for LOX-1 in the Lung”
Samuel Belok
“Brief EVALI Documentation Update”
Caitlin Butler
Erin Crossey
12/25 No Conference
1/1 No Conference
1/8
Evans Seminar Room
Stephanie Hon
“Tobacco Treatment for Hospitalization smokers”
Julia Hicks-Berthet
“Control of Airway Cell Fate via the Hippo Pathway Effectors Yap and Taz”
Mallory LeSieur Nathan Mesfin
1/15
Evans Seminar Room
Claire Burgess
“Generation of Human Alveolar Epithelial Type 1 Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells”
Kari Gillmeyer
“Improving Care Delivery for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension”
Shelsey Johnson Caitlin Butler
1/22
L-110
Jerry Brody Lecture: Scott Budinger
“Understanding Aging through the Prism of Alveolar Macrophages”
Mallory LeSieur
1/29
Evans Seminar Room
Nicholas Bosch
“Guidline Concordant Insulin Infusion Initiation During Critical Illness”
Leon Yuliang Sun
“Characterizing the Cellular Heterogeneity of Human PSC-Derived AEC2s”
Ariella Krones Erin Crossey
2/5
Evans Seminar Room
Rhiannon Werder
“A CRISPR Interference Approach to Investigate the Role of FAM13A in induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Lung Epithelial Cells”
Nathan Mesfin Caitlin Butler
2/12
Evans Seminar Room
Eric Abston
Carolina Lyon De Ana
Erin Crossey Mallory Lesieur
2/19
Evans Seminar Room
Anna Engler
Arjun Sharma
Ariella Krones Caitlin Butler
2/26
Evans Seminar Room
Bibek Thapa
Eric Brownhill
Theodore Lee Erin Crossey
3/4
Evans Seminar Room
Carla Kim, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Shelsey Johnson
3/11
Zoom
Raj Parikh
Michael Ieong, BMC Pulmonary Section Response to COVID-19
Ariella Krones Caitlin Butler
3/18
Zoom
Michael Ieong & James Murphy, COVID-19 Response Update
Darrell Kotton & Felicia Chen, Scheduling Update
Allan Walkey, Steroid Data Review in COVID/ARDS
3/25
Zoom
Nick Bosch,  Toolkit for Non-ICU Providers
Michael Ieong, Inpatient Operations
Fred Little, Ambulatory Operations
Ehab Billatos, Procedures
Katrina Traber, Best Practices Document/ Volunteer Opportunities
Erin Crossey 
Shelsey Johnson
4/1
Zoom
George Muprhy, Testing
Michael Ieong & James Murphy, Operation Update
Ariella Krones
Mallory LeSuer
4/8
Zoom
Michael Ieong & James Murphy, Operations
Ehab Billatos, Anesthesia Vents
Andrew Wilson, CCCL (COVID Critical Care Liaison) Group
Nick Bosch,  ICU Toolkit
Erin Crossey
Caitlin Butler
4/15
Zoom
Shelsey Johnson
“COVID-19 Case Presentation: Cardiac Complications of COVID-19”
Michael Ieong
ICU Updates
4/22
Zoom
Michael Ieong & James Murphy
“ICU Operations”
Kate Steingberg & Liz Klings
“Clinical Review: Is COVID-19 Associated with a Hypercoagulable State?”
4/29
Zoom
Finn Hawkins
“CPC Presentation of Two Patients with Fatal COVID-19 Clinical Cases”
Eric Burks, Pathology Department
“Pathologic Findings”
5/6
Zoom
Jeffrey Browning & Jennifer Snyder-Cappione
“Pre-Clinical COVID-19 Serology Testing”
5/13
Zoom
Jack Iwashyna, University of Michigan
“COVID Post-ICU Care & the Michigan COVID Experience”
Mike Garcia,  BMC COVID Patient Registry
James Murphy & Michael Ieong, Operations Update
5/20
Zoom
Alicia Soucy,
“Immune roles for fibroblasts in the Infected Lung”
Eddie Nunez
5/27
Zoom
Tachiro Pichardo Caitlin Butler
6/3
Zoom
Jake Le Seur,
“Utilizing New Insights From Embryonic Development to Generate a Reliable Lung Progenitor Population”
Ariella Krones
6/10
Zoom
Jessica Gereige Nathan Mesfin
6/17
Zoom
Fellows Graduation
6/24
Zoom
Sputum Bowl
7/1
Zoom
Senegal Carty Theodore Lee
7/8
Zoom
Sheng Si Nathan Mesfin
7/15
Zoom
Adeline Matschulat Erin Crossey
7/22
Zoom
Elim Na Mallory Lesieur
7/29 Kiloni Quiles-Franco Shelsey Johnson