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Visiting Professorship Lecture


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Speaker: Curt I. Civin, MD
Lecture Date: February 12, 2015
Lecture Title: “CD34 War Stories and MicroRNA Maestros of Hematopoiesis and Leukemia”

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Curt Civin, MD

"CD34 War Stories and MicroRNA Maestros of Hematopoiesis and Leukemia"

Curt I. Civin, MD
Associate Dean for Research
Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Thursday, February 12, 2015
4:30 p.m.
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor


Curt Civin, MD, has served since 2009 as associate dean for research, director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, and professor of pediatrics and physiology in the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Dr. Civin spent a highly successful 30-year tenure at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as an endowed professor and leader. There, Dr. Civin built a leading pediatric oncology division and inspired a number of talented trainees to pursue careers in translational research. His own breakthrough discovery of the CD34 hematopoietic stem cell antigen and monoclonal antibody has facilitated basic research in stem cell biology and leukemia and has led to improved stem cell transplantation for thousands of patients.

While expanding his impact on the next generation of scientists and physicians at Maryland, Dr. Civin's own research seeks to understand how the survival, proliferation, and differentiation of normal and malignant stem-progenitor cells are regulated. In basic studies, the Civin lab has described which genes and microRNAs are active and functional in human hematopoietic stem-progenitor cells, using global expression and functional technologies. The lab's mission is to translate the resulting understanding and tools to clinical use, and the team is now evaluating a new class of cancer drugs revealed by the basic studies.

Dr. Civin earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Amherst College, and his M.D. cum laude from Harvard Medical School. He completed pediatric residency training at Boston Children's Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Civin's honors include the 1999 National Inventor of the Year Award, a 2001 honorary ScD from Amherst College, the 2006 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Return of the Child Award, and the 2009 Karl Landsteiner Award. He has served on many advisory boards, including current membership on the National Cancer Institute's Board of Scientific Advisors.




PAST DAVID SEEGAL ALPHA OMEGA ALPHA LECTURES

2014-2015 Curt I. Civin, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
2013-2014 Myron S. Cohen, M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012-2013 Daniel H. Lowenstein, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2011-2012 Lawrence M. Tierney Jr., M.D., University of California, San Francisco
2010 - 2011 David Valle, M.D, Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
2009-2010 C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., Harvard Medical School
2008-2009 L.D. Britt, M.D., Eastern Virginia Medical School
2007 - 2008 Joseph G. Verbalis, M.D., Georgetown University
2006 - 2007 Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Emory University, School of Medicine
2005 - 2006 Jeffery S. Flier, M.D., Beth Israel Medical Center
2004 - 2005 Harry Jacobs, M.D., University of Minnesota
2003 - 2004 James E. Lock, M.D., Harvard Medical School



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