SPEED NETWORKING.

 

Thursday, 9/23 from 1:00p-2:00p EST

Academic colleagues, patient advocate leaders and industry partners will select 10 minute networking slots with NICER members of their choice in advance of the event. Each slot will consist of 9 minutes of conversation followed by 1 minute of transition time, yielding up to 6 meetings for the hour. 

Sign-ups are closed at this time. Thank you.


 

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Roshini Abraham, PhD

Director, Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ohio State University

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Dr. Abraham’s contribution to clinical diagnostic immunology, through the development of flow cytometry assays and molecular immunology testing, has made a significant impact in the lives of patients with primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulatory diseases, as well as those having undergone immune reconstitution post-transplant. She is the founding Director of Cellular and Molecular Immunology Laboratory at Mayo Clinic and the Diagnostic Immunology Laboratory at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Abraham has served as the President of the Clinical Immunology Society from 2017-2019 and has been supportive of the NICER mission.

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Seth Corey, MD

Professor Pediatrics, Cancer Biology and Translational Hematology and Oncology Research

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Blood/Marrow Transplantation

Cleveland Clinic

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Dr. Corey is a Professor of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. He is an internationally known researcher in the field of acquired and inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. He specializes in the treatment and science of hematopoietic diseases including severe congenital neutropenia disorders and greater understanding of the mode of leukemogenesis in these conditions.

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Mark Hannibal, MD PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Clinical Genetics, Pediatrics

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

University of Michigan

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As an Associate Professor in Clinical Genetics and Genomics, Dr. Hannibal has played key roles in understanding rare immune disorders and educating families regarding the quickly evolving genetic testing options. He has advocated more comprehensive genetic panels for inborn errors of immunity and hematopoiesis. He is active clinically in evaluating a wide range of patients with immune deficits, including Kabuki syndrome patients.

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Irina Pateva, MD

 Assistant Professor

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Case Western Reserve University

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Dr. Pateva is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University. She cares for patients with various benign and malignant hematological disorders as well as vascular anomalies. Her academic interests are the study of rare diseases, as well as Medical Education.  Dr. Pateva has actively supported a number of educational initiatives for NICER throughout the last several years.

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Elizabeth Secord, MD

Associate Professor

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Wayne State University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics

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As an Professor in Allergy/Immunology, Dr. Secord has championed SCID newborn screening in the state of Michigan and was key in activating in the TREC newborn screening implementation in 2011. Besides caring for a diverse population of patients with inborn errors of immunity, Dr. Secord also follows a large cohort of HIV+ patients.

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James Connelly, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital

Vanderbilt University

NICER Research Chair

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An Assistant Professor in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant, Dr. Connelly specializes in curative therapies in patients with a wide spectrum of immune and hematologic disorders. Dr. Connelly has specific expertise in neutropenic and primary immunodeficiency disorders and currently collaborates with a team of researchers at Vanderbilt to better understand the pathologic consequences of molecular changes.

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Dan Dulek, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Infectious Disease

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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Dr. Dulek is an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Infectious Disease and is the medical director of the Peter F. Wright Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases Service at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Dr. Dulek's research is focused on multicenter, collaborative studies of the epidemiology, treatment, and diagnosis of infections in transplant patients. In addition, he has a specific interest in immunogenetic prediction and stratification of infection risk in immunocompromised patients.

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Dan Link, MD

Professor

Hematology/Oncology

Washington University in St. Louis

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As an internal medicine trained Professor of Hematology, Dr. Link is well-recognized for his bench/translational research of the stem cell niche and leukemogenesis. In particular, he is active in the congenital neutropenia community through his work with the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry and in the laboratory exploration of clonal hematopoiesis in patients with ELANE-related neutropenia and Shwachman-Diamond syndrome.

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Melissa Rose, DO

Associate Professor

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ohio State University

NICER Education Chair

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Dr. Rose is an Associate Professor and director of the Bone Marrow Failure and Cytopenia Program at Nationwide Children’s.  She cultivated the expansion of a multi-disciplinary Immunohematology clinic, incorporating hematology, immunology, rheumatology, genetic counseling, social work and psychology.  She also has a role in Medical Education, as the Program Director of the Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, with additional active involvement in trainees from high school students through residents; she is the Education Chair of NICER.

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Kelly Walkovich, MD

Associate Professor

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

University of Michigan

NICER Executive Chair

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Clinically, as an Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology, Dr. Walkovich cares for a wide range of patients with immune and hematologic disorders with a specific emphasis on neutrophil disorders, complex cytopenias and lympholiferative disorders. She has worked to champion the causes of NICER and is excited to amplify NICER's mission via collaborations with like-minded industry partners, patient advocacy groups and other academic societies.

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Megan Cooper, MD PhD

Associate Professor

Pediatric Rheumatology

Children's Hospital St. Louis

Washington University in St. Louis

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As an Associate Professor in Rheumatology, Dr. Cooper is a physician-researcher whose research focus has been on the mechanisms of immune cell control, particularly with regard to the regulation of NK cell functional responses, and the molecular mechanisms driving pediatric immune-mediated disease.  She is the Director of the Clinical Immunology program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, leading diagnostic and therapeutic management of patients with a variety of immune dysfunction.

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Christen Ebens, MD

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

University of Minnesota

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As an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Dr. Ebens has clinical and research interests in bone marrow transplant for non-malignant disorders including autoimmune diseases, primary immunodeficiency disorders and epidermolysis bullosa, and development of adoptive immunotherapeutics. Dr. Ebens also serves as the fellowship program director for the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

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Holly Miller, DO

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Phoenix Children's Hospital

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Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and is the co-founder of the hospital’s Comprehensive Immunohematology Clinic. Dr. Miller specializes in the clinical care and research of patients with inborn errors of immunity and hematopoiesis and the optimization of transplant strategies for these patient populations.

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Lisa Forbes Satter, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Allergy/Immunology & Rheumatology

Deputy Director for Clinical Services and Community Outreach

Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine

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Clinically, as an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, Dr. Satter is active in evaluating patients with inborn errors of immunity and lymphoproliferative disorders. She serves as the Clinical Deputy Director for Clinical Services and Community Outreach at Texas Children's Hospital and is highly active in the Houston Project aimed at understanding immune deficiencies by identifying the underlying genetic contributors. Dr. Satter's bench research interest are focused on NK deficiencies and unraveling the complexities of the STAT family of transcription factors.

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Jolan Walter, MD PhD

Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Professor, College of Molecular Medicine
Robert A. Good Endowed Chair of 

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

University of South Florida

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Dr. Walter, Associate Professor and Division Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida and Johns Hopkins All Children’s is an international expert in primary immunodeficiencies and immune dysregulation.  As a physician-scientist, the goal of her clinical care and research is to define strategies for the early detection of under or overactive immune system function and develop novel approaches for treatment.