Research Grand Rounds: Novel Therapy for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis—April 6, 2018 | MedStar Health

Research Grand Rounds: Novel Therapy for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis—April 6, 2018

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Research Grand Rounds are sponsored by MedStar Health Research Institute and Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Science (GHUCCTS) and bring together the MedStar Health community for a learning experience focusing on a different topic each month.

Research Grand Rounds are open to all members of the research team, from principal investigators to clinical and research coordinators and trainees. Topics covered in the Research Grand Rounds range from community-focused research to best practices and are intended to increase collaboration within the research community in and outside of MedStar Health.

Novel Therapy for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Jill Smith, MD
Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University

Professor Smith has been a creative and prolific translational investigator, with decades of NIH support for her research, including several projects that she has taken from discovery to bench to bedside to therapeutics.  She has made important discoveries elucidating roles for gastrointestinal peptides and receptors, genetic variants, and novel opioid growth factors in pancreatic cancers, as well as basic, translational, and early clinical studies of opioid receptor mechanisms regulating inflammation and immunity in the gastrointestinal tract, the latter including clinical trials of naltrexone in Crohn's disease.  As well, she has mentored dozens of trainees in their research, including GHUCCTS TL1 scholars. 

Dr. Smith’s will share some of her most recent research, focused on a disorder with inadequate therapies and exploding public health impact.

April 6, 2018
12 Noon to 1 PM – Presentation
1 PM to 1:30 PM – Lunch
MedStar Washington Hospital Center, 6th Floor, CTEC Theater
110 Irving Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20010

For those located at remote sites and unable to attend in-person, log on to on April 6, 2018, at 12:00 Noon to hear Dr. Smith’s presentation.

For more information on this and other Research Grand Rounds, please contact The webcast of the Research Grand Rounds is archived on the GHUCCTS website. Presentations are uploaded approximately 30 days from the event. View past presentations here.

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