John Chiang, Ph.D., Recognized with Research Symposium

The Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Research Focus Area hosted the Liver and Metabolic Disease Symposium on Sept. 24, 2022 in Cook Alumni Hall.

The symposium recognized John Chiang, Ph.D., retired professor and NEOMED’s first Distinguished University Professor. The event featured a keynote speech from Laura Nagy, Ph.D., professor of molecular medicine at the Lerner Research Institute of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Nagy spoke about inflammation and cell death in alcohol-associated liver disease in a discussion moderated by Ping Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., professor and Watanakunakorn Chair of Integrative Medical Sciences.

Researchers from NEOMED, Kent State University, as well as out-of-town guests from the University of Chicago, University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, University of Kansas, Virginia Commonwealth University, and University of Oklahoma addressed their research in liver physiology, liver injury and host response, tissue crosstalk in metabolic diseases, and emerging trends in metabolic research. Yanqiao Zhang, M.D., director of the Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism Research Focus Area, Rebecca German, Ph.D., interim vice president for research, and William Chilian, Ph.D., chair of Integrative Medical Sciences, gave the opening and welcome speeches. More than 50 local trainees (students, technicians, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists) from NEOMED, Kent State and the Lerner Research Institute attended this professional event, learning a host of information on a variety of research topics, making the one-day symposium a successful event and fitting tribute to Dr. Chiang.

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