Join us Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 in welcoming Dr. Melina Kibbe as she presents her lecture titled, When Mice Are Men: Sex Bias in Surgical Research.
Melina R. Kibbe, MD, is Professor of Surgery with tenure, and the Colin G. Thomas, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina (UNC). She also is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Kibbe’s research interests focus on developing novel therapies for patients with vascular disease while simultaneously studying the mechanism of how these therapies impact the vascular wall. Her research was recognized by President Obama with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2009.
Dr. Kibbe has also been a strong advocate for sex inclusion in biomedical research. She was interviewed by Leslie Stahl for 60 Minutes in February 2014 on this topic, and later appeared on the Colbert Report. Her publications on the presence of sex bias in surgical research gained much media attention nationally and internationally, and resulted in policy development with the National Institutes of Health, the Government Accountability Organization (GAO), and the FDA. In addition, a bill has been introduced into the House, “Research for All Act of 2015”, which will hopefully be voted into law.
Her lecture will take place promptly at 7:30 am at WVU Health Sciences Pathology Amphitheater, room 2118 auditorium, residents will present at 8:30 am.