Location: Tomás Rivera Conference Room, Union East Bldg.
500 W University Ave, UTEP
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm Registration.
6:00 am – 6:20 pm Welcome – Rosa A. Maldonado (Border Biomedical Research Center, Department of
Biological Sciences - The University of Texas at El Paso.
6:20 pm – 7:20 pm Dinner.
7:00 am – 7:45 pm Elmer Huerta(Director of the Cancer Preventorium, a division of the Washington
Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center).
Location: Tomás Rivera Conference Room
8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast and Poster Set-up for the Day.
8:30–9:25 am Dong Xiang (Texas Southern University, Chair, Department of Pharmaceutical and
Environmental Health Sciences) Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Studies in Drug Development
Oral presentations to be selected from abstracts:
9:30 pm – 9:45 am
9:45 pm – 10:00 am
10:15 pm – 10:30 am
10:30 pm – 10:45 am
10:45 pm - 11:00 am
Coffee break: 11:00-11:10
Cancer Health Disparities, community engagement and translational approaches in the border (round table).
Chair: Bibiana Mancera (Director of community engagement core, BBRC-UTEP) round table.
11:10 pm – 11:30 pm Salvador Saldivar (Associate Professor-Gynecology Oncology, RGU Cancer Center)
“Improving Gynecological Cancer treatments:The Importance of academic
and clinical collaborations”.
11:30 pm –11:10 pm Eva Moya(Associate Professor Health Sciences, UTEP)“Community Engagement and
HPV Cancer Prevention: EdTech-HPV Project”.
11:10 pm –12:10 pm Pat Morales(Co-Executive director of the Cancer and Chronic Disease Consortium)
“The Fight against cancer: Engaging, navigating, and providing services in
an underserved population of the Paso del Norte Region”.
12:10 pm – 12:40 pm Discussion.
12:40 pm -1:40 pm Networking Lunch.
1:45 pm -2:40 pm Navkiran K. Shokar, M.D., M.P.H (Texas tech University Health Science
Center, Center of Emphasis in Cancer)“Addressing Latino Cancer Health Disparities: A Population Health
Precision Medicine and other approaches to treat cancer.
Chair: Michael J. Kenney (Associate Dean for Research, College of Science) round table.
2:40 pm – 3: 05 pm Wendy Bautista Patient education impact on Cancer Prevention on the Hispanic
population in Washington DC.
3:10 pm – 3:35 pm lisa Robles (TTUHSC) Integration of Personalized Molecular Targeted Therapy into the Treatment of Refractory Pediatric Cancer.
3:30 pm – 4:50 pm Abraham Aragones (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).
HPV and engaging Latino communities
4:50 pm - 5: 20 Discussion.
Coffee break: 5:20 5:30
Poster session 1, President and Templeton rooms (Union East Bldg.)
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Cancer Biology(CB).
TUESDAY 21 APRIL 2020
Location: Tomás Rivera Conference Room, Union East Bldg.,500 W University Ave., UTEP
8:00 – 9:20 am Breakfast and Poster Set-up for the Day.
Rounds table - Basic research in cancer biology
9:25 am 9:50 am Jianying Zhang (Biological Sciences – UTEP) Hallmark of Immune Responses to Multiple
Tumor-Associated Antigens (TAAs)in Immunodiagnosis of Liver Cancer and other Solid Tumors.
9:50 am – 10:15 am Marc Cox
(Biological Sciences – UTEP) Novel Therapeutic Targets in Hormone-Dependent Cancers.
10:15 am – 10:40 am Wen-Yee Lee(Chemistry Depart. - UTEP) The application of metabolomics
and data mining in cancer diagnosis.
10:25 am – 10:45 am Taslim A Al-Hilal(School of Pharmacy,UTEP) The Role of a Prion-like Protein
Doppel in Cancer Progression and Early Detection.
10:45 – 11:10 am Discussion
11:10 – 11:40 am Jorge Cervantes (Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center at El Paso) The effect of Metformin on the human macrophage inflammatory response and phagocytosis of
11:40 am -12:45 am Networking Lunch.
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Short talk about cutting edge technology by one Selected Sponsor Company.
Plenary session Chair: Chair: Dra. Anita Quintana (Assistant Professor, UTEP)
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Bruce Appel(Diane G Wallach Chair of Pediatric Stem Cell Biology Professor
and Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s
Hospital Colorado) “Active Mind, Active Myelin-Mechanisms that Regulate Myelin
Plasticity in Response to Brain Activity”.
Plenary session Chair: Chair: Siddhartha Das
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Daniel Hoft(Professor, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy
& Immunology, Saint Louis University School of Medicine)"Development of Universal Influenza Vaccines".
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Coffee break.
Infectious diseases Health Disparities, community engagement, and translational approaches in the border (round table) Chair: Igor C. Almeida (Director biomolecule analysis facility, BBRC-UTEP)
2:30 pm – 2:55 pm Rosa A. Maldonado (Associate Professor, UTEP)
Chagas disease in El Paso County”.
3:55 pm –3:20 pm Douglas Watts “Viral Vector borne diseases in El Paso County”.
3:20 pm - 3:40 pm Discussion.
Plenary session (metabolic Diseases)
3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Ernesto Nakayasu (Scientist, Biological Sciences Division Pacific
Northwest National Laboratory) “Characterization of cellular regulatory networks in
beta-cell death to identify.
type 1 diabetes therapeutic targets”.
Posters session 2 rooms President and Templeton rooms
4:35 pm – 6: 00 pm Infectious diseases Neurosciences and Neurological diseases Metabolic
6:00 pm – 6:20 pm Robert Kirken (Director of the BBRC, Dean of the College of Science
University of Texas at El Paso). Closing remarks.
6:25 pm – 7:45 pm Closing reception.