‘much accomplished, much to do’
Stetten Lecture To Look at Biomedical Research in Rural America
Dr. Sally Hodder, director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute (WVCTSI), works to alleviate health disparities that disproportionately impact rural America, especially regarding public health crises like the Covid-19 pandemic and the opioid crisis. At the 2022 DeWitt Stetten Jr. Lecture on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. ET., she will discuss her work establishing a statewide health research program in West Virginia and engaging rural communities in research.
Sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), the virtual lecture, “Biomedical Research in Rural America: Much Accomplished, Much To Do,” is part of the NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series. The event will broadcast live at https://videocast.nih.gov/.
Hodder will share insight on WVCTSI’s specific research agendas and results regarding innovative treatment of refractory substance use disorder using deep brain stimulation. She will also discuss findings relating to the epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes Covid-19—and treatment of the disease.
Hodder is an infectious disease physician and has extensive experience running clinical trials. She’s headed large clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry as vice president of virology medical affairs at Bristol-Meyers-Squibb, and she built an HIV clinical trial and prevention program during her time at Rutgers University.
In addition to directing WVCTSI, she serves as associate vice president of clinical and translational research and a professor of medicine at West Virginia University (WVU).
In August, Hodder was named WVU School of Medicine’s inaugural chancellor’s preeminent scholar chair in recognition of her outstanding achievement.
The Stetten series was established in 1982 in honor of NIGMS’s third director. The lecture is open to all.
For sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, email WALSoffice@od.nih.gov five days before the lecture.
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