During this seminar I will present details of my path from Beckman Scholar to MD-PhD, advanced training as a neurologist, then a neurointensivist, and the interleaving of additional research experience into this clinical training, eventually leading to my establishment of a wet bench laboratory and a paired human physiology laboratory in the intensive care unit. I will describe my group’s philosophy of bench-to-bedside translation, present one example of our work in this arena, and briefly highlight our current efforts to understand the mechanisms of traumatic brain injury and its links to Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Understand the requirements of dual degree programs and elements of success as a physician-scientist
2. Understand the epidemiological and mechanistic connections between traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease