CTSA Visiting Scholar Program – Marcia Friedman, MD

The CTSA Visiting Scholar program consists of giving the virtual CTSA Grand Rounds lecture, which is open to the entire CTSA Consortium, and virtual meetings between KL2 Scholars and faculty at the host institution and their KL2 peers. There are two main goals of this program. The first is to offer the opportunity to serve as a visiting professor and help make connections with faculty that will remain beyond the visit. Secondly, this program will foster an exchange of ideas and collaboration among different hubs.

Marcia Friedman, MD from Oregon Health and Science University, hosted by Mayo Clinic Rochester will present “Can transcriptomics bridge the gap in GCA diagnosis?” Description: Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is most commonly diagnosed by temporal artery biopsy. Unfortunately, temporal artery biopsies can be false-negative, leading to diagnostic uncertainty and over-treatment for presumed “biopsy negative GCA”. We present here an ongoing effort to determine whether the gene expression signature of temporal artery tissue and/or blood can detect diseased cases even when the pathology is unrevealing. This is a research in progress talk presenting preliminary data and a research plan.

  • CTSA
  • KL2
  • KL2 Scholar
  • Education and Training
  • CTSA Visiting Scholar Program

Monday, March 14, 2022 – 02:00 pm EDT – Monday, March 14, 2022 – 03:30 pm EDT

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Educational Offering

Mayo Clinic

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