WexMed Live: Indulge your inquisitive mind. WexTalks are engaging presentations about innovative medical discoveries, made by physicians and scientists of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. We held the first WexMed Live, a collection of WexTalks, on Sept. 30, 2016 in Columbus to celebrate the power of philanthropy to transform medicine. Now, we’re taking them on the road. We visited Naples in February 2017. Look for us in a city near you soon. In the meantime, explore past talks here.

WexMed Live has featured presentations from:

Thomas Ryan, MD

Next Gen Heart Care: Miniature Devices to Genomics 

Dr. Ryan is a national expert on cardiac imaging and co-author of the leading textbook in the field of echocardiography. Under his leadership, the heart and vascular team brings innovative discoveries and devices to patients, including being the first in the country to implant the world’s smallest pacemaker. Recorded September 2016 in Columbus.

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD

Targeting Cancer: Using Genetics to Hit the Bullseye 

The mission of Dr. Roychowdhury’s research team is identifying and improving therapy for patients with advanced cancer using genomics. Toward that goal, the team develops novel diagnostics, tools and methods to analyze and interpret genomics data, and novel therapies in clinical trials. Recorded September 2016 in Columbus.

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD

Stress and Your Health 

Dr. Kiecolt-Glaser’s studies have demonstrated the health consequences of stress, including slower wound healing and heightened inflammation, which is linked to many age-related diseases. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine. Her recent work shows how stress alters metabolic responses to high-fat meals. Recorded September 2016 in Columbus.

Ali Rezai, MD

Meeting of the Minds: Future of Brain Health 

Dr. Rezai’s partnership with Battelle enabled a paralyzed man to move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts. He has pioneered the use of brain pacemakers to treat Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury; his current research extends to therapies for asthma, Alzheimer’s and obesity, among other health challenges.

With the conclusion of the But for Ohio State campaign, we are deeply grateful for the strategic investment of friends and supporters of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Philanthropy provides the spark to advance the boundaries of knowledge, test and prove new therapies, and improve the lives of patients and their families.

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660 Ackerman Road
P.O. Box 183112
Columbus, OH 43218-3112