Inflammation and healing impact disease and injury. At the center of these processes are the often overlooked immune cells called macrophages. From cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity and sepsis to tissue trauma and osteoarthritis, prognosis rests on the particular phenotypic expressions of macrophages. On the Magical Mystery Macrophage Tour, we’ll discover the hidden lives of these mysterious cells of innate immunity and glimpse their roles in some common medical conditions.
Dr. Vyvyane Loh is board-certified in Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine.She is currently the Medical Director of Transform Alliance for Health and also Innoneo Medical where she heads the Metabolic Health department. Her special interests include Immunology, Metabolic Syndrome, Fat Metabolism, Clinical Nutrition and Preventive Medicine.
Her other achievements include choreography and writing. She was the recipient of the Bunting/Radcliffe Fellowship in Fiction in 2006, a Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction in 2008, and shortlisted for the 2005 international IMPAC Award in Literature. Her diverse skills support her commitment to celebrating the full range of our humanity in an increasingly technological and disembodied world through art and the healing sciences.
Dr. Ed and Judy Galbavy: Carousel House
Dr. Roger Orth with Gastroenterology Associates
Joanne Bujnoski and Martin Kandes