Valerie Opipari Endowed Lectureship

The Valerie P. Opipari, M.D. Endowed Lectureship invites a leader in Pediatric/Children's Health Research to give a lecture at the annual Pediatric Research Symposium. The purpose of the Symposium is to support and promote research in the department of Pediatrics. The visiting scholar will participate in mentoring panels with residents, fellows and junior faculty to discuss pathways and issues of a career in academic research.

The Valerie Opipari Lectureship was established to honor Dr. Opipari’s leadership and contributions to the Department of Pediatrics during her tenure as Chair (2003-2018); her long commitment to support and promote young investigators in advancing their research careers; and her continuing service and dedication to the children and families of C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.

The lectureship will be a special highlight of the annual Pediatric Research Symposium.

 This year’s lectureship will take place on Monday, May 13 at 4:00pm in the Dow Auditorium, Towsley, featuring

D. Brent Polk, MD, AGAF
Keck School of Medicine, USC
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

Cytokine signaling restrains inflammatory bowel disease development: the bright side of cytokine signaling


Valerie Opipari, M.D.

Valerie P. Opipari, M.D.

Ravitz Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics