2021 Raniyah Ramadan Distinguished Symposium


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Friday, September 17, 2021
8:30am to 12:00pm


Hosted by North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) at
the University of North Texas Health Science Center


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Distinguished Lecture | Michelle C. Callegan, PhD

Dr. Callegan is the Director of Vision Research at the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, a Dean A. McGee Endowed Professor of Ophthalmology, an Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professor, and a George Lynn Cross Research Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Additionally, she is also a Gold Fellow of ARVO.

Dr. Callegan earned her MS and PhD at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Her research program focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of and novel therapeutics for the treatment of bacterial ocular infections.

Her most recent work includes identifying and targeting anti-inflammatory pathways involved in bacterial endophthalmitis, nanosponge treatment of ocular infections caused by bacteria that secrete pore-forming toxins, and identifying virulence targets involved in circumventing host inflammation in bacterial endophthalmitis and keratitis.


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Proudly promoting and advancing ophthalmology and neuroscience research

The Health Science Center’s North Texas Eye Research Institute (NTERI) is pleased to announce the 2021 Raniyah Ramadan Distinguished Symposium, dedicated to the memory of Dr. Raniyah Ramadan. This inaugural symposium will be held on Friday, September 17, 2021, and we invite your participation.

Dr. Raniyah Ramadan was heavily involved in research and programs for neuro-ophthalmology. The family started the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Foundation to honor her legacy. The foundation’s partnership with HSC celebrates her life, dreams and achievements while advancing her career posthumously.

Dr. Dimitrios Karamichos, Director of Research for NTERI, became involved with Raniyah’s family through the Oklahoma Center for Neuroscience. His connection to the family, has allowed HSC to honor her career and advance her research career in neuro-ophthalmology. The next page details Raniyah’s impactful dedication to her family and contributions to medicine.

The inaugural symposium will feature presentations from industry leaders, including the distinguished lecture by Raniyah’s PhD mentor Dr. Michelle C. Callegan. We hope you will join us in September as a valued sponsor. Attached you will find a broad range of options to fit every budget while providing tremendous brand exposure and networking opportunities. Most importantly, you will be helping us honor Raniyah’s memory with your generous support. Your consideration is greatly appreciated and we hope to see you at the symposium.



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