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WEXMED Live returns to the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club on March 27, 2020, in Naples, Florida. Please join us!

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WEXMED Live Naples 2020 Speakers

Zihai Li, MD, PhD

Zihai Li, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Klotz Chair in Cancer Research
Founding Director, OSUCCC – James Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO)

Zihai Li is a renowned medical oncologist and cancer immunologist who has made seminal contributions to understanding the fundamental roles of heat shock proteins in protein folding, immune regulation and cancer immunotherapy. His research, supported continuously for nearly two decades by the National Institutes of Health, is focused on developing better immuno-therapeutics against cancer by reprogramming the tumor microenvironment, including regulatory T cells, thrombocytes and unfolded protein response. Dr. Li is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP).

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Chair and Professor, Department of Family Medicine at the College of Medicine

Nwando Olayiwola is an international leader in harnessing technology and advancing novel innovations to improve quality and increase access to care for the most underserved and disenfranchised. Her research focuses on health disparities & equity, social determinants of health, practice transformation, health information technology and primary care redesign. She founded the National Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation at The Ohio State University. She came to Ohio State from the University of California, San Francisco, where she was Director of the Center for Excellence in Primary Care. Dr. Olayiwola  She received her MD from The Ohio State University and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

K. Luan Phan, MD

K. Luan Phan, MD

Professor and Chair
Charles F. Sinsabaugh Chair in Psychiatry 
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Luan Phan is an international leader in the neuroscience of emotion, anxiety and traumatic stress. He uses brain imaging to discover targets for treatments and to better understand how treatments work, and for whom. He completed his undergraduate studies, medical school, psychiatry residency and research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Prior to coming to Ohio State, Dr. Phan was on the faculties of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 15 years. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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