Updates on Ticks and Tick-borne disease: Lyme disease and a whole lot more.
Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM
Kelley Lecture Hall
1021 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
Dr. John Aucott is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. An internist and Lyme disease expert in the Division of Rheumatology, he is the director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. With more than 15 years of research experience on the crippling effects of Lyme disease, he has published numerous studies in peer-reviewed journals across a range of disciplines including infectious disease, rheumatology, dermatology, immunology, neuroinflammation, neuropsychology, sex and gender-based medicine, public health, and quality of life research. Dr. Aucott received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University Hospitals of Cleveland. He is fellowship-trained in infectious disease and geographic medicine. Dr. Aucott and his colleagues were recognized by Johns Hopkins with a Discovery Fund Synergy Award in 2014.
Understanding the Relationship Between Sleep and Pain in Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome by Bethany Remaniuk, Ph.D.
Thursday, April 4, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM
Dr. Bethany Remeniuk, Ph.D. is an assistant professor (soon-to-be) at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Upon graduating York College of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors of Science, she went on to receive her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Cancer Biology and Medical Pharmacology. While there, her research focused on understanding the underlying neural and molecular mechanisms driving pain and pain relief in multiple chronic pain states. Dr. Remeniuk went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, wherein her research sought to reveal how sleep disruption altered molecular, behavioral, and neural physiological processes in healthy subjects, as well as analyze changes in mechanisms contributing to opioid-induced pain relief.
Neurotoxins and Biotoxins as a Culprit in Lyme Disease and Chronic Illness: Overview, Diagnosis and Treatment by Dr. Colleen Pietrowski
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM
Dr. Colleen Pietrowski is a clinician and the clinical director at Advanced Medical Center in Timonium. She received her Doctorate degree from National University of Health Sciences in Illinois in1997 where her she studied primary care and chiropractic medicine. She then went on to obtain a second degree in toxicology and now specializes at her practice in neurotoxicology and biotoxins and has over twelve years’ experience in this area. She is a member of the International Association on Toxicology and regularly attends conferences on bioaerosols and biotoxins. She is often presented with patients in her office that are chronically ill with multiple symptoms and finds that neurotoxins are an underlying and treatable cause of the illness.
Dietary and Herbal Interventions for Lyme Disease: An in-depth look at beneficial tools and resources
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM
Rebecca is a nutritionist, herbalist and educator who has a private practice in Catonsville, Maryland. Rebecca was the founding director of the Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she worked for 10 years in a variety of roles as faculty, clinic supervisor and administrator. Previous to this, she practiced for five years at an integrative medical practice that specialized in chronic infection and Lyme disease. She holds a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from MUIH. She is a Certified Nutritional Specialist through the Board for Certified Nutritional Specialists, a licensed nutritionist in the state of Maryland, and a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.
Carditis in Lyme Disease: Overview and Clinical Presentations
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM
Cheryl Novak, CRNP is a Nurse Practitioner at the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in 1993, and a Masters in Nursing from Georgetown University in 2015. She is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has over twenty years’ experience in both pediatric and adult critical care nursing. Cheryl has been actively involved in both patient care and research initiatives since she joined the Lyme Research Center team in 2016.