Graphic promoting 2014 Critical Conversations Keynote Speaker David Relman.

2014-2015 Keynote Address:

"Your Inner Self: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease"

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 3:30 p.m.

Butler Auditorium, Farber Hall, South Campus

Headshot of Dr. David Relman.

Dr. David Relman

Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor, Stanford University

Chief of Infectious Diseases, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Dr. David Relman is the the Thomas C. and Joan M. Merigan Professor in the School of Medicine and professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University, and Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

Dr. Relman, a leading scholar of the human microbiome, microbial diversity and function, will share his unique insights into how microbial organisms are not only fundamental to human health and adaptability, but also how the study of the microbiome can contribute to the ability of science to recognize and intervene in disease in ways never previously imagined.

Schedule Highlights


3:30-5:00 PM

Your Inner Self: The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease

Keynote address by Dr. David Relman

Butler Auditorium, Farber Hall, UB South Campus

Reception to follow in the Biomedical Education Building atrium



10:00-11:30 AM

Understanding Infectious Diseases: Does it Take a Community?

Panel discussion featuring Dr. Relman and UB faculty/student panelists from the Schools of Public Health and Health Professions; Engineering and Applied Sciences; Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and Dental Medicine.

Moderator: Dr. Jean Wactawski-Wende, Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Interim Dean, School of Public Health and Health Professions

105 Harriman Hall, South Campus

Events are free and open to the public.

Advance registration is requested, but not required, for these two events.