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24th Annual Cardiovascular Day

Tuesday, February the 21st, 2017
Reynolds Alumni Center « click for map
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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Charles MurryDr. John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. John Cooke is a Professor and Chair of Cardiovascular Sciences at Institute for Academic Medicine, Houston Methodist, Weill Cornell Medical College.  Trained in cardiovascular medicine and obtained a Ph.D. in physiology at the Mayo Clinic, he went on to be an assistant professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School.  He moved to Stanford University to be appointed Professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and associate director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.  In 2013 he was recruited to Houston Methodist. See his CV at Houston Methodist for more details.

Dr. Cooke’s research focuses on restoration or stimulation of endothelial functions such as vasodilation and angiogenesis, using small molecules or stem cell therapies.

Lecture title: “Therapeutic Manipulation of Cell Fate for Cardiovascular Regeneration

Additional Speakers

Chetan Hans, Ph.D.
Stephanie Kidder Bowers, Ph.D.
Brian Ruyle
Adam Veteto
Craig Emter, Ph.D.
Yusuke Higashi, Ph.D.
Dylan Olver, Ph.D.
Jorge Castorena, Ph.D.

Poster Awards

1st Abuzar Mahmood UG - Med
Differential Regulation of Cardiac Function and Intracardiac Cytokines by Rapamycin in healthy and diabetic rat,
1st Scott Brown GRA - BiomedSci
The dipeptidyl peptidase IV Inhibitor saxagliptin prevents angiotensin II-Induced cardiac diastolic dysfunction: potential involvement of cardiac lymphocytes?
2nd Francisco Ramirez-Perez GRA - DCRC
Absence of Endothelial Estrogen Receptor Alpha Decreases Stiffness and Induces Outward Hypertrophic Remodeling in the Resistance Arteries of Male Mice Fed a Western Diet
3rd Jenna Edwards GRA - BiomedSci
Female sex hormones and chronic pressure-overload distinctly alter left ventricular mechanics in aortic-banded mini-swine
1st Jorge Castorena-Gonzalez Post-Doc - MPP
Connexin-45 plays a critical role in the conduction and coordination of spontaneous lymphatic vessel contractions by mediating muscle cell-to-cell electrical communication


Event Information

Event Committee members: Shawn B. Bender, William Durante, Chetan P. Hans, Charmain A. Fernando and Karol Dinwiddie

Call for Abstracts and Registration period has closed.

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