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Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-5853
Fax: 412-648-5980

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Research-In-Progress Conference

The VMI/HVI Research-in-Progress Conference is held throughout the academic year on FRIDAYS at 12:00pm in the 1295 BST Conference Room, unless otherwise noted. This conference is a platform for those who have interesting, new, unpublished data to share in fields related to VMI/HVI research.

For more information about this conference, please contact Dr. Sruti Shiva.
For scheduling, please contact Cindy Hatfield.


For reference, Fall 2017 presentation information has been posted HERE.



2018

PRESENTER 1

PRESENTER 2/3

Jan 5

NO CONFERENCE

Jan 12

NO CONFERENCE - AHA Fellows Research Day

Jan 19

Maria Kapetanaki, PhD
(Kato Lab)

“Heme-induced antioxidant response in Erythroid Cells; mechanism and health consequences in SCD”

Jan 26

Dharendra Thapa, PhD
(Mentor: Scott)

“Adropin mediated regulation of Lipid and Glucose metabolism in diet induced obesity”

Sathish Vasamsetti, PhD
(Mentor: Dutta)

“Sympathetic activation triggers myelopoiesis-relevance to atherosclerosis”

Feb 2

Micol Falabella, PhD
(Mentor: Kaufman)

“Potential roles for G-quadruplexes in mitochondria”

Qiujun Yu, MD, PhD
(Mentor: Chan)

“Metabolic drivers of endothelial dysfunction in pulmonary hypertension: examples of a novel coding and non-coding gene”

Feb 9

NO CONFERENCE - VMI/Cardiology Fellows Retreat @ Seven Springs

Feb 16

Katherine Wood, PhD
(Straub Lab)

“Cytochrome b5R3 Reductase in Sickle Cell Disease”

Zachary Rhinehart, MD
(Cardiology)

“Sex-differences in outcomes associated with atrial fibrillation: an analysis of the UPMC electronic health record, 2006-2017”

Feb 23

SCAIFE 4TH FL
LECTURE RM 1

Jason R. Becker, MD | Bio
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

"Fishing for Cardiomyopathy Modifiers"

Relevant Publications:

Mar 2

Sanghamitra Sahoo, PhD
(Pagano Lab)

“MicroRNA-214 in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”

Janet Manning, PhD
(Scott Lab)

“Cardiac GCN5L1 Acetyltransferase Expression Prevents Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury”

Mar 9

NO CONFERENCE - Spring Holiday / University Closed

Mar 16

Hernando Gomez Danies, MD, MPH
(Critical Care Medicine)

“The role of glycocalyx shedding and platelet adhesion in Sepsis-induced microvascular dysfunction”

Atinuke "Oyin" Dosunmu-Ogunbi
(MSTP / Mentor: Novelli)

“Cerebral Oxidative Stress in Sickle Mouse Models”

Mar 23

Eva Schmelzer, PhD
(Surgery)

“Potential Role of DLK1+ Hepatoblasts on Hematopoietic Progenitors of Human Fetal Liver”

Deirdre Nolfi-Donegan, MD
(CHP / Hematology-Oncology)

“HMGB1 as a novel platelet agonist: the clot thickens”

Mar 30

Daniel Simoes de Jesus, PhD
(VMI / Pathology)

“NOX1/REF-1 Mediated Activation of CREB1 Promotes Gremlin1-driven Proliferation”

Dingxin Qin, MD, MSc
(Cardiology)

“Clinical Management of Class III Obesity and Atrial Fibrillation”

Apr 6

Vinny Negi, PhD
(Mentor: Chan)

“Repurposing Chemotherapeutics for Pulmonary Hypertension”

Ahmad Masri, MBBS
(Cardiology)

“Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Beyond the Aortic Diameter”

Apr 13

Mourad Senussi, MBBCh
(Cardiology)

“Validation of carotid and femoral doppler derived cardiac output measurements”

George Cater, MD
(Cardiology)

“Cardiac Structure and Function in a Mouse Model of Doxirubicin Cardiomyopathy after Early Enalapril Treatment: A Cardiac MRI Study”

Apr 20

Nicoletta "Niki" Machin, DO
(Mentor: Ragni)

“Gene therapy for Hemophilia A; a Cost-Effectiveness Study”

Alicia Topoll, MD
(Mentor: Kavalieratos)

“Characteristics and symptom burden in patients with pulmonary hypertension receiving palliative care”

AND

Wei Sun, MD
(Mentor: Chan)

“SCUBE1: A Novel Player in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”

Apr 27

Jonathan Florentin, PhD
(Mentor: Dutta)

“Dual role of CX3CR1 in pulmonary hypertension”

 

May 4

Patricia Riva Marques, PhD
(Mentor: al Ghouleh)

“Mechanistic insight into right ventricle remodeling in pulmonary hypertension”

Andrea Elliot, MD
(Cardiology)

“Receptor for Neuregulin, Erbb4, Knock Out Results in a Cardiomyopathy in Adult Mice”

May 11

Kelly Bailey, MD, PhD
(CHP / Hematology-Oncology)

“The MALT1 protease as a mediator of thrombin-dependent endothelial inflammation”

Bukola Gbotosho, PhD
(Mentor: Kato)

“Nrf2 in stress erythropoiesis and organ specific heme response”

May 18

Amber Johnson, MD, MBA
(Cardiology)

“Evaluating Gender & Racial Disparities in Primary Prevention Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Utilization”

J. Andres Pulgarin, PhD
(Mentor: Bruemmer)

“Role of Line-1 Element in Atherosclerosis”

May 25

Paola Corti, PhD
(Gladwin Lab)

“Function of Globins in Heart Regeneration and Development”

Jun 1

NO RIP CONFERENCE in lieu of the Senior Vice Chancellor's Research Seminar with VMI/Cardiology faculty Brett Kaufman, PhD, presenting | 12:00 noon | Scaife Lecture Rm 6

Jun 8

NO RIP CONFERENCE in lieu of the Robert M. Rogers Lectureship | 11:00am / MUH LHAS Auditorium

Jun 15

Grant Bullock, MD, PhD
(VMI/Pathology)

“Iron Metabolism and Mitochondrial Dysfunction During Erythropoiesis”

Malamo Countouris, MD
(Cardiology)

“Preeclampsia and Association with Later Life Microvascular Dysfunction, Strain, and Diastolic Dysfunction”

AND

Roy Sriwattanakomen, MD
(Cardiology)

“The effect of frailty on outcomes in patients with CRT-D”