Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science


Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science Seminar Program

The University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center (CVC) is sponsoring the 2011 Basic Science Research Seminars entitled "Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science."

Program structure

The format is a weekly, 1-hour scientific seminar that is scheduled in the CVC Danto Auditorium, Room 2314, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Intended audience

The intended audience is faculty, staff, residents, fellows, graduate students and medical students from across the University of Michigan including but not limited to Cardiovascular Center departments and sections (Cardiovascular Medicine, Center for Arrhythmia Research, Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Radiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Neurology, Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology, Cardiac Surgery and Vascular Surgery),  Life Sciences Institute, Biomedical Engineering, School of Public Health, and the Program in Biomedical Sciences (Bioinformatics, Biological Chemistry,  Biophysics, Cell & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology & Immunology, Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Molecular & Cellular Pathology, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology). 

Objective

This program is for physicians, scientists, nurses, physician’s assistants, medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows working in the areas of cardiovascular science and medicine. This activity is meant to communicate the newest advances in basic cardiovascular research, improve communication, and foster collaboration between basic and clinical scientists.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program content

The seminar is a comprised of current CVC Basic Science Seminar Series combined with the several Program Project Grant (PPG) seminar series.  The series will include discussion topics from each of the following programs: 

  1. The monthly CVC Basic Science Research seminar series sponsored by the CVC Basic Science Research Team (team co-coordinators are Dr. Lori Isom and Dr. Margaret Westfall), and is organized by Dr. Anatoli Lopatin.
  2. Dr. David Ginsburg’s PPG: “Molecular Genetics of Coagulation Disorders
  3. Dr. Daniel Lawrence’s PPG: “Novel Targets in Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis
  4. Dr. Jose Jalife's PPG: “Arrhythmia mechanisms in 2 Inherited Diseases (ARVC, CPVT)
  5. Dr. Jose Jalife’s PPG: “Intercellular Communication and Impulse Propagation” NIH Program Project Grants. 

Seminar Program - Winter 2015

You can now record, view, and print your CME online at umhscme.com, using the new eCAT (electronic CME Attendance Tool).
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January 2015

 
January 19th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Douglas Mann, MD
Lewin Chair and Chief
Cardiovascular Division
Professor of Medicine
Cell Biology and Physiology
Washington University School of Medicine
Topic: The Role of Innate Immunity in Cardiac Injury and Repair
January 26th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Karl Desch, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Disease
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Michigan
Topic: Genomic Studies of Quantitative Traits In Thrombosis and Hemostasis

February 2015

 
February 9th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Chad Frasier, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Pharmacology
University of Michigan
Topic: The Role of the Cardiovascular System in Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy
February 16th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Qi-Long Ying, PhD
Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Department of Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Topic: New Insights into the Mechanism of Embryonic Stem Cell Self-renewal

March 2015

 
March 2nd from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Mohammed Saeed, MD, PhD
Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine
Center for Arrhythmia Research
University of Michigan
Topic: Comparative Proteomic Analysis of Atrial Tissue Isolated from Sheep with Paroxysmal vs Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
March 9th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Adam Helms, MD
Clinical Lecturer
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Topic: Developing Genome-Engineered Stem Cell Models of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
March 16th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Zhong Wang, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cardiac Surgery
University of Michigan
Topic: Explore an Integrated Strategy for Heart Regeneration with Large Animal Models, Stem Cells, Reprogramming, and Tissue Engineering
March 23rd from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
William E. Rainey, PhD
Jerome P. Conn Professor
Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Diabetes
Director of Endocrine Neoplasia Basic Research
University of Michigan
Topic: Developing Genome-Engineered Stem Cell Models of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
March 30th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Annita Ngatchou-Weiss, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan
Topic: Probing the Release of Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) Protein from Single Granules

April 2015

 
April 6th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Leslie Leinwand, PhD
Distinguished professor, MCD Biology
Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute
Tom Marisco Chair of Excellence
Topic: Translating Extreme Python Biology to the Mammalian Heart
April 13th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Jeffery D. Molkentin, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Topic: Are Ckit Progenitor Cells Really Involved in Cardiac Regeneration?
April 20th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Biology
Professor, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
Professor, Department of Medicine/Cardiology
University of Washington, School of Medicine
Topic: Disease Modeling and Heart Regeneration with Pluripotent Human Stem Cells
April 27th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Chenghua Gu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Topic: Interactions between Nervous and Vascular Systems in the CNS

May 2015

 
May 4th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Joseph Wu, MD, PhD
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine and Radiology
Topic: iPSCs for Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery
May 11th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Elizabeth Cooper
Research Manager
Office of Science Operations
American Heart Association - National Center
Topic: American Heart Association: Obtaining Funding for your Research
May 18th from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., CVC Danto Auditorium
Cardiovascular Research and Entrepreneuship Trainees

Joanne Garbincius
Topic: Targeting Mechanically-Activated NOS Signaling in Dystrophic Cardiomyopathy

Ana Rioja
Topic: Therapeutic Vascularization Using Modular Hydrogel Microenvironments

Margaret Fish
Topic: The Influence of Red Blood Cell Characteristics on Vasular-Targeted Carrier and White Blood Cell Adhesion from Blood Flow