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Award Winners 2018

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Award Winners for Sixth Annual CVRI Symposium - 2018

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The sixth annual symposium sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Institute highlighted the strengths and innovations of such research at the institute and attracted individual posters that demonstrated the breadth of such research at Baylor and throughout the Texas Medical Center as a whole. Winners from each category are listed below.

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Junior Faculty Category - Best Abstract

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Sunil Verma, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
Rbfox2 function in RNA metabolism is impaired in hypoplastic left heart syndrome patient’s hearts
Author(s): Sunil K Verma¹, Vaibhav V Deshmukh², Curtis A Nutter³, Wenhao Jin⁴, James F Martin², Gene W Yeo⁵, Muge N Kuyumcu-Martinez⁶
¹Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), Galveston, TX; ²Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Medical Branch; ⁴Department of Physiology, National University of Singapore; ⁵Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Stem Cell Program and Institute for Genomic Medicine, University of California; ⁶Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Institute for Translational Sciences, The University of Texas Medical Branch

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Student Category - Best Abstract

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Katherina Alsina, B.S., Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Downregulation of protein phosphatase 2A regulatory subunit B56A promotes atrial fibrillation
Author(s): Katherina M Alsina¹, Na Li², Niels Voigt³, David Y Chiang⁴, Chunxia Yao⁴, Peter J Mohler⁵, Frank U Muller⁶, Dobromir Dobrev⁷, Xander HT Wehrens⁸
¹Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; ²Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Division of Experimental Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany; ⁴Cardiovascular Research Institute, Baylor College of Medicine; ⁵Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University; ⁶Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Munster, Germany; ⁷Division of Experimental Cardiology, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim; ⁸Cardiovascular Research Institute, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences Program, Baylor College of Medicine

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Clinical Fellow/Medical Resident Category - Best Abstract

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Anum Saeed, M.D., Center for Cardiometabolic Disease, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Global cardiovascular disease events in older adults: a short-term risk assessment and prediction approach from the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study
Author(s): Anum Saeed¹, Vijay Nambi², Salim S Virani², Ron Hoogeveen³, Wensheng Sun³, George E Taffet⁴, Kuni Matsushita⁵, Josef Coresh⁵, Elizabeth Selvin⁵, Anita Deswal⁶, James deLemos⁷, Lynne E Wagenknecht⁸, Christie M Ballantyne⁹
¹Center for Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Cardiology Division/Section of Cardiovascular Research, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center/Baylor College of Medicine; ³Section of Cardiovascular Research, Baylor College of Medicine; ⁴Geriatrics and Cardiovascular Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; ⁵Division of Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; ⁶Cardiology Division, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; ⁷The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases; ⁸Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forrest School of Medicine; ⁹Cardiology Division/Section of Cardiovascular Research, Baylor College of Medicine

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Postdoc Category - Best Abstract

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Pingping Ren, Ph.D., Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Targeting necroptosis to prevent the development of sporadic aortic aneurysm and dissection in mice
Author(s): Pingping Ren¹, Wei Luo², Yidan Wang², Chen Zhang², Jiao Guo², Lin Zhang², Joseph S. Coselli², Ying H. Shen², Scott A. LeMaire²
¹Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; ²Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

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Student Category - Best Poster

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Ashish Rao, M.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Tissue specific expression of expanded cug repeat RNA reproduces cardiac features of myotonic dystrophy type 1
Author(s): Ashish Rao¹, Hannah Campbell², Xander HT Wehrens², Thomas A Cooper³
¹Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

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Postdoc Category - Best Poster

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Satadru Lahiri, Ph.D., Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Role of a novel calpain-mediated regulation of junctiphilin-2 (JPH2) in heart failure
Author(s): Satadru K Lahiri¹, Ralph J Van Oort², Ann P Quick¹, Xiaolu Pan¹, Hannah Campbell¹, Julia Reynolds¹, Xander Wehrens¹
¹Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Department of Experimental Cardiology, Academic Medical Center

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Clinical Fellow/Medical Resident Category - Best Poster

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Khurrum Khan, M.D., Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Door-in door-out time in stemi: underachieved and modifiable
Author(s): Khurrum Khan¹, Varun Kumar², Hani Jneid³
¹Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine; ²Department of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital; ³Department of Medicine - Division of Cardiology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

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Junior Faculty Category - Best Poster

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Parag Jain, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Detection of integrated epigenomic/transcriptomic biomarkers for improved care of congenital heart disease patients after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
Author(s): Parag Jain¹, Cristian Coarfa², Matthew Robertson³, Paul Checchia⁴
¹Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Advanced Technology Cores, Baylor College of Medicine; ⁴Pediatrics/Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

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Junior Faculty Category - Best Poster

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Parag Jain, M.D., Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Detection of integrated epigenomic/transcriptomic biomarkers for improved care of congenital heart disease patients after cardiopulmonary bypass surgery
Author(s): Parag Jain¹, Cristian Coarfa², Matthew Robertson³, Paul Checchia⁴
¹Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Advanced Technology Cores, Baylor College of Medicine; ⁴Pediatrics/Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

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