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James T. Willerson, M.D. Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar Series

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Fall 2022 Seminars

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The CVRI is pleased to announce our partnership with the Texas Heart Institute to jointly organize the James T. Willerson, M.D. Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar Series. Together with the Texas Heart Institute, we aim to honor Dr. Willerson's significant contributions to cardiovascular science and medicine. To learn more about Dr. Willerson's legacy, visit the Texas Heart Institute's website.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit will be available to eligible attendees for all seminars. For further details, visit the CME website

Seminars are open to all who are interested in cardiovascular sciences, and are held on select Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

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David

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Aug. 31, 2022

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David Durgan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Integrative Physiology & Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar location:
One Baylor Plaza, Alkek Building, 3rd floor, Room N315
Topic: Blood Pressure Regulation: A Microbial Perspective

Camila

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Sept. 21, 2022

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Camila Hochman Mendez, MSc, Ph.D.
Director, Regenerative Medicine Research and Biorepository Core
Texas Heart Institute
Seminar location:
One Baylor Plaza, Alkek Building, 3rd floor, Room N315
Topic: There and Back Again: From a Cadaveric to Bioengineered Heart
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Zheng

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Sept. 28, 2022

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Zheng Sun, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Seminar location: One Baylor Plaza, Michael E. DeBakey Center, McMillian Auditorium
Topic: Circadian Clock, Dawn Phenomenon, Obesity Paradox
 

Mark

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Oct. 12, 2022

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Mark Drazner, M.D.
Professor, James M. Wooten Chair in Cardiology
Clinical Chief of Cardiology, Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Seminar location: One Baylor Plaza, Michael E. DeBakey Center, McMillian Auditorium
Topic: The Clinical Examination in Patients with Heart Failure: New Insights

Jonathan

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Oct. 19, 2022

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Jonathan Kirk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Vice Chair, Cell and Molecular Physiology
Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine
Seminar location: One Baylor Plaza, Michael E. DeBakey Center, Room M112
Topic: Cardiac Sarcomere Protein Quality Control and BAG3: Repairing the Engine without Stopping the Car

Daniel

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Oct. 26, 2022

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Daniel J. Rader, M.D.
Chair, Genetics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine 
Virtual seminar: Zoom

Kristin

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Nov. 2, 2022

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Kristin Stanford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physiology and Cell Biology, Internal Medicine & Endocrinology
Associate Director, Diabetes Metabolism Research Center
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Seminar location:
Michael E. DeBakey Center, M112

Kenneth

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Nov. 30, 2022

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Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D., FAHA
Lockhart B. McGuire Professor
Director, Hematovascular Biology Center
Professor,  Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Cardiovascular Medicine
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia, School of Medicine
Seminar location:
One Baylor Plaza, Michael E. DeBakey Center, M112

Stanley

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Dec. 7, 2022

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Stanley Nattel, M.D.
Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, 
Professor, Medicine
Director, Electrophysiology Research Program
Montreal Heart Institute
Seminar location:
One Baylor Plaza, Cullen Building, Cullen Auditorium

Jianyi

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Dec. 14, 2022

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Jianyi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering 
T. Michael and Gillian Goodrich Endowed Chair of Engineering Leadership
Professor of Medicine and  Engineering
School of Medicine, School of Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Seminar location: One Baylor Plaza, Cullen Building, Cullen Auditorium

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Spring 2022 Seminars

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Sharlene

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Jan. 26, 2022

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Sharlene M. Day, M.D.
Presidential Associate Professor 
Director, Translational Research 
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiovascular Institute
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Title:
Therapeutics in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: In with the old and in with the new
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Paulus

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Feb. 9, 2022

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Professor Paulus Kirchhof
Director, Department of Cardiology 
University Heart and Vascular Center 
Eppendorf University Hospital
Hamburg Germany
Honorary Professor, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Title: Atrial Fibrillation: Anticoagulation, Therapy of Concomitant Conditions, and Rhythm Control
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Ravi

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Feb. 23, 2022

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Ravi Birla, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatric Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery Division
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Basic and Translational Research
The Center for Congenital Cardiac Research
Texas Children’s Heart Center
Title:
Development of 3D Cardiovascular Tissue Models to Study Congenital Heart Disorders
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Shaine

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March 9, 2022

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Shaine Morris, M.D.
Medical Director, Cardiovascular Genetics
Associate Director, Fetal Cardiac Intervention Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Title:
Outcome Modeling in Children with Aortas Great and Small
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Kathleen

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March 23, 2022

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Kathleen Rubins, Ph.D.
NASA Astronaut
Microbiologist
Scientist at the International Space Station
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Hesham

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March 30, 2022

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Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D.
J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology
Professor
Internal Medicine, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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William

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April 13, 2022

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William T. Pu, M.D. 
Director, Department of Cardiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Professor, Genetics
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard Medical School
Title:
Development and function of cardiac dyads
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Jeffrey

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May 4, 2022

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Jeffrey Saffitz, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Department of Pathology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Professor, Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Title:
Immune Signaling in the Pathogenesis of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
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Francesco

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May 11, 2022

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Francesco Ramirez, Ph.D.
Dr. Amy and James Elster Chair of Molecular Biology
Professor, Pharmacological Sciences, Orthopedics
Medicine, Cardiology
Icahn School of Medicine
Title:
Molecular pathophysiology of thoracic aortic aneurysm in Marfan syndrome
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Ronglih

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May 25, 2022

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Ronglih Liao, Ph.D., FAHA
Co-Director, Stanford Amyloid Center
Professor, Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Julieta

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June 8, 2022

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Julieta Palomeque, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Cardiovascular Research Center
National University of La Plata, Argentina
Title:
Impact of Different Models of Metabolic Stress on Cardiac Ca2+ Handling 
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