James T. Willerson Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar 2019-2020

A THI Education Collaboration

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The James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar Series is a multi-institutional program organized by the Texas Heart Institute and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and attended by investigators, colleagues and trainees from clinical and teaching institutions across the Texas Medical Center including: Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as visitors and members of the Texas Medical Center.

Connecting outstanding scientists nationally and internationally

A unified forum for the cardiovascular research community

The seminar is held Thursdays during the academic year (September – May) from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Texas Heart Institute in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium.  There is no cost to attend and the seminar is open to the public with a special focus toward postdoctoral fellows, scientists, researchers and physicians.

This seminar series provides a unified forum for the cardiovascular research community within the Texas Medical Center to meet, and it connects us to outstanding scientists nationally and internationally.

Faculty

Sep 12 | Douglas W. Losordo, MD "The Microcirculation: Center of the Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Universe”

Executive Vice President, Global Head of Research and Development
Chief Medical Officer
Caladrius Biosciences
(Basking Ridge, New Jersey)

John S. Dunn Chair in Cardiology Research and Education
Professor, Medicine-Cardiology
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
UPMC and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Director, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
St. Boniface Hospital Albrechtsen Research Centre
Head, Division of Cardiovascular Science and Disease
Professor, Departments of Physiology and Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics,
Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba
(Manitoba, Canada)

Jimmy and Roberta Howell Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery
Vice Chair for Research, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Director of Research, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Professor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Critical Care
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter and Carole Walter Looke Presidential Distinguished Chair
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Houston Methodist Research Institute
(Houston, Texas)

Professor
Director of Institute of Pharmacology
University Duisburg -Essen Germany
Adjunct Faculty
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine
Director, Transgenic and Stem Cell Core Facility
The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Edward S. Cooper, M.D./Norman Roosevelt and Elizabeth Meriwether McLure Professor
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
(Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania )

Senior Associate Dean for Research, College of Medicine
Director, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center
Gill Foundation Chair, Preventive Cardiology
Professor, Medicine and Physiology
Editor-In-Chief, ATVB
University of Kentucky
(Lexington, Kentucky )

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Medical Genetics
UTHealth McGovern Medical School
(Houston, Texas)

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Associate Chairman for Basic Research, Internal Medicine
Director of Heart Branch of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati
(Cincinnati, Ohio)

Vice President for Research
Texas Heart Institute
(Houston, Texas)

Associate Professor
Internal Medicine | Molecular Biology
Graduate Programs
Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
UTSoutwestern Medical Center-Dallas
(Dallas, Texas)

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine-Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Director, Molecular Cardiology Research Laboratories – Biology
Texas Heart Institute
(Houston, Texas)

President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Medical Genetics
Director, MD/PhD Program
Director, John Ritter Research Program
The University of Texas Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences
School of Public Health (SPH)
The Univesity of Texas Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Professor, Center for Human Genetics
Laurence and Johanna Favrot Distinguished Professor in Cardiology
The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine
The Univesity of Texas Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Potter Lambert Chair in Internal Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Director, Abboud Cardiovascular Research Center
Professor of Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
University of Iowa
(Iowa City, Iowa)

Co-Director of the Stanford Amyloid Center
Professor of Medicine Stanford University School of Medicine
Visiting Professor of Medicine Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Stanford University
(Stanford, California)

Professor, Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

R. Clarence and Irene H. Fulbright Chair in Pathology
Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

John L. Locke, Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research and Treatment
Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Associate Director for Research, Division of Cardiology
University of Washington Medical Center
(Seattle, Washington)

Professor, Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Juanita P. Quigley Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Medicine (in Cardiology),
Pediatrics, and Center for Space Medicine
Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Professor, Department of Cardiology – Research, Division of Internal Medicine Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center Institute of Biosciences and Technology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
(Houston, Texas)

Sep 12 | Douglas W. Losordo, MD

Sep 19 | Yochai Birnbaum, MD

Sep 26 | Stephen Chan, MD, PhD, FAHA

Oct 3 | Lorrie A. Kirshenbaum, PhD

Oct 10 | Scott Anthony LeMaire, MD

Oct 24 | C. Thomas Caskey, MD, FACP, FACMG, FRSC

Oct 31 | Moreshwar S. Desai, MBBS

Nov 7 | John P. Cooke, MD, PhD

Nov 14 | Dobromir Dobrev, MD

Nov 21 | Eva Zsigmond, PhD

Dec 5 | Mark L. Kahn, MD

Dec 12 | Alan Daugherty, PhD, DSc

Dec 19 | Dongchuan Guo, PhD

Jan 9 | Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA

Jan 16 | Darren Woodside, PhD

Jan 23 | Beverly Rothermel, PhD

Jan 30 | Sean M. Hartig, PhD

Feb 6 | Peter Vanderslice, PhD

Feb 13 | Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD

Feb 20 | Bing Yu, PhD

Feb 27 | Myriam Fornage, PhD

Mar 5 | Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil

Mar 12 | Barry London, MD, PhD

Mar 19 | Ronglih Liao, PhD

Mar 26 | James F. Martin, MD, PhD

Apr 2 | Thomas A. Cooper, MD

Apr 16 | David Dichek, MD

Apr 23 | Grzegorz Ira, PhD

Apr 30 | Xander Wehrens, BSc, MD, PhD

May 21 | Jun-ichi Abe, MD, PhD