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Publish Date: 10/03/11
Media Contact: Katie Pence, 513-558-4561
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Cardiovascular Translational Research Day Oct. 11

The UC Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is holding a Translational Research Day, titled "Bridging the Lab and the Clinic," on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The goal of the event is to relate basic science research being done in the center with clinical needs and to encourage interaction between clinicians and basic scientists in the field.

The event will include three main information sessions, highlighting various cardiovascular-related translational research projects. The afternoon will begin with a boxed lunch at noon in Medical Sciences Building Room E-351. The following presentations will occur through out the afternoon:

12:00-12:15 p.m.: Building a World-Class Cardiovascular Center at UC: Partnering the Basic Science and Clinical Missions   
Neal Weintraub, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and Director, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.

12:15-2:10 p.m.: Heart Failure: Clinical Management and Experimental Basis  
Louis B. Louis, MD; Litsa Kranias, PhD; Guo-Chang Fan, PhD; Stephanie Dunlap, MD; Gary Shull, PhD; Jack Rubinstein, MD

2:20-3:50 p.m.: Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease, Cardioprotection and Repair   
Tarek Helmy, MD; Keith Jones', PhD, research group; Phillip Howles, PhD; Jerry Lingrel, PhD; Jason Paquin, MD; Muhammad Ashraf, PhD 

4:00-5:15 p.m.: Cardiovascular Imaging and Therapy: Clinical and Experimental Applications   
George Meier, MD; Christy Holland's, PhD, research team; George Shaw, MD; Bob O’Donnell, MD

The day will conclude with a poster presentation and a wine and cheese reception in the Kaplan Reception Hall, CARE-Crawley building. Please RSVP by Oct. 7. To do so or for more information, contact Donna Gering at

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