Seminar Series 2007

Our seminars are usually held on the first Thursday of each month.

The meeting is held at noon in Room C1-7 of the Communicore
(room may be subject to change).

January 4th
Donald Kohan, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology,
University of Utah and Utah VAMC
“Tails of Endothelin: Regulation of Blood Pressure and Sodium Excretion”
February 1st
Jim Roberts, MD
Professor of Ob/Gyn and Reproductive Sciences,
Director, Magee Women’s Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh
“Preeclampsia: The Major CV Disease of Reproductive-age Women”
March 1st
Vito Campese, MD
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Nephrology, USC
“The Kidney and the Neurogenic Control of Blood Pressure”
April 5th
Chris Wilcox, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Chief of Nephrology, Georgetown University
“Oxidative Stress and NO Deficiency in the Kidney: A Critical Link to Hypertension?”
April 26th
Julian Paton, PhD
University of Bristol, UK
“Brain Endothelium and Neurogenic Hypertension”
May 3rd
Stanley Franklin, MD
Professor of Medicine, 
UCI Heart Disease Prevention Program, 
University of California, Irvine
“The Role of Arterial Stiffness in Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease”
June 6th
Haralambros Gavras, MD
Professor of Medicine, Hypertension and Atherosclerosis Section, Boston University
“Role of α2-Adrenoceptors in Hypertension and Cardiac failure.”
July, 31st
Julie M. Delp, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology,
Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Cardiovascular Sciences, West Virginia University
“Aging decreases vasoconstrictor responses of coronary resistance arterioles through
endothelium-dependent mechanisms”
August, 23rd
Eileen Gallery, MD
Joint Director, Perinatal Research Group,
Kolling Institute of Medical Research,
Sydney University at Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW, Australia
“Something for everyone – the physiological paradox that is pregnancy”

September 6th
(Seminar canceled)

October, 4th
Patrice Guyenet, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
“Central chemoreceptors”
November, 8th
Thomas Coffman, MD
James R. Clapp Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell Biology and Immunology Chief
Division of Nephrology, Duke University and Durham VA Medical Centers
Seminar sponsored by Merck
“The Kidney in Hypertension: Guyton Redux”
December, 6th
Curt Sigmund, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics,
Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
“A Pivotal Role for PPARg in Regulating Vascular Tone and Arterial Pressure”