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Seminar Series 2009

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 8th
Gregory D. Fink, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
“Reduced vascular capacitance in the etiology of hypertension”
February 5th
Barbara Ballerman, MD
Professor of Medicine, 
Director, Division of Nephrology and Immunology, University of Alberta, 
Edmonton, Canada
Topic TBA
March 5th
Julie Ingelfinger, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and Deputy Editor, NEJM,
Boston, MA
“Renin-angiotensin system in hypertension”
April 2nd
David M Pollock PhD
Professor of Surgery
Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia,
Augusta, GA
“NO, sex and ET control of Na excretion”
May 7th
Virginia Huxley, PhD
Professor of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology,
Center for Gender Physiology and Environmental Adaptation,
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
“Sex and the cardiovascular system: The intriguing tale of how women and men regulate cardiovascular function differently”

Summer  no seminars

September 1st
Moshe Levi, MD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
“Role of Farnesoid X Receptor in Diabetic Nephropathy”
October 1st
Julian Lombard, PhD
Professor of Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
“Protective effect of physiological angiotensin II levels to preserve endothelial function and maintain vascular relaxation: Implications for salt-sensitive hypertension”
November 5th
L. Gabriel Navar, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology
Tulane University, New Orleans
“The intrarenal/interstitial renin angiotensin system in hypertension”
November 12th
Sandra Davidge, PhD
Professor of Ob/Gyn and Physiology
Canada Research Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Topic TBA
December 10th
Kathryn Sandberg, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Physiology, 
Director, Center for Study of Sex Differences, Georgetown University
“Sex Chromosome Effects on Hypertension”