HSC at Fort Worth

Robert J. Hardin Translational Cardiovascular Research Symposium

Join us to explore emerging trends in cardiovascular research and medicine

The Department of Physiology and Anatomy and School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of North Texas Health Science at Fort Worth are pleased to present the inaugural Robert J. Hardin Translational Cardiovascular Research Symposium on July 13 on the HSC campus.

Event details

  • July 13, 2024
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: UNTHSC MET Building, Room 109-111
  • Parking: Lot 19 at the corner of of Bunting Ave. and Montgomery St. (Campus Map)
  • Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks will be provided

Keynote

Levine Benjamin The Athlete’s Heart: Friend or Foe

Benjamin Levine, MD
UT Southwestern, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

Agenda

8 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Opening remarks

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Session 1: Neural and Vascular Control in Cardiovascular System

Chairs: Gef Farmer, PhD & David Buckley, PhD                                 

  • Rethinking traits of metabolic syndrome to improve cardiovascular outcomes: Insights from obese Zucker rats
    Ann Schreihofer, PhD
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Sex differences in sympathetic neural control in older adults with hypertension
    Qi Fu, MD, PhD
    UT Southwestern, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
  • Sex Differences in Sympathetic Vascular Transduction in Black Adults: Implications for Racial Disparities in Hypertension
    Benjamin Young, PhD
    University of North Texas
  • Microvascular Pathology with Aging: From Bone, to Blood, to Peripheral Organs
    Rhonda Prisby, PhD
    University of Texas at Arlington
  • 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Session 2: Trainee Session

Chairs: Paul Fadel, PhD & Johnathan Tune, PhD

  • Interaction Between Arterial Stiffness, Amplitude of Oscillations, and Cerebral Tissue Oxygenation
    Lindsey Hudson, MS
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Control of coronary blood flow in postpartum heart
    Selina Tucker, PhD candidate
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Blockade of brain insulin receptor signaling impairs open-loop arterial baroreflex function via attenuated neural arc in healthy male rats
    Amane Hori, Postdoctoral Fellow
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Sympathetic transduction to blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease
    Claire E. Trotter, Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Texas at Arlington

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Session 3: Keynote Address

Introduction: Sal Essajee

  • The Athlete’s Heart: Friend or Foe
    Benjamin Levine, MD
    UT Southwestern, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

1:30 – 3 p.m. Poster Session

3 – 4 p.m. Session 4: Modulation of the heart in health and disease

Chairs: Michael Nelson, PhD & Bella Ruiz

  • Current trends in management of cardiac arrhythmias
    Senthil Thambidorai, MD
    Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia 
  • Mechanisms of Structural Remodeling in Atrial Arrhythmias
    Anuradha Kalyanasundaram, PhD
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
  • Regulation of cardiac function in health and disease
    Michael Nelson, PhD
    University of Texas at Arlington
  • New Insights into mechanisms for exercise intolerance in HFpEF
    Tom Sarma, MD
    UT Southwestern, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine

4 p.m. Concluding remarks and trainee awards

Poster session

The symposium will include a poster session to present current knowledge and unanswered questions in key areas of cardiovascular research and medicine. Prizes will be awarded in each topic for best poster presentation.

Poster submission will close on July 1, 2024.

Sponsors

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

  • Robert J Hardin Heart and Cancer Research Fund
  • Department of Physiology and Anatomy
  • School of Biomedical Science

University of Texas at Arlington

  • Department of Kinesiology
  • College of Nursing and Health Innovation

 

Date

Jul 13 2024
Expired!

Time

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

HMP Lab