Event Details
Event Title Medicine Grand Rounds - Salty issues: The Roman Legion, epidemiology and inflammation
Groups Clinical Pharmacology
Event Start Date 06/13/2019 08:00 AM
Event Duration 1 hour
Location 208 Light Hall
Speaker David G. Harrison, M.D. Annet Kirabo, D.V.M., M.Sc., Ph.D. F.A.H.A.
Event Details Dr. Harrison is the Betty and Jack Bailey Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his MD degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1974 and obtained his house staff and clinical cardiology training at Duke University. From 1980-82, he completed a cardiovascular research fellowship at the University of Iowa. In 1982, he joined the faculty at the University of Iowa, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1987. In 1990, he joined Emory University, where he was appointed Professor of Medicine. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Harrison served as the Director of Cardiology at Emory. In January of 2011, Dr. Harrison became the Director of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His career has been devoted to basic research related to vascular function, the practice of cardiology and the education of young physicians. Dr. Harrison has been an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and has served on numerous committees for the AHA, served as the Chairman of the American Heart Association Council on Circulation, and served as Chairman of the National Institutes of Health Experimental Cardiovascular Studies Study Section (ECS). Dr. Harrison has served on the editorial boards of multiple journals and has given numerous invited and named lectures. He has received several awards most notable are the 2004 Novartis award from the American Heart Association for outstanding research in hypertension, the Robert Berne Award from the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiology Society (APS), the Carl Wiggers Award from the APS for outstanding research in cardiovascular physiology, the 2010 Distinguished Scientist Award at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA) and most recently, the 2018 Basic Science award from the Amercian Heart Association for “lasting contributions that changed the direction of research in hypertension and its complications.” **************************************************************************************************** Dr. Kirabo is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Makerere University, Uganda, in 2002. She subsequently traveled to the United States and obtained a master’s degree in Cell and Molecular Biology at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota in 2006. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in Physiology and Functional Genomics from the University of Florida in 2011 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Dr. David Harrison’s laboratory in 2014. In 2015, she joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a research instructor and was subsequently promoted to Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2016. Research in Dr. Kirabo’s laboratory focuses on understanding the interaction between oxidative stress and inflammation in the genesis of hypertension and kidney disease, and how excess dietary salt and the gut microbiome play a role. She was the first to show that hypertension leads to activation of antigen-presenting dendritic cells and demonstrated that this is superoxide and isolevuglandin mediated. Since 2008, she has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles. Dr. Kirabo is a Fellow of the American Heart Association and has served on committees for the AHA, served on AHA study sections and has served on the editorial boards of Hypertension and Current Hypertension Reports. She has given numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally and has received several awards from the AHA and American Physiological Society (APS). Her research is funded by the AHA and NIH NHLBI.
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Who May Attend The Medicine Community
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Refreshments Yes
Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Department of Medicine. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine that participants in CME activities be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the planner’s involvement and speaker’s presentation(s). Each planner and speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement; these relationships will be disclosed to the audience. This educational activity received no commercial support.
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