FIU’s Biomedical Engineering Department just celebrated “Heart Day Symposium” to highlight ongoing research on cardiovascular disease
For the third consecutive year and as part of the Wallace H Coulter Foundation Seminar Series, the Biomedical Engineer Department commemorated Miami Heart Month with a full day symposium intended to enhance local collaboration and interaction with those working in this area and highlight current research and challenges in cardiovascular medicine.
The day started with the seminar held by Dr. Katherine Yutzey, Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, who talked about present research on heart valve development and disease, including inflammation, and mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation.
The main thing is to enjoy what you are doing and don’t give up, because time will be hard sometimes, but if you power trough is what you need to succeed advised Dr. Yutzey to the students looking to focus on cardiovascular disease research.
Dr. Lina Shehadeh, Associate Professor of Medicine Division of Cardiology at The University of Miami, who discussed the role of osteopontin (OPN) in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction.
I really enjoyed. It was an honor to share with the students at the seminar and getting to know their research expressed Dr. Shehadeh about her experience at the Heart Day Symposium.
Additionally, students of Florida International University had the opportunity to share their research with peers, guest speakers, and professors during the Poster Symposium and a panel session moderated by Dr. Joshua Hutcheson and Dr. Sharan Ramaswamy, took the stage to discuss the future of cardiovascular research and medicine.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people in the United States and it is said that one person dies every 37 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease.
This is why for the Biomedical Engineering Department at FIU is vital to continue holding this symposium with the participation of heart disease experts and our students who will be the future of Biomedical Engineering.
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