2013 Hypertension Research Day

E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
E.P. and Kate Coleman North Auditorium
A117 Coleman Building
956 Court Avenue, Memphis, TN
UTHSC Campus

UTHSC Hosts Eric E. Muirhead Hypertension Research Day

On November 13, the Cardiovascular-Renal Center at UTHSC will present the E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day in Room A117 of the UTHSC Coleman Building. Hypertension Research Day started in 1987 as a symposium honoring Dr. E. Eric Muirhead to commemorate his numerous contributions to hypertension research and the medical community. It has now grown into an annual special event.

The program provides leading information in cardiovascular research, stimulates collaboration between laboratories at UTHSC and the institutions of the guest speakers and leads to new ideas for research, treatment and drug design. This year, four outstanding speakers will present cutting-edge clinical and basic science lectures. Hypertension Research Day has been approved for Continuing Medical Education credit and is open to all health science professionals and students.

Leonard Share Young Investigator Awards

The Leonard Share Young Investigator Awards will also be presented during the symposium, one to a clinical fellow (MD) engaged in either clinical or basic science research, and the other to a basic science fellow (PhD) with a maximum of two years postdoctoral research.

For Leonard Share Young Investigator Award application information, contact Michelle Lester in the Department of Physiology at (901) 448-2634, mlester@uthsc.edu.

Hypertension Research Day 2013 Speakers and Topics


8:00 a.m. - Medicine Grand Rounds

"Arterial stiffness - what does it add when I already know the blood pressure?"

Presenter: Raymond R. Townsend, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center


9:00 a.m. - Leonard Share Memorial Lecture

"Discovery of hydrogen sulfide as a gasotransmitter in the cardiovascular system"

Presenter: Rui Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President of Research, Economic Development and Innovation
Lakehead University


10:15 a.m. - E. Eric Muirhead Hypertension Research Day Lecture

"Oxidative stress and hypertension"

Presenter: Robin L. Davisson, Ph.D.
The Andrew Dickson White Professor of Molecular Physiology
Cornell University


11:15 a.m. - University of Tennessee Health Science Center Lecture

"Hypertension treatment guidelines in patients with chronic kidney disease: Is it appropriate to extrapolate from the general population?"

Presenter: Csaba P. Kovesdy, M.D.
The Fred Hatch Professor of Medicine
Director, Clinical Outcomes and Clinical Trials Program in Nephrology
University of Tennessee of Tennessee Health Science Center


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Wednesday, November 13

E.P. and Kate Coleman North Auditorium
A117 Coleman Building
956 Court Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163 Map