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EVENTS

2009 Katz Prize Lectures in Cardiovascular Research
Thursday, October 29, 2009
P&S Alumni Auditorium
650 West 168th Street, First Floor
3:30 p.m.

Katz Awards
L-R: Lee Goldman, M.D., Elizabeth Nabel, M.D., Lewis Katz,
John Morrow, M.D., and Allan Schwartz, M.D. Photo credit: Eileen Barroso

2009 Lewis Katz Visiting Professorship in Cardiovascular Research
Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D.
Director
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

"Genomic Medicine: Cardiovascular Insights from a Premature Aging Syndrome"

Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D. is Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health, where she oversees an extensive national research portfolio with an annual budget of approximately $3.0 billion to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart, lung, and blood diseases. Among her leadership efforts, Dr. Nabel launched new scientific programs in the genomics and proteomics of complex diseases, stem and progenitor cell biology, translational research, and global health. As the author of 250 publications, Dr. Nabel has intertwined basic research and translation to clinical medicine throughout her career and has championed the concept of “bench to bedside". Her current research interests are focused on the molecular genetics of vascular diseases, where she has investigated the regulation of smooth muscle cell growth by cell cycle proteins, a process important for the development of atherosclerosis. Her awards include the Willem Einthoven Award, the American Heart Association Distinguished Achievement Award, and the Eugene Braunwald Academic Mentorship Award. She is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Association of American Physicians (Council), the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Council), and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2009 Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for a Young Investigator
John P. Morrow, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Columbia University

"Novel Therapeutic Targets to Prevent Arrhythmias and Sudden Death in Heart Failure Patients"

Dr. John Morrow, Assistant Professor in the Dept of Medicine (Division of Cardiology), graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000. He completed his Internship/Residency, Cardiology, and Clinical Electrophysiology Fellowships at CUMC, as well as the ABIM Research Pathway. He has received the Hamilton Southworth Research Award and the GlaxoSmithKline Research & Education Foundation for Cardiovascular Disease International Competitive Award for Young Investigators and is currently a Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar.

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Cardiovascular Research Initiative Symposium
May 21, 2009

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2009 Daniel L. Macken Visiting Professor in Cardiology

Barry M. Massie, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief, Cardiology Division
San Francisco VAMC

Dates: May 12-13, 2009

Dr. Massie spoke at Cardiology Grand Rounds on May 12, 2009 and at Medicine Grand Rounds on May 13, 2009.

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2008 Katz Prize Lectures in Cardiovascular Research
October 30, 2008

2008 Lewis Katz Visiting Professors in Cardiovascular Research
Christine Seidman, M.D.
Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Department of Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Jonathan Seidman, Ph.D.
Henrietta B. and Frederick H. Bugher Professor of Cardiovascular Genetics
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School

"Discovering Genetic Causes of Heart Disease: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment"

2008 Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for a Young Investigator
Andrew J. Einstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine (in Radiology)
Columbia University

"Estimating and Reducing Radiation Risk from Cardiac Imaging"

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Cardiovascular Research Initiative Symposium
October 24, 2008

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Cardiovascular Research Initiative symposium
June 17, 2008

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2007 Katz Prize Lectures in Cardiovascular Research
Oct. 30, 2007

2007 Lewis Katz Visiting Professor in Cardiovascular Research
James T. Willerson, M.D.
President, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Edward Randall III Chair in Internal Medicine
Alkek-Williams Distinguished Professor
President-Elect of the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas
Co-Director of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratories

"Stem Cells in the Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure and Coronary Heart Disease in Humans"

2007 Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for a Young Investigator
Thomas G. Diacovo, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Pathology
Director of Neonatal and Critical Care Research
Columbia University

"A Novel Model to Expedite Preclinical Testing of Antithrombotic Drugs: A Game of CAT in Mouse"

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2006 Katz Prize Lectures in Cardiovascular Research
October 19, 2006

2006 Lewis Katz Visiting Professors in Cardiovascular Research
Eugene Brauwald, MD
Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
Chairman
TIMI Study Group Brigham and Women's Hospital

"Cholesterol and Atherosclerosis: A Century of Controversy and Progress"

2006 Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for a Young Investigator
Geoffrey S. Pitt, MD, PhD
Esther Aboodi Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Columbia University

"Calcium Regulation of Cardiac Ion Channels and Arrhythmias"

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Invited speakers

The Clyde and Helen Wu Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture
December 7, 2009

Shaun R. Coughlin, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Professor of Medicine and of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology
University of California, San Francisco

"Protease-Activated Receptors and other GPCRs in Vascular Biology & Embryonic Development"

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2009 Daniel L. Macken Visiting Professor in Cardiology
May 12-13, 2009

Barry M. Massie, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Chief, Cardiology Division
San Francisco VAMC

Dr. Massie spoke at Cardiology Grand Rounds on May 12, 2009 and at Medicine Grand Rounds on May 13, 2009.

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The Clyde and Helen Wu Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture
December 1, 2008

Dr. Helen H. Hobbs
Howard Hughes Investigator
Director, McDermott Center
Chief, Division of Clinical Genetics, Internal Medicine
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
UT Southwestern Medical Center

"Genetic Protection from Diseases of Plenty"

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The Clyde and Helen Wu Distinguished Lecture Series
October 27, 2008

Dr. Arthur Moss
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Heart Research Follow-up Program
University of Rochester Medical Center

"New Genetic Insights into the Congenital Long QT Syndrome: An Inherited Channelopathy"

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The Clyde and Helen Wu Distinguished Lecture Series
March 17, 2008

Department of Pharmacology

Christopher C. Glass M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of California, San Diego

"Rubor, Calor, Dolor, et NCor; New Repression Pathways that Regulate Inflammation"

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The Clyde and Helen Wu Distinguished Visiting Professorship Lecture
December 10, 2007

Dr. Robert Lefkowitz
James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Duke University Medical Center

"A Brief History of Seven Transmembrane Receptors: New Approaches to Drug Therapy"

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