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Visit to Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

April 16 and 17 I visited Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta at the University of Calgary, Canada. Snow storm prevented my visit last year, and another snow storm tried to stop me this year, all flights via Minneapolis were cancelled except one! It was an honor to present the Dr. E. R. Smith Lecture in Cardiovascular Research, which was the keynote lecture at the annual Libin Cardiovascular Institute's Tine Haworth Research Day 2018. My lecture was titled "New Technology for Human Heart Physiology".

Anastasia Carr received Clare Booth Luce Research Scholarship for 2018-2019!

Congratulations to Anastasia! She was one of only four inagural Clare Booth Luce Research Scholarships, which will fund her undergraduate research project in 2018-2019! She submitted a proposal to study "The transient outward potassium channel (Ito): contribution and modulation of human cardiac repolarization". She will work with Dr. Rokhaya Faye on this project, where they will use siRNA and CAGE technlogy to investigate transcriptional regulation of cardiac repolarization in human heart. 

New NIH grant is funded!

Our new collaborative NIH grant 1R01HL126802 is funded starting January 1, 2016! This is a collaboration with Professor Natalia Trayanova from Johns Hopkins University and Professor Julia Gorelik from the Imperial College London. Grant is titled: "EXPLORATION OF ARRHYTHMOGENIC TRIGGERS AND SUBSTRATES IN HEART FAILURE". First year budget is $757,771. We are looking forward to this exciting scientific collaboration with Trayanova and Gorelik labs.

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