Cardiovascular Health Research Unit

Previous Work-in-Progress Sessions


April 23rd, 2013
Speaker: Larisa Tershchenko, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University
Title: Towards ECG screening for sudden cardiac death risk in the general population


April 30th, 2013
Speaker: Biraj Karmacharya, MBBS, Msc
Doctoral Student, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Title: Opportunities and Challenges of CVD Research in Low-Income Settings: Perspectives from The Dhulikhel Heart Study (Nepal)


May 21st, 2013
Speaker: Noel S. Weiss, MD, DrPH
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Title: All-cause mortality as an outcome in epidemiologic studies: Proceed with caution


May 28th, 2013
Speaker: Joanna Ghobrial, MD
Doctoral Fellow, Department of Cardiology, University of Washington
Title: Ethnic differences in sudden cardiac arrest


November 5th, 2014
Speaker: Laura Harrington, MS
Doctoral Student, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Title: The Endogenous Hormonal Milieu Associated with Thrombosis in Postmenopausal Women


February 25th, 2015
Speaker: Kenneth Rice, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington
Title: The Truth about Meta-Analysis


April 22nd, 2015
Speaker: Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS
Assistant Professor, Medicine Staff Physician, Cardiology, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Title: Promoting physical activity in patients with heart disease using mobile technology


May 13th, 2015
Speaker: Lucia A. Hindorff, PhD, MPH
Epidemiologist and Program Director, Division of Genomic Medicine, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH
Title: From Genotype to Phenotype... and Back Again


June 3rd, 2015
Speaker: Sherene Shalhub, MD, MPH, FACS
Assistant Professor, Surgery, Vascular Surgery, University of Washington
Title: Genetic and clinical factors leading to dissection related aneurysmal degeneration


June 24th, 2015
Speaker: Marco Carone, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington
Title: Targeted learning: a set of tools for agnostic statistics


September 30th, 2015
Speaker: Biraj Karmacharya, MBBS, PhD
Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Title: Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases Risk Factors and Hypertension in a Community-based Sub-urban Population in Nepal


December 2nd, 2015
Speaker: Julio Lamprea, MD, PhD, MPH
Clinical Fellow, Cardiology, University of Washington Medical Center
Title: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Plasma Lipids, and Cardiovascular Disease


December 9th, 2015
Speaker: Rheem A. Totah, MS, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Washington
Title: Establishing Eicosanoids as Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease


January 20th, 2016
Speaker: Shin Lin, MD, PhD, MHS
Fellow, Heart Failure/Transplantation, UCLA
Title: Epigenomic Landscapes


March 30th, 2016
Speaker: YiQiang (Ken) Zhang, PhD
Acting Instructor of Medicine, Cardiology, University of Washington
Title: Functional Genomic Regulations of Cardiomyocyte Renewal


April 6th, 2016
Speaker: Bessie A. Young, MD, MPH
Professor, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Title: Genetics, Race, Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease


June 22nd, 2016
Speaker: Christopher S. Carlson, PhD
Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Title: Making the Adaptive Immune System Sexy Again: New Insights from BCR and TCR


July 13th, 2016
Speaker: Robert Kaplan, PhD
Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: Unraveling the Hispanic Health Paradox