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On Nov 7, the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine participated in the PhUn Week event sponsored by the American Physiological Society. Dr. Joe visited second graders in Highland Elementary and had an exciting Q & A session on 'Who is a Physiologist?' and 'What does the Heart do?'. For more on this outreach activity, please visit the Sylvania School Teacher website of Mrs. Kim Hennessy:
Congratulations to Gopalakrishnan et al of the Physiological Genomics Program, Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine for their research work accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Physiological Genomics, a journal of the American Physiological Society named Dr. Joe as the new Section Editor of /Molecular Genetics of Complex Traits'. For more details, here is the Press Release from the American Physiological Society
The Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine was featured in the Ottawa Hills Newsletter for promoting K-12 Education through donation of Scientific Equipment to the Ottawa Hills High School. Read on...
Congratulations to Mr. Jeremy Nixon, a High School Teacher summer researcher on the Imagine2 program funded by the National Science Foundation, who has received the 2012 Springfield High School Educator of the Year Award. Here is an excerpt on his accomplishments from his colleague who nominated him for the award, "Jeremy has received many awards, but some of the most impressive was during his work as a temporary researcher at the University of Toledo Medical Center. He worked with Dr. Bina Joe analyzing mitochondrial DNA sequences of salt sensitive and salt resistant rats. He determined that mitochondrial DNA does not influence hypertension in these particular types of rats and was able to publish his work, which can now be found in journal databases with this journal citation: “Mitochondrial polymorphisms in rat genetic modes of hypertension, Mamm Genome. 2010, 21(5-6):299-306.” This is an unbelievable feat for a high school teacher. He was able to take this new knowledge and create a classroom module for his students. He received an award for “Best Classroom Module” in inquiry science using real-world examples".
Congratulations to two of our trainees- Ms. Resmi Pillai and Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy for winning competitive trainee recognition awards at the Experimental Biology Meeting of 2012 held in San Diego, CA.
Our team attended the Council for High Blood Pressure Meeting of the American Heart Association held in Orlando, FL. Two research presentations were recognized with competitive awards.
Physiological Genomics Research Program members at CHBPR 2011.
From the left: Prof. John P. Rapp, Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy, Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan and Prof. Bina Joe
The International Society of Hypertension Travel Award was given to Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan for the poster that he is seen here presenting to Prof. John Rapp and the incoming Editor of Hypertension, Prof. Anna Dominiczak from the University of Glasgow, UK.
Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy presented his work on the genetic dissection of S.SHR congenic strains for blood pressure regulation.
Congratulations to Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan who also received a New Investigator Award for a second presentation from the PPG at the CHBPR meeting. Along with the Award winners are Prof. Gregory Fink from the Michigan State University, Prof. Rhian Touyz, Chair of the Council from the University of Ottawa, Canada and Prof. Clinton Webb from the Georgia Health Science University.
The Joe Lab was featured on the Blade News. http://www.toledoblade.com/Medical/2011/08/12/UT-team-seeks-gene-key-to-blood-pressure-ills.html
May 2010: Dr. Bina Joe received the Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Hypertension from the organization’s president, Dr. Henry R. Black. Dr. Nader Abraham, UT professor and chair of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, was in New York for the presentation at the society’s annual meeting.
The Joe Lab was featured on the WGTE Channel. To view this program, use the following link:
Ms. Resmi Pillai: Won the third prize in the oral presentation competition for physiological genomics trainees at the Experimental Biology Meeting, April 2012, San Diego, CA.
Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy: was awarded the trainee recognition award at the 'Trainee Highlights' session of the Physiological Genomics group of the American Physiological Society meeting, April 2012, San Diego, CA
Dr. Sivarajan Kumarasamy and Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: honored with special recognition awards by the Chancellor and Executive Vice President for Biosciences and Health Affairs and the Dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences of the University of Toledo for their research presentations at the 2nd Annual Research Forum of the Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases program at UT, OH, June 2011.
Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: Awarded the New Investigator Travel Award from the American Heart Association-Annual Meeting of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research, Washington DC, Oct 2010.
Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: Recipient of American Society of Hypertension(ASH)/Boehringer Ingelheim Young Investigator Travel Award to attend the ASH 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, NY, 2010.
Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: Finalist for Trainee Award at the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) 25th Annual Scientific Meeting, NY, 2010.
Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: Selected to present at the ‘Trainee Highlights in Physiological Genomics’ session sponsored by the Physiological Genomics Interest Group of the American Physiological Society at Experimental Biology 2010 in Anaheim, CA.
Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: Selected for oral presentation at the Rat Models and Genomics Meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting in Dec 2009.
Dr. Kathirvel Gopalakrishnan: Selected for oral presentation at the Genetics of Hypertension Session of the 63rd Council for High Blood Pressure Meeting of the American Heart Association held in Sept 2009, Chicago, USA.
Mr. Edward J. Toland: Selected for oral presentation at the International Mammalian Genome Society Meeting held in 2007 at Montreal,Canada.
Dr. Yasser Saad: Selected for oral presentation at the Rat Models and Genomics Meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting in Dec 2005.
Ms. Seema Dhindaw: Awarded the first prize in the Graduate Students Research Forum held at the University of Toledo in 2005.
Ms. Seema Dhindaw: Recipient of Travel Award to attend the Rat Models and Genomics Meeting of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory meeting in Dec 2005.