2015 Cardiovascular Research Day


18th Annual Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day

October 2, 2015

Lexington Convention Center 

Congratulations to our Poster Presentation Award Winners. 


2nd place - $250 

Adrien Mann


1st Place - $500

Travis Sexton, PhD


1st Place - $300 

Julie Vandra

Graduate Student

3rd Place - $100

Kristen Andres


2nd Place - $250

Scott Thalman


1st Place - $500

Robert Helsley   


2nd Place - $250

Prabha Nagareddy, PhD


Stew Whiteman Award

Rebecca Schugar, PhD


  Schedule of the Day 

Trainee Presentations


 Keynote Speaker



Gary Gibbons, MD
Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
at the National Institutes of Health
Charting our Future Together: Setting an agenda for the NHLBI


Featured Speakers



Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
David Geffen School of Medicine Dean's Scholar
University of California, Los Angeles
Nuclear Control of Lipid Metabolism




Mike Snyder, PhD
Professor and Chair Genetics
Director, Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine
Co-Principal Investigator at Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes
Stanford University
Personalized Medicine:  Analysis of Complex Disease Using Integrative Omics


Events of the Day: 

  • Scientific sessions including trainee presentations and featured speakers
  • Lunch with a featured speaker
  • Judged poster presentations
  • Networking reception and dinner
  • Awards presentations including cash prizes for best poster presentations in each of four categories - staff, post-doctoral fellow, graduate student, and undergraduate student