2018 Cardiovascular Research Day

Mark your calendar - The 22nd Gill Heart Institute Cardiovascular Research Day will be held on September 20, 2019 in the Bill Gatton Student Center.

21st Annual University of Kentucky
Gill Heart Institute
Cardiovascular Research Day
September 21, 2018
Lexington Convention Center

Congratulations to our Poster Presentation Award Winners!





1st Place

Lei Cai


2nd Place

Jennifer Wayland

1st Place

Kaitlyn Samuels


3rd Place

Jaqueline Leachman

2nd Place

Brooke Ahern

1st Place

Hsuan Peng


2nd Place 

Michihiro Okuyama

1st Place

Yasir Alsiraj

Detailed Event Schedule

Brief Event Schedule

2018 Abstract Book

Download the Full Event Flyer

Trainee Events During Research Day

Congratulations to our Trainee Presenters:

 Hsuan Peng | Graduate Student | Abdel-Latif Lab | Saha Cardiovascular Research Center
Dylan Colli | Undergraduate | Kekenes-Huskey Lab | Department of Chemistry
Yasir Alsiraj, Ph.D.  | Fellow | Cassis Lab | Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
Oluwabukola Omotola | Graduate Student | Pendergast Lab | Department of Biology

Research Blitz – This one minute, one slide presentation is open to all trainees.  If you participate in this event, you must rehearse your presentation.  One minute is not very long to communicate your science!  You must register for this event and be willing to submit your slide a few days prior to the presentation.

Judged Poster Session - Submit your abstract to participate in the judged poster session.  The posters will be judged in 4 categories – Fellows, Graduate Students, Staff and Undergraduates.  Cash prizes will be given for the top presentations.  Click here for more information on the poster session including recommended poster dimensions.

Networking Opportunities – Cardiovascular Research Day is well known for being a great space for trainees to polish their networking skills.  This year, we will again offer networking “encouragement” to trainees in the form of a networking game.  If you turn in a completed game, you will be eligible for one of 4 - $500 travel awards to be drawn at the Awards Dinner.  You must be present at the Awards Dinner to win.

 Previous Research Days

2017   2016  2015  2014 

  2013  2012  2011  2010  2009  2008  2007 

2006  2005  2004  2003  2002  2001  2000  1999   1998


The Gill Awards

Outstanding Contributions to Cardiovascular Research   

Young Investigator Award