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2016 Cardiovascular Research Retreat

Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute's 7th Annual Cardiovascular Research Retreat

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2016 retreat. We are looking forward to our 2017 event!

All Johns Hopkins faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the seventh annual Johns Hopkins Cardiovascular Research Retreat on Friday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Albert H. Owens Jr. Auditorium on the East Baltimore campus.

I am glad to announce we will continue this very successful series. Once again, the retreat will last for a full day. Starting in the morning, there will be four outstanding speakers presenting cutting-edge science, covering everything from basic molecular studies to imaging to public health. We will break for lunch and reconvene in the afternoon to learn about the work of our students and fellows. All are encouraged to submit abstracts through the online portal. These will be reviewed prior to the retreat, and the top four—two representing basic research and two clinical/epi research—will present in an oral presentation. Then, there will be a two-hour poster session and prizes awarded for these sessions.

As in prior years, we will provide a deadline for online abstract submissions, which will be about two weeks prior to the meeting. Our space is limited, so only one abstract per person will be allowed this year, as the number of submissions has grown. This will also solve some of the issues from prior years regarding the prizes. I look forward to seeing you there.

David Kass, M.D.
Director, Institute of CardioScience
School of Medicine

Date and Time

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Friday, June 3, 2016
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration fee

There is no registration fee for this event.


Albert Owens Auditorium
1551 East Jefferson Street, Baltimore, MD, 21205
Located between the Koch Cancer Center Research Building and the Bunting Blaustein Research Building

Parking will be available in the McElderry Garage
If you are using a GPS, please enter this address:
1600 McElderry Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

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Speakers and Presentations

David Kass

Dr. David Kass

Abraham and Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology
Director, Institute of CardioScience
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Daniela Cihakova

Dr. Daniela Cihakova

Director of Immunologic Disorders Laboratory, Department of Pathology
Associate Professor of Pathology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Presentation: Mysteries of the Inflamed Heart


Dr. Kathy Griendling

Dr. Kathy Griendling

Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Development
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Presentation: Poldip2 and Vascular Disease

Dr. Lisa Cooper

Dr. Andrew Arai

Senior Investigator
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Group
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Presentation: Quantitative Cardiac Magnetic Resonance – More than just a pretty picture


Dr. Lisa Cooper

Dr. Lisa Cooper

Professor of Medicine
Vice President, Health Care Equity
Director, Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
Presentation: Achieving Equity in Care and Control of Hypertension