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Gross Receives Alumni Award From NYU

CBAC faculty member Richard Gross, M.D., Ph.D. was awarded the Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Basic Science from the New York University School of Medicine.

The Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Basic Science is awarded to a graduate of the NYU School of Medicine who has distinguished himself or herself by major accomplishments in fundamental scientific research

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Three Biomedical Engineering Professors Elected as AIMBE Fellows

CBAC faculty member Jianmin Cui, Ph.D. and two other faculty members, Daniel Moran, Ph.D. and Rohit Pappu, Ph.D. will be inducted as fellows on April 4 in Washington, D.C.

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Graduate Student Wandi Zhu Wins Best Poster Award

Wandi Zhu, a Ph.D. student in Jonathan Silva's lab, won the best poster award at the Washington University School of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Day on Friday, October 23, 2015. Her poster title was, "How mutations to the Nav β1 and β3 subunits cause Atrial Fibrillation and alter the Nav1.5 responses to anti-arrhythmics"



CBAC Members Best Doctors in America


CBAC Faculty on the "Best Doctors in America" List

Congratulations to the CBAC faculty that have been placed on the Best Doctors List in America for 2015.  Best Doctors in America uses peer-to-peer surveys to identify specialists considered by fellow physicians to be the most skilled in their fields and most qualified for reviewing and treating complex medical conditions. This list is also published every August by St Louis Magazine.

Phillip S. Cuculich, MD - Internal Medicine
Sanjeev Bhalla, MD – Radiology
Daniel H. Cooper, MD – Cardiovascular
Ralph J. Damiano Jr, MD - Thoracic Surgery
Mitchell N. Faddis, MD, PhD - Cardiology
Douglas Mann, MD - Cardiology
Clifford G. Robinson, MD - Radiation Oncology
Gautam K. Singh, MD - Pediatrics
Timothy W. Smith, D. Phil., MD - Cardiovascular Disease
George F Van Hare III MD - Pediatric Cardiology
Pamela K. Woodard, MD - Radiology

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Cardiac Arrhythmias: the Genes, the Cell, and the Clinician

On Friday, August 28th, the Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) of Washington University held a one-day symposium celebrating its 10th anniversary. The symposium addressed basic research and clinical issues in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. Faculty included speakers from
Washington University and guests from all around the world.

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Mann Named Editor-in-Chief of New Cardiology Journal

The American College of Cardiology has named CBAC faculty member Douglas Mann, M.D. the first editor-in-chief of its newest journal, JACC: Basic Translational Research. A monthly, open-access publication, the new journal will launch its inaugural issue in December.

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Graduate Student First Author on Paper

A recent paper, “Cardiac Electrophysiologic Substrate Underlying the ECG Phenotype and Electrogram Abnormalities in Brugada Syndrome Patients” has been accepted for publication in the journal Circulation. The paper describes research conducted by Junjie Zhang, a PhD student in Yoram Rudy's lab. Junjie used ECGI to study the arrhythmic substrate in the hearts of 25 patients with a hereditary rhythm disorder, called the Brugada syndrome associated with an increased incidence of sudden death.

Additional authors include CBAC Director Yoram Rudy, members Phillip Cuculich, Jennifer Silva, Daniel Cooper, Mitchell Faddis, alumnus Thomas O'Hara, Frédéric Sacher, Kurt Hoffmayer, Maria Strom, Mélèze Hocini, Michel Haïssaguerre, and Melvin Scheinman.




Medical researchers receive NIH grant for summer institute program

D.C. Rao, Ph.D., director of the Division of Biostatistics, professor of biostatistics and of biostatistics in genetics and psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and CBAC member Victor G. Davila-Roman, MD, professor of medicine, of anesthesiology and of radiology, have received a four-year, $1.28 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a program titled “PRIDE Summer Institute in Cardiovascular Genetic Epidemiology.”



NIH grant to support study of heart’s inner mechanisms

Findings could lead to better treatment for cardiac arrhythmia and long QT syndrome

CBAC member Jianmin Cui, Ph.D. has received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the molecular bases for the function of potassium channels vital for the heart, brain, inner ear and other tissues.


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