CVRI Hosts Scientific Retreat

October 25, 2005

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) is hosting its First Annual Scientific Retreat on October 27-28 at the College of Medicine Education Building at Scott & White in Temple. More than 110 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research staff are registered for the event.
The purpose of the event is to foster scientific exchange and collaboration between CVRI investigators a group of 63 faculty members from the A&M Health Science Center’s College of Medicine and Institute of Biosciences and Technology and from the Departments of Veterinary Medicine, Engineering and Agriculture at Texas A&M University. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows conducting research under supervision of CVRI scientists will give many of the oral and poster presentations that are scheduled for this event.
Keynote speakers will include Gary K. Owens, Ph.D., professor in the molecular physiology and biological physics department at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and Robert J. Schwartz, Ph.D., acting director of the Institute of Biosciences and Technology and director of the Center for Molecular Development and Diseases.
Continuing Medical Education credit is available for participating physicians, and awards will be given for the top three trainee presentations. There will also be an evening social for retreat participants on Thursday, October 27.
The CVRI seeks to integrate research, training and clinical practice focusing on the heart and blood vessels. The Institute represents a cooperative venture between the A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott & White Clinic and the Olin E. Teague VA Medical Center with participating sites in College Station and Temple. CVRI scientists have made significant discoveries in the areas of blood vessel and heart function, angiogenesis, exercise biology, heart failure, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease, hypertension and diabetes. For more information about the CVRI, visit: http://medicine.tamhsc.edu/centers/cvri/index.html

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