Saha Cardiovascular Research Center

A team of investigators has made a thought-provoking discovery about a type of cholesterol previously believed to be a "bad guy" in the development of heart disease and other conditions.



The American Heart Association has awarded eight research grants totaling $1.235 million to the University of Kentucky, including the UK Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and the UK College of Medicine. The goal of these studies is to aid in the development of new cardiovascular treatments to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke.

The University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute and the UK Saha Cardiovascular Research Center will host the 16th Annual Gill Heart Cardiovascular Research Day, Oct. 11, at the Lexington Convention Center. Gill Heart Insitute Cardiovascular Research Day annually attracts preeminent speakers in the field of cardiology and cardiovascular research.

CVSS - "The Potential Role of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Arterial Remodeling and Function"

Dr. Hall received her doctorate in human biodynamics/physiology from the University of California-Berkeley, and completed post-doctoral fellowships at Stanford University and the Harvard Medical School under the direction of Drs. Garry Gibbons and Victor Dzau. A University of Minnesota dean's faculty recruit, Dr. Hall joined the Lillehei Heart Institute in 2001. In 2002, she was named director of the LHI program in translational cardiovascular genomics. Dr. Hall recently completed a visiting scientist position at the BROAD Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts.



CVSS - "Translational Research in Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Disease"

John S. Ikonomidis is an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Chief of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Section of the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Ikonomidis received his MD and PhD degrees from and completed General Surgery Training at The University of Toronto. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Stanford University before joining the faculty at MUSC in July 2000.



Trivia Night for AHA

Hosted by Team Saha CVRC, Campus Pub and Local Trivia Action.

Participant Fee: $5 per person (pay at door)

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes as well as a prize for best team name. Door prizes will also be given at the end of the event.

Come out and support the American Heart Association Heart Walk!

Register to partipate online by clicking here!



The University of Kentucky Saha Cardiovascular Research Center recently announced the winners of the 2012 Saha Awards for Cardiovascular Research and Education. The six award winners from the fields of medicine and nursing each received a $1,000 honorarium. The awards and the recipients are as follows:

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