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Willard J. and Priscilla F. Visek Lecture

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI)
Location
Beckman Institute Auditorium, Room 1025
Date
Mar 11, 2020   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH, "Myriad ways by which diabetes impairs the resolution of atherosclerosis"
Contact
Negangard, Ashley Roseann
E-Mail
arnegan@illinois.edu
Phone
+1 217 333 4177
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Beckman Insititute Calendar (only)

Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH

Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Director, Marc and Ruti Bell Vascular Biology Program

Director of Translational Research, The Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

New York University School of Medicine

 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

4:00-5:00pm Beckman Institute Auditorium

Reception will follow 5:00-6:30pm, 1005 Beckman Institute

 

Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD, MPH, is the Leon Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. At NYU, he is also the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Marc and Ruti Bell Program in Vascular Biology. He is a graduate of the NYU School of Medicine and received his clinical training at Duke and Harvard. He also holds a PhD from MIT in biochemistry and nutrition and was a post-doctoral fellow at the NIH in molecular genetics.

 

Dr. Fisher’s research program includes investigations of the cell biology of the very low-density lipoproteins (the precursors of LDL), the regression of atherosclerosis, including its imaging, and the development of nanoparticles to target therapies directly to atherosclerotic plaques and other sites of inflammation. He is also an active practitioner in preventive cardiology with a particular interest in lipid risk factors. He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles on both clinical and research topics.

 

Hosted by: The College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, the Division of Nutritional Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute

 

Learner Objectives 

Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis
  • Understand the role of the immune system in cardiovascular disease
  • Explain the molecular mechanisms that mediate atherosclerosis regression

 

Accreditation

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Illinois College of Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

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