July 2020: Congratulations to CVRI Translational Research Fellow, Dr. Parth Desai

The CVRI is proud to announce the American Heart Association has chocen Dr. Desai's abstract titled "Adaptive Sarcomeric Remodeling of Left Atrial Cardiomyocytes in Non-failing Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation" to be highlighted in the AHA's Basic Cardiovascular Science Conference News Kit as a News Tip. 


Reception for the first Translational Research Fellow, Dr. Eugene Brailovsky

The CVRI and the Division of Cardiology celebrated the graduation of the first Translational Research Fellow, Dr. Yevgeniy "Eugene" Brailovsky, D.O., with a brief reception in the Center for Translational Research and Education (CTRE) on June 11, 2019.

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CVRI Research Symposium

 On April 2, 2019, we held the first CVRI Research Symposium. This event was a great success, providing an opportunity to showcase the diverse research areas of faculty, fellows, residents, and students engaged in cardiovascular research at Loyola. Research presentations were delivered in the form of 108 posters, 6 oral research presentations, and 12 "rapid fire" presentations.


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2019 CVRI Research Symposium Selected Oral Presentations 

  • Eugene Brailovsky, DO “Novel Biomarker for Risk Stratification in Acute Pulmonary Embolism/Role of Dysregulation of Endogenous Fibrinolytic System in Pathophysiology of Acute Pulmonary Embolism”
  • Brittany Watchmaker “Overfeeding on the First Day of Life Increases Risk for the Development of Overweight and Obesity”
  • Marisa Stachowski “An independent pool of GSK-3β modulates calcium sensitivity at the cardiac myofilament”
  • Nicholas Kassis “Optical Coherence Tomography-Based Predictors of Coronary Plaque Progression Using Validated Automated Computational Methodology”
  • Raiza Bonomo “Gut Microbiome and its Potential Role in Obesity-Induced Neuropathy”
  • Dimpi Patel “Dysregulation of Renin and Collagen Remodeling in Atrial Fibrillation”
(2019 selected oral presentations)

2019 CVRI Research Symposium Selected Rapid Fire Presentations 

  • Katerina Percaro, MD “Incidence and Echocardiographic Predictors of Low Cardiac Index in Acute Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
  • Anita Ghosh “Induction of Reactive Astrocytosis Results in Elevated Levels of Oxidative Stress and Nitric Oxide in Primary Optic Nerve Head Astrocytes”
  • Chun Kim “miR-9-5p and -3p exhibit rapid, yet distinct, protein-dependent degradation kinetics in the rat brain”
  • Mike Dalton “Mapping Membrane Protein Complex Assembly Pathways in Live Cells with Progressive Acceptor Photobleaching”
  • Jack Bontekoe “Procalcitonin as a Marker of Atrial Fibrillation in Chronic Kidney Disease and Sepsis”
  • Yolanda Pham “Risk for kidney disease in three populations of African origin: Modeling the Epidemiologic Transition Study”
  • Trung Phan “Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts all-cause mortality in acute pulmonary embolism”
  • Supal Mehta “The Relationship Between Fiber Intake and Cardiometabolic Risk in 4 Countries Spanning the Epidemiologic Transition”
  • Roman Nikolaienko, PhD “The role of cysteine 3602 in RyR2 regulation by calmodulin and oxidative stress”
  • Anh Phan “MiR-486a-5p Exerts Cardioprotection Against Ischemia Repefusion via Suppression of PDCD4”
  • Michael Long “Understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the intercellular transport of the Activity-Regulated Cytoskeleton-associated (Arc) protein”
  • Lucas Burke, MD “Clinical Outcomes for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement at Veterans Health Administration Hospitals”
(2019 selected "rapid fire" presentations)