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Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-3703
Fax: (504) 988-2675





Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence
Thursday Seminar Schedule




January 10

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director of the Tulane Center for Aging
Tulane University School of Medicine,
New Orleans, LA

From Hypertensive Yeast to Vascular Status and Healthy Aging

January 24

Edward W. Inscho, PhD
Professor of Physiology,
Department of Physiology
Director of the MD/PhD Program,
School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Renal vascular impairment
 in hypertension.

February 7



February 21

Jeff M. Sands, MD
Juha P. Kokko Professor of Medicine and Physiology, Director, Renal Division & Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Emory University Renal Division, Atlanta, GA

Regulation of Urea Transport
 by Vasopressin

March 6

Lisa M. Harrison-Bernard, PhD, FAHA, FASN
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

ACE-Independent Pathways in Diabetic Renal Vascular Disease

Mon, March 10
**Joint Seminar:
THRCE & Physiology Department

Jia Long Zhuo, MD, PhD
Assistant Prof. of Physiology,
Wayne State University School of Medicine,
Senior Staff Investigator, Laboratory of Receptor
 & Signal Transduction, Division of Hypertension
 and Vascular Research, Department of Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Novel Roles of Intracellular Angiotensin II in Kidney Proximal Tubule Cells

March 13

John C. McGiff, MD
Professor and Chairman
Department of Pharmacology
New York Medical College, New York, NY

 EETs and HETEs:
From Rat to Man

Fri, March 14**

Norman Rosenblum, MD
Associate Chair of Paediatrics (Research), Professor of Paediatrics and Physiology,
University of Toronto,
Senior Scientist, Division of Nephrology,
The Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Control Ureteric Branching and Nephron Number

March 20



April 3

L. Gabriel Navar, PhD
Professor & Chair Physiology,
Director, Center of Biomedical Research, Excellence in Hypertension & Renal Biology, Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

CASCADE OF PRESSURE NATRIURESIS MECHANISM: How does it happen and what does it mean?

April 17

Jiang He, MD, PhD
Joseph S. Copes Chair and Professor, Department of Epidemiology,
Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Salt Sensitivity of Blood Pressure

May 1

M. A. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences & Associate Dean,Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Family & Community Medicine,
Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Canceled; rescheduled to
July 24th

May 8

Anupam Agarwal, MD
Director, Division of Nephrology,
Professor of Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL

Adaptive responses in renal and vascular injury: Role of heme oxygenase-1

May 15

Naomi Deirdre Fisher, MD
Director of Hypertension Specialty Clinic,
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

The Role of Renin Inhibition in Pursuit of Optimized RAS Blockade:  Evidence from The Kidney

Mon, May 19
**Joint Seminar:
THRCE & Physiology Department

William J. Arendshorst, PhD
Professor, Dept of Cell & Molecular Physiology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Regulation of Renal Vascular Reactivity by a Novel Calcium Signaling Mechanism: ADP Ribosyl Cyclase and Ryanodine Receptors

May 29

Joseph Francis, PhD
Associate Professor, Comparative
Biomedical Sciences,
School of Veterinary Medicine,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Role of inflammatory molecules in hypertension

June 5**

Mark C. Chappell, PhD
Associate Professor, Hypertension & Vascular Disease Center, Department of Physiology & Pharmacology, Section of Molecular Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine,
Winston-Salem, NC

Sex, Salt and the Renin-Angiotensin System:  Studies in the Congenic mRen2.Lewis Strain.

June 26

Thomas W Gettys, PhD
Professor & Chief
Experimental Obesity Division Pennington Biomedical Research Center,
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Discovery of a novel splice variant of PPAR gamma co-activator 1 alpha and identification of its unique role in adaptive thermogenesis

July 10

Walter Lee Murfee, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Understanding how Microvascular Networks grow in the adult: The structure of the Microcirculation
during hypertension

July 24

M. A. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH
Associate Provost for the Health Sciences
& Associate Dean, Clinical Professor of Epidemiology and Family & Community Medicine,
Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Medication Adherence: Update from the Cohort Study of Medication Adherence among Older

August 7


Biennial Institutional Development Award (IDeA) Program Symposium Washington , D.C.

August 14
Special THRCE
event: Seminar sponsored by

Willa A. Hsueh, MD
Director, Diabetes Research Center,
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute, Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Chief, Division of Diabetes, Obesity & Lipids, Dept. of Medicine, Houston, TX

The Role of Osteopontin in Diabetic Nephropathy: a possible
Therapeutic Target

Mon, August 18
** Joint Seminar:
THRCE & Physiology Department       

Ulrich Hopfer, MD, PhD
Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Role of Solitary Cilia In Renal Epithelial Function

August 21

Mark P. de Caestecker, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Nephrology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, S-3223, Medical Center North, Nashville , TN

The regulation and fate of renal progenitor cells during embryonic development and cancer

September 4

Special THRCE event:
International Speaker

Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe, MD
Professor of Medicine, Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo & Universidad del Zulia,
Maracaibo, Venezuela

Seminar canceled due to Hurricane Gustav. Rescheduled to
January 22nd, 2009

September 18


62nd High Blood Pressure Research Conference 2008, Atlanta, GA

October 2

N. D. Vaziri, MD, MACP
Professor of Medicine, Physiology & Biophysics, Chief Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Schools of Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA

Interplay of oxidative Stress, Inflammation and Intra-renal angiotensin system in
Progression of CKD.

October 16


Jackson Cardiovascular-Renal Meeting at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson , MS

October 30

Samir El-Dahr, M.D., PhD
Professor & Chair of Pediatrics,
Tulane University School of Medicine,
New Orleans, LA

Gene-Environment Interactions in Kidney Development.

Tues, Nov 4**

Shoji Kagami, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Departments of Pediatrics, The University of Tokushima,
Tokushima, Japan

Involvement of angiotensin II-TGF-b pathway in progressive
glomerular injury.

November 6


American Society of Nephrology Renal Week, 2008
Philadelphia, PA

Fri, Nov 14**

Genevieve Nguyen, MD, PhD, FAHA
Institut National de la Sanité et de la Recherche Medicale, College of France,
Paris, France

The (pro)renin receptor; a receptor and much more.

November 27



December 11

Eric Lazartigues, PhD, FAHA
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics LSUHSC, School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Snowfall in South Louisiana!
Seminar rescheduled to
Jan 8th, 2009.

December 25



**Not our normally scheduled day

Thursday Conferences are held in the Tulane Medical School Building, Room 4700 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm unless otherwise stated.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000