Michigan Medicine’s October 3 cardiovascular symposium will include two Taubman Scholars among other featured speakers.
The symposium, which focuses on the biology of cardiovascular aging and is dubbed M-BOCA, is named for Daniel R. Goldstein, MD, co-leader of one of the first Taubman Institute Innovation Projects.
Known as ImPrec, the project aims to personalize anti-rejection therapy for patients who receive solid organ transplants.
The M-BOCA symposium will feature David Pinsky, MD, scientific director of the Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the J. Griswold Ruth, MD and Margery Hopkins Ruth Professor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Pinsky is a founding Taubman Scholar and member of the Taubman Institute executive committee.
Taubman Emerging Scholar Anna Mathew, MD, a Michigan Medicine clinician-scientist and assistant professor in the Division of Nephrology, also will speak at the event. Dr. Mathew’s research explores the mechanism underlying the vastly higher risk of cardiovascular disease in kidney patients compared to patients of the same age with normal kidney function.
M-BOCA begins at 9 a.m. in the Danto Auditorium of the cardiovascular center. The scheduled keynote presentation is “Innate Cardiac Inflammation in Diseases of Aging,” by Edwad Thorp, PhD, the Frederick Robert Zeit Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University.
The M-BOCA symposium will be live-streamed at this link on October 3.