Friday, July 9th marks the date of the Cardiometabolic Science Bootcamp, an all-day introduction to research sponsored by a T32 postdoctoral training grant entitled “Postdoctoral Training in Cardiometabolic Science, Willa Hsueh MD and Sakima Smith MD/PhD co-PIs.” The series of introductory and educational lectures for Fellows and trainees is structured to define the all too common patient with diabetes and heart disease, the essence of the cardiometabolic syndrome, offer guidance from senior faculty who will highlight state-of-the-art techniques in research, and stimulate interest in postdoctoral fellowships.

The program will offer networking opportunities and the chance for trainees and fellows to hear from cardiovascular and metabolic investigators in an environment that is meant to cultivate the next generation of leaders who will be at the forefront of future advances in cardiometabolic science.

The series will include informative lectures from the following faculty:

  • Willa Hsueh, MD, Professor of Medicine, Director Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University: What is Cardiometabolic Science?
  • Martha Belury, PhD, Carol S. Kennedy Professor of Human Nutrition, Program Chair, Human Nutrition, Department of Human Sciences: Nutrition’s Impact on Cardiovascular Disease and Metabolism
  • Sakima A. Smith, MD, MPH, FAHA, Associate Professor of Medicine, Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Vice Chair for Diversity & Inclusion, Department of Internal Medicine, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Heart & Vascular Center, Associate Program Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program: The Heart in Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Vicki Wysocki, PhD, Ohio Eminent Scholar of Macromolecular Structure and Function, Director, Campus Chemical Instrument Center, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry: Proteomics and Metabolomics
  • Eugene Oltz, PhD, Chair, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, Samuel Saslaw Professor of Infectious Diseases: Transcriptomics and Epigenetics
  • Jill A. Rafael-Fortney, PhD, Professor, Department of Physiology & Cell Biology, Director, Center for Muscle Health & Neuromuscular Disorders, Director, Cardiac Predoctoral T32 Training Program: Diversity in Research
  • Dr. E. Douglas Lewandowski, PhD, FAHA, FISHR, FAAAS, Professor, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Director, Translational Research, Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center: Metabolic Basis and Consequences of Heart Failure
  • Michael Knopp, MD, PhD, Professor of Radiology and Novartis Chair of Imaging Research, Distinguished University Scholar, PI and Director, Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging and the Ohio Imaging Research and Innovation Network, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Radiology: Multiorgan Imaging (Pet/Ct/Mri)
  • Prabha Nagareddy, M. Pharm, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Cardiac Surgery - Mechanisms of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Injury
  • Lang Li, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine: Use of Biomedical Informatics to Enhance Research in Cardiometabolic Disease

The T32 grant will support two trainees in its first year, with an additional two trainees entering the program each consecutive year.

If you would like more information or to reserve your spot for this event by July 6th, please contact Patrice Ivery at