Larner faculty and students present at AHA EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2024

March 28, 2024 by Margie Brenner

Dr. Debora Kamin Mukaz at American Heart Association Meeting

Several Larner faculty and students presented research at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2024 in Chicago March 18–21, including Debora Kamin Mukaz, Ph.D., M.S., Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S., Sam Short, M.D.’23, Avery Campbell ’26, Krystal Ramos Barerra ’26, Emmanuel Ogunlana ’26, and Sarah Krumholz ’26.

Their presentations at the conference included:

  • Residential Segregation and Thrombo-inflammatory Biomarkers Related to Hypertension in Black and White Americans (oral presentation)
    Presenting author: (pictured left, top) Debora Kamin Mukaz, Ph.D. 
  • County-Level Structural Racism and Diabetes Prevalence Among White and Black US Adults (poster presentation)
    Presenting author: (pictured left, bottom) Krystal Ramos Barrera, Larner Class of 2026 (Mentor: Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S.)
  • Circulating Biomarkers and Anticoagulation Breakthrough Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation: the REGARDS Study (oral presentation)
    Presenting author: (pictured bottom) Samuel Short, M.D.’23 (Mentor: Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc.)
  • Soluble CD14 and Risk of Incident Cognitive Impairment: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study (oral presentation)
    Presenting author: (pictured bottom) Emmanuel Ogunlana, Larner Class of 2026 (Mentor: Nels Olson, Ph.D., M.P.H.)
  • Soluble Receptor for Advanced Glycation End Products (sRAGE) & Incident Hypertension (poster presentation) Presenting author for poster: (pictured bottom) Sarah Krumholz, Larner Class of 2026 (Mentor: Timothy Plante, M.D., M.H.S.)
  • Hepatocyte Growth Factor and Incident Cognitive Impairment: the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) (poster presentation)
    Presenting author: (pictured bottom) Avery Campbell, Larner Class of 2026 (Mentor: Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc.)
  • Risk of COVID-19 Hospitalization or Death by the AHA’s Life’s Essential 8: The Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID-19 Research (C4R) (poster presentation)
    Presenting author: Tim Plante, M.D., M.H.S.
  • Circulating Immune Cell Phenotypes Are Associated with Inflammatory Biomarkers in the Framingham Heart Study Offspring Cohort (poster presentation)
    Presenting author: Jiachen Chen, Boston University School of Public Health (UVM Mentor: Peggy Doyle, Ph.D.)
Other UVM authors included: Sally Huber, Ph.D., Russell Tracy, Ph.D., Peter Durda, Ph.D., Yuanyuan Feng Ph.D., Nikhilsai Choppa M.S., Tamunotonye Harry M.S., and Margaret King.

Read more about the AHA EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2024