University of Arizona cardiology fellow JR Exequiel "Keng" Pineda, MD, PhD, recently was awarded first place in the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Cardiology Annual Meeting for his research poster, “Persistent Fetal Cardiac Troponin.”
The annual state chapter meeting was held May 18 in Phoenix. A record-setting 34 posters and 110 participants were registered for the event.
A 2018 graduate of the UA Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program, Dr. Pineda will continue his UA College of Medicine – Tucson research as a clinical and research fellow at the UA/Banner – University Medical Center Tucson under the guidance of his mentor, Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD.
Dr. Tardiff, a professor of medicine and cellular and molecular medicine with the UA Division of Cardiology, is also associate chair for research with the UA Department of Medicine, the Steven M. Gooter Endowed Chair for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death and a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center and UA BIO5 Institute.
At the AZ-ACC conference, UA medical students Giuliana Repeti and Pierce Bradley took second and third place for their projects, “3D Imaging” and “Post-Hoc Evaluation of Immune Response.” Both are mentored by Jordan Lancaster, PhD, an assistant professor and research scientist in the UA Division of Cardiology and member, UA Sarver Heart Center.
Repetti also was awarded a 2018-2019 Sarnoff Fellowship from the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Learn more about the award at the newly redesigned UA Sarver Heart Center website.
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