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About the Event: Featured Speakers

Ushma Savla Neill, PhD
Vice President
Scientific Education and Training
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Editor at Large, The Journal of Clinical Investigation

Steven R. Steinhubl, MD
Director, Digital Medicine
Associate Professor of Genomic Research 
Scripps Research Translational Institute

Gill Award Recipients

Ann Marie Schmidt, MD
Gill Heart Institute Outstanding Contributions to Cardiovascular Research Award
The Oven Young Professor of Endocrinology
Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes

Babak Razani, MD, PhD
Gill Heart Institute Translational Early Career Award
The Oven Young Professor of Endocrinology
Professor of Medicine
Director, Diabetes

Congratulations to our Poster Presentation Award Winners


Nate Helsley, PhD


Jennifer Wayland

Stewart Whitman Award for Outstanding Post Doc Presentation

1st Place Post-Doc
Smita Joshi, PhD

2nd Place Post-Doc
Velmurugan Gopal Viswanathan, PhD

Deneys van der Westhuyzen Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation

1st Place Graduate Student
Rupinder Kaur

2nd Place Graduate Student
Dan Hao

3rd Place Graduate Student
Jeff Chen

Podium Presentations

Congratulations to the four trainees selected to present podium presentations:

  • Kurtis Mann | University of Kentucky | Mechanical Engineering
  • Smita Joshi | University of Kentucky | Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
  • Maria Kraemer | University of Kentucky | Internal Medicine
  • Yanming Li | Baylor College of Medicine
University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute: 22nd Cardiovascular Research Day. September 20, 2019 | Bill Gatton Student Center