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Krannert Institute of Cardiology celebrates 50th year with lecture series

Mar. 21, 2013

The Krannert Institute of Cardiology will celebrate its 50th year with a series of grand round presentations starting on March 26. All grand rounds will be held in from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in Goodman Hall, Room 1030.

This series will highlight the important people and discoveries that have happened over the last 50 years at the Krannert Institute, as well as point towards important future activities, through speakers who will each focus on an important aspect in the history of the institute.


Peng-Shen Chen, M.D., is director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology.

These lectures are aimed at medical professionals including current and former faculty, fellows and other cardiologists with relationships to Krannert. They are not aimed at the general public.

March 26: Larry Jones, M.D., Ph.D., Charles Fisch Professor of Cardiology and Professor of Medicine at the IU School of Medicine, will present “Phospholamban: From Perfused Heart to Protein Molecule.”

Dr. Jones’ expertise is in the field of cardiac membrane biochemistry, and is responsible for discovering various aspects of proteins which control the strength of the heartbeat.

April 9: Charlie Fisch, M.D., founding director of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at the IU School of Medicine, and Warren Jackman, M.D., Lynn Cross Research Professor and Senior Scientific Advisor at the Heart Rhythm Institute at the University of Oklahoma, will present “Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Atrial Fibrillation-Implications for Ablation Therapy.”

Dr. Fisch, who serves as director of the Krannert Institut until 1990, initiated research which focuses on disorders of heart rhythm. As a physician, he strives for excellence in cardiovascular health through patient care, education and research. Dr. Jackman is co-founder of Heart Rhythm Institute. He served his fellowship in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the IU School of Medicine

May 21: Michael Rosen, M.D., Medtronic Zipes Visiting Professor of Cardiology at the Krannert Institute, will present "Progress and pitfalls in cardiac repair/regeneration.”

Dr. Rosen has a research interest in arrhythmias and other cardiac issues. He received his doctorate of medicine from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 1964.

June 18: Ray Hershberger, M.D., professor at the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Director at The Ohio State University Medical Center, will present “The Genetics of Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Moving Ahead with Genomic Medicine Despite Complexity.”

Dr. Hershberger’s research interests include cardiac issues such as familial dilated cardiomyopathy.

October 29: Pieter Doevendans, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the cardiology at the University Medical Center at Utrecht, the Netherlands, will present “Do stem cells know what we expect?”

Dr. Doevendans also serves as the chair and medical manger for the Division of Heart and Lungs at the University Medical Center at Utrecht.

The final event of this series will be a 50th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Fairbanks Hall. This will be an event for everyone related to Krannert Institute, including faculty, staff, trainees, community leaders and donors. This event will be a “gala” style celebration with a dinner.

There is no fee for these events and all are welcome to attend.

To RSVP, email krannert@iu.edu.

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