CVRI Symposium Award Recipients 2021


Award Recipients for the 8th Annual CVRI Symposium - 2021


The eighth annual symposium hosted by Baylor College of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Research Institute highlighted the innovative research being done in the field of cardiovascular research by faculty and trainees from across the Texas Medical Center. Seventy abstracts were submitted and over 60 of them were featured in virtual poster presentations by graduate students, postdocs, junior faculty members, and clinical fellows.

View the Poster Presentations.

Recipients from each category are listed below. 

Best Poster Winners

Mohit Hulsurkar, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine
Atrial Specific LKB1 Knockdown Represents A Novel Mouse Model of Arial Cardiomyopathy With Spontaneous Atrial Fibrillation 

Heidi Krause, medical student, Baylor College of Medicine
A 23 Year Experience with the Reversed Elephant Trunk Technique for Stage Repair of Extensive Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Jiao Lu, graduate student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine
Role of Junctophilin-2 in The Cardiac Conduction System

Vicente Orozco-Sevilla, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Spinal Cord Deficit After 1114 Extent to Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repairs

Reem Shawar, M.D., clinical fellow, Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine
Fasting Blood Glucose And Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Hispanic Youth With Obesity