Save the date for the 2013 Colorado State University Research Colloquium – Cardiovascular Research at CSU: Molecules, Models and Mankind. The colloquium offers the opportunity for Colorado State faculty and students to inform the university and larger community about their work, learn about activities of their colleagues from across campus, and explore potential collaborations. The colloquium will be hosted at the Hilton Fort Collins.
The cardiovascular colloquium is being co-chaired by Dr. Scott Earley, Department of Biomedical Sciences, and Frank Dinenno, Department of Health and Exercise Science.
“Cardiovascular research at Colorado State University is very diverse, with researchers from across the university tackling different aspects of this serious health threat,” said Dr. Earley. “We have people like myself doing basic research at the molecular and cellular levels; people at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital doing clinical work; epidemiological research; public health research and more. The colloquium gives us the opportunity to bring all these people together to understand the state of cardiovascular research at the university today, as well as explore potential future collaborations.”
Each year, more than 600,000 Americans die of cardiovascular disease – one in every four deaths. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, with coronary heart disease being the most common type. In addition to the devastating loss of life and suffering, coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year.
Additional information will be available about the colloquium in mid- to late January, including a call for posters as well as event registration. Sponsors include the Colorado School of Public Health, the Colorado State University Research Foundation, the Colorado State University Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Hilton Fort Collins.