Cardiology Grand Rounds - Guest Speaker Series

December 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Sarver Heart Center
Event Location Other: 
Room 4137

Katherine Yutzey, PhD, from Cinncinnati Children's Hospital presents Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation After Birth.

Katherine E. Yutzey, PhD, Professor, joined the Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1995.  She currently holds an endowed research chair from the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation.

Dr. Yutzey is the first recipient of the Fifth Third Bank/Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Women Scholars Award and was also a recipient of a Children's Hospital Medical Center Trustee Award. Her work is also supported by grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association.

The focus of Dr. Yutzey's research program is the regulation of normal and abnormal heart development with applications to cardiovascular disease. Current areas of research include heart valve development and disease, mechanisms of cardiomyocyte proliferation, epicardial lineage development and cardiac fibrosis.