Cardiovascular Research Training Program

Training Program Faculty

The Clinical CV Research Training Faculty

The Clinical CV Research Training program is directed by Dr. David M. David M. Herrington, MDHerrington, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology and Vice-Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine,  Associate Professor in Public Health Sciences and Associate Director of the Center for Human Genomics. He has been actively involved in clinical trials and cardiovascular epidemiology with a focus on heart disease in women, the cardiovascular effects of estrogen and the pharmacogenetics of estrogen action. He is currently involved in genome-wide association studies searching for genetic variants associated with early and extensive subclinical atherosclerosis. 

Dr. Elsayed Soliman joins Dr. Herrington as Associate Director.  Dr. Soliman MD, MSc , MS, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Internal Medicine-Cardiology, is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with formal training in cardiology, epidemiology and health services research. Currently, Dr. Soliman serves as Director of the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE) at Wake Forest School of Medicine.  He is also Principal Investigator for the Electrocardiogram (ECG) Reading Center of several population studies and clinical trials including Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Follow-On (ACCORDION), Prospective Cohort Study of Chronic Renal Insufficiency (CRIC), Epidemiology of Diabetes Intervention & Complications Study (EDIC), International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials (INSIGHT), The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), Action for Health in Diabetes (LookAHEAD), The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) and many others. 

The Clinical CV Research Training program relies on a multi-disciplinary collaboration of faculty members from the Departments of Medicine/Cardiology, Public Health Sciences, Surgical Sciences, Physiology and Pharmacology and Biochemistry. Dr. Herrington is joined by the following program faculty:

  • Greg Burke, MD, MSc, Professor and Chair, Public Health Sciences - chronic disease research in populations, especially cardiovascular disease
  • Deborah Meyers, PhD, Professor, Pediatrics, Co-Director, Human Genomics Center, Section Head, Section on Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics - gene mapping in common complex diseases as well as in Mendelian disorders, gene identification in several respiratory disorders including allergic conditions, asthma and COPD
  • Donald W. Bowden, MD, Professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine/ Endocrinology & Metabolism, Associate Director, Center for Human Genomics - a wide range of human genetic studies of both single gene disorders, cystic fibrosis, multiple endocrine neoplasia, retinitis pigmentosa, and maturity onset diabetes of the young, and complex diseases, Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid disease, recurrent otitis media, end stage renal disease, diabetic nephropathy, and diabetic cardiovascular disease
  • Dalane Kitzman, MD, Associate Professor, Medicine/ Cardiology and Director of Echocardiography - aging of the heart, exercise physiology, diastolic dysfunction, heart failure, and echocardiography
  • Lynne E. Wagenknecht, DrPH, Professor and Section Head, Section on Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences - a chronic disease epidemiologist with an extensive research portfolio in the areas of cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • K. Bridget Brosnihan, PhD, Professor of Surgical Sciences, Hypertension and Vascular Research Center and Physiology & Pharmacology - assays of angiotensin system hormones and enzymes, measurements of inflammatory markers, cytokines, and growth factors
  • W. Gregory Hundley, MD, Professor of Internal Medicine/ Cardiology and Radiologic Sciences – cardiac MRI and cardiovascular cohort studies and clinical trials
  • Timothy Howard, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics/ Center for Human Genomics – genetic studies of pulmonary, cardiovascular, and cerebrovascular disease
  • Dr. Alain Bertoni, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Prevention/ Chair PHS - diabetes and its complications, cardiovascular disease, quality improvement in chronic disease, and ethnic disparities in health and healthcare
  • Chadwick Miller, MD, MS, Associate Professor, Executive Vice-Chair, and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine – investigations of managing chest pain patients with stress  cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging 3
  • Joseph Yeboah, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine/ Cardiology - studies of cardiovascular risk, residual cardiovascular risk, methods of quantifying residual risk using imaging such as echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, nuclear medicine and interventional modalities aimed at reducing residual cardiovascular risk.
  • Carlos Jose Rodriguez MD, MPH,Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Prevention, and Cardiology – studies  characterizing cardiac structure and function within the Hispanic Community Health Study / Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) cohort.
  • John Parks, PhD, Professor and Chief of Molecular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine -  investigations of atherosclerosis and lipoprotein metabolism studies in non-human primate and mouse models of atherosclerosis. 



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