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Wake Forest School of Medicine with The Hypertension & Vascular Research presents:

Emmanual Awumey, PhD,

North Carolina Central University, Raleigh NC
Assistant Professor:  Department of Biology and Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute 

"Calcium-Sensing Receptor Signaling in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension"

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016
Babcock Auditorium, Hanes, E Floor
Partially funded by the Farley-Hudson Foundation

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Hypertension & Vascular Research Center Receives Center Designation Renewal


Drs. Diz and Tallant, Director and Co-director of the Hypertension & Vascular Research have been notified that the Center will be renewed as an institutionally recognized Center for a 3 year term. The designation resulted from an internal competition, which supports the Hypertension & Vascular Research Center as one of the four existing research centers with renewed funding. This renewed designation will allow the Center to continue its core mission of effectively facilitating research, education and clinical management of hypertension and vascular research disease. 

The Center will continue to generate visibility for investigations into hypertension/cardiovascular sciences and creates a nexus of activities to foster innovation and new discovery in this field.  The 19 Core Faculty members are committed to excellence in all facets of our mission, with a goal to facilitate novel concepts for translation to the clinical setting, train the next generation of individuals in research, educate medical professionals for implementation of quality patient care, and provide community outreach for ensuring that outcomes are broadly available. We are distinct in North Carolina in our focus on research, training and outreach rather than only clinical patient management. In addition, the Center continues its emphasis on minority outreach. This includes training of minority students for both educational/research activities and the general minority population for clinical education and outreach.

The HVRC was established to focus various efforts in the investigation of hypertension and vascular disease to facilitate integration of basic and clinical research. The mission of the Center is to address the causes of high blood pressure and related diseases of the heart and blood vessels through investigation of the spectrum of mechanisms from genetic and molecular, to biochemical, to integrative systems physiology and pharmacology and to apply this to the setting of clinical research and patient care.  The HVRC promotes excellence in basic science and clinical research through a tightly integrated team approach targeting translation of novel scientific advances to the patient and community at large.  With the continued funding associated with the renewal of Center designation, we will be able to:  


  1. maintain current and increase new faculty interest in clinical and translational research in cardiovascular diseases and facilitate innovation and use of cutting edge technology;
  2. increase active and productive collaborative activities;
  3. increase commitment to research training and education; and
  4. increase the momentum of clinical research activities that can be translated to clinical practice and community benefit.


We appreciate the continuing efforts and contributions of Center faculty, trainees and staff in helping us achieve this designation.



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