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USF Health Research Day to return as an in-person event

Mark your calendar for USF Health Research Day 2022 — the largest interdisciplinary research gathering of faculty, students and staff across multiple colleges. Celebrating the best in health sciences research, Research Day will return as an in-person event on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, at the USF Marshall Student Center.

The Roy H. Behnke Keynote Speaker will be Litsa G. Kranias, PhD, Professor and Hanna Chair of Cardiology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She was the former chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at Cincinnati, and continues to play a major role in training the next generation of scientists.  Her presentation is titled “Calcium Circuits in Cardiac Function and Survival.”

“Dr, Kranias has numerous key discoveries related to the molecular basis of cardiac contractility and relaxation in normal and failing hearts, and in particular the role of myocyte ca2+ homeostasis,” said Stephen Liggett, MD, associate vice president for research at USF Health, Morsani College of Medicine vice dean for research, and professor of medicine, molecular physiology and pharmacology, and medical engineering. “Her work spans basic, translational, and clinical research and we look forward to an energizing keynote presentation.”

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