Host: Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Senior presenter: Professor Anthony Heagerty - “The role of fat in controlling vascular function in diabetes”
Tony Heagerty obtained his medical degree in London and his MD in Leicester. He won the International Society of Hypertension Outstanding Young Investigator Award in 1988 and delivered the Royal College of Physicians’ Goulstonian Lecture in 1990. He is a former President of the European Society of Hypertension. Until recently he was President of the British Hypertension Society (2011-13), having served as Vice-President since September 2009 and prior to that President of the International Society of Hypertension (2008-2010). He is a Member of the Nominations Committee for the Royal College of Physicians and serves on the Boards of the Journal of Clinical Metabolism and Diabetes, Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease, The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, Experimental Physiology, Current Hypertension Reviews, Journal of Hypertension, Hypertension, Diabetes and Vascular Disease Research and Blood Pressure.
He is a grant reviewer for Health Boards in New Zealand, France, Italy and Holland. In 2006 he received from the European Society of Hypertension the Folkow Award for his studies of the physiology of the circulation in hypertension and in 2007 was Lecturer of the Year and toured Hypertension Centres in Belgium. His clinical interests are in high blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. He is a Founding Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He originally described the concept of structural alterations in the circulation associated with high blood pressure and is currently Head of the Cardiac Research Group within the newly constituted Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences in Manchester. He is an international authority on high blood pressure, aetiology and management. He holds an Honorary Consultant contract with Central Manchester Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary) and holds regular clinics for the treatment of high blood pressure as well as General Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Health Sciences Diabetes and Obesity Research Network.
Junior presenter: Dr Jenny Myers
Jenny Myers is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics in the Centre for Women’s Health in the Institute of Human Development, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences. She is also Consultant Obstetrician at St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester Foundation Trust. Jenny obtained her medical qualification from University of Nottingham in 1997 and her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2006. Following completion of her PhD, she was appointed as Clinical Lecturer and received a University of Manchester Stepping Stones Fellowship to enable continuation of her work related to pre-eclampsia. In 2012, Jenny was awarded a five-year NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellowship to fund a programme of work related to hypertension in pregnancy.
Jenny’s research focuses on pre-eclampsia and maternal medical disease in pregnancy, particularly hypertension and diabetes and spans basic science, translational and clinical studies centred around women with hypertension and diabetes recruited through her Manchester Antenatal Vascular Service (MAViS) clinic. This programme of research aims to improve the understanding of the effects of maternal disease on placental development and function and the mechanisms by which maternal disease deteriorates in pregnancy.
About the research series:
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The 2014 series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20-25 minute presentations – one from a junior and one from a more senior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.
Please note that places will be limited so registration is essential, please register via Eventbrite
Registration is required for access to the buffet lunch (12.30-1pm) as this is in the lounge area which requires security access.