Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Professor, Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology · Tulane University

Dr. Ferdinand focuses on cardiac risk factor evaluation and control, including communities of racial and ethnic minorities.

COVID-10 (Coronavirus) Nuclear Cardiology Hypertension Cardiology Hyperlipidemia

Seungik Baek

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering · Michigan State University

Dr. Baek is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University.

Computational and Statistical Interventions for Vascular Disease Vascular Growth and Remodeling Cardiovascular Mechanics Mechanobiology and Tissue Engineering

James Dahlman

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering · Georgia Tech - COE

James Dahlman uses molecular biology to rationally design the genetic drugs he delivers.

Vascular and Immunoengineering DNA Barcoded Nanoparticles Drug Delivery CRISPR Gene Editing

David Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.

Professor and Chair, Psychiatry · University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Dr. Steffens' research focuses on late-life mood and cognitive disorders.

Dementia Late-Life Depression

Michael J. McClure, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | BE, Vanderbilt University | Ph.D, Virginia Commonwealth University · VCU College of Engineering

Understanding the role of extracellular matrix and mechanical forces to regulate skeletal muscle structure, function, and innervation.

Muscle aging Cell-matrix interactions Integrin-mediated signaling Myoblast fusion Regenerative rehabilitation in skeletal muscle trauma

Pat Rae

Managing Director · Pat Rae Personal Training

Experienced and down to earth speaker that connects to his audience leading them on a journey towards a fitter, stronger and healthier perso

Healthy Living Weight Loss Stress Relief

Kirk Garratt M.D., MSc

Medical Director of Center for Heart & Vascular Health and John H. Ammon Chair of Cardiology · ChristianaCare

Dr. Garratt oversees one of the nation's busiest heart programs, renown for its exceptional speed in heart attack response times.

Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease Heart Health

Mark Plunkett

MD · OSF

Professor at The Hospital of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. MD at OSF specializing in Thoracic Procedures.

Pulmonary Diseases Thoracic Procedures Vascular Disease

Daniel E. Conway, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S., Rice University | Ph.D., Georgia Tech and Emory University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Conway focuses on methods to directly measure forces across proteins and understand how these forces affect cellular function.

Mechanotransduction Cellular biomechanics Forces at intracellular junctions Nuclear LINC complex

Melina Kibbe

Colin G. Thomas, Jr., MD Distinguished Professor · UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Kibbe’s expertise is in open and endovascular surgery and in novel therapies to treat cardiovascular disease

Mentorship and Career Development Gender Inclusion Sex Bias Biomedical Engineering Nanotechnology