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Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Tinen Iles, Steve Quallich, Julianne Spencer and Cole Holmgren represented the Visible Heart Lab with a display at the American Heart Association Heart Walk May 4, 2013. The walk started from Target Field with over 20,000 participants.
Dr. Paul Iaizzo, Tinen Iles, Monica Mahre, and Brian Howard participated in the 2nd Annual Health and Safety Fair at Shattuck St. Mary's on April 19, 2013. This was a LHI-sponsored outreach program to educate youth on cardiac anatomy and physiology, as well as heart health.
Paul Iaizzo presented the keynote lecture "The Visible Heart® Laboratory and the Atlas of Human Cardiac Anatomy” for the Northern Ohio Cardiac Imaging Association at University Hospital, Case Medical Center (Cleveland Ohio) on April 13, 2013.
Congratulations to Paul Iaizzo who was selected to join the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Academy of Medical Device Innovators, an award that honors those who have made innovations in medical devices leading to a great impact on the lives of patients. Dr. Iaizzo received a plaque to honor his induction into the 2013 class of the Academy on Wednesday, April 10th. Additionally, he was awarded the IEM Director's Award for championing IEM's mission. See details
Video article "Anatomical Reconstructions of the Human Cardiac Venous System using Contrast-computed Tomography of Perfusion-fixed Specimens" was recently published in the Journal of Visualized Experiments. Congratulations to co-authors Julianne Spencer, Emily Fitch, and Paul Iaizzo!
Heart Valves: From Design to Clinical Implantation was released in March 2013! This 17-chapter book published by Springer is a practical, state-of-the-art handbook dedicated to: 1) cardiac valve anatomy, 2) models for testing and research methods, 3) clinical trials, and 4) clinical needs and applications. Paul Iaizzo and Alex Hill (PhD, 2003) teamed up with Richard Bianco and Dr. James St. Louis to edit this specialized handbook, and several current and former graduate students of the Visible Heart Lab contributed chapters.
The Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research Special Issue on Cardiac Anatomy was published by Springer in April 2013. Drs. Paul Iaizzo, Robert Anderson, and Alex Hill (PhD, 2003) were guest co-editors of this special issue which features 13 invited articles that focus on attitudinally correct anatomic nomenclature to facilitate cross disciplinary research from bench to bedside. Current and former graduate students of the Visible Heart Lab contributed articles.
Our faculty and graduate students presented various posters at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (April 9-11, 2013) at The Commons Hotel in Minneapolis including: 1) 3-Dimensional Reconstructions of the Human Coronary Artery System using Contrast Computed Tomography of Perfusion-fixed Specimens (co-authors Julianne Spencer, Matt Venegoni, and Paul Iaizzo), 2) Conus Arteriosus: An Alternate Pacing Site (co-authors Ashish Singal, Noora Hussain, Robert Marcaccini, Anthony Weinhaus, and Paul Iaizzo), 3) Device Optimization using Pulse Wave Analysis Techniques (co-authors Ashish Singal, Mitsuhiro Oura, Mohamed Almekkawy, Aimee Hamel, Matt Larson, and Peter Eckman), 4) Irreversible Electroporation of Cardiovascular Cells and Tissues (co-authors Chunlan Jiang, Ryan Goff, Pong Patana-anake, Paul Iaizzo, and John Bischof), and 5) 3D Assessments of Patent Foramen Ovale within Human Hearts: Insights Relative to Design Considerations for Medical Devices (co-authors Stephen Howard and Paul Iaizzo).
Wound Healing during Hibernation by Black Bears (Ursus Americanus) in the Wild: Elicitation of Reduced Scar Formation was voted one of the favorite articles in 2012 by the editorial board of Integrative Zoology.
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Club from Winona State University toured the Visible Heart Lab on February 21st. During the tour, students were able to observe an experiment, and also learned about the U of MN's rich history of innovation and discovery related to cardiac treatment and devices. Lab staff and graduate students discussed some of our current research protocols, and explained cardiac anatomy using our extensive human heart library.