The Second Annual Western University - Nanjing Medical University Research Symposium took place at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry on Thursday April 23, 2015. Western welcomed the delegation from London's sister city in China for a day of sharing the innovative medical research taking place at both institutions (see below for topics). A delegation from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry previously visited Nanjing last year. These events followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Western University and Nanjing University in July 2013.
Dr. Zhijian Yang [Nanjing Medical University]: “HGF treatment for heart failure: The path to clinical practice”
Dr. Robert Gros [Western University]: “Regulation of heart function and pathological remodeling by non-neuronal cholinergic activity”
Ms. Carmen Leung [Western University]: “Rac1 Signalling is Required for Cardiomyocyte Polarity and Embryonic Heart Development”
Dr. Romel Triona [Western University]: “Drug Metabolism in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease”
Mr. Tom Velenosi [Western University]: “Regulation of Hepatic Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes in Chronic Kidney Disease”
Dr. Shengnan Li [Nanjing Medical University]: “An investigation on the role of CRF peptides in the development of vasculitis”
Dr. Ute Schwartz [Western University]: “Personalized Medicine - Using Pharmacogenetics to Guide Warfarin Therapy Initiation”