Science News – Hypertension 2022 Scientific Sessions

This is where you will find expert video commentary on selected science presented at Hypertension 2022 in San Diego. Check this page at the end of each day for new discussions.

Adipose Biology in the Cardiovascular System: Advances, Tools and Context in Hypertension

Moderator Stephanie Watts, PhD, FAHA and presenter Andres Contreras, DVM, MS, PhD discuss the science presented in a session on recent advances in hypertension that looked at the role of adipose tissue and adiposity in regulating blood pressure over the lifespan.

The RESTORE Health Equity Research Network

Participants in a session on the RESTORE Health Equity Research Network describe the context and theoretical framework of the network and provide a brief overview of the five innovative, evidence-based projects the AHA has funded to improve health equity in Black communities.

Primary Care: Secondary Drivers of Hypertension

Participants in a primary care session for Hypertension 2022 share take home messages from their talks on optimizing the management secondary drivers of hypertension to improve patient outcomes.


Hypertension and Cognitive Impairment: Rising Star Lecture

Costantino Iadecola, MD, FAHA interviews Rising Star Lecturer Monica M. Santisteban, PhD about her topic, "Hypertension and Cognitive Impairment: A Closer Look at Neuroimmune Mechanisms."

New Insights Into Monogenic Hypertension From Mouse Models

Alicia McDonough, PhD interviews James McCormick, PhD, this year's winner of the KCVD Mid-Career Achievement Award, about his research on monogenic hypertension, his scientific journey, and his future research goals.

Non-Pharmacological Treatments to Control Hypertension

Participants in a primary care session for Hypertension 2022 discuss physical activity, dietary interventions, and other non-pharmacological approaches to controlling hypertension.

Understanding Disparities and Achieving Health Equity in Hypertension

Participants from a population health session for Hypertension 2022, share take-home messages from their work identifying high-risk populations and opportunities for achieving health equity in hypertension care.

Hypertension 2022 Awards and Lectures

Excellence Award in Hypertension Award - Preeclampsia: A Lesson in Integrative Physiology

Barbara Alexander, PhD interviewers Excellence in Hypertension Award recipient Joey Granger, PhD about his research career and his lecture topic, "Preeclampsia: A Lesson in Integrative Physiology."

Excellence in Hypertension Award Lecturer Edwin M Jackson, PhD

Robert M. Carey, MD, FAHA interviews Excellence in Hypertension Award recipient Edwin K. Jackson, PhD, FAHA about his career and his lecture on "Purines in the Cardiovascular System and Beyond."

Irvine Page & Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award

Alicia McDonough, PhD, FAHA

Alicia McDonough, PhD, FAHA
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Early Career Oral Award Winner Livia Camargo, MSc, PhD

The Hypertension 2022 Early Career Oral Award winner Livia Camargo, MSc, PhD describes her work, "Nox5 Regulates Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell De-differentiation In Human Hypertension."

Stephanie Watts Career Development Award Recipient John Henry Dasinger, PhD

John Henry Dasinger, PhD, the 2022 recipient of the Stephanie Watts Career Development Award, briefly recaps his presentation for the session, "Adoptive Transfer Reveals That T Cell-Derived Reactive Oxygen Species Contributes To Pregnancy-Induced Renal Damage."