Science News 2023

This is where you will find featured science and discoveries presented during Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2023.

Nobel Keynote Lecturer Mario R. Capecchi, PhD

Jane F. Reckelhoff, PhD, FAHA, incoming chair of the Council on Hypertension, interviews Hypertension 2023 Keynote Lecturer Mario R. Capecchi, PhD, Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology for his work on the development of gene targeting in mice, about his talk, his biggest challenges, and his advice to trainees.

AI and Hypertension

Rhian Touyz, MBBCh, PhD, FAHA, Editor-in-Chief of Hypertension, interviews Sandosh Padmanabhan, MD, PhD, FAHA about his talk on the challenges of bringing artificial intelligence into clinical practice.

AI and Hypertension Guidelines

Bina Joe, PhD, FAHA, FAPS, ISHF interviews Joseph Kassab, MD, MS, about his study, "Assessing the Accuracy of an Online Chat-Based Artificial Intelligence Model in Providing Recommendations on Hypertension Management," which he presented during a session on bringing artificial intelligence to clinical practice.

Basic Mechanisms of SGLT2 Inhibitors in the Kidney

Alicia McDonough, PhD, FAHA, interviews Volker Vallon, MD, FASN, FAPS about his research on the basic mechanisms of SGLT2 in the kidney, which he presented in a session during Hypertension 2023.

Health Inequities in Hypertension Management

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD interviews Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN about her work on the multiple causes of health inequities in hypertension management which she presented during Hypertension 2023.

Gut-to-Host Communication: G-protein Coupled Receptors and Blood Pressure Regulation

Nicola Wilck interviews Francine Marques, PhD about her work on microbiome-mediated mechanisms in hypertension and the challenges of translating new findings into effective blood pressure lowering therapies.

Role of CCL5 and CCR5 in the Genesis of Aldosterone-induced Hypertension

Moderator Sarah Lindsey, PhD, FAHA interviews Rafael Costa, PhD and Thiago Bruder, PhD about work they are doing on CCL5 and CCR5, which Dr. Costa presented during a session on orphan and novel receptors at Hypertension 2023. 

2023 Excellence in Hypertension Research Award Lecturer Lisa Cassis, PhD

Stephanie Watts, PhD interviews Lisa Cassis, PhD about her career in hypertension research, her love of discovery science, and the importance of mentors, the American Heart Association, and the annual Hypertension Scientific Sessions to her career.

Cuffless Blood Pressue Devices - Are We There Yet?

Moderator Eugene Yang, MD, MS interviews Alta Schutte, PhD about the presentation she gave on the clinical efficacy of currently available cuffless blood pressure devices as context for a pro/con debate on the topic during Hypertension 2023.

Emerging Technologies for Blood Pressure Measurement

Moderator Jorden Cohen, MD interviews Tammy Brady, MD, PhD about her presentation on emerging technologies for blood pressure management, which she presented as context for a pro/con debate on the topic during Hypertension 2023.

Stephanie Watts Career Development Award

This award recognizes young investigators in hypertension/cardiovascular research who may have no or limited access to funding.

Stephanie Watts Award Winner Patricios Araos, PhD

Cameron McCarthy, PhD interviews Patricio Araos, PhD, winner of the 2023 Stephanie Watts Award, about the work he submitted for the competition, "Renal Macrophages From Losartan Treated Mice Transfer The Hypertension."

Stephanie Watts Award Finalist Ashley Pitzer Mutchler, PhD

Cameron McCarthy, PhD interviews Ashley Pitzer Mutchler, PhD about the work she submitted for the 2023 Stephanie Watts Award, "lrp3 Chromatin Availability And Isolg-adducted Histones In Salt-sensitivity Of Blood Pressure."

Stephanie Watts Award Finalist Pablo Nakagawa, PhD

Vice Chair of the Trainee Advocacy Committee Monica Santisteban, PhD interviews Pablo Nakagawa, PhD about the work he submitted for the Stephanie Watts Award, "Conditional deletion of renin in the mouse brain results in cardiovascular and respiratory abnormalities in response to hypoxia or autonomic blockade."