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NATIONAL POSTDOC APPRECIATION WEEK

Since 2009, the National Postdoctoral Association has promoted National Postdoc Appreciation Week to recognize the significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery. On this occasion The CICMD thanks all our Postdoctoral members for their valuable contributions to the advancement of Science.

CICMD Members paper Published in the Journal of neuroscience

The survival of an organism is dependent on meeting the energetic demands imposed by stressors. This critical function is accomplished by the CNS's ability to orchestrate simultaneous activities of neurosecretory and autonomic axes. Here, we unveil a novel signaling mechanism within the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus that links excitation of neurons producing corticotropin-releasing-hormone with excitation of neurons controlling sympathetic nervous system activity and blood pressure. The implication is that chronic stress exposure may promote cardiometabolic disease by dysregulating the interneuronal cross-talk revealed by our experiments.

CICMD Member, Dr. Guillaume de Lartigue awarded a 2021 UF Excellence Award for Assistant Professors

The University of Florida has awarded Guillaume de Lartigue, Ph.D., with a 2021 Excellence Award for Assistant Professors — one of the university’s top awards for a junior faculty member.https://pharmacy.ufl.edu/2021/05/20/guillaume-de-lartigue-awarded-a-2021-uf-excellence-award-for-assistant-professors/ De Lartigue serves as an assistant professor of pharmacodynamics in the UF College of Pharmacy. Prior to…

CICMD Trainees Win Annual Research Showcase Competition

Postdoctoral Trainee Division Arashdeep Singh, Ph.D. Pharmacodynamics: Unraveling underlying mechanisms of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) phenotype 34th Annual Research Showcase breaks record for most posters and oral presentations Postdoctoral Trainee/Resident Research Khalid Elsaafien, Pharmacodynamics: Angiotensin signaling in the paraventricular nucleus elevates blood pressure…

Paper of the Month: Dr. Annette de Kloet

Dr. Annette de Kloet. An Angiotensin-responsive Connection from the Lamina Terminalis to the Paraventricular Nucleus of the Hypothalamus Evokes Vasopressin Secretion to Increase Blood Pressure in Mice Hypertension is…

Dr. Guillaume de Lartigue receives NIDDK grant

Guillaume de Lartigue, Ph.D.,  an assistant professor of pharmacodynamics, is a multiple principal investigator of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases R01 grant, which began July 1, 2020. Dr. Guillaume de Lartigue The grant titled “Consequence and mechanism of diet-driven vagal remodeling on gut-brain feeding…

Dr. David Janicke, Ph.D. Receives NIH Grant.

Medications and Weight Gain in PCORnet: The MedWeight Study This study will examine how 5 classes of prescription medications influence weight, the risk for diabetes, and cholesterol over time; these include medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, depression,…

Paper of the Month: Dr. Michelle Gumz

Dr. Michelle Gumz’s paper “Early Transcriptional Effects of “Aldosterone in a Mouse Inner Medullary Collecting Duct Cell Line” was published in AJP Renal and was also chosen a paper of the month for APS Select. https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/ajprenal.00353.2002  …

Grant-Writing Courses, Workshops, and Toolkits

https://www.ctsi.ufl.edu/education/grant-workshops/ Looking for information on Grant Writing Workshops? The CTSI Translational Workforce Development Program provides educational opportunities that facilitate the training of clinical and basic science investigators, clinical trialists, laboratory technicians, study coordinators, and other related personnel required to establish and support multi- and interdisciplinary clinical and translational researchers…