Faculty and trainees in the University of Florida Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease gathered on May 22 to showcase the center’s research accomplishments over the past year. The Early Career Showcase and Mixer Event took place at the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville and featured more than 35 poster presentations from early career scientists. In addition, four oral presentations were delivered by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from three different UF colleges, including the UF College of Pharmacy.
Michelle Gumz, Ph.D., an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine and an associate director of the Center for Integrative Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease, delivered the opening remarks for the event. She highlighted many of the center’s accomplishments over the past year and the research and travel awards presented to trainees. The center was established in 2018 and has served as a scientific hub focused on the etiology, prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease.