Medicine Grand Rounds

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

TOPIC: "Modeling arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy using human induced pluripotent stem cells"
SPEAKER: Dr. Jared Churko 
LOCATION: UAHS 5403 (LIVE) and Banner-UMC-SC 3030 (Video Conferenced)

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About the Speaker
Jared Churko, PhD,
is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. He received his PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Western University and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University within the Cardiovascular Institute. His lab seeks to understand the mechanisms leading to heart disease by combining single cell transcriptomics, systems biology, stem cell biology, drug screening, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics. Specifically, his lab utilizes human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to generate cardiac cell types and develops tools for precision and regenerative medicine.  He is appointed as the director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core funded by BIO5 and the Center for Innovation in Brain Science.
During his talk, he will discuss the current state in using hiPSCs for heart disease modelling. Specifically, he will focus on using hiPSCs to model arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.

Learning Objectives:

1.Diagnose a variety of internal medicine illnesses

2.Understand more clearly advances in therapy

3.Become truly professional physicians

University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson, Room 5403
1501 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724


Banner-University Medical Center South, Conference Room 3030
2800 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

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