Cardiovascular Research Program

The Cardiovascular Research Program examines the divine design of the human cardiovascular system. At this time our research is focused on the effects of nutrition and exercise on vascular function.

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Current Projects

  • Elucidating the intracellular mechanisms of postprandial endothelial dysfunction in human aortic endothelial cells.
  • Characterizing morphological and functional changes in endothelial cell membranes exposed to high levels of glucose.
  • Validation of custom written software for the measurement of arterial diameter from ultrasound images.
  • Validation of a hand-held lactate meter.
  • Validation of a hand-held glucose meter.

Previous Projects

Sarah Greeley (2011)

Project: Changes in lactate threshold and fat metabolism with age.

Presentations: American College of Sports Medicine Midwest regional meeting 2009

Current Position: Massachusetts General Hospital - Physical Therapy program

 

Krista Larson (2011)

Project: Relationship between lactate threshold and fat metabolism during exercise.

Presentation: Wheaton College Undergraduate Research Weekend 2009

Current Position: Midwestern University (Phoenix, AZ) - Physician Assistant program

 

Bethany Briggs (2010)

Project: Relationship between postprandial glucose levels and endothelial dysfunction.

Current Position: Rocky Vista University (Parker, CO) - Medicine

 

Kathryn Drevets (2011)

Project: Relationship between postprandial glucose levels and endothelial dysfunction. Validation of a hand-held glucose meter.

Current Position: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center - Physcian Assistant program

 

Sarah Drevets (2011)

Project: Relationship between postprandial glucose levels and endothelial dysfunction. Validation of a hand-held lactate meter.

Current Position: University of Oklahoma Health Science Center - Physcian Assistant program

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