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
  • Effects of a Meal on postprandial flow-mediated dilation: a META analysis
  • Ability of a daily dose of soluble fiber to reduce postprandial hyperglycemia compared to a daily dose of aerobic exercise

Previous Projects

Jonathan Burdett (2013-2014)

Project: Lactate Threshold as a predictor of fatigue during repeated high-intensity exercise; Presentation: Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando FL. 2014 and submitted for publication to Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; Current Position: Elon University – Physical Therapy

James Waterman (2013-2014)

Project: Lactate Threshold as a predictor of fatigue during repeated high-intensity exercise; Presentation: Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando FL. 2014 and submitted for publication to Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; Current Position: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine – Podiatry

Ethan Ogden (2013-2014)

Project: Lactate Threshold as a predictor of fatigue during repeated high-intensity exercise; Presentation: Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando FL. 2014 and submitted for publication to Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research; Current Position: UCLA School of Medicine – Research Assistant

Maddie Feder (2013-2014)

Project: The effect of protein on postprandial endothelial function after a high-fat meal; Presentation: Annual Experimental Biology Meeting , San Diego, CA. 2014 and the manuscript is currently in preparation for submission; Current Position: Applying to PA school

Ali Offerdahl (2013-2014)

Project: The effect of protein on postprandial endothelial function after a high-fat meal; Presentation: Annual Experimental Biology Meeting , San Diego, CA. 2014 and the manuscript is currently in preparation for submission; Current Position: Rush Medical School – Nursing

Michelle Phillips (2013-2014)

Project: The effect of protein on postprandial endothelial function after a high-fat meal; Presentation: Annual Experimental Biology Meeting , San Diego, CA. 2014 and the manuscript is currently in preparation for submission; Current Position: Applying to Medical School

Drew Reiter (2013-2014)

Project: A comparison of submaximal responses during the Bruce, Balke, and a modified Balke stress test protocols; Presentation: Annual Meeting of the Christian Society of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies , Waco, TX. 2013 and the manuscript is currently in preparation for submission; Current Position: Applying to Medical School

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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