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- Douglas L. Mann, MD
On March 28, 2020, during the JACC Journals’ reception, JACC: Basic to Translational Science was proud to recognize and congratulate the following recipient of the JACC: Basic to Translational Science 2019 Young Author Award.
Paola C. Rosas, MD, PhD, BSPharm
Paper: Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C Phosphorylation Mitigates Age-Related Cardiac Dysfunction: Hope for Better Aging?
Dr. Paola Rosas currently is a research assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Rosas was previously a postdoctoral research associate at the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Dr. Rosas’ research focuses on investigating the causes of gender-related differences in heart failure due to different stressors such as aging, obesity, and diabetes, with the ultimate goal of finding a common denominator with the potential of being translated into therapy.
Mentor: Carl W. Tong, MD, PhD
Dr. Carl Tong cares for patients as an advanced heart failure/transplant cardiologist and conducts basic translation research. He is an associate professor in the Department of Medical Physiology, Texas A&M University College of Medicine. He also serves as the Medical Director at CHI St. Joseph Heart Failure Clinic. Previously, Dr. Tong served as the Interim Medical Director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Baylor Scott & White Health Central Texas and as an active duty Captain in the U.S. Air Force as an electrical engineer. His research effort focuses on elucidating myofilament-based mechanisms that can improve diastolic and systolic functions of the heart. After elucidation, Dr. Tong aims to translate these discoveries to new treatments for heart failure.