National recognition for Lang research group at upcoming conferences

The cardiovascular research group of Professor Chim Lang have been recognised with a strong presence at the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) Annual Conference 2018, taking place 4-6 June, with a nomination for the Young Investigator Award for Dr Ify Mordi and 3 abstracts selected for oral presentation as “Best of the Best”.

Dr Ify Mordi, NHS Education for Scotland/Chief Scientist Office Clinical Lecturer in Cardiology, has been selected as a finalist in the highly prestigious Young Investigator Award for his abstract “REPURPOSING THE DIABETES DRUG METFORMIN FOR TREATMENT OF ADVERSE LEFT VENTRICULAR REMODELLING IN CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE”.

In addition, 3 abstracts from the group have been selected for oral presentation as “Best of the Best” in their categories: the British Heart Foundation-funded MET-REMODEL trial (Mohapradeep Mohan), a Tenovus-funded study evaluating the diagnostic and prognostic utility of desmosine in abdominal aortic aneurysm (Zaid Iskandar, Ify Mordi, Jeffrey Huang, AnnaMaria Choy) and the NIHR-funded REACH-HF trial (Lang).

Finally, Dr Mordi has been awarded a place on the Scottish Crucible 2018, a national multi-disciplinary forum for future academic research leaders, joining other early career researchers from across the country.