Dixon, Others Highlighted at AHA Meeting

Each year, the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions present the most important research in cardiovascular disease. This year, numerous Pauley faculty were among those whose work was highlighted at the prestigious national meeting, held in November in Chicago and drawing more than 12,000 attendees from around the world.

Dr. Dave Dixon, vice chair for clinical services for the VCU School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacotherapy and Outcomes Science, served as an expert reviewer for the 2018 American College of Cardiology (ACC) and AHA Cholesterol Guidelines, which were presented at the sessions. He is a certified clinical lipid specialist who works on numerous trials involving heart patients with Drs. Antonio Abbate and Benjamin Van Tassell. Dixon sees patients with cardiovascular risk factors at the Cardio Pharmacotherapy Clinic in downtown Richmond. He previously served as an expert reviewer for the ACC and AHA Hypertension Guidelines that were released in November 2017.

Also, in Chicago, Abbate and Dr. Jordana Kron each led invited talks, and Dr. Fadi Salloum moderated a session. Pauley clinical and preclinical teams presented 19 abstracts.