International PhD Program in Arterial Hypertension and Vascular Biology

The International PhD program in Arterial Hypertension and Vascular Biology is based in the Department of Medicine – DIMED of the University of Padua.  This is a referral centre for Arterial Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases in Italy and a Centre of Excellence for Hypertension Research of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH).

This programme is the first in Europe devoted to Hypertension research and was established in conjunction with the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, and the School for Cardiovascular Diseases in Maastricht (CARIM), The Netherlands.  It requires a rotation across the three Universities and possibly stages at other leading research centres in Europe and the US.

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The International PhD program in Arterial Hypertension and Vascular Biology is based in the Department of Medicine – DIMED of the University of Padua.  This is a referral centre for Arterial Hypertension and cardiovascular diseases in Italy and a Centre of Excellence for Hypertension Research of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH).

This programme is the first in Europe devoted to Hypertension research and was established in conjunction with the University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy, and the School for Cardiovascular Diseases in Maastricht (CARIM), The Netherlands.  It requires a rotation across the three Universities and possibly stages at other leading research centres in Europe and the US.

The First Year of Research

The student will do coursework and labwork.

The curriculum will involve:

  1. General research methods training. An introductory course is held every year at the Venetian Institute of Medicine (VIMM) by the Faculty members of all PhD Courses of the University of Padua and outside experts in scientific fields. The course is focused on ‘How to do research” and covers applications of chemistry and physics to Medicine, genetics, molecular biology, statistics, ethics and social aspects.
  2. Attendance at research workshops and seminars held by the Faculty members and PhD students or outside speakers, mostly focussed on the cardiovascular system.
  3. Advanced coursework in the laboratories. The PhD student has the chance to be educated at a variety of techniques and introduced to a wide array of inter-disciplinary and comprehensive cardiovascular disease programs.

At the end of the 1st year the PhD student is expected to have practised skills of organizing, structuring, and presenting research,  Hence, he/she will be assigned to a specific research project in the field of Arterial Hypertension and Vascular biology under the strict supervision of an experienced tutor. Whether 1st year PhD student is upgraded to PhD status at the end of the first year of research will depend on his/her performance in the curriculum.

 

Second and Third Years of Research

Once upgraded to the 2nd year PhD student status, the student will concentrate on his/her PhD labwork to prepare his/her final dissertation. As research progresses, there will be opportunities to present work in progress at research workshops attended by Faculty members and research students. The PhD student will have also the opportunity to attend Journal Club and the Weekly Meetings given by outside speakers and Faculty members.

At the 2nd or the 3rd year the PhD student will spend at least 6 months abroad, at the CARIM or in another lab that could be of interest for the ongoing research.

The normal deadline for submission of the dissertation will be the end of December in the third year of research. Within this time, an original work focussed on the assigned theme should have been completed and discussed in detail with the tutor. The defence will occur about 2 months after, at the presence of the Faculty members, including members from CARIM.

1. Call open to either Italian or foreign students

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2. Call reserved to foreign students.

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Gian Paolo Rossi

 

Faculty Staff

Carlo Agostini, University of Padua, I

Giovanna Albertin, University of Padua, I 

Stella Blandamura, University of Padua, I

Franco Bui, University of Padua, I

Diego Cecchin, University of Padua, I 

Maurizio Castellano, University of Brescia, I 

Ambrogio Fassina, University of Padua, I 

Franco Grego, University of Padua, I 

Maurizio Iacobone, University of Padua, I 

Claudio Letizia, University of Rome La Sapienza, I 

Mirko Menegolo, University of Padua, I 

Diego Miotto, University of Padua, I 

Raffaella Motta, University of Padua, I 

Maria Lorenza Muiesan, University of Brescia, I 

Fabio Pomerri, University of Padua, I 

Massino Salvetti, University of Brescia, I 

Teresa M. Seccia (Vice-Coordinator), University of Padua, I 

Thomas Unger, CARIM, Maastricht, NL

 

Administration

Secretariat office: Department of Medicine - DIMED

XXVIII° Ciclo

Francesca Gioco

Eugenia Guerzoni

Martino Pengo

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XXIX° Ciclo

Marilina Citton

Verdiana Ravarotto

Paul Emmanuel Vanderriele

Giovanni Viel

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XXXII° Ciclo

Scarpa Riccardo

Bisogni Valeria

Prisco Selene

Citoni Barbara

Torresan Francesca

Piazza Maria

Saracino Vincenza

Journal Club

Room A, Floor 8, Policlinico, Padua, h 08:15

January 08, 2016: Girerd N. ; Pfeffer M.A.

January 15, 2016: Williams TA.

January 22, 2016: Faiez Zannad,

January 29, 2016: Rojas-Vega

February 5, 2016: Rojas-Vega.  

February 12, 2016: Menk M.

February 19, 2016: Duan K. Clinicopathological correlates of hyperparathyroidism

March 18, 2016: Rare mutations in renal salt handling gene and their impact on hypertension

April 8, 2016: Basal and Post-ACTH Aldosterone and Its Ratios Are Useful During Adrenal Vein Sampling in Primary Aldosteronism

April 29, 2016: ACE2 activation in inflammation

May 13, 2016: Unique Expression of Angiotensin Type-2 Receptor in Sex-Specific Distribution of Myelinated Ah-Type Baroreceptor Neuron Contributing to Sex-Dimorphic Neurocontrol of Circulation

May 20, 2016: Mineralocorticoid receptor is involved in rat and human ocular chorioretinopathy

May 27, 2016A study about malignancies in patients with PA.

June 17, 2016: Ang-(1-7) and aldosterone

June 24, 2016: In Liddle Syndrome, Epithelial Sodium Channel Is Hyperactive Mainly in the Early Part of the Aldosterone-Sensitive Distal Nephron

July 15, 2016: cardioprotective effects of ACE2 activation

July 22, 2016: Subclinical hypercortisolism in patients with primary aldosteronism: prevalence and effects on subtype diagnosis by adrenal vein sampling

September 2, 2016: High and Low Salt Intake during Pregnancy: Impact on Cardiac and Renal Structure in Newborns

September 9, 2016: FUNCTIONOMICS OF NCC MUTATIONS IN GITELMAN SYNDROME USING A 2 NOVEL MAMMALIAN CELL-BASED ACTIVITY ASSAY

September 16, 2016: Prenatal exposure to perfluorinated compounds affects thyroid hormone
levels in newborn girls; No association between exposure to perfluorinated compounds and congenital cryptorchidism: a nested case–control study among 215 boys from Denmark and Finland

September 30, 2016: Hypertension

October 21, 2016: Estrogen deficiency and estrogen excess augment arterial pressure in female mice

November 16, 2016: Dietary Salt Intake Is a Determinant of Cardiac Changes After Treatment of Primary Aldosteronism

 January 13, 2016 :A cholinergic-sympathetic pathway primes immunity in hypertension and mediates brain-to-spleen communication

 

The Weekly Meetings

Room A, Floor 8, Policlinico, Padua, h 08:15

January 13, 2016

January 20, 2016

January 27, 2016

February 3, 2016

February 10, 2016

February 17, 2016

February 24, 2016

March 2, 2016

March 11, 2016

March 16, 2016

March 23, 2016

March 30, 2016

April 6, 2016

April 13, 2016

April 15, 2016

April 27, 2016

May 4, 2016

May 11, 2016

May 18, 2016

May 25, 2016

June 1, 2016

June 8, 2016

June 15, 2016

July 6, 2016

July 16, 2016

July 20, 2016

July 27, 2016

August 3, 2016

August 31, 2016

September 21, 2016

October 12, 2016

October 19, 2016

October 26, 2016

November 2, 2016

November 9, 2016

November 23, 2016

December 7, 2016

December 14, 2016

December 21, 2016

January 11, 2016

ly 16, 2016

May 11, 2016

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March 18th, 2016

Room A, Floor 8, Policlinico, Padua, h 09:00

Defense of the thesis

Francesca Gioco. CYP11B2/CYP11B1Immunophenotyping of 111 Adrenal Glands Excised from Primary Aldosteronism Patients. Tutor: Prof. Teresa Seccia

Eugenia Guerzoni. Effect of aldosterone on MMP-9 Activity in Monocyte/Macrophages . Tutor: Prof. Gian Paolo Rossi

Martino Pengo. Studies on role of Haemodynamic and autonomous nervous system changes in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. Tutor: Prof. Gian Paolo Rossi