Systemic hypoxia and cardiomyocyte proliferation

Sarver Heart Center Grand Rounds


noon to 1 p.m., Dec. 8, 2023


Livestream here


Presenter Details

Steven Houser, PhD
Vera J. Goodfriend Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center 
Professor, Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor, Medicine
Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Houser is an internationally respected cardiovascular researcher who has been a Temple University faculty member for more than four decades. His research group has helped define many fundamental features of the normal cardiac myocyte as well as identified defective molecular and cellular processes that produce abnormal cardiac myocyte function in cardiovascular disease. His research is designed to identify potential causes of heart failure that develops after a myocardial infarction or after persistent pressure overload. These two diseases cause heart failure with distinctly different features. 

Houser earned his PhD in physiology and completed a research fellowship at TUSM. He joined the Temple faculty as an assistant professor of physiology in 1979. He has served Temple as chair of physiology, director of the Cardiovascular Research Center and as senior associate dean of research, the Vera J. Goodfriend Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Research. He has a long association with the American Heart Association, serving as a board member, chair of the research committee and president of the association in 2016/17.


Learning Objectives of CME activity:

  • Describe recent progress in the research, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
  • Integrate advances in heart disease diagnosis and treatment into the day-to-day practices of research and clinical care.
  • Provide medical professionals with updates on cardiologic topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care.


Accreditation Statement:

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement:

All Faculty, CME Planning Committee Members, and CME Office Reviewers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that could constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity.