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Prof. Daniel Green: Visiting Scholar Discussions

Presentation: A Brief History of Big Ideas in Medical Science, by Professor Daniel Green, Winthrop Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, School of Sports, Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia

When & Where: Monday, December 2, 7 p.m. at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., downtown Kelowna

When it comes to advances in medicine, there have been remarkable discoveries over the ages. Through education, improved care, elimination of disease and aid of technology, medicine has helped create a healthier, longer-living society in the Western World. But where do these ideas come from? Some are the result of research, increasing knowledge, best practices, the application of wisdom – and sometimes it’s being in the right place at the right time.

Visiting scholar Professor Daniel Green, University of Western Australia, considers 400 years of medical science and patterns emerging from Nobel Prize-winning studies to address the questions: Where do paradigm shifting ideas come from and where should we look next?

A dedicated researcher, Green is an engaging speaker who will draw you into the world of medical science and the pursuit of health before and after death. His research encompasses the human lifespan, looking at the best combinations of exercise, pharmacological, and other preventive measures to minimize onset of cardiovascular disease.

This free public talk is a visiting scholar discussion, presented by the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health and UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development, and supported by the office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor under the Invited Distinguished Visitor Fund.


Presentation: Cardiac and vascular adaptation to exercise training in humans, by visiting scholar Professor Daniel Green, University of Western Australia

When & Where: Nov. 28, 2013, in Room RHS LT257 at UBC’s Okanagan campus

Daniel Green, Winthrop professor of cardiovascular physiology at the University of Western Australia, has been invited to the Okanagan as an international speaker for the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health. In his talk “Cardiac and vascular adaptation to exercise training in humans,” Green will introduce recent findings about the impacts of exercise training on cardiac remodelling. Presented by the Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health and UBC’s Faculty of Health and Social Development.

Partnership in Research Seminar Series

Seminar: “Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Are exercise alternatives a good idea for treating heart and lung disease?”

Speakers: Dr. Neil Eves, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health and Social Development (FHSD); Jinelle Gelinas, MSc student; and Dr. Nia Lewis, Post-Doctoral Fellow

When & Where: Thursday, March 14, 2013 | UNC 334, UBC’s Okanagan campus

Abstract: For years, researchers believed exercise was one of the best ways to treat cardiovascular illness. This should also be true for those who suffer with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, it may not be that simple.

Researchers from the Centre of Heart, Lung and Vascular Health within the Faculty of Health and Social Development at UBC’s Okanagan campus have been studying the growing number of people who live with COPD and how exercise may slow down, or even reverse, cardiovascular disease in these patients.

Join Assoc. Prof. Neil Eves, along with master’s student Jinelle Gelinas and post-doctoral fellow Nia Lewis, as they disclose their findings and discuss what might be the best way for COPD patients to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. Sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention.

Dr. Lee Jones

Seminar: “Effects and Mechanisms of Exercise on Cardiovascular and Oncologic Outcomes in Cancer Patients”

Speaker: Dr. Lee Jones, PhD, Duke University

When & Where: Tuesday, Nov. 13th, 2012 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | EME 1121, UBC Okanagan Campus

Speaker Biography: Dr. Lee W. Jones, Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology and Scientific Director of Cancer Survivorship, Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.

Dr. Jones’s research program focuses on a translational approach to: (1) evaluate the cardiovascular/functional impact of cancer therapy, and efficacy of defined exercise training to prevent and/or treat dysfunction, and (2) elucidate the effects, and underlying systemic and molecular mechanisms, of defined aerobic training on tumor progression and metastatic dissemination.

His research program is supported by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and U.S. Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. He is also a member of the International Editorial Board for Lancet Oncology.

Prof. Jerry Dempsey


Speaker: Professor Jerome Dempsey, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.

When & Where: Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2012 | 3-5 p.m. | HSC LT257, UBC Okanagan Campus

Opening Seminar: “Physiology and pathophysiology of sleep apnea”

Speaker Biography: Canadian Jerome Dempsey, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine, Physiology, Kinesiology and Veterinary Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), Wisconsin, U.S.

Dr. Dempsey is also the Director of Research and Training at John Rankin Laboratory of Pulmonary Medicine at UW.

He has supervised the training of more than 60 pre- and post-doctoral fellows, and has published over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts. His major research interests include respiratory and cardio-respiratory pathophysiology during sleep, exercise and hypoxia.

More recently, Dr. Dempsey’s research has focused primarily on the role of the respiratory system in determining exercise performance and peripheral loco-motor muscle blood flow and fatigue in health and disease.