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Corey Scipione discusses his research projectPhD student Corey Scipione discusses his research project with a conferee at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions.

Science grad students invited to present research to American Heart Association

Two UWindsor doctoral students were in Chicago this week at the invitation of the American Heart Association, presenting their research to its Scientific Sessions conference.

Rocco Romagnuolo and Corey Scipione, doctoral candidates in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, first presented their projects in May 2014 at the association’s Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology conference in Toronto. The high ratings they received resulted in an invitation to the Chicago session entitled “The Best of AHA’s Specialty Conferences.”

It is a special honour, says dean of science Marlys Koschinsky, their graduate supervisor.

“I am so proud of Rocco and Corey for being honoured with this invitation to present their research,” she says. “It is a reflection of their very hard work and an affirmation of the excellence of the science that is undertaken at the University of Windsor.”

She notes that Scientific Sessions is one of the world’s leading conferences in the field, attracting more than 17,000 attendees, representing clinicians, other health care professionals, scientists and trainees from more than 100 countries.

Scipione says his participation has afforded him the “opportunity to present the work we have done and share ideas with some of the top researchers in cardiovascular research.”