Here you will find the latest events that our lab members have participated in including lectures, videos, interviews, podcasts, papers, and more!
Manasi has graduated from JHU with a B.S. in Neuroscience with Honors and a minor in the Writing Seminars.
Samantha has graduated from JHU with a B.S. in Neuroscience and Sociology and will be starting her masters in Medical Science at Brown University in the Fall.
Our newest Research Coordinator, Jing, has graduated with a Masters in Epidemiology from the Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Manasi's Neuroscience Honors Project
Lab member Manasi Prashant presented data on demographic differences between those who provided vs declined consent for the NOMINATE Study of atrial fibrillation and cognitive decline. DREAMS is JHU's annual undergraduate research day. Results from this project were also presented to the Clark Family Foundation!
Lab member Sandra Kong presented her research entitled "Determining the Association between Congestive Heart Failure Characteristics and Cognitive Performance" at a moderated poster session at the 2023 International Stroke Conference in Dallas, TX.
Lab members David Zhao & Emma Gootee present at American Neurological Association 2022 Meeting
Congratulations to David and Emma on their poster presentations at the 2022 ANA conference. David's project was entitled "Acute Brain Injury Due to Asymmetric Cerebral Desaturation is Time Dependent in Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Monitored by Near Infrared Spectroscopy." Emma projects were entitled "Risk of Recurrent Stroke is Increased When Incident Stroke Etiology is Unknown" and "Racial Differences in Left Atrial Structure Among Patients with Ischemic Stroke without Atrial Fibrillation." The former of Emma's projects was a recipient of a poster award! Follow the link below to learn more.
Dementia risk may be higher if an upper heart chamber is abnormal
A recent study led by our very own Dr. Johansen that was published on August 10, 2022 in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that structural or functional abnormalities within the heart’s left atrium, with or without symptoms, may increase a person’s risk of developing dementia later in life by 35%.