Dr. Rhian Touyz, MBBCh, MSc(Med), PhD, FRCP, FRSE
We are thrilled to confirm that Dr. Rhian Touyz, MBBCh, MSc(Med), PhD, FRCP, FRSE, will be speaking at the Metabolics Seminar in June 2015. Dr. Touyz will be delivering her lecture on Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox.
Dr. Rhian Touyz
Dr Rhian Touyz, MBBCh, MSc(Med), PhD, FRCP, FRSE, is the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, focusing on research related to molecular, cellular and vascular mechanisms of experimental and clinical hypertension.
She is Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow. She was the Canada Research Chair in Hypertension and Professor of Medicine at the Kidney Research Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)/University of Ottawa. Dr Touyz received her BSc(Hons) (1980), MBBCh (1984), MSc (1986) and PhD (1992) from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship (1992-1996) at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal, Quebec. She has received numerous academic and research awards, including the 2005 Dahl Lecture Award of the American Heart Association and the 2012 Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society.
Dr Touyz co-chaired the Recommendations Task Force of the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP), responsible for annual clinical hypertension guidelines. She is the past President of the Canadian Hypertension Society and the past Chair of the Council for High Blood Pressure Research of the American Heart Association. She is the in-coming President of the International Society of Hypertension. Dr Touyz is the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Science, the Deputy Editor of Hypertension and an Associate Editor of Pharmacological Reviews. She is funded by grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (NIH equivalent), the Kidney foundation of Canada/Pfizer, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the British Heart Foundation. She has trained many national and international undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students. Dr Touyz has published over 330 original papers and reviews. Her areas of study include clinical and experimental hypertension, magnesium biology, signal transduction, oxidative stress, magnesium and ion transport, cell biology, vascular biology, adipose tissue biology and diabetes. She has a particular interest in translational research and experimental medicine.