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BCVS-Chunxiang Zhang

Chunxiang “Kevin” Zhang, MD, PhD, FACC.  Dr. Zhang is a tenured Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine. He has over 25 years of experience and expertise in the areas of basic, translational and clinical cardiovascular research.  From 2007-2010, Dr. Zhang had worked as the Vice Chairman for Research at New Jersey Medical School. From 2010-2016, He had worked at Rush University as the Chairman of the Pharmacology Department, The Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta. Presidential Professor, and the Director of Rush University Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Zhang’s research team is a pioneering group to explore the roles of miRNAs in cardiovascular biology and cardiovascular diseases. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed research articles in high impact journals such as Science, JACC, J Exp Med, Cell Metab,Mol Cell. andCirc Res (h-index: 45; citations:9860).His research achievement is also well-documented in his grant application. He has obtained over $20 million research grants from NIH, AHA and ADA.  Dr. Zhang’s current research programs are focused on non-coding in atherosclerosis & restenosis, myocardial infarction, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiovascular aging and diabetic cardiovascular complications. Dr. Zhang is also highly active in other academic activities at both national and international levels. He is the Chair of the Events/Conference Committee for the International Society for Translational Medicine (ISTM), the President of North American Chinese Pharmacological Association, and General Secretary of the Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and a Chair of ACC in Chicago. Alegislation advisory consultantof cardiology for US Congress.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of American Journal of Contemporary Cardiovascular Research; Associate Editor of Journal of Translational Medicine; and Editorial Board member of 18 Peer-reviewed Journals. Dr. Zhang is also the grant reviewer for 11 national and international research organizations including NIH, DOD, VA system, Chang Jiang Scholars Program, and the National Natural Science Foundation. 

Medical specialty:

Basic and Translational Science

Interventional Cardiology

Clinical Pharmacology



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