Dr. Paul D. Thompson to Speak at CHIP September 29th

On Thursday, September 29, 2011, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the 2011-12 CHIP lecture series continues with Paul D. Thompson, M.D., Director of Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and Professor of Medicine at UCHC, who will present on “Exercise and Statin Myopathy.”

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: http://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/d9aaaf71c26c4e608a02cdb923560c5e1d

Paul D Thompson, M.D., is Director of Cardiology at Hartford Hospital and Prof of Medicine at University of Connecticut. He did his undergraduate and medical training at Tufts University, was an intern and resident at Tufts Northeast Medical Center and a cardiology fellow at Stanford. He was on the faculty at Brown and professor of Medicine at Pittsburg before coming to Hartford Hospital in 1997. His research group presently has 4 NIH projects examining the effect of statins on skeletal muscle and exercise performance, but prior NIH support examined the effects of exercise on lipid metabolism, the effect of anabolic steroids on vascular function, and genetic factors affecting exercise performance and skeletal muscle adaptations. He has over 250 scientific publications, and is one of 12 cardiologists chosen by the American Board of Internal Medicine to write the cardiology certification exam.