Cheraghi presents findings at American Heart Association conference

Nikoo Cheraghi, MS 5, gave a poster presentation at the American Heart Association’s 2011 Scientific Sessions.

Nikoo Cheraghi, MS 5, conducted research with Geetha Raghuveer, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, on Vitamin D and vascular effects in high-risk children, and presented data from their findings in November at the American Heart Association’s 2011 Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla.

Cheraghi presented the information she and Raghuveer collected as a poster presentation. She is also preparing a manuscript of their investigation to be submitted and considered for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Her results were reported in various media outlets including

Scientific Sessions is a leading annual convention for scientists and health care professionals devoted to the science of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The five-day conference provides education through more than 4,000 presentations and attracts more than 17,000 health care professionals annually including researchers, scientists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers.

Cheraghi participated in the School of Medicine’s 2011 Student Research Day last April, winning the alumni judge’s top prize for an oral presentation.

The next Student Research Day is planned for April 19 with a new collaborative format, the Health Sciences Student Research Summit, that will include the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Biological Sciences and the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics. Posters and abstract submissions are due Feb. 15, 2012. Fore more information, contact Sarah Mills in the School of Medicine Office of Research Administration at 816-235-6687 or at


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