Dr. Linda Peterson Inducted as President of Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism


Cardiovascular Division faculty member Linda Peterson, MD, was inducted as president of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism last month at their 19th annual Scientific Sessions, hosted in Seoul, South Korea.

The Society was founded in 2000, with the intent of providing a forum for the free exchange of ideas by a group of investigators with a special interest in the multiple roles of intermediary metabolism in the cardiovascular system. An important aim of the Society is to foster interactions between young investigators and senior scientists in an informal setting.

This year’s meeting focused “on metabolic modulation of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Invited speakers will highlight our current understanding of metabolic signaling pathways in blood vessels and heart, that can be targeted for the treatment of metabolic cardiovascular diseases.”, according to the SHVM website.

Dr. Peterson is a professor of Medicine and Radiology in the cardiovascular division, and a member of the Washington University School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Center.