HMRI Speakers Bureau

HMRI Speakers Bureau

For information about future events, please contact Susie Berry, Director of Philanthropy, at (626) 795-4343.  Our scientists are enthusiastic about interacting with the public to educate them about common diseases and to point them to future therapies being developed at HMRI.  Previous topics have included the following:



  • Research at HMRI: Pasadena’s ONLY dedicated biomedical research institute



  • Triggers of cardiovascular events
  • Treating stable ischemic heart disease
  • Testosterone therapy and the heart
  • Update on cardioprotective strategies
  • Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease
  • Core concepts: The physiology of stunned, hibernating and non-viable myocardium
  • Science of acute revascularization
  • Reperfusion injury: Does it exist?
  • Research Process: The good, the bad, the ugly


Imaging Advances for Medicine

  • Magnetic Resonance:  Imaging and spectroscopy
  • The aging brain in images and functional imaging



  • Advances in colorectal surgery
  • New hope for patients with hepatitis C


 Cell Biology

  • A stem cell primer
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Using human embryonic stem cells to understand developmental toxicity
  • Diseases in a dish:  Novel use of stem cell technologies for understanding disease complexity
  • Immunologic basis for pre-eclampsia
  • HMRI’s approaches to understanding the reason pre-eclampsia leads to heart disease



  • Migraine
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Neurodegenerative diseases of aging
  • What’s in your brain?  A look under the hood
  • Needles in haystacks:  Finding proteins (a.k.a “proteomics”)
  • Periodic table of elements in the brain
  • Basics of anesthesia (general, regional, local)
  • Pediatric brain injury
  • The power of mass spectroscopy: Chemical imaging
  • HMRI’s new tools to detect Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms emerge
  • Sparks: What electrical signals from the brain tell us about brain function
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Why are lipids important for brain health?