PhD student achievements


April 17, 2015

Postdoc Arevalo wins Merit Award in poster competition at cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms conference

Hermenegild Arevalo, a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute for Computational Medicine, received a merit award in the poster competition at the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms held in Lucca (Barga), Italy in March. Hermenegild’s poster was entitled “Virtual electrophysiological study improves risk prediction of adverse cardiac events in post-infarction patients.”

Hermenegild’s research aims to translate computational tools into clinically utility. His approach utilizes simulations with patient-specific computer models to predict the susceptibility of patients to lethal arrhythmias. This methodology provides a non-invasive, safe, and accurate way to identify patients that could benefit from prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillators.