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Vahagn Ohanyan, M.D., Ph.D.

Education

2006: Postgraduate student, Department of Medical Biology and Genetics Yerevan State Medical University After Mkhitar Heratsi, Yerevan Armenia

2004: Clinical Residency, Internal Disease Propaedeutics (section of cardiology), Yerevan State Medical University After Mkhitar Heratsi, Yerevan Armenia

2002: Doctor of Medicine degree, Yerevan State Medical University After Mkhitar Heratsi, Yerevan Armenia

Professional Experience

2012 – present: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, Ohio

2007 – 2012: Ph.D. fellow, Department of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), Rootstown, Ohio

2006 – 2007: Senior researcher, Research Center of Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan Armenia

2006 – 2007: Associate Professor, Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan Armenia

2002 – 2004: Senior laboratory Assistant, Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan Armenia

Special Courses

September 2008: “Small animals transthoracic and contrast echocardiography. Drug and gene delivery using ultrasound contrast echocardiography,” Oregon Health and Science University, Southwest Campus Drive, Portland, Ore.

May 2008: “Mouse and Rat Microsurgical Techniques Workshop,” Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C.

September 2007: “Introduction to Laboratory Animal Care and Use and Occupational Health and Safety,” Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM), Roostown, Ohio

September – December 2004: “Human Electro-Cardio Gram (ECG),” University Hospital 1, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan Armenia

April – June 2003: “Human transthoracic echocardiography. Abdominal sonography.,” Yerevan State Medical University Ultrasound Laboratory, Yerevan Armenia

Funding

2011 – 2016: W.M. Chilian, Principal Investigator; “Microcirculatory Dynamics in the Coronary Circulation”; National Institutes of Health; Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; RO1 HL32788; (Direct costs $1,165,640)

2010 – 2012: Vahagn Ohanyan, Principal Investigator, AHA Postdoctoral award: 10POST4360030, Title of Project: The role of Kv1.2 and Kv1.5 channels in coronary metabolic dilation. $90.000

2010 – 2011: W.M. Chilian, Principal Investigator, Lantheus Medical Imaging. Use of Definity Contrast Microbubbles for Imaging of Myocardial Blood Flow in Mice. $60,000

Honors and Awards

“Young Investigator Travel Award” (AHA), Los Angeles, Calif., 2012

“Young Investigator Travel Award” (AHA), Orlando, Fla., 2009

“Excellence in Teaching” of Medical Biology and Genetics, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, 2006

“The Best Student” awarded for academic excellence, School of Medicine, Yerevan State Medical University, Yerevan, Armenia, 1998-99