Irving H. Zucker
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Irving H. Zucker

Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D. is the Theodore F. Hubbard Professor of Cardiovascular Research and Chairman of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He has been Chairman since 1989. Dr. Zucker received his Ph.D. from New York Medical College in 1972.  He continued his post doctoral training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he became a faculty member in 1973. Dr. Zucker has been involved in studies related to the neural regulation of cardiovascular function over the past 45 years. His studies have revolved around cardiovascular reflex control of sympathetic nerve activity in animal models of chronic heart failure. These investigations focus on the role of central mediators of sympathetic nerve activity such as angiotensin II, nitric oxide and oxidative stress. Dr. Zucker has published over 200 papers in this field and this work has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. He is the PI of a Program Project currently in its 17th year of funding. He has been the recipient of a MERIT Award from the NHLBI, an Established Investigatorship from the American Heart Association, the Wiggers Award from the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society and the Carl Ludwig Award from the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section of the American Physiological Society. In 1993 he received the Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award from the University of Nebraska. He serves on the editorial boards of 9 journals.  In addition to his research, Dr. Zucker has been and is currently active in administrative activities for the American Physiological Society and the American Heart Association. He was a member of the National Research Committee of the American Heart Association. He is currently Editor-In-Chief of the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. He is a Past-President of the Association of Chairs of Departments of Physiology and a Past-President of the American Physiological Society.


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