Diabetes mellitus and myocardial fibrosis
Dante Jr. Salvador, University of Bern
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is an established risk factor for developing cardiovascular sequelae characterized by physiologic and structural changes. Despite risk factor control, excess of HF burden remains. One of the proposed etiologic mechanisms of HF in DM is myocardial fibrosis. This project aims to provide novel insights on the association of glycemic homeostasis with MF and explore potential therapeutic targets.
Keywords: diabetes, myocardial fibrosis, heart failure
Dante is a physician and public health professional from Philippines. While working as a rural physician, he completed a Master in Public Management (major in Health Systems and Development). From 2015-2017 he was a recipient of Erasmus+ EuroPubHealth scholarship, completing a double MPH from University of Sheffield (UK) and Jagiellonian University (Poland) taking the Health Economics and Governance of Health Systems track. From 2018 his work focused on health financing and economics. He led separate teams that worked on (1) modelling health effects of increasing alcohol tax, (2) increasing participation of informal sector workers in social health insurance; and (3) assessment of medical reimbursement funds of government hospitals in the Philippines. Dante is currently a GlobalP3HS scholar at Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM), University of Bern. His PhD project focuses on assessing the link between diabetes mellitus and myocardial fibrosis.
Dante Jr. Salvador
Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)
University of Bern
Supervisor: Oscar Franco
Co-Supervisor: Taulant Muka & Arjola Bano