All alumni who studied medicine, or who are now working in the medical profession are invited to attend an evening dinner and talk at Exeter College, alongside current students.
Date: Saturday 23rd November
Time: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (at 6.30pm there will be a mentoring session)
Venue: Rector’s Lodgings, Exeter College
Dress: Black Tie
The after dinner speaker will be Dr Rina Ariga (2012, Cardiovascular Medicine), who will discuss her DPhil research on the heart disease Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Dr Ariga’s research investigated ways to measure disarray in living people, so that people at high risk can receive appropriate treatment before it is too late. She borrowed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique from neuroscience, which is used to map the path of nerve fibres in the brain, and modified the technique so that it can be used to map the muscle fibres of the heart which, unlike the brain, are always moving. She has received numerous awards for this research, including the Young Investigator Award from the British Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.