University of Wisconsin, USA
Dr. Vardeny joined the School of Pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin as Assistant Professor CHS in the Pharmacy Practice Division in 2004. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy Degree at the University of Utah in 2000. Thereafter, she completed a Specialty Residency in Ambulatory Care at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, focusing on Internal and Family Medicine, followed by a Fellowship in Experimental Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy.
Dr. Vardeny is interested in heart failure research, and focuses on delineating contributions of beta adrenergic pathways on metabolic abnormal-ities and immune function in patients with heart failure. She is currently working on a number of projects: one study investigates the effects of beta adrenergic blockers and polymorphisms in the beta-2 adrenergic receptor on glucose handling in patients with heart failure, and another examines beta adrenergic effects on immune responses to influenza vaccine heart failure patients.