Dr Zhaleh Ataei
Masters of Biomedical Science, University of Melbourne
Researcher, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

A medical doctor undertaking a Master of Biomedical Science at the University of Melbourne who has been doing a research project at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute for almost two years.

Attending the AHA conference for the first time was an incredible experience. I learned a lot from the best in my field and got the chance to network with scientists in the same area. I presented our study on how physical activity modified the risk of incident cardiovascular disease in women with early menopause and complicated pregnancy in the “hot topics in heart disease in women” session.

I am incredibly grateful to my family for their constant support throughout my life and to my supervisors, Associate Professor Erin Howden, Dr Sergio Ruiz-Carmona, and Dr Leah Wright, for all their guidance in these two years!

Special thanks to the CSANZ for their support in attending such a fantastic conference!

Please find Zhaleh’s presented abstract on the link below: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.148.suppl_1.18857