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GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161

H. Kirk Hammond

H. Kirk Hammond

Credentials: 

  • M.D.

Current Position(s): 

  • Staff Cardiologist, VASDHS

  • Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCSD

Personal Statement: 

Twenty-three years in cardiac gene transfer, 33 years in translational physiology & molecular and biochemical assessment of the heart, and previous initiation of 2 clinical gene therapy trials for heart disease qualify me as PI for proposals involving cardiac gene transfer.

Education:

  • Pre Medicine Chemistry/Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington,1973 - 1976

  • Medicine, M.D., IU School of Medicine, Bloomington, 1976 – 1980

  • Internal Medicine, ABIM, Emanuel Hospital, Portland, Oregon 1980 – 1983

  • Cardiology (Res. & Clin), ABIM, UCSD, 1983 -1987

Awards and Honors: 

  • Dean’s Award, Indiana University, 1973 – 1976

  • Chief Resident, Department of Medicine, Emanuel Hospital, 1982 – 1983

  • Innovative Research of America Grant for Junior Investigators, 1984 – 1985

  • Junior Investigators Travel Award, AHA Council for Basic Science Research, 1986

  • American College of Cardiology/Bristol Travel Award, 1987

  • UCSD, American College of Cardiology/Merck Fellow, 1987 – 1988

  • American College of Cardiology/Merck Fellow, 1987 – 1988

  • Veterans Administration Career Development Award (Research Associate), 1988 – 1992

  • AHA (National) Clinician Scientist Award, 1988 – 1992 (declined)

  • NIH Clinical Investigator Award, 1988 – 1993 (declined)

  • NIH Research Career Development Award, 1992 – 1997

  • AHA, California Affiliate John J Sampson Research Award (Highest ranked research proposal), 1995

  • UCSD House Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching, Honorable Mention, 1995 – 1996

  • Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching, Honorable Mention, 1996 – 1997

  • Faculty Distinguished Lecture, UCSD, 1997

  • UCSD House Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching, Honorable Mention, 2000 – 2001

Professional History:

  • Cardiovascular Research Fellow (NIH Grant), UCSD, 1983-1985

  • Clinical Cardiology Fellow, UCSD, 1985-1987

  • American College of Cardiology/Merck Fellow, UCSD, 1987-1988

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD, 1987-1988

  • Staff Cardiologist, VASDHS 1987- Present

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCSD, 1988-1994

  • Research Scientist, VMRF 1993- Present

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, UCSD, 1994-2000

  • Professor of Medicine in Residence, UCSD, 2000-Present

Patents:

  • Gene Transfer Mediated Angiogenesis Therapy, US Patent # 5,792,453, 11 August 1998

  • Gene Therapies for Enhancing Cardiac Function, US Patent  # 6,100,242, 8 August 2000

  • Gene Therapies for Enhancing Cardiac Function, US Patent # 6,174,871, 16 January 2001

  • Gene Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure, US Patent # 6,306,830, 23 October 2001

  • Adenovirus Encoding Human Adenylylcyclase Type VI, US Patent # 6,752,987, 22 June 2004

  • A Polynucleotide Encoding Adenylylcyclase VI and Uses Thereof for Enhancing Cardiac Function, US Patent            #7,235,236, 26 June 2007

  • Cyclic AMP-Incompetent Adenylyl Cyclase UCSD 2009-312. Patent Filed September 2009

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