Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease
Director: Pierre-Yves Scarabin

 

Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease
Director: Pierre-Yves Scarabin

Hormones and Cardiovascular Disease
Director: Pierre-Yves Scarabin

Laure Carcaillon completed her doctoral training in epidemiology at the University of Paris-Sud en 2010 (Inserm, UMRS 1018). Then, she has joined as a postdoctoral fellow a Spanish research team directed by L Rodriguez-Mañas within the Biomedical Research Fundation of the Getafe University hospital. She has presently a posdoctoral position within the "Hormones et Cardiovascular Disease" team (UMRS 1018) directed by Pierre-Yves Scarabin.

During her doctoral training, her research area focused on haemostatic variables in relation to atherothrombosis and dementia in the elderly. She identified new biological predictors, suggesting that hypercoagulability could be involved  in the development of vascular dementia and ischemic stroke. She is now working from two cohort studies in order to investigate the association of endogenous sex hormones with frailty and dementia in both men and women. Utilizing data from the Toledo Study for Healthy Aging, a Spanish population based cohort study, she investigates various hormonal pathways in the development of frailty. She further studies the role of endogenous sex hormones in the development of dementia using the data from the three-City (3C) study, an ongoing French longitudinal multicentre study among 10 000 subjects aged 65 and over.

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