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Amparo C Villablanca

Title(s)Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone530-752-0718
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    1. Carr PL, Helitzer D, Freund K, Westring A, McGee R, Campbell PB, Wood CV, Villablanca A. A Summary Report from the Research Partnership on Women in Science Careers. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Mar; 34(3):356-362. PMID: 30003480.
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    2. Shauman K, Howell LP, Paterniti DA, Beckett LA, Villablanca AC. Barriers to Career Flexibility in Academic Medicine: A Qualitative Analysis of Reasons for the Underutilization of Family-Friendly Policies, and Implications for Institutional Change and Department Chair Leadership. Acad Med. 2018 02; 93(2):246-255. PMID: 28834844.
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    3. Shaikh U, Acosta DA, Freischlag JA, Young HM, Villablanca AC. Developing Diverse Leaders at Academic Health Centers: A Prerequisite to Quality Health Care? Am J Med Qual. 2018 07; 33(4):440-442. PMID: 29027473.
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    4. Raeisi-Giglou P, Volgman AS, Patel H, Campbell S, Villablanca A, Hsich E. Advances in Cardiovascular Health in Women over the Past Decade: Guideline Recommendations for Practice. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 02; 27(2):128-139. PMID: 28714810.
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    5. Howell LP, Beckett LA, Villablanca AC. Ideal Worker and Academic Professional Identity: Perspectives from a Career Flexibility Educational Intervention. Am J Med. 2017 09; 130(9):1117-1125. PMID: 28625409.
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    6. Silver JK, Slocum CS, Bank AM, Bhatnagar S, Blauwet CA, Poorman JA, Villablanca A, Parangi S. Where Are the Women? The Underrepresentation of Women Physicians Among Recognition Award Recipients From Medical Specialty Societies. PM R. 2017 Aug; 9(8):804-815. PMID: 28606837.
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    7. Villablanca AC, Li Y, Beckett LA, Howell LP. Evaluating a Medical School's Climate for Women's Success: Outcomes for Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Promotion. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2017 05; 26(5):530-539. PMID: 28170291.
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    8. Villablanca AC, Slee C, Lianov L, Tancredi D. Outcomes of a Clinic-Based Educational Intervention for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention by Race, Ethnicity, and Urban/Rural Status. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 11; 25(11):1174-1186. PMID: 27356155.
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    9. Villablanca AC, Howell LP. Retention of Women Faculty in Academia: Ensuring Success. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 07; 25(7):662-3. PMID: 27268277.
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    10. Aung HH, Altman R, Nyunt T, Kim J, Nuthikattu S, Budamagunta M, Voss JC, Wilson D, Rutledge JC, Villablanca AC. Lipotoxic brain microvascular injury is mediated by activating transcription factor 3-dependent inflammatory and oxidative stress pathways. J Lipid Res. 2016 06; 57(6):955-68. PMID: 27087439.
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    11. Howell LP, Elsbach KD, Villablanca AC. The Role of Compensation Criteria to Minimize Face-Time Bias and Support Faculty Career Flexibility: An Approach to Enhance Career Satisfaction in Academic Pathology. Acad Pathol. 2016 Jan-Dec; 3:2374289515628024. PMID: 28725757.
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    12. Villablanca AC, Warford C, Wheeler K. Inflammation and Cardiometabolic Risk in African American Women Is Reduced by a Pilot Community-Based Educational Intervention. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2016 Feb; 25(2):188-99. PMID: 26263081.
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    13. Beckett L, Nettiksimmons J, Howell LP, Villablanca AC. Do Family Responsibilities and a Clinical Versus Research Faculty Position Affect Satisfaction with Career and Work-Life Balance for Medical School Faculty? J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Jun; 24(6):471-80. PMID: 26070036; PMCID: PMC4490748.
    14. Villablanca AC, Howell LP. Gender differences in experiences of K-awardees: beyond space, resources and science. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Apr; 30(4):381-3. PMID: 25666209; PMCID: PMC4371004.
    15. Bauman MD, Howell LP, Villablanca AC. The Women in Medicine and Health Science program: an innovative initiative to support female faculty at the University of California Davis School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1462-6. PMID: 25006704; PMCID: PMC4213297.
    16. Altman R, Nunez de Ybarra J, Villablanca AC. Community-based cardiovascular disease prevention to reduce cardiometabolic risk in Latina women: a pilot program. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014 Apr; 23(4):350-7. PMID: 24552357; PMCID: PMC3992003.
    17. Villablanca AC, Beckett L, Nettiksimmons J, Howell LP. Improving knowledge, awareness, and use of flexible career policies through an accelerator intervention at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2013 Jun; 88(6):771-7. PMID: 23619063; PMCID: PMC3665650.
    18. Villablanca AC, Tetali S, Altman R, Ng KF, Rutledge JC. Testosterone-derived estradiol production by male endothelium is robust and dependent on p450 aromatase via estrogen receptor alpha. Springerplus. 2013 Dec; 2(1):214. PMID: 23741647; PMCID: PMC3667361.
    19. Tang-Feldman YJ, Lochhead SR, Lochhead GR, Yu C, George M, Villablanca AC, Pomeroy C. Murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) infection upregulates P38 MAP kinase in aortas of Apo E KO mice: a molecular mechanism for MCMV-induced acceleration of atherosclerosis. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2013 Feb; 6(1):54-64. PMID: 23192592; PMCID: PMC4591060.
    20. Howell LP, Beckett LA, Nettiksimmons J, Villablanca AC. Generational and gender perspectives on career flexibility: ensuring the faculty workforce of the future. Am J Med. 2012 Jul; 125(7):719-28. PMID: 22727238; PMCID: PMC4131696.
    21. Villablanca AC, Beckett L, Nettiksimmons J, Howell LP. Career flexibility and family-friendly policies: an NIH-funded study to enhance women's careers in biomedical sciences. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Oct; 20(10):1485-96. PMID: 21859346; PMCID: PMC3186447.
    22. Giardina EG, Sciacca RR, Foody JM, D'Onofrio G, Villablanca AC, Leatherwood S, Taylor AL, Haynes SG. The DHHS Office on Women's Health Initiative to Improve Women's Heart Health: focus on knowledge and awareness among women with cardiometabolic risk factors. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Jun; 20(6):893-900. PMID: 21492002; PMCID: PMC3113416.
    23. Villablanca AC, Jayachandran M, Banka C. Atherosclerosis and sex hormones: current concepts. Clin Sci (Lond). 2010 Dec; 119(12):493-513. PMID: 20958265.
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    24. Villablanca AC, Pinkerton KE, Rutledge JC. Maternal and neonatal exposure to environmental tobacco smoke targets pro-inflammatory genes in neonatal arteries. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2010 Dec; 3(6):696-703. PMID: 20890690; PMCID: PMC2993896.
    25. Villablanca AC, Beckett LA, Li Y, Leatherwood S, Gill SK, Giardina EG, Taylor AL, Barron C, Foody JM, Haynes S, D'Onofrio G. Outcomes of comprehensive heart care programs in high-risk women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Jul; 19(7):1313-25. PMID: 20590484; PMCID: PMC2940459.
    26. Foody JM, Villablanca AC, Giardina EG, Gill S, Taylor AL, Leatherwood S, Haynes SG, D'Onofrio G. The Office on Women's Health initiative to improve women's heart health: program description, site characteristics, and lessons learned. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Mar; 19(3):507-16. PMID: 20158403.
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    27. Bukkapatnam RN, Berglund L, Anuurad E, Devaraj S, Hyson D, Rafii F, Malmstein C, Villablanca AC. Postprandial metabolic responses to dietary glycemic index in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women. Prev Cardiol. 2010; 13(1):29-35. PMID: 20021624; PMCID: PMC3613123.
    28. Banka CL, Villablanca A. This issue includes more than a conventional discussion of heart disease in women. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2009 Sep; 2(3):227. PMID: 19654886.
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    29. Villablanca AC, Arline S, Lewis J, Raju S, Sanders S, Carrow S. Outcomes of national community organization cardiovascular prevention programs for high-risk women. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2009 Sep; 2(3):306-20. PMID: 19654887.
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    30. Villablanca AC, Tenwolde A, Lee M, Huck M, Mumenthaler S, Rutledge JC. 17beta-estradiol prevents early-stage atherosclerosis in estrogen receptor-alpha deficient female mice. J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2009 Sep; 2(3):289-99. PMID: 19654889.
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    31. Corbacho AM, Eiserich JP, Zuniga LA, Valacchi G, Villablanca AC. Compromised aortic vasoreactivity in male estrogen receptor-alpha-deficient mice during acute lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation. Endocrinology. 2007 Mar; 148(3):1403-11. PMID: 17158209.
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    32. Benton J, Powers A, Eiselein L, Fitch R, Wilson D, Villablanca AC, Rutledge JC. Hyperglycemia and loss of ovarian hormones mediate atheroma formation through endothelial layer disruption and increased permeability. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2007 Feb; 292(2):R723-30. PMID: 17272672.
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    33. Wang-Polagruto JF, Villablanca AC, Polagruto JA, Lee L, Holt RR, Schrader HR, Ensunsa JL, Steinberg FM, Schmitz HH, Keen CL. Chronic consumption of flavanol-rich cocoa improves endothelial function and decreases vascular cell adhesion molecule in hypercholesterolemic postmenopausal women. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2006; 47 Suppl 2:S177-86; discussion S206-9. PMID: 16794456.
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    34. Villablanca A, Lubahn D, Shelby L, Lloyd K, Barthold S. Susceptibility to early atherosclerosis in male mice is mediated by estrogen receptor alpha. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2004 Jun; 24(6):1055-61. PMID: 15117737.
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    35. Nandur R, Kumar K, Villablanca AC. Cardiovascular actions of selective estrogen receptor modulators and phytoestrogens. Prev Cardiol. 2004; 7(2):73-9. PMID: 15133375.
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    36. Steinberg FM, Guthrie NL, Villablanca AC, Kumar K, Murray MJ. Soy protein with isoflavones has favorable effects on endothelial function that are independent of lipid and antioxidant effects in healthy postmenopausal women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003 Jul; 78(1):123-30. PMID: 12816781.
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    37. Villablanca AC, Lewis KA, Tham D, Rutledge JC. Differential regulation of gene expression by ovariectomy in mouse aorta. Physiol Genomics. 2003 Feb 06; 12(3):175-85. PMID: 12464683.
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    38. Villablanca AC, Lewis KA, Rutledge JC. Time- and dose-dependent differential upregulation of three genes by 17 beta-estradiol in endothelial cells. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2002 Mar; 92(3):1064-73. PMID: 11842041.
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    39. Ariyo AA, Villablanca AC. Estrogens and lipids. Can HRT designer estrogens, and phytoestrogens reduce cardiovascular risk markers after menopause? Postgrad Med. 2002 Jan; 111(1):23-30; quiz 3. PMID: 11810749.
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    40. Villablanca AC, McDonald JM, Rutledge JC. Smoking and cardiovascular disease. Clin Chest Med. 2000 Mar; 21(1):159-72. PMID: 10763097.
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    41. Villablanca AC. Heart disease during pregnancy. Which cardiovascular changes reflect disease? Postgrad Med. 1998 Nov; 104(5):149-56. PMID: 9823391.
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    42. Villablanca AC. Heart disease during pregnancy. Which cardiovascular changes are normal or transient? Postgrad Med. 1998 Oct; 104(4):183-4, 187-92. PMID: 9793564.
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    43. Villablanca AC. Nicotine stimulates DNA synthesis and proliferation in vascular endothelial cells in vitro. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1998 Jun; 84(6):2089-98. PMID: 9609804.
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    44. Villablanca AC, Hanley MR. 17beta-estradiol stimulates substance P receptor gene expression. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1997 Dec 12; 135(2):109-17. PMID: 9484906.
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    45. Villablanca AC, Reid TW. Substance P stimulates vascular endothelial cellular reducing capacity in the presence of insulin and human plasma factors. J Cell Biochem. 1997 Sep 15; 66(4):471-81. PMID: 9282325.
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    46. Donaldson LF, Hanley MR, Villablanca AC. Inducible receptors. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 1997 May; 18(5):171-81. PMID: 9184478.
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    47. Villablanca AC. Coronary heart disease in women. Gender differences and effects of menopause. Postgrad Med. 1996 Sep; 100(3):191-6, 201-2. PMID: 8795654.
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    48. Nguyen LS, Villablanca AC, Rutledge JC. Substance P increases microvascular permeability via nitric oxide-mediated convective pathways. Am J Physiol. 1995 Apr; 268(4 Pt 2):R1060-8. PMID: 7537470.
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    49. Villablanca AC, Murphy CJ, Reid TW. Growth-promoting effects of substance P on endothelial cells in vitro. Synergism with calcitonin gene-related peptide, insulin, and plasma factors. Circ Res. 1994 Dec; 75(6):1113-20. PMID: 7525104.
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    50. Parsons GH, Villablanca AC, Brock JM, Howard RS, Colbert SR, Nichol GM, Chung KF. Bronchial vasodilation by histamine in sheep: characterization of receptor subtype. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1992 Jun; 72(6):2090-8. PMID: 1629060.
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