The Rabinovitch/Bland Lab

Awards and Honors

Dr. Rabinovitch is the recipient of the 2012 Judith Pool Award of the Northern California Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).

Pictures from the AWIS Awards Banquet, May 2012

Dr. Rabinovitch is the recipient of the 2012 Judith Pool Award of the Northern CA Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS).  The award was presented at the Chapter’s Annual Awards Banquet, on May 8, 2012. The award, established to recognize that assisting others in career development is an important aspect of our professional life, honors the memory of Judith Pool, PhD, co-founder and first Co-President of AWIS, who was an exceptional scientist who promoted opportunities for women in the field of medicine and science.  The award is presented to an exceptional senior woman scientist who has combined scientific achievement and support of other women in science.  Dr. Rabinovitch is particularly honored by this award as she was nominated by two of her post-doctoral trainees.  The imnages above, from the Awards Banquet, show (from top left, clockwise), postdoctoral Grace Li, PhD, describing the nomination of Dr. Rabinovitch; Dr. Rabinovitch accepts the Judith Poole Award from Ashley Fouts, President of the Palo Alto AWIS; Dr. Rabinovitch’s speech; Drs. Rabinovitch and Bland with lab members.

Dr. Rabinovitch at the Texas Heart Institute

Also in May, Dr. Rabinovitch was invited to the Texas Heart Institute Cardiovascular Basic Science Seminar series. The recently created multi-institutional seminar series focused on basic cardiovascular sciences, featuring topics related to stem cell biology and vascular biology. The seminar series is jointly sponsored by Texas Heart Institute, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, the University of Houston and the Institute for Molecular Medicine. Dr. Rabinovitch spent the day with students and other faculty members and presented a talk on “Pulmonary Hypertension: Intersecting Molecular Pathways and the Promise of New Therapies”.   

Dr. Rabinovitch delivers the Giles F. Filley Lecture

Dr. Rabinovitch delivered the Giles F. Filley Lecture on “IPS Stem Cells and Pulmonary Hypertension” at the Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference 55th Annual Meeting - “Mechanics And Mechanisms Of Pulmonary Hypertension” (June 2012, Aspen, Colorado).  Former Rabinovitch Lab postdoctoral fellows Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD, and Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD, currently Assistant Professors at Stanford’s Pulmonary Medicine Division, presented their work at this meeting. Dr. Spiekerkoetter gave a talk on research conducted under the mentorship of Dr. Rabinovitch, FK506 Identified in a High Throughput Screen to Increase BMPR2 Signaling Reverses Pulmonary Hypertension by Rescuing Endothelial Dysfunction”.  Post-doctoral fellow Ke Yuan from the lab of Dr. de Jesus Perez presented a talk on Impaired Pulmonary Angiogenesis in Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension is Linked to Abnormal Pericyte Function and Reduced Endothelial-Pericyte Interactions”.

Dr. Rabinovitch at the Royal College of Physicians Workshop

Dr. Rabinovitch was an invited speaker at the Royal College of Physicians 7th International Workshop on Cardiovascular Biology and Translational Medicine (London, September 2012), an intensive one-day symposium that explored ‘hot topics’ in cardiovascular biology.  Dr. Rabinovitch talked about “Pathogenesis and Future Therapy of Pulmonary Hypertension”.  

Drs. Rabinovitch and Bland at the Munich Lung Conference

Dr. Rabinovitch and Dr. Bland were Featured Speakers at the Munich Lung Conference  “Perspectives 2020 – Emerging Trends in Pulmonary Medicine”, held in Germany in October 2012. Dr. Rabinovitch talked on “Novel Insights into Neointima Formation in Pulmonary Hypertension”, and Dr. Bland on The Effects of Mechanical Ventilation in the Newborn Lung”.  

Dr. Rabinovitch delivers the Inaugural Lois Taylor Ellison, MD, Lectureship in Physiology

Dr Marlene Rabinovitch was the inaugural Lois Taylor Ellison, MD, Lecturer at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, GA on November 3, 2011. The lectureship was established by the Department of Physiology as a lasting tribute to Dr. Lois Taylor Ellison, a pioneer in Cardiopulmonary Medicine whose 60-plus-year affiliation with Georgia Health Sciences University has left a lasting legacy on the institution and on health care in general. The Lectureship will bring distinguished leaders in physiology to the Augusta campus, to exchange work and ideas with MCG researchers, while inspiring students and young investigators

AHA 2011: Post doctoral fellow Hirofumi Sawada, MD, PhD, is the 2011 American Heart Association Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award for his work conducted during his post-doctoral fellowship with Dr Rabinovitch and entitled, “Reduced BMPR2 Increases GM-CSF mRNA Translation by Inhibiting eIF2α Mediated Stress Granule Formation and Propensity to Pulmonary Vascular Disease”. The co-authors are Drs. Alastalo, Glotzbach, Fuchs, Januszyk, Ms. R. Chan, Drs. Lai, de Jesus Perez, Saito, Spiekerkoetter, Wang, Gurtner, Sarnow, and Rabinovitch.

The prize, awarded by the American Heart Association Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR), acknowledges the research accomplishments of early career cardiovascular investigators and encourages them to continue their research in biomedical sciences. Dr. Sawada is currently a pediatric cardiologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Mie University Graduate School of Medicine in Japan. It is awarded annually to one of five finalists who submit an abstract and accompanying completed manuscript. Applications are judged on the scientific merit of the abstract; quality and originality of the manuscript; professional accomplishments of the applicant; and the applicant’s oral abstract presentation at Scientific Sessions.

Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch was an invited speaker in a cardiovascular seminar on Emerging Therapeutic Targets in Pulmonary Hypertension, delivering a talk on “Inflammation as a Therapeutic Target for PAH”.

Dr. Rabinovitch is the 2011 Pfizer Visiting Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle

Dr. Rabinovitch was the Pfizer Visiting Professor in Pulmonary Vascular Disease at the University of Washington in Seattle (March 2011). She met with faculty and students, presented a translational talk on “Pathways the Reverse Pulmonary Hypertension” and a basic research presentation, “The Sequelae of Dysfunctional BMPRII Signaling”

Dr. Rabinovitch delivered the 2010 Melo Lecture

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, delivered the Melo Lecture at Queen's University Cardiovascular Conference in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, on September 23, 2010. The Melo Lecture commemorates the life and achievements of Luis Melo, who was a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Molecular Cardiology at Queen’s and a rising research star.

Dr. Rabinovitch receives the 2010 Lucian Award

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD was the 2010 sole recipient of the Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases, established at McGill University in 1978 to 'honor outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition'. Dr Rabinovitch was invited to deliver the formal Lucian Lecture, and spend time at McGill interacting with members of the McGill community in the field of circulatory diseases.

Dr. Rabinovitch speaks at the NHLBI  and the University of Pennsylvania

Also in 2010, Dr. Rabinovitch was invited to speak at the Biomedicine Lecture Series of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Speakers in this series present their current research and are given the opportunity to briefly comment on broader issues in their scientific fields. NHLBI extramural scientific staff members select the speakers and organize the series. As well, she was an invited speaker at the 2010 Penn Cardiovascular Institute Third Annual Symposium on Cardiovascular Development and Disease at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Dr. Rabinovitch named the 33rd I. Jerome Flance Lecturer at Washington University

Dr. Rabinovitch was honored as the Washington University School of Medicine 33rd annual I. Jerome Flance Lecturer in April 2009.  The lectureship as established in 1976 to honor Washington University graduate and longtime Professor I. Jerome Flance, MD.  Since its inception, the Lectureship has attracted a very prestigious group of lecturers who visit for a day and meet with university faculty and fellows.  The day included a lecture by Dr Rabinovitch on “Manipulating Vascular Biology to Advantage in Reversing Pulmonary Hypertension” for the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.

Dr. Rabinovitch honored as the Robert M Berne Lecturer at the University of Virgina

In October 2009, Dr. Rabinovitch was invited to the University of Virginia Robert M Berne Cardiovascular Research Center to deliver the 2009 Robert M Berne Lecture on "Orchestration of Vascular Cell Behavior: Through Tandem and Interdependent Receptor Signaling".

Dr. Rabinovitch Presented Keynote Lecture at the University of Graz 2009 Doctoral Day

Dr. Rabinovitch was invited to deliver the keynote lecture at the Medical University of Graz (Austria) Doctoral Day, the official opening ceremony of the PhD students' year.  The event took place on November 5, 2009.  Dr Rabinovitch talked on "Recovering Lost Blood Vessels and Reversing Occlusive Changes Through Intersecting Molecular Pathways ". 

Stanford Cardiovascular Instritute Fall 2009 Young Investigator Award to post doctoral fellow Tero-Pekka, Alastalo, MD, PhD

Tero-Pekka Alsatalo, MD, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Marlene Rabinovitch, won the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute Young Investigator Award at the Fall 2009 retreat for his presentaton "Decreased Apelin Expression Caused by Dysfunctional Bone Morphogenetic
Protein Signaling Contributes to the Development of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension". 

Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch honored at American Thoracic Society 2008

Dr. Rabinovitch received the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2008 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment.  The Recognition Award is bestowed only upon those with lifelong outstanding scientific contributions to the understanding, prevention, and treatment of lung disease The award was  presented at the International Conference in San Francisco on Monday, May 19, 2008.  Dr. Rabinovitch gave a talk on “Novel prospects for the Reversibility of pulmonary hypertension” on the same day.  

Dr. Rabinovitch receives a 2006 Distinguished Scientist Award from the AHA

Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch, MD, received a Distinguished Scientist Award, one of the highest awards given by the Association, at the 2006 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, held November 12-15 in Chicago. The meeting is considered the premier international cardiovascular research and instructional gathering. The prestigious title was awarded to a select group of six prominent scientists who have made extraordinary contributions to cardiovascular and stroke research to advance our understanding of these conditions.

Post doctoral fellow Georg Hansmann, MD, receives the 2006 AHA Cournand & Comroe Young Investigator Prize in Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care

Georg Hansmann, MD, former post doctoral fellow in the lab of Marlene Rabinovitch, who is currently a  clinical fellow at the UCSF School of Medicine, has been presented the American Heart Association’s Cournand & Comroe Young Investigator Prize in Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care. Dr Hansmann  received the award from the association’s Council on Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care.  The prize acknowledges the research accomplishments of early career cardiovascular investigators and encourages them to continue their research in biomedical sciences. It is awarded annually to one of five finalists who submit an abstract to the AHA's annual Scientific Sessions. Applications are judged on the scientific merit of the abstract; quality and originality of the manuscript; professional accomplishments of the applicant; and the applicant’s oral abstract presentation at Scientific Sessions.

Dr. Rabinovitch is the 2005 Dickinson W. Richards Lecturer

The American Heart Association Council on Cardiopulmonary, Perioperative and Critical Care honored Dr Marlene Rabinovitch as the speaker of the Dickinson W. Richards Lecture in the AHA Scientific Sessions in November 2005. The Lectureship was established in 1973 in honor of Dr. Richards who share the Nobel Prize in 1956 for work leading to a practical method of cardiac catheterization. Dr Rabinovitch spoke on "Biological Intervention to Reverse Pulmonary Hypertension".

2004 AHA Basic Research Prize to Dr. Rabinovitch

The American Heart Association will present the 2005 Basic Research Award to Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch, Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, and Research Director of the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease at the AHA Annual Meeting in New Orleans on November 2004.  Dr Rabinovitch receives the award "For compelling investigations revealing molecular abnormalities in vascular disease including enzyme-initiated smooth muscle cell growth implicated in the pathogenesis of pulmonary hypertension, valued findings that point to novel approaches to reverse this lethal disorder and other more common vascular diseases".

ICRH Distinguished Lecture and Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences to Dr. Rabinovitch

The Canadian Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH) Distinguished Lecture and Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences in 2004 will be awarded to Dr Marlene Rabinovitch, Dwight and Vera Dunlevie Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, and Research Director of the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease.  Dr. Rabinovitch receives the award for her "outstanding contributions to the understanding of vascular and myocardial biology and its relevance to the human condition in Canada, United States and around the world".  The award will be presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Calgary on October 26, 2004.  Dr. Rabinovitch will address the Congress in the ICRH Distinguished Lecture, titled "New Leads in Preventing and Reversing Vascular Pathology".

 

Uppsala University (Sweden) Awards Honorary Doctorate to Dr. Richard D. Bland, January 2004

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Dr. Marlene Rabinovitch receives the Gill Award at the
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