2017 News, Events and Team Milestones
December 2017- Leeper Lab Holiday Party
The Leeper Lab ends the year with a fun holiday party celebrating everyone's sucess in 2017! We look forward to continued sucess and achievements in 2018.
2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions
Congratulations to Leeper lab members Vivek Nanda and Alyssa Flores for being selected for travel awards funding their travel to the 2017 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions November 11-15, 2017 in Anaheim, CA.
Vivek Nanda received a travel award from the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute to support his travel to the AHA Scientific Sessions to present his research “Functional Regulatory Mechanism of Smooth Muscle Cell-Restricted LM0D1 Coronary Artery Disease Locus.”
Alyssa Flores received the 2017 PVD Fellows in Training stipend from the AHA Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD). This award supports her participation in the PVD Training Workshop held in conjunction with the AHA early career program.
7/1/2017- Dr. Eri Fukaya, appointed to the Early Career Committee
Congratulations to Dr. Eri Fukaya on her appointment to the American Heart Association (AHA), Council on Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD), Early Career Committee. Dr. Fukaya will be an outstanding addition to this important AHA council.
6/1/2017 - Dr. Leeper member of the Society for Vascular Medicine Board of Trustees
Dr. Nick Leeper was appointed to the Society for Vascular Surgery Medicine Board of Trustees. We offer Dr. Leeper a huge congratulations on this distinguished appointment.
5/15/2017- Sophia Xiao received the Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) Student Major Grant supporting her Summer research.
Congratulations to Sophia Xiao on receiving the Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) Student Major Grant. Students in any field can apply for this funding as a way to encourage them to delve deeper into the areas of study that interest them. The Major Grant is specifically designed for students who want to commit to doing research full time over the summer.
4/17/2017- Heart Across America
Check out Silicon Valley AHA Board Chairman Sean Maloney’s inspirational story about Heart Across America, a coast to coast bike ride to raise awareness for heart disease and stroke. The video is available at Amazon.com.
4/15/2017 - Dr. Elsie Ross, Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident is quoted in ScienceMag.org
3/17/2017 Leeper Lab Fellow, Alyssa Flores, receives HHMI Medical Research Fellows award
We are excited to announce that Alyssa Flores, the incoming Leeper Lab postdoctoral research fellow, received the prestigious Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Medical Research Fellows award for the 2017-2018 academic year. We look forward to this and many more accomplishments.
Dr. Nick Leeper, Visiting Professor at Houston Methodist Debake Heart & Vascular Center
Dr. Leeper discusses recent lab efforts as a Visiting Professor at Houston Methodist Debake Heart & Vascular Center with Dr. John P. Cooke, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Houston Methodist Research institute.