New study findings on atherosclerosis
New study led by post-doc Ying Wang investigates the clonal origin of atherosclerosis, and the role of failed immune surveillance in the clearance of inflamed smooth muscle cells.
T32: Mechanisms and Innovation in Vascular Disease
Congratulations to Stephanie Lindsey on her appointment as Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UCSD with a courtesy appointment in Bioengineering! Stephanie was a fellow in our "Mechanisms and Innovation in Vascular Disease" training program and her research will focus on biomechanics and congenital heart defects. She'll be starting July 2021!
The Cardiovascular Institute's T32 Training Program Grant: "Mechanisms and Innovation in Vascular Disease" was officially awarded! This award helps us train postdoctoral fellows pursuing cardiovascular research and prepare them to launch their careers. And we're currently accepting applications! https://med.stanford.edu/cvi/education/mechanisms-and-innovations-t32.html
Scout "salute" to Stanford Health Care front line workers
Menlo Park Scout Troup 565 decided to do something for the community during the coronavirus pandemic. They wanted to find a way to support local businesses that are struggling, and recognize the heroes that are keeping us safe, by redirecting money they had raised from popcorn sales this year.
Using the money they had raised, the troup was able to deliver 30 meals to ancillary staff at Stanford Health Care (janitors, security, patient transport, etc) who are often overlooked, but are of course ciritially important. In an overwhelming show of support, more than 100 cars along with a police escort delivered the meals to SHC staff.
Stanford Vascular Medicine cared for oldest competitive diver
Dr. Leeper and the Vascular Medicine team cared for the oldest competitive diver in the country who is 92! Viki Tamaradze discusses the integrated care she received at Stanford Vascular Medicine in her pursuit of a National championship.
Watch the ABC news clip here
Congratulations to Dr. Fukaya on being selected as the winner of the AVF-JOBST grant by the American Venous Forum Foundation. Dr. Fukaya will use this grant to study the role of leg bioimpedance as a biomarker for determining venous disease progression.
2020-2021 Vascular Medicine Fellow | Tom Alsaigh, MD
We are excited to announce the 2020-2021 Vascular Medicine Fellow, Tom Alsaigh, MD. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Alsaigh to the team. Tom is currently an NIH KL2 Clinical Scholar at the Scripps Research Translational Institute/TSRI in San Diego where his work has focused on translational genomics and vascular disease. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Scripps Clinic and is pursuing fellowship in vascular medicine. Outside of work Tom loves spending time with his fiancé Whitney and dog Nashville, watching live music, traveling and sports.
Anticoagulation Forum Ansell Fellowship
Congratulations to Stanford Vascular Medicine for receiving the Ansell Fellowship which provides funding for educational opportunities to the next generation of clinical investigators who will further improve upon current vascular disease management and anticoagulation treatment paradigms.
Learn more about the Ansell Fellowship Program
Publication in Nature: Nanotechnology
Congrats to Alyssa Flores and team for an exciting new manuscript highlighting the potential of precision nanotherapies that promote efferocytosis in the atherosclerotic plaque without off-target toxicity.
Read the School of Medicine Article on Publication
Link to Publication in Nature
Dr. Vivek Nanda's Faculty Appointment at UAB
Congratulation to Dr. Vivek Nanda for establishing his tenure-track research laboratory at the University of Alabama, Birmingham! Excited to see what the future holds for Vivek and his team!
Link to UAB Announcement