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Winter 2017

Join us at the Wellness Fair!

The Wall Center will take part in the 14th annual Wellness Fair, taking place on March 22nd, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Arrillaga Center for Sports and Recreation, at Stanford.  This is a celebration of wellness and healthy lifestyle choices, with over 3500 people in attendance. It is also an opportunity to promote our annual Race Against PH and have representatives from our Center on-hand to answer questions! Open to Stanford faculty & staff. 

Andrew Sweatt, MD

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Sweatt, recently awarded a 2017 American Thoracic Society Foundation/Pulmonary Hypertension Association Research Fellowship grant.

Dr. Andrew Sweatt, an Instructor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford, was selected to receive an $80,000 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation research grant.  The ATS Foundation released the list of 2017 grant award recipients in January, after its scientific advisory committee selected the top proposals submitted from around the country.  Dr. Sweatt’s project, which is titled “Deep Immune Phenotyping of Pulmonary Hypertension by Unsupervised Machine Learning”, will involve the use of computational tools to discover novel subsets of PH patients that have distinct peripheral blood gene and protein signatures


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Fall 2017

Mark Nicolls, MD

Dr. Mark Nicolls returns to the Vera Moulton Wall Center, following a visiting professorship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

Stanford University Professor of Pulmonary Care and Critical Care Medicine, Dr. Mark Nicolls, completes a visiting professorship at Johns Hopkins University.  While teaching within the School of Medicine, Dr. Nicholls spoke on Leukotriene B4, regulatory T cells and the evolution of the LIBERTY Trial. 

Dr. Mark Nicolls is Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, within the Wall Center at Stanford University School of Medicine.


Kristina Kudelko, MD

The Wall Center congratulates Dr. Kristina Kudelko on her promotion to Clinical Associate Professor (June 2017) and participation in Health4TheWorld Lecture Series.

Clinical Associate Professor and Wall Center physician, Dr. Kristina Kudelko, was honored to be an international lecturer for the Health4TheWorld website, sponsored by Stanford University.  Dr. Kudelko provided expertise in a series lecture entitled, “An Introduction to Pulmonary Hypertension” on December 8, 2017.

Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Awarded two NIH Research Project Grants (R01s), Dr. Vinicio de Jesus Perez paves the way for new pulmonary research and long-term studies into cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Vinicio de Jesus Perez, Co-Director of the Stanford Translational Investigator Program (TIP) and Staff Physician of the Stanford Adult Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic of the Vera Moulton Wall Center, will take on the role of Principal Investigator (PI) in both NIH Research Project Grants. 

In the first 5-year grant (9/2017-8/2022), his team will examine the role of Wnt7a in orchestrating cardiopulmonary angiogenesis in health and disease.  In the second 5-year Research Project Grant (12/2017-11/2022), Dr. Perez’ research will focus on master regulator Wnt5a, and its effect on endothelial-pericyte interactions in pulmonary circulation.

Assistant Professor Dr. Vinicio de Jesus Perez, also serves as the Chair Elect of the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Pulmonary Circulatory Assembly, and the 2018 Chair of the Pulmonary Heart Association (PHA) Scientific Sessions.


Rachel Hopper, MD

Dr. Rachel Hopper joins as new faculty. Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Cardiology

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