VBC News Archive


 

 INTRAMURAL GRANTS PROGRAM (IGP) AWARD

The purpose of the IGP is to assist Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University faculty members in competing successfully for major research funding from external sponsors. This award is administered through the Division of Sponsored Program Administration on behalf of the Office of Vice President for Research.

After a rigorous application review, this year VBC has racked up the awards!

Dr. SuHuabo Su

"Novel Post-Translational Mechanisms Regulating Mitochondrial Homeostasis in the Adult Heart."

 
Dr. WeintraubNeal Weintraub & Lufei Young

"Investigator-Initiated Pilot Study to Evaluate Preclinical Effects of Nicotinamide Riboside in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm."

 Dr. Eric Belin de ChantemeleEric Belin de Chantemele, Jennifer Sullivan & Wendy Bollag

"The Role of Aldosterone in High Fat Diet-Induced Hypertension in Males and Females."

Dr. Brian Stansfield

BRIAN STANSFIELD FEATURED ON WJBF

SEE THE NEWS REPORT ON WJBF

2019 STEPHANIE WATTS CAREER DEVELOPMENT AWARD FINALIST

Dr. Bruder do Nascimento Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD 

As a finalist, Dr. Bruder do Nascimento will be attending the AHA Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA in September to compete for this coveted award. The Stephanie Watts Career Development Award was established to honor the advocacy work of Dr. Stephanie Watts, an active member of the Council on Hypertension, who has always advocated for the needs of the many trainees associated with the Council.

Bhupesh Singla, PhD

NIH PATHWAY TO INDEPENDENCE AWARD (K99)

Bhupesh Singla, PhD, 
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Gabor Csanyi’s lab


Submission Title: 
Regulation of Lymphangiogenesis by Thrombospondin 1

The purpose of this program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

VBC 2019 PHD AWARDEES

Alec Davila, MD/PhDAlec Davila, MD/PhD

Thesis Defense “Microvascular dysfunction in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction”

Mentor, Zolt Bagi

Aluya Oseghale, PhDAluya Oseghale, PhD

Thesis defense “Therapeutic reactivation of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell disease: development of a novel prodrug AN-233”

Mentor, Betty Pace

Shirley Li, PhDXueyi “Shirley” Li, PhD

Thesis defense “Dissecting the Roles of Galectin-3 in pulmonary hypertension”

Mentor, David Fulton 

VASCULAR BIOLOGY STUDENTS HAVE MAJOR SHOWING AT GRADUATE RESEARCH DAY AWARDS CEREMONY!

VBC Students outperform at Graduate Research Day(Top row L-R) Esraa Sosha won 2nd prize in the "postdoctoral poster presentations".

Jessica Faulkner won 2nd prize in the "postdoctoral oral presentations".

Aluya Oseghale won the "Award for Excellence in Research" – Vascular Biology.

Dipankar Ash won 1st prize in the "postdoctoral poster presentations".

Kareem Abdelsaid and Alec Davila won the "Graduate School Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student".

(Bottom row L-R) Zsuszanna Bordan won the "Ji Cheng Memorial Award for Excellence in Research by a biomedical sciences student in the early years of training".

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento won 3rd prize in the "postdoctoral oral presentations".

Huiping Lin Congratulations to the VBC's Huiping Lin

ATVB Conference Finalist for the
Junior Investigator Award for Women.

Mentor: Dr. Gábor Csányi

Dr. Ralf Lucas and Lab

PEPTIDE MAY PROTECT KIDNEYS FROM OURSELVES

Dr Lucas and Team have research featured

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Dr. Brian Stansfield

DR. BRIAN STANSFIELD ELECTED PRESIDENT OF SOUTHERN SOCIETY FOR PEDIATRIC RESEARCH

READ ARTICLE IN JAGWIRE

Dr. Belin de Chantemele and Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, Postdoctoral Fellow

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, Postdoctoral Fellow

Winner of the American Heart Association - Council on Hypertension 2018 Onsite Trainee Poster Award

Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemele, PhD

"Leptin Supplementation Restores Endothelial Function And Vascular Adrenergic Tone Via Direct Endothelial Mechanisms And Sympato-activation, Respectively, In A Mouse Model Of Congenital Lipodystrophy"

 

Alec Davila, MD/PhD Candidate

American Heart Summer 2018 Predoc Award Winner

VBC Grad Student, Steve Haigh

Steve Haigh, Graduate Student

Winner of  the "National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31 Fellowship Award"

Mentor: David Fulton, PhD

Project Title: The hypoxia inducible factor: Galectin 3 signaling axis in pulmonary hypertension

Huiping Lin, PhD Candidate and Dr. Gabor Csanyi

Huiping Lin, PhD Candidate

American Heart Summer 2018 Predoc Award Winner
Sponsor: Gabor Csanyi

ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators

Ruth Caldwell, PhD.

 
 

New target could help protect visionfollowing optic nerve trauma.

Dr. Abdelrahman Y. Fouda, Dr. Ruth B. Caldwell and research associate Zhimin Xu's work featured in Jagwire.

Read more in Jagwire


Drs. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Jessica Faulkner featured in Jagwire and on WJBF.

Read more in Jagwire

Watch on WJBF news

Dr. Rudolf Lucas Distinguished Researcher Award   

Congratulations Dr. Rudolf Lucas of the Vascular Biology Center

Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award.

Gabor Csanyi Emerging Scientist Award

 
 

Congratulations Dr. Gabor Csanyi of the Vascular Biology Center

Recipient of the 2018 Emerging Scientist Award.

Drs. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento and Eric Belin de Chantemele

Getting leptin levels “just right” may provide cardiovascular protection

Drs. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento and Eric Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire,

Read more in Jagwire

Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Dr. Ruth Caldwell receives RO1

National Institute of Health Research Project Grant (R01) Award
Congratulations Dr. Caldwell

Dr. Belin de Chantemele

 

Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Hypertension Associated with Obesity

Eric Belin de Chantemele, PhD interviewed at Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions -
AHA Council on Hypertension | AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease
American Society of Hypertension

See the interview (Friday Sept 7, 2018)

Dr. Rudolf Lucas

 

New target is an apparent triple threat to pneumonia

Dr. Rudolf Lucas of the VBC featured on WJBF News.

See the TV News Interview
Read more in Jagwire

Dr. Yunchao Su and  Dr. Yuqing Huo
New Pulmonary hypertension treatment target in the bull's-eye

Dr. Yunchao Su and Dr. Yuqing Huo of the VBC featured.

Read the feature on Medical Xpress
Drs.  Eric Belin de Chantemele and Faulkner
Scientists work to protect obese, younger women from cardiovascular risk

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Dr. Jessica Faulkner, postdoctoral fellow, featured in Jagwire

Read more on Jagwire

Weintraub Lab 
 Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease

Dr. Neal L. Weintraub, Dr. Julia E. Brittain and doctoral Student Tyler W. Benson in Jagwire.

Read the Jagwire feature

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai
Copper excess in diabetes hinders our ability to make healthy blood vessels

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai of the VBC featured in Jagwire

Read more about the research on jagwire

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai 
New target emerging for treating diabetes-related blood vessel damage

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai featured in Jagwire

Read more about Dr. Ushio-Fukai's research

Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele
Too little fat is bad for cardiovascular health and leptin therapy may help

Grant by Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire.

Read more about their research

Dr. Liu and Dr. Huo
Likely new treatment target identified for Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Yuqing Huo and Dr. Zhiping Liu of VBC featured

Read about it in JagWire

Dr. Romero-Lucas
VBC's Dr. Romero-Lucas Receives 2018 Award

Maritza Romero-Lucas, MD, D. Sc, of the VBC, receives Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP) Award!

Anita Kovacs-Kasa, PhD
American Heart Postdoc Award Winners

Anita Kovacs-Kasa, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: "HDAC7 in MLCP-mediated endothelial barrier preservation"

Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Verin

Taysuya Aonuma, PhD
American Heart Postdoc Award Winners

Taysuya Aonuma, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow 

Project: "The axis of long noncoding RNA MIAT and microRNA-150 in acute myocardial infarction"

Sponsor: Il-man Kim

 

 Aluya Oseghale

Congratulations Aluya Oseghale 

American Society of Hematology
2017 Minority Graduate Student
Abstract Achievement Award  

Mentor: Petty Pace 

"Novel conjugates of butyrate and δ-aminolevulinate increase γ-globin gene expression and fetal hemoglobin synthesis in erythroid progenitors"

 The VBC Congratulates our 2018 Ph.D. Award Recipients!

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD 

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD

Thesis: “ß-adrenergic receptor/ß-arrestin-mediated mircroRNA maturation regulatory network: A new player in cardioprotective signaling.”

Mentor: Dr. Il-man Kim

Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Thesis: “ADAM17 and age-related vascular dysfunction”

Mentor: Dr. Zsolt Bagi

Esraa Shosha, PhD

Esraa Shosha, PhD with Distinction

Thesis: “Neurovascular Degeneration Following Retinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of Arginase 2”

Mentor: Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD
2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award recipient

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD

Student in Huabo Su’s lab received the
2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award
at the AHA Scientific Session 2017 (11/11-15 in Anaheim, CA) - Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)