Vascular Biology Center

Cardiovascular Diseases... Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hypertension, Diabetes...

All are on the rise in the United States and, with the increasing prevalence of obesity and diabetes, have been described as an epidemic.  Did you know that in 2013 the leading cause of death was cardiovascular disease?  This affects us all.  People either have heart disease, will get heart disease, or know someone who has heart disease. The demand is high for a greater understanding of how cardiovascular disease develops and for new and better treatments.  This is the mission of the Vascular Biology Center.  We have brought together an internationally recognized team of experts determined to make breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.  Our field is developing rapidly, our science is critical, not only for the health of our country, but the rest of the world.



Stem Cell Therapy Study in Heart Patients

Dr. Adam Berman is the director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Ablation Services at GR Health System. He is the principal investigator of the study

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PTSD and heart disease

PTSD can lead to heart disease

Dr. Steven S. Coughlin, an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and a former Epidemiologist for the Department of Veteran Affairs, provided an overview of Post-traumatic stress disorder and the risk of heart disease on Tuesday at Georgia Regents University. According to Coughlin, PTSD, a disorder often diagnosed in combat veterans, can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Read the full story in Stars & Stripes



Dr. Zsolt Bagi

Zsolt Bagi, PhD.

Dr. Bagi, lead author in the recently featured Article and PodCast.

Dr. Gabor Csanyi

Gábor Csányi, PhD.

VBC welcomes newest faculty member.

Shirley Li

Shirley Li

Excellence in Research in Vascular Biology Awardee

Yong Wang

Yong Wang, PhD.

2015 ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators Winner!

Yiming Xu

Yiming Xu, PhD.

2015 ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators Winner!

Emily Dou

Huijuan "Emily" Dou

2015 Travel Award Winner!



March 4

Maha Abdellatif, PhD, MBC
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

March 11 Betty Pace, MD
March 18
Muredach P. Reilly, MD
Penn Cardiovascular Institute
April 1

Riyaz Mohammed, PhD
Vascular Biology Center,

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