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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.


Dr. Stepp and Dr. Fulton 
VBC's Drs. Fulton and Stepp Featured

Fat mice bred to have more muscle give insight, new targets for battling obesity’s cardiovascular risk.

Read the Article in Jagwire
Dr. Neal Weintraub

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
(ATVB) Top Ten Reviewer for 2015

Maritza Romero-Lucas, M.D. 
Dr. Maritza Romero-Lucas Awarded!

Intramural Grants Program (IGP)

Pilot Study Research Program  (PSRP)

“Antagonizing GHRH signaling as a Novel Approach Toward Dyslipidemia in Type 1 Diabetes"

Dr. Brian Stansfield 
CONGRATULATIONS Dr. Brian Stansfield!

Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association

Scientist Development Grant
“Dissecting Neurofibromatosis Type 1 Vasculopathy"

Dr. Ha Won Kim
Dr. Ha Won-Kim Awarded

Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

ATVB 2015 Early Career Networking Reception for Top-Rated Abstract

“Prostaglandin D2 Receptor Antagonism Prevents Angiotensin Ii-induced Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Formation: Implications For Niacin Therapy”



Esraa Shosha

Esraa Shosha

AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Yiming Xu

Yiming Xu, PhD.

ATVB 2015 Poster Presentation in
TOP 10 Percent!

Shirley Li

Shirley Li

Best Journal Club Presentation Awardee

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson
Postdoctoral Fellow

American Heart Association Greater Southeast Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship Awardee 2015

Best Journal Club Presentation Awardee


Nov 18
Karen A Griffin, MD
Loyola University Medical Center
Dec 2
David Stepp, PhD
Jennifer Thompson
Augusta University
Dec 16

Gábor Csányi, PhD
Augusta University

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