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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. David Stepp
Stepp Named Chair of NIH Study Section

Dr. David Stepp is the new Chair of the Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology (VCMB) study section.

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Huabo Su, PhD, Recieves Award

Dr. Huabo Su presented his research at the 2nd ACRE/APS Symposium and received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award. The symposium was held at the site of 2015 AHA BCVS, New Orleans, LA on July 12, 2015.

Certificate Dr. Su

PTSD and heart disease
Award goes to Joyce N. Gonzales, MD

Dr. Gonzales, Assistant Professor in the Vascular Biology Center and in the Department of Medicine is the NHLBI Hemoglobinopathy Translational Research Skills Core Program Awardee.  
Potential therapeutic roll of 2-O, 3-O desulfated heparin in acute chest syndrome"

Neal Weintraub, PhD 
Neal L. Weintraub, MD Awarded

Basic Science Research Award goes to
Neal L. Weintraub, MD
Department of Medicine

Il-man Kim 
Congratulations to Il-man Kim, PhD

Dr. Il-man Kim receives Emerging Scientist Award!
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


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


Sept 30 Arshed Ali Quyyumi, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
October 14 Tyler Benson, BS
October 21 Steven Dudek, MD
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
October 28 David Y Hui, PhD
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Nov 4 Jin Xie, PhD
University of Georgia
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