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The latest in Sarnoff News
E. Dale Abel, MD PhD (Chair of the Board) has received the inaugural Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) Medallion from the NMRI for his years of significant service and contribution to the network at the NIH. See the article here.
Congratulations to Ann Marie Schmidt, MD (Former Chair of the Board) who gave the 1016 ATVB Plenary Lecture which was published in the most recent issue of ATVB, along with a “review” of the author.
Congratulations to these Sarnoff Alumni who have matched at the following institutions:
Shenise Gilyard, Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital
Joseph Hadaya, General Surgery at University of California, Los Angeles
Melissa Herrin, MD (2015-16 Fellow) conducted two congenital cardiac surgery clinical outcomes projects. The first is in Science Direct and the second title is Hemodynamic Parameters Predict Adverse Outcomes Following Biventricular Conversion with Single Ventricle Palliation Takedown.
Benjamin Steinberg, MD (2005-06 Fellow) was recently published in the American Journal of Cardiology
Aniruddh Patel, MD (2012-13 Fellow) had an abstract recently published in Pub Med
Javid Moslehi, MD (1998-99 Fellow) and Aarti Asnani, MD (2006-07 Fellow) have been quoted on their cardio-oncology work in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Jeans Santana (2015-16 Fellow) will be presenting a poster at the LMSA National Conference in April 2017.
The following Alumni presented posters or gave talks at the AHA Scientific Sessions to be held in New Orleans, LA, from November 12-16, 2016.
Aaron Aday, MD (2007-08 Fellow)
Saptarsi Haldar, MD (1998-99 Fellow) is co-founder of Tenaya Therapeutics, a company working with Gladstone scientists to find a cure for heart disease.
Ryan Coute (2015-16 Fellow) won a "Best of the Best" Oral Abstract Award for Cardiac and Trauma Resuscitation Science during the AHA Scientific Sessions-presenting his Sarnoff Fellowship work under Bob Neumar, MD (1988-89 Fellow). Congrats Ryan!
Amy Uber (2016-17 Sarnoff Fellow) was selected to receive the American Heart Association’s Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation (3CPR) 2016 Junior Investigator Travel Stipend. This award recognizes meritorious work by young investigators in training, encourages participation in the AHA Scientific Sessions, and provides a stipend to help alleviate travel expenses to travel to Scientific Sessions. Amy will be acknowledged as a Junior Investigator Travel Stipend recipient at the 3CPR Annual Council Dinner on Tuesday, Nov.15, in New Orleans
Ngoc Nguyen (2015-17 Fellow) has received a BCVS Minority Travel Grant to attend the AHA Scientific Sessions 2016 in New Orleans, LA.
William Kaelin, MD (Preceptor to many Sarnoff Alumni-Javid Moslehi, MD (1998-1999 Fellow), Steven Bair (2010-2012) and Alan Baik (2011-2013)), and who gave a preceptor talk at the annual meeting in 2012 shared the Lasker Award this year. Here is the announcement
Thom Rooke, MD (1982-83 Fellow) received the ATLAS award to celebrate the career and impact of physicians who have distinguished themselves as scholars and leaders in their respective vascular fields at the 2016 VIVA conference.
James Pirruccello, MD (2009-10 Fellow) is a co-author of a recent publication in PLOS
Jeans Santana (2015-16 Fellow) had an abstract accepted to the American College of Surgeons Scientific Forum in October. His abstract title is: eNOS Mediates Arteriovenous Fistula (AVF) Maturatio. He is also co-author of two recent online publications. Click here for link1 and link2
Pierre Theodore, MD (1992-93 Fellow) has recently taken a new position as Vice President in innovation at Johnson and Johnson.
Kaavya Paruchuri, MD (2011-12 Fellow) was published in the JCI insight page based upon the work she did during her Sarnoff year. Here is the link
Anita Ying, MD (1997-98 Fellow) has been promoted to Associate Professor in Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology in addition to being promoted to Executive Medical Director in Ambulatory Clinical Operations at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
She has also just published a paper with Michael Porter from Harvard Business School.
Brian Williams, MD (2006-07 Fellow) will finish a fellowship June 30 in Neurosurgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center and will be going to the University of Louisville to be an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery and the Director of Neurosurgical Oncology.
Rajat Gupta, MD (2005-06 Fellow, 2014-15 Scholar) has started his K08 award for the project "From association to function at the PHACTR1 GWAS locus for coronary atherosclerosis."Jonathan Edwards, MD (2011-12 Fellow) and his research mentor, Dr. Bruce Gelb, recently published a review article entitled “Genetics of congenital heart disease” in the journal Current Opinion in Cardiology--which can be found here
He was also selected for the Society for Pediatrics Research House Officer Research Award, which will be presented at the annual Pediatric Academics Societies meeting in April.
The following Alumni have matched for Residency with the following programs:
Glynnis Garry, UT Southwestern in IM and Cardiology
Debra Dixon (2015-16 Fellow) was recently published in the Springer Science+Business Media Publication with an article titled "Combined post-and pre-capillary pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction" Click here for the link
Adrienne Richards, MD (1989-90 Fellow) is a recipient of the 2015 CEO Leadership Excellence Award established by PPD to recognize and reward leaders for consistency in leading strategically and delivering high quality results that have meaningful customer impact.
Jeffrey Lin, MD (2007-08 Fellow) was the lead author on an American Heart Association Report regarding College Football Lineman who Face a Greater Risk of Heart Disease. Click here for link on article
The following Alumni spoke or presented posters at AHA this year in Orlando, FL.
The Foundation's Board Chair, Dr. E. Dale Abel was recently elected into the National Academy of Medicine, along with Sarnoff Alumnus and current Preceptor, Dr. Bob Neumar, (1988-89 Fellow) and current Preceptor, Dr. Christopher Glass, The details are on the following link.
Kevin Alexander, MD (2009-10 Fellow) is currently a Fellow in Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Maxine Tang (2015-16 Fellow) was accepted for a poster presentation at the 19th Annual Scientific Sessions in Los Angeles.Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. The title is "Left Atrial Wall Imaging Using a Novel Black-Blood Late Gadolinium Enhancement Sequence".
Charles "Chaz" Hong, MD, PhD (1989-90 Fellow and 2005 Scholar) recently licensed compounds for clinical development for rare genetics diseases like fibrodysplasia ossficans progressiva, muscular dystrophy and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, as well a variety of cancers driven by aberrant BMP signaling.Here is the link to the article.
Masha Livhits, MD, (2004-05 Fellow) recently joined the UCLA Endocrine Surgery faculty.
Ilton Cubero-Salazar (2013-14 Fellow) was recently accepted into the 4th Year Medical Student Clerkship at Johns Hopkins University. This program is intended for 4th year medical students who are from groups under-represented in medicine, including under represented minorities who intend to pursue a career in internal medicine or its sup specialties.
Molong Li (2013-14 Fellow) is co-author on an article in Cell. Deepak Srivastave, host lab mentor, is the senior author. See article here
Ahmad Bayomy, MD (2009-10 Fellow) has authored the following papers: Regeneration in heart disease-Is ECM the key? Life Sci. 2012;91(17-18):823–827 and A role for matrix stiffness in the regulation of cardiac side population cell function. AJP: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 2015;308(9):H990–7.
Ilton Cubero-Salazar (2013-14 Fellow) had an abstract accepted for presentation at the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2015 Scientific Sessions, held in July.
Sina Salehi Omran (2013-14 Fellow) recently had an abstract accepted for a poster presentation at the 2015 Stroke Conference titled "Shear Stress and Co-culture with Astrocytes Determine Brain Microvascular Endothelial Cell Phenotype".