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E. Dale Abel, MD (former Chair of the Board) has been elected to become President of the Endocrine Society. Link to article here.


Ryan Kaple, MD (2006-07 Fellow) will be appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine at Yale University. Ryan will join both the Yale Interventional Cardiology and the Yale Structural Heart Disease Programs.


Kenta Nakamura, MD (2008-09 Fellow) was 1st author on a paper titled: What can Intracoronary Pressure Measurements Tell us about CFR? Now comes pb-CFR. Link here


Melissa Frey, MD (2007-08 Fellow) was 1st author on a paper titled: Genetic predisposition to bevacizumab-induced hypertension, Gynecol Oncol  Link here.


Katharine Wolf (2017-18 Fellow) was an author on a paper titled: TGF-B1 (Transforming Growth Factor-B1). Inhibits pseudoaneurysm formation after aortic patch angioplasty. Link here.


Jean Santana, MD (2015-16 Fellow) was co-author on a paper published in Scientific Reports. Link here

Imran Uraizee, MD (2011-12 Fellow) was recently published in Head and Neck Pathology titled: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the oral cavity: radiolgy-pathology correlation.


Rosanne Rouf, MD (1999-2000 Fellow and 2009-13 Scholar) had her Sarnoff Scholar-funded research published in JCI InsightThe paper shows that ERK1/2 signaling is uniquely increased in the nonmyocyte compartment and plays a critical role in mediating load-induced dilated cardiomyopathy in fibrillin-1 deficient mice. 


Rajat Gupta, MD (2005-06 Fellow and 2014-15 Scholar) had his Sarnoff-Scholar funded research published Cell. The paper was co-authored by Joseph Hadaya, MD (2015-16 Fellow) and Jonathan Brown, MD (1997-98 Fellow and 2007-11 Scholar). Click this LINK to access the paper. The topic is the establishment of a single genetic variant which distally regulates Endothelin-1 expression and thereby affects risk for 5 vascular diseases (coronary artery disease, hypertension, migraine headache, fibromuscular dysplasia, and arterial dissection).


Parth Patel (2016-17 Fellow) has recently been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) during his Sarnoff year. The title of his publication is Identification of Pathogenic Gene Mutations in LMNA and MYBPC3 that alter RNA splicing. Click here for the article.


Ryan Coute (2015-16 Fellow) and his Preceptor, Robert Neumar, MD  (1988-89 Fellow) had their Sarnoff funded research highlighted in an AHA news article.


Glynnis Garry, MD (2014-15 Fellow) is the inaugural Seldin Scholar at UT Southwestern in Internal Medicine for her presentation, “A Twist-Dependent Progenitor Cell Contributes to Adult Skeletal Muscle.” Her work was performed in collaboration with her faculty mentor, Dr. Eric Olson, her Preceptor during her Sarnoff research year.


Amy Uber (2016-17 Fellow) gave an oral presentation at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine conference in Orlando, FL.


E. Dale Abel, MD PhD (Member, Sarnoff Board of Directors) 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.


Ann Marie Schmidt, MD (Former Chair of the Board of Directors and Scientific Committee) gave the 2016 ATVB Plenary Lecture which was published in the most recent issue of ATVB, along with a “review” of the author. 



Congratulations to the following Sarnoff Alumni who matched at the following institutions for residencies:

Matthew Christensen
, Internal Medicine at University of Utah
Nicole Duggan, Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Shenise Gilyard, Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital

Joseph Hadaya, General Surgery at University of California, Los Angeles
Melissa Herrin, Cardiothoracic Surgery at University of Washington
Nick Hogan, Internal Medicine at University of California, San Diego
Bryce Johnson, Internal Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
Amir Munir, Internal Medicine at Brigham & Women's Hospital
Jeans Santana, Anesthesiology at SUNY Downstate
Maxine Tang, Internal Medicine 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. 

Sharlene Day, MD 
(Vice Chair, Scientific Committee) was recently published in JAMA.

Benjamin Steinberg, MD (2005-06 Fellow) was recently published in the American Journal of Cardiology.


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.  Dr. Moslehi also published an article related to cardio-oncolgy in the New England Journal of Medicine.  An interview was quoted in the New York Times Health Section. 


Jeans Santana (2015-16 Fellow) is second author on the following paper in the Journal of Biological Rhythms and presented a poster at the LMSA National Conference.  He also received the "Best Overall" conference podium presentation at the Association of VA Surgeons 41st Annual Surgical Symposium in Houston,TX.





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