WCVI News & Announcements

2021 Integrated Pilot Grant Awardees

Congratulations to Drs. Vipul Chitalia and Vijaya Kolachalama on their recent Pilot Grant Awards.  Vipul C. Chitalia, MD, PhD Modeling the Anemia Elicited by Chronic Kidney Disease in Zebrafish The goal of this research is to uncover how the interplay between microRNAs and uremic solutes orchestrate the responsiveness to erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (ESA) in... More

Katya Ravid Named Inaugural Incumbent, Barbara E. Corkey Professor of Medicine

Katya Ravid, DSc, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, has been selected as the inaugural incumbent of the Barbara E. Corkey Professor of Medicine. Dr. Ravid is nationally and internationally recognized for seminal discoveries in the field of megakaryocyte and platelet biology. Early in her career, she discovered a unique transcriptional signature... More


Congratulations to Dr. Emelia Benjamin

March 31, 2021: Emelia Benjamin Promoted to Associate Provost, BUMC Faculty Development Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at BUSM and BUSPH, and a clinical cardiologist at BMC, has been promoted from Assistant to Associate Provost, BUMC Faculty Development. Dr. Benjamin is deeply engaged in the... More

Dr. Jingyan Han publication

Congratulations to Dr. Jingyan Han on her publication in Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine, section Cardiovascular Metabolism. Alcohol binge drinking selectively stimulates protein S- glutathionylation in aorta and liver of ApoE −/− mice, by Kerstin Seidel, Xueping Wan, Mo Zhang, Yuxiang Zhou, Mengwei Zang, Jingyan Han. Article Link


2021 Toffler Scholar Grant Recipient

Congratulations to Dr. Kolachalama! Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Computational Biomedicine) and Computer Science and four students from his lab are the 2021 Toffler Scholars in Neuroscience grant recipients for their project “Alzheimer’s Disease Classification Using Deep Learning.” The Toffler Scholar Program was established by the Karen Toffler Charitable... More

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Vascular Biology Publication

Congratulations to our Vascular Biology section and Dr. Francesca Seta on the recent manuscript has  publication in Circulation Research. CIRCRESAHA.120.316666

Whitaker Cardiovascular Pilot Grant Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Pilot Grant! Beatriz Ferran Perez, PhD Jena Goodman, PhD Kiyoung Kim, Phd Albin Oh, MD Kerstin Seidel, PhD Eugene Saw, PhD Yuko Tsukahara, PhD


DOM/Evans Days 2020 Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the following award recipients: Citizenship Award Mike Kirber, PhD – Research Implementation Research Mentoring Award Katya Ravid, DSc – Cardiovascular Medicine Evans Center IBR Research Collaborator of the Year Award Jessica Fetterman, PhD – Vascular Biology Vijaya Kolachalama, PhD – Computational Biomedicine

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