Dr. Jiang and his group reported recently that neutrophil elastase (NE) regulates vascular endothelial cell permeability.
Dr. Jiang and his group reported recently that neutrophil elastase (NE), a protease secreted from neutrophils, regulates vascular endothelial cell permeability. NE cleaves and activates protease-activated receptor-2, leading to actomyosin cytoskeletal activation, cell junction molecule VE-cadherin degradation, and increased endothelial permeability. Inhibition and deletion of NE in mice protect obesogenic diet-induced vascular leakage and immune […]
Congratulations to Robert Eberhardt, MD for promotion to Clinical Professor!
Robert Eberhardt, MD, BUSM, Medicine/Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery, directs the vascular medicine service and non-invasive vascular imaging laboratories at Boston Medical Center (BMC), positioned critically between medical and surgical service lines. He has served key roles on national credentialing and accrediting organizations involved in vascular medicine and vascular laboratory testing. His expertise is recognized […]
Congratulations to Nancy Clinton for being awarded the 2022 Perkins Service Award
Nancy Clinton, the School of Medicine’s Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute and Vascular Biology administrative manager, has been selected as one of three faculty and staff to receive the BU Perkins Service Award. In her letter nominating Clinton for a 2022 Perkins Award, Dr. Katya Ravid, the Barbara E. Corkey Endowed Professor of Medicine, wrote that Clinton is […]
Welcome Dr. Serrano
Please Join us in welcoming Dr. Angie Serrano to the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute and the Vascular Biology Department!! Dr. Serrano joined the CVI as an Assistant Professor on January 1, 2022.
Robert Dawson Evans Distinguished Professors of Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Emelia Benjamin for being selected as a Robert Dawson Evans Distinguished Professors of Medicine. The honorific designation acknowledges faculty at the Professorial rank whose academic achievements have had an exceptional impact on their field in research, education, or clinical care. The award includes a stipend of $125,000 to further support their respective […]
Congratulations Dr. Alice Jacobs!
Alice K. Jacobs, MD, Honored by AHA Alice K. Jacobs, MD, FACC, FAHA, MSCAI, professor of medicine, was awarded the James B. Herrick Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cardiology by the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Clinical Cardiology. This award honors a physician whose scientific achievements have contributed profoundly to the advancement and […]
Nancy Clinton Named November’s Distinguished Staff of the Month
The Dean’s Office is pleased to announce that Nancy Clinton has been named Distinguished Staff of the Month for November. Nancy is the administrative director of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute and of the Vascular Biology Section of the Department of Medicine. She joined the BUSM community in 1994. Her nominators said, “Nancy is the department’s, […]
Junior Faculty Research Merit Award
Congratulations to Dr. Vijaya Kolochalama on winning the Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award!
Dr. Eberhardt announced as Evans Clinician Awardee
Congratulations to Dr. Robert Eberhardt for receiving the Evans Clinician Designation for the 2021 Annual Department of Medicine Evans Days.
VIJAYA B KOLACHALAMA, PhD
Congratulations Dr. Kolachalama Grant Number 1RO1HL159620 Project Title: Mechanisms of drug- coated balloon therapy Project Period: 9/1/2021 – 8/31/2025