News & Updates

Dr. Naomi Hamburg featured in new ABC News article regarding the risk of vaping

"While noting that e-cigarettes “increase the likelihood of successful smoking cessation compared with nicotine replacement therapy” they discouraged the use of e-cigarettes as a first approach “because of the lack of long term safety data and the risks of sustained use.” Even in young people, e-cigarettes have been shown to "increase heart rate, More

Congratulations to Francesca Seta, PhD, for promotion to Associate Professor!

Francesca Seta, PhD, BUSM, Medicine/Vascular Biology, focuses on the biology of vascular smooth muscle and its contribution to maladaptive vascular remodeling associated with arterial stiffness and aortic aneurysms/dissections, two vascular conditions with no current therapies. She has identified novel vascular smooth muscle-specific molecular mechanisms, which could be targeted therapeutically to... More

Congratulations to Nancy Clinton for receiving 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... More

Dr. Jingyan Han receives 2022 Wing Tat Lee Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jingyan Han for receiving  a 2022 Wing Tat Lee award, funded to establish cooperative research programs between BUSM and Chinese universities (with a preference for Hong Kong). Jingyan Han, PhD, assistant professor of vascular biology, and Weiye Song, PhD, professor of photonics at Shandong University, will develop a... More


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.


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... 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


AUC Appointment

Please join us in congratulating our Interim Director, Naomi Hamburg, MD, on her election to the Association of University Cardiologists.


Vascular Biology Publication

February 5, 2021 Congratulations to our Vascular Biology section and Dr. Francesca Seta on the recent manuscript has  publication in Circulation Research. CIRCRESAHA.120.316666