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Springer Junior Investigator Award


2020 Springer Junior Investigator Award - NAVBO's Award for Junior Faculty

Zhen Chen, Ph.D.
City of Hope

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 Dr. Chen will presented her talk, Suppression of endothelial AGO1 promotes adipose tissue browning and improves metabolic dysfunction, at Vascular Biology 2020 on Thursday, October 29 at 10:15amET


The Springer Junior Investigator Award is made possible by support from Angiogenesis





2019 Springer Junior Investigator Award - NAVBO's Award for Junior Faculty

Bhama Ramkhelawon, Ph.D.
New York University Langone Medical Center


Dr.  Ramkhelawon will present her talk, Lung-derived HMGB1 activates proteolytic activity of arterial macrophages and promotes pathological vascular remodeling, at Vascular Biology 2019 on Wednesday, October 30 at Asilomar in Monterey, CA.

2018 Springer Junior Investigator Award - NAVBO's Award for Junior Faculty

Yi Fan, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

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Dr. Fan presented his talk, Wnt-mediated endothelial transformation into mesenchymal stem cell-like cells induces chemoresistance in glioblastoma, at Vascular Biology 2018 on Wednesday, October 17 at Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina in Newport, RI.

2017 Springer Junior Investigator Award - NAVBO's Award for Junior Faculty

Babak Razani, M.D., Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis

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Dr. Razani presented his talk, Dissecting the impact of dietary protein on macrophage mTOR signaling and atherosclerosis, at Vascular Biology 2017 on Wednesday, October 18 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, CA.

2016 Springer Junior Investigator Award

Stefania Nicoli, Ph.D.
Yale University

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Presented her talk, "Mutagenesis of microRNA genes uncovers trait variance as a unique vascular phenotype that confers stress sensitization" on Thursday, November 3 at the 19th International Vascular Biology Meeting in Boston, MA.

2015 Springer Junior Investigator Award

Daniel Greif, Ph.D.
Yale University

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Presented his talk, "Novel smooth muscle cell progenitors are primed to muscularize in disease" on Wednesday, October 21 at Vascular Biology 2015 in Hyannis, MA.

2014 Springer Junior Investigator Award

Jason E. Fish, Ph.D.
University of Toronto


Presented his talk, "Endothelial cells reprogram monocyte inflammatory responses through secretion of microvesicles containing anti-inflammatory microRNAs" on Wednesday, October 22 at Vascular Biology 2014 in Monterey, CA.


2013 Springer Junior Investigator Award

Hyung J. Chun, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine

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Dr. Chun is congratulated by Dr. Mark Ginsberg. Yung presented his talk, "Transcriptional regulation of microRNAs 424 and 503 by MEF2 and PPAR-gamma in the endothelium: Role in pathogenesis of pulmonary arterial hypertension" on Thursday, October 24 at Vascular Biology 2013 in Hyannis, MA.


2012 Springer Junior Investigator Award:

Lorin E. Olson, Ph.D.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

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Dr. Olson presented a lecture entitled, "PDGF signaling regulates smooth muscle differentiation and accelerates atherosclerosis," at the NAVBO Workshops in Vascular Biology 2012 on October 18 at the Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA


2011 Marked the Inaugural Presentation of This Award.

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Dr. Carlos Fernandez-Hernando of New York University is congratulated by former mentor, William Sessa. Dr. Fernandez-Hernando presented his talk, "miR-33a/b Contributes to the Regulation of Fatty Acid Metabolism and Insulin Signaling," on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at the NAVBO Workshops in Vascular Biology (Hyannis, MA).