November 28, 2016 
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Lymphatic Forum
in Chicago, IL
June 8-10, 2017

Vascular Biology 2017
Monterey, CA
October 15-19 

Vasculata 2017

Chicago, IL
August 7-10, 2017
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Lab of the Month
The Lab of Dr. Matthew Spite

This month we are highlighting the lab of Dr. Matthew Spite is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and is in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.. Find out more about Dr. Spite's lab at

Member News
Welcome our new members:
Warren Lee, University of Toronto
Jean Regard, Novartis

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Spotlight on Trainees
Obstacles faced by
female scientists  
Hannah Valantine, MD, Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity at the NIH, has authored an article in the December 2016 issue of Scientific American , highlighting the need for a culture change to lower barriers that impede the career advancement of female scientists. She notes the many hurdles currently in place, such as indicators of bias from grant reviewers, stigma attached to family-related leave, and unequal compensation. Dr. Valantine notes that the "...failure to eliminate the inequities facing women in science would represent a failure for women and men alike, as well as for the enterprise of biomedical research." Approaches to reducing gender bias have also been described by Dr. Valantine and her colleagues at Stanford, UVa, Apple, and Implisci.
 Recent Publications by NAVBO Members

Regulation of embryonic neurogenesis by germinal zone vasculature
In the adult rodent brain, new neurons are born in two germinal regions that are associated with blood vessels, and blood vessels and vessel-derived factors are thought to regulate the activity of adult neural stem cells. Recently, it has been proposed that a vascular niche also regulates prenatal neurogenesis.  Read more


Fine-tuning vascular fate during endothelial-mesenchymal transition
Journal of Pathology
In the heart and other organs, endothelial-mesenchymal transition (EndMT) has emerged as an important developmental process that involves coordinated migration, differentiation, and proliferation of the endothelium. In multiple disease states including cancer angiogenesis and cardiovascular disease, the processes that regulate EndMT are recapitulated, albeit in an uncoordinated and dysregulated manner.  Read more

Industry News
Immune system/cardiovascular interactions at Experimental Biology 2017
The American Physiological Society Cardiovascular Section, in conjunction with the journal Clinical Science (Portland Press), will sponsor a "Featured Topic" the Experimental Biology 2017 meeting in Chicago: 1006-APS - Immune Cells Involved in Cardiovascular Disease, scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2017, 3:15 PM - 5:15 PM.Session organizers Brett Mitchell and Meena Madhur invite submission of research characterizing immune cell involvement in the development of all forms of cardiovascular disease. Six abstracts will be selected for 10 minute talks that will follow Dr. Ernesto Schiffrin's talk entitled "Immune Cells in Hypertension: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly". In addition, the Editorial Board of Clinical Science invite all Featured Topic presenters to submit an article related to their abstract to the journal to be considered for publication..
What lies ahead for NIH under the incoming federal administration? 
A working group of leading scientists, chaired by Keith Yamamoto, PhD, Vice Chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy at UCSF, has released a report for the new administration, containing recommendations on how best to ensure continued progress in biomedical research conducted with support of the NIH. The group, which includes former NIH directors Harold Varmus, MD, and Elias Zerhouni, MD, recommends the appointment of an NIH Director within the first hundred days of the new administration, and also emphasizes the importance of basic research, training opportunities, and an assessment of the NIH's Institute and Center structure, currently based on organs and disease.
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University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
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University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


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Calendar of Events
June 8 - 10 Lymphatic Forum 2017
Oct. 15-19 Vascular Biology 2017
June 4 - 7 20th International Vascular Biology Meeting
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