April 18, 2019
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Vascular Biology 
Monterey, CA  

Lymphatic Forum 2019
Austin, TX
May 30 - June 1, 2019

Vasculata 2019
Medical College of Wisconsin
July 13 - 18, 2019

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Partner Network Advantage - New Job Board Feature
Why post your job on NAVBO's career center rather than going directly to the larger job networks?
Pricing on the mass job boards can vary, but to get a job noticed you typically have to sponsor it for $5 - $10 per day, which can add up quickly especially since you also pay for each click the job gets. When you add it all together, you could be spending up to $45 per day on your job posting. But, when posting a job on NAVBO's career center, you simply pay a flat fee! The Premium package includes our Exclusive Extended Partner Network - which means the jobs are broadcast to sites like ZipRecruiter and Jobs2Careers and more for a flat fee.
With special member pricing, you can post a job for as low as $300 with this Partner Network. You never pay for each click, just the flat fee on the NAVBO career center. In addition, the Premium package includes a 60-day job posting making it a great value. The Premium packages also offer features like having your company's logo featured on the career center homepage, having your job appear first in search results, and more.
Post your open position now at www.navbo.org/jobs! 
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Call for Session Proposals
Members Propose a Session for Vascular Biology 2020
We are seeking submissions in any area of research that members consider topical as well as ideas for the Vascular Therapeutics session. The featured workshops at Vascular Biology 2020 are Vascular Inflammation and the Biology of Signaling in the Cardiovascular System.  Please note the deadline is fast approaching - May 1, 2019. See the web site for more details. 
Vasculata 2019 - Register Today!
Vasculata 2019 - July 15-18 
Medical College of Wisconsin
Join us in Milwaukee this summer for the 15th Vasculata!! Scholarships are available, there are several hands-on workshops, keynote talks by Luisa Iruela-Arispe and Curt D. Sigmund, selected abstracts will be chosen as short talks (also new) and of course poster sessions and lectures. Go to http://www.navbo.org/events/vasculata2019 for more information.

Register today (early bird deadline is June 3) -
Submit your abstract (deadline is June 3) -
Apply for a scholarship (deadline is May 15) -

Consider being a Mentor for a Vasculata Attendee
This year's Vasculata will feature an exciting, new mentoring program.   Attendees at Vasculata will receive the added benefit of connecting with a new mentor.  This will be strictly online and mentors need not attend Vasculata.  Once a trainee has registered for Vasculata, they will receive access to the mentor database.  This will extend the educational benefits of Vasculata far beyond July 2019!

We are currently looking for volunteers. 
For more information on this program and to sign up, go to our web site: http://www.navbo.org/events/vasculata2019/mentor
Next Webinar is May 2 featuring Joyce Bischoff
Capillary malformations: From somatic GNAQ mutation to disrupted endothelial function

Join  us on May 2 - at 1:00pm EDT for a webinar featuring Dr. Joyce Bischoff of Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.  Her presentation will be a more in-depth discussion of her presentation at Vascular Biology 2018.  If you missed the meeting, register for the webinar!  If you'd attended and want to learn more, register for the webinar!

For more details and to register go to: http://www.navbo.org/events/webinars/805-web052019
NAVBO Webinars are free to current NAVBO Members.

Don't Miss These Upcoming Webinars:
June 13 - Daniel Greif, Yale University
July 11 - Kishore Wary, University of Illinois at Chicago
And don't forget you can watch archived webinars as well - go to  
Travel Award to Atherosclerosis GRC
NAVBO will Present a $500 Travel Award to a Trainee Member
As NAVBO has done in the past, we are accepting applications from NAVBO trainee members (your PI must also be a NAVBO member) for this Travel Award.  See criteria and more information on our web site.  Applications must be received by May 6. 
25th Anniversary - We Want to Hear From You!!!
Help Celebrate 25 Years of NAVBO!
Then and Now - share your story through photos, videos or simply through words.  See our current submissions of then and now.    To the right are Michelle Bendeck and Zorina Galis at NAVBO's first annual meeting at Experimental Biology in Anaheim in 1994.
We'd also love to see some of the developments in science and advances in vascular biology over the past 25 years, so please consider submitting samples of the old versus new in techniques, equipment, etc.

Join our Fun Fundraiser: Wish NAVBO Happy Anniversary in the upcoming Summer Newsletter!
Buy a half-page ($75) or quarter-page ad ($45) in the Newsletter to send a special message to your fellow NAVBO members!  Include a photo of your lab members, a cool image (or a bunch of cool images) or just your smiling face - get creative with fonts and graphics and show your artistic side! Your ad dollars will be used to support current and future initiatives such as our webinars, travel awards, mentoring, online resources, outreach programs, as well as improvements in our service to you.   If interested, contact bernadette@navbo.org.  
Special Anniversary Discount Package to Vascular Biology 2019
We encourage our members to bring as many of their lab members as possible to the annual meeting.  To help you do this we are offering a special discount to NAVBO regular members who bring three or more trainee members to the meeting. The third, fourth, etc. trainee from your lab can attend at 50% off the trainee member fee (that's a $205 savings).  There is a special link to this package registration and all in the group must be NAVBO members. The PI is required to register first and then add the trainees to the same order.  Be sure your trainees have joined NAVBO
Register for Vascular Biology 2019 Now!    
Product News*
Introducing ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science

ACS Pharmacology & Translational Science
 is a new journal from the American Chemical Society publishing high-quality, innovative research across the broad spectrum of biological sciences.
Read Volume 2, Issue 1, free courtesy of ACS Publications.  
And don't miss NAVBO member Professor Kathleen M. Caron's latest work in our Articles ASAP.
Lymphatic Forum 2019
Register today - online registration closes May 29!  
For all meeting info, go to www.navbo.org/lymphatics2019
Lab of the Month
The Lab of Anjelica Gonzalez

This month we are highlighting the lab of Dr. Anjelica Gonzalez, an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Engineering at Yale University. Find out more about Dr. Gonzalez and her lab at  http://www.navbo.org/membership/members-labs/804-lab042019.  
Spotlight on Trainees (from the April 4 issue)
A creative cure for poster session woes?
Youtuber and industrial-organizational psychologist Mike Morrison has released an animated account of his ideas on "How to create a better research poster in less time," which has garnered over 80,000 views and even a shout-out in Nature Briefing in its first ten days online. Irrespective of one's opinion of Mike's thoughts on how to efficiently display and absorb a poster's main message, trainees-nay, all scientists-will appreciate his spot-on depiction of the agonies associated with presenting a poster to indifferent conference attendees or frantically cruising the corkboard canyons to find the good stuff.  As is often the case with ideas subjected to the scrutiny of social media, the comments accumulating under Mike's video, covering the full spectrum of reactions, are at least as enlightening as the video itself.
Summer Training for Junior Faculty
Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research
The NHLBI PRIDE Program is offering nine unique Summer Institute programs with intensive mentored training opportunities to enhance the research skills and to promote the scientific and career development of trainees. Trainees will learn effective strategies for preparing, submitting and obtaining external funding for research purposes, including extensive tips on best practices. Trainees will also be able to apply for small grants to support mentored-pilot research projects. Research emphasis varies by program.
Eligible applicants are junior-level faculty or transitioning postdoctoral scientists with background deemed under-represented in the biomedical or health sciences. Research interests should be compatible with those of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders.   
Of particular interest to NAVBO members are the programs on Cardiovascular Disease Comorbidities, Genetics and Epidemiology (CVD-CGE) (July 17-31, 2019) and Cardiovascular Health-Related Research (CVD) (July 7-19, 2019).
Apply early - there are a limited number of positions and admission will close when spaces are filled. 
Visit the web site at https://pridecc.wustl.edu
March for Science 2019
May 4, 2019 in New York City
This year's flagship march will be held in the Big Apple with satellite marches in dozens of cities.  For more information on the March in NYC, follow this link.  To find a satellite march near you, see this web page. They are also seeking people to organize more marches, if interested click here.
Member News
Welcome to our New Members:
Mark Hoofnagle, Washington University in St Louis
Michael McCoy, Cleveland Clinic

If you have news to share with your colleagues, send it to membership@navbo.org
 Recent Publications by NAVBO Members

Tuning the Thrombo-inflammatory Response to Venous Flow Interruption by the Ectonucleotidase CD39
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
Leukocyte flux contributes to thrombus formation in deep veins under pathological conditions, but mechanisms that inhibit venous thrombosis are incompletely understood. Ectonucleotide di(tri)phosphohydrolase 1 (ENTPD1 or Cd39), an ectoenzyme that catabolizes extracellular adenine nucleotides, is embedded on the surface of endothelial cells and leukocytes.  Read more


Genetic compensation triggered by mutant mRNA degradation
Genetic robustness, or the ability of an organism to maintain fitness in the presence of harmful mutations, can be achieved via protein feedback loops. Previous work has suggested that organisms may also respond to mutations by transcriptional adaptation, a process by which related gene(s) are upregulated independently of protein feedback loops.  Read more


Disrupted inflammasome activation by CD39 in venous thrombosis
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), caused by alterations in venous homeostasis is the third most common cause of cardiovascular mortality; however, key molecular determinants in venous thrombosis have not been fully elucidated.  Read more


Innate Immune Cells' Contribution to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Frontiers in Immunology
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies against nuclear antigens, immune complex deposition, and tissue damage in the kidneys, skin, heart and lung.  Read more


Canagliflozin Inhibits Human Endothelial Cell Proliferation and Tube Formation
Frontiers in Pharmacology
Recent clinical trials revealed that sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors significantly reduce cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetic patients, however, canagliflozin increased limb amputations, an effect not seen with other SGLT2 inhibitors.  Read more

Industry News (from the April 4 issue)
Upcoming conference on research integrity in the academy
Northwestern University, the Council of Graduate Schools, and the Office of Research Integrity of the US Department of Health and Human Services have announced a conference, "The Role of Research Integrity in Promoting Excellence: Tools for College and University Leaders," to be held May 22-23, 2019, in Chicago. The conference will challenge participating institutions to question the strength of their culture of academic and research integrity.  Sessions will provide information and examples of how to assess institutional climate around issues of academic and research integrity and how to respond to the potential risks that may be identified.  The conference will feature as speakers graduate deans and vice presidents for research who are experts in building a culture of integrity.
Information sought on heart failure classifications and phenotyping
The National Heart Lung  and Blood Institute has released a Request for Information inviting comments and suggestions on the potential development of a Challenge Prize for Heart Failure Phenotyping.  Feedback is solicited on scientific gaps, unmet medical needs, and future prospects in heart failure classification or subphenotyping schemes, as well as the feasibility of initiating a challenge prize competition to reward advances in heart failure classification systems.  Responses are sought from stakeholders throughout the scientific research community and the general public and must be submitted electronically to the RFI webpage by May 15, 2019.

Residential courses on lipid disorders in the MENA region
The International Atherosclerosis Society and the Oman Society for Lipid & Atherosclerosis offered the fifth in their course series on "Lipid Metabolism and Cardiovascular Risk" in Muscat, Oman, on February 8-11, 2019.  This series of residential courses aims to increase the knowledge and experience of early- to mid-career English-speaking clinicians practicing in the Middle East and North Africa region and interested in the management of lipid disorders.  Information on the scientific program, faculty, and participants in the 2019 course, as well as presentation slide libraries, are available online.
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Calendar of Events
May 10 - 13, 2019
APVBO Conference 2019
May 30 - June 1, 2019
Lymphatic Forum 2019
June 12 - 16, 2019
13th HHT International Science Conference
June 22 - 25, 2019
ASMB Workshop 2019 - Fibroblasts: the Arbiters of Matrix Remodeling
July 6 - 10, 2019
International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis Congress 2019
Oct. 27 - 31, 2019
Vascular Biology 2019
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