September 20, 2018
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October 14-18, 2018 

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Congratulations to Yi Fan - 2018 Springer Award Recipient
The NAVBO Meritorious Awards Committee and NAVBO Council are pleased to announce that Yi Fan, M.D., Ph.D., is the recipient of the 2018 Springer Junior Investigator Award, for which vascular biologists within five years of their first independent investigator position are eligible. Dr. Fan currently holds appointments as Assistant Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Radiation Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Also at the University of Pennsylvania, he is also a member of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Institute for Immunology and the Abramson Cancer Center. His work focuses on the development of new anti-cancer therapies by targeting the tissue microenvironment.   
Please join us at Vascular Biology 2018 to hear Dr. Fan's Springer Award lecture, "Wnt-mediated endothelial transformation into mesenchymal stem cell-like cells induces chemoresistance in glioblastoma," at 2:30pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina in Newport, RI. Congratulations, Dr. Fan! 
This award is supported by Angiogenesis
Time for a New Vascular Biology T-Shirt!!!
Support NAVBO's Educational Activities
Your purchase of one of these "snazzy" shirts (or mug!) will help support Vasculata, webinars, meetings, courses and travel awards.

Purchase a short sleeve tee, a long sleeve tee, a hoodie or a mug at  Shirts are available in a few colors.  Buy some for your whole lab! Shirts start at $21.99.

If you are attending Vascular Biology 2018 - choose to pick up your shirt and/or mug onsite and save on shipping fees.
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NAVBO Travel Award Recipients - WCM
Congratulations to Alexander Keller, University of Virginia and Cini Mathew John, University of Calgary.  They are recipients of NAVBO Travel Awards to the 11th World Congress for Microcircuation.
Funding Opportunities from NHLBI
NHLBI Funding Opportunity - Deadline Approaching
The Vascular Biology and Hypertension Branch of NHLBI is seeking applications to the following funding opportunity:
RFA-HL-17-22: Maximizing the Scientific Value of the NHLBI Biorepository: Scientific Opportunities for exploratory Research (R21).

This funding opportunity is to support meritorious exploratory research relevant to the NHLBI mission using the biospecimen collections that are stored in the NHLBI Biorepository and that are available through BioLINCC.  

The next due date for non-AIDS applications is October 17, 2018. Requests must be submitted to BioLINCC no later than September 26, 2018 in order to be eligible to receive a Letter of Availability by this due date.

The next due date for AIDS applications is January 7, 2019. Requests must be submitted to BioLINCC no later than December 17, 2018 in order to be eligible to receive a Letter of Availability by this due date.

For more information on RFA-HL-17-022 please visit:
To view available biospecimen collections and initiate a request, please visit:  
Lab of the Month
The Lab of Dr. Jessica E. Wagenseil 

This month we are highlighting the lab of Dr. Jessica E. Wagenseil, an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science , at Washington University in St. Louis. Find out more about Dr. Wagenseil and her lab at 
Spotlight on Trainees (from the September 6 issue)
Insights on doctoral study gleaned from the start-up world
Julian Kirchherr, assistant professor of Sustainable Business and Innovation Studies at Utrecht University, has published The Lean PhD: Radically Improve the Efficiency, Quality and Impact of Your Research, which "...fundamentally challenges the way in which PhDs are currently pursued" and "...applies lean methodologies - which have been embraced by start-ups - to the doctoral research process," according to the publisher's promotional materials. A review in the Chronicle of Higher Education recounts the author's emphasis on the value of getting thoughts down on paper in "good enough" form, then seeking feedback that informs revision or even radical changes of direction. Gathering feedback, notes the Chronicle,  "...can serve both to help sharpen arguments and analysis, but also to evade a common pitfall of dissertation preparation: grinding, often crippling isolation."
Member News
Welcome to our New Members:
Rebecca Bubenheimer, University of Illinois at Chicago
Ibukun Dada, University of Massachusetts Lowell
William Hughes, Medical College of Wisconsin
Yogen Kanthi, University of Michigan
Jeremy Larson, Medical College of Wisconsin & Children's Institute
Divyabharathy Tsiros, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Francisco Velazquez Planas, Brigham and Women's
Huanjiao Jenny Zhou, Yale University

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Industry News (from the September 6 issue)
Dietary contributions to canine dilated cardiomyopathy?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert in July calling attention to reports linking canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with consumption of "exotic" diets rich in peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes. Large and giant breed dogs, including Great Danes, Boxers, and Newfoundlands, are prone to DCM, while it is less common in small and medium breed dogs. However, the cases that have been reported to the FDA have included breeds not typically genetically predisposed to the disease. The condition is linked to a deficiency in taurine, an essential dietary amino acid for dogs. Chicken and beef are high in taurine, but ingredients found in some grain-free foods have little or none.

Changes coming to rules governing human subjects research
Revisions to the Common Rule, a set of regulations shaping federally-funded human subjects, take effect early next year. The modifications aim to strengthen protections for study participants and streamline administrative requirements for investigators. Consent forms are a principal focus of improvement, with the goal of providing candidate subjects with needed information to grant consent that is truly informed. Moreover, it must be made clear when and if an individual's clinical research results will be shared with subjects. Compliance with most changes is expected by January 21, 2019, but an additional year is allowed to adapt to the unified IRB requirements applied to multi-institutional studies.

Assisted reproduction and cardiovascular disease
A letter published last year in the  Journal of the American College of Cardiology notes that premature vascular aging and hypertension may be more prevalent in children conceived with assisted reproductive technology (ART). Flow-mediated dilation of the brachial artery was reduced in adolescents conceived via ART. Occurrence of arterial hypertension (>130/80 mmHg) was 6-fold higher in the ART group. Although the study population was small, the number potentially affected is large: 2-5% of children born in developed countries were conceived with the help of ART, and such individuals total 6 million worldwide.  This may also be of interest.
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! 
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Calendar of Events
Sept. 22 - 25, 2018
10th Kloster Seeon Meeting Angiogenesis
Oct. 14 - 18, 2018
Vascular Biology 2018
Nov. 2, 2018
20th Annual Boston Angiogenesis Meeting
May 30 - June 1, 2019
Lymphatic Forum 2019
Oct. 27 - 31, 2019
Vascular Biology 2019
Sept. 9 - 12, 2020
IVBM 2020
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