July 7, 2016 
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Vasculata 2016
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August 15-17
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June 8-10, 2017

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Monterey, CA
October 15-19 
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Stream Vasculata to Your Institution
Vasculata 2016
Uppsala/Philadelphia - August 15-17

If you can't come to Vasculata - have Vasculata come to you!
Bring the live streaming web cast of Vasculata to your institution. Have access to talks from 23 international speakers in sessions covering: 
  • Vascular Development: Cell Biology and Morphogenesis
  • Vascular Specialization and Blood Vessel Diseases
  • The Lymphatic and "Glymphatic" Systems
  • Blood-Brain Barrier and Blood Flow Regulation in the Brain
What you should plan - make the web cast available to a broad audience at your institution by showing it in a single conference room or auditorium. Enlist facilitators to moderate the sessions.  Be sure to have high quality audio-visual equipment to ensure smooth operation.

There is a registration fee of $1,000 per institution for an unlimited number of attendees within that institution.

More information is available on the web site at http://www.navbo.org/events/vasculata-2016/webcast or contact the NAVBO office if interested and if you have any questions - info@navbo.org.


Don't Miss These July Deadlines
Nominations for the 2017 Meritorious Awards
Earl P. Benditt and Judah Folkman Awards 
Nomination deadline is July 8 (only two days left to submit)

19th International Vascular Biology Meeting
Boston - October 30-November 3
Abstract Deadline - July 26 (only 20 days left to submit)
Early bird registration deadline - August 15
Hotel reservations - October 8
Lab of the Month
The Lab of Dr. A. Wayne Orr
This month we are highlighting the lab of Dr. A. Wayne Orr of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Find out more about Dr. Wayne's lab at   http://www.navbo.org/membership/members-labs/529-lab072016.
View all featured laboratories at navbo.org/membership/members-labs.
Member News
Congratulations to Dr. William Sessa
William Sessa, Ph.D., Yale's Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology, Professor of Medicine, Vice Chairman of Pharmacology and former NAVBO President is one of the first visionary scientists to receive the AHA Merit Award.  

On June 10, 2016, the American Heart Association awarded its first Merit Awards to fund highly promising investigators who have the potential to move a field of science forward with creative approaches. The awards, each for $1 million doled out over five years, went to a researcher at Duke University School of Medicine and another at Yale University School of Medicine.

"Both investigators are being recognized for their visionary ideas," said Ivor Benjamin, M.D., chair of the AHA's research committee and director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Medical College of Wisconsin.

Rather than supporting specific research projects, the Merit Awards support scientists - those who propose novel approaches to major research challenges in cardiovascular disease and stroke that have the potential to produce an unusually high impact. The proposed research must reflect substantially different ideas from those already being pursued, according to the AHA.
In return, awardees serve as ambassadors for the nonprofit in an effort to further its mission.

Dr. Sessa wants to understand what triggers the beginning stages of coronary artery disease. "Although lipid lowering and lifestyle management have reduced the number of deaths from heart disease, coronary artery disease still dominates as the major cause of death in people with heart disease, so we haven't cured the disease yet," said Sessa, who directs Yale's vascular biology and therapeutics program. "Our research aims to explore the underpinnings of what initiates the accumulation of fat in blood vessels."

If successful, Benjamin said, "Sessa's research has the potential to bring new forms of treatment to market that prevent heart attacks and strokes."

For the full article, click here.

Meet our new members:
Joana Amado-Azevedo, VU University Medical Center
Siqi Gao, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center
Elizabeth Harrington, Brown Universty/Providence VAMC
Yi Jin, Karolinska Institutet
Boa Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Jingyao Qiu, Yale University
Md Sanaullah Sajib, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Melanie Uebelhoer, UCLA
Yinyu Wu, Yale University
Fatema Tuz Zahra, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 

If you have news to share with your colleagues, send it to membership@navbo.org.
Spotlight on Trainees
Trainee Members:  Are you interested in joining the NAVBO Membership Committee?
The Membership Committee is tasked with developing and publicizing the benefits of belonging to NAVBO, and ensuring that NAVBO responds to the needs of its membership. That includes trainee members, so we need your help!

The NAVBO Membership Committee has issued a Call for Applications for trainees interested in joining the Committee. Applicants should expect to serve a minimum of three years. Applications must include:  your CV, a letter from your supervisor attesting to your leadership quality, a brief statement from you concerning your commitment to the society and the vascular biology community, and what you would like to bring to this committee.
Please send this information to membership@navbo.org by August 1.

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 Recent Publications by NAVBO Members
Publications authored by NAVBO members are listed here as well as in the Vascular Biology Publications Alert or the ePubs listing on our web site.
A member login in is required for the Alert's page.


Send your recent publications to membership@navbo.org.  


Job Postings
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Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Postdoctoral Positions
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA
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Chicago, IL
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Oklahoma City, OK
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Shreveport, LA
Calendar of Events
July 17-22 Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health and Disease
July 19-21 4th Annual Tumor Models 2016
Aug. 15-18 Vasculata 2016
Sept. 7-10 ISACB - 15th Biennial Meeting
Sept. 26-28 Perspectives in Vascular Biology
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 19th International Vascular Biology Meeting
Nov. 13-16 American Society for Matrix Biology Biennial Meeting
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