Science News from Vascular Discovery 2023

Welcome to Boston

Vascular Discovery 2023 Chair Katey Rayner, PhD and Vice Chair Kathleen Martin, PhD, welcome attendees and preview some highlights of this year's meeting in Boston.

Vascular Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Chair Katey Rayner, PhD interviews Sanja Jelic, MD about her presentation on obstructive sleep apnea and vascular complications which she presented in a session on gene-environment interactions in cardiovascular disease during the first day of Vascular Discovery 2023 Scientific Sessions.

The Arrest Trial

Jean Marie Ruddy, MD interviews Humraaz S. Samra, MBBCh, BAO about the results of the Arrest Trial which he presented during a session on new insights into abdominal aortic aneurysm at Vascular Discovery 2023.

Videos from Friday, May 12

Pro-efferocytic Nanoparticles as a Potential New Treatment for Atherosclerosis

Mete Civelek, PhD interviews Sharika Bamezai about her work on the safety and efficacy of using pro-efferocytic nanoparticles as a possible treatment for atherosclerosis which she presented during a session on therapeutic targets in atherosclerosis during Vascular Discovery 2023.

AHA Strategically Focused Vascular Disease Research Network Panel Discussion

Directors of the four centers in the American Heart Association's Strategically Focused Research Network (SFRN) on Vascular Disease report on the progress they are making in two key areas of vascular disease research, peripheral artery disease and aortic aneurysms.

Early Career Investigator Award Winners

Ljubica Matic, MSc, PhD is the 2023 Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins winner for her work, published last June.

Sonali Gnanenthiran, MBBS (Hon I), PhD won the Karl Link Early Career Investigator Award for her work into the relationship between ADP hypersensitivity and thrombin resistance.

Arvind K Pandey, MD, was honored with the Werner Risau Early Career Investigator Award in Vascular Biology 2023.

Videos from Saturday, May 13

Hoeg Award Lecturer Masanori Aikawa, MD, PhD

Katey Rayner, PhD interviews Masanori Aikawa, MD, PhD about his Jeffrey M. Hoeg Award Lecture: "Systems Approach to Target Discovery for Macrophage Activation and Vascular Disease," what winning this year's award means to him, and the future direction of his research in macrophage biology.

2023 Brinkhous Award Winner Frederik Denorme, PhD

Milka Koupenova, PhD interviews Frederik Denorme, PhD about his work "A Common, Racially Diverse Protease Activated Receptor 4 Functional Variant Impacts Ischemic Stroke Outcomes: Evidence For A Pharmacogenetic Effect," which won the Kenneth M. Brinkhous Early Career Investigator Prize in Thrombosis during Vascular Discovery 2023.

2023 Page Award Winner Jesse Williams, PhD

Nicholas Leeper, MD interviews Jesse Williams, PhD about his work "Foamy Macrophages Rely On Trem2 For Survival During Atherosclerosis," which won the Irvine H. Page Junior Faculty Research Award Competition held during Vascular Discovery 2023.