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Scientist works toward molecular therapies for cardiovascular diseases

Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, to Jewish parents before the fall of the Soviet Union, Michael Simons, M.D., says a medical career was “sort of a default.” Anti-Semitism barred Jews from many scientific pursuits, so his parents, both doctors, encouraged...

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Medical student is ahead of the curve, and still under 30

Nicholas Downing, a student in the School of Medicine’s Class of 2014, has been named one of Forbes magazine’s 30 most influential people under the age of 30. In 2011, as a first-year student, Downing began comparing...

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Researchers win prize honoring exceptional immigrant scientists

On February 5, the Vilcek Foundation announced that two immune-system researchers at the School of Medicine will share one of the 2013 Vilcek Prizes, awards that recognize significant contributions to American science...

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Kent Professor’s research evaluates the effectiveness of treatments for addiction

Kathleen M. Carroll, Ph.D., recently named Albert E. Kent Professor of Psychiatry, studies behavioral, pharmacological, and combined treatments for addiction, with an emphasis on improving the quality of such therapies...

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Expert in vascular biology, inflammation, and immunity is inaugural Bayer Professor

Jordan S. Pober, M.D., Ph.D., recently appointed as the inaugural Bayer Professor of Translational Medicine, is an authority on the interrelations of vascular endothelial cells (which form the lining of blood vessels),...

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Ensign Professor has unveiled mechanisms shared by the vascular and nervous systems

Anne Eichmann, Ph.D., newly designated Ensign Professor of Cardiology, explores the factors that determine where the cells in blood vessels and lymphatic vessels grow, as well as how the vascular and nervous systems...

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Berliner Professor studies how blood flow stimulates the formation of new arteries

Martin A. Schwartz, Ph.D., the newly named Robert Berliner Professor of Cardiology, is a noted cardiovascular researcher whose studies of cell adhesion and behavior have led to new insights into atherosclerosis and...

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