2008 Winners

Gaurav Choudhary, MD Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Hyung J. Chun, MD Yale University School of Medicine

  • Mentor: Thomas Quertemous, MD
  • Project Title: Role of the Apelin-APJ Pathway in Endothelin-1 Signaling and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Published in Nature Medicine, 2013 and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, 2011
  • Presented at 2009 American Heart Association meeting and 2009 American Thoracic Society Conference

Scott D. Halpern, MD, PhD Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Mentor: Brian Strom, MD
  • Project Title: Racial Differences in Responsiveness to Endothelin Receptor Antagonists in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Sayyed A. Hamidi, MD State University of New York, Stony Brook

  • Mentor: Sami I. Said, MD
  • Project Title: A New Combination Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Bosentan and VIP
  • Presented at 2010 American Thoracic Society Conference, 2010 Aspen Lung Conference, and 2010 Annual Congress of European Respiratory Society (funded by ENTELLIGENCE and the National Institutes of Health)
  • Published abstracts: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2010 and European Respiratory Journal Supplement, 2010
  • Published in Respiratory Research, 2011

Sanjiv Shah, MD Northwestern University Medical Center

  • Mentor: John Varga MD
  • Project Title: Genetic Risk Factors for Connective Tissue Disease (CTD)-Associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)
  • Published in Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 2013, Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 2012, and Current Rheumatology Reports, 2009

Venkataramana Sidhaye, MD Johns Hopkins University

Ari Lev Zaiman, MD, PhD Johns Hopkins University

  • Mentor: Hal Dietz, MD
  • Project Title: Role of Endothelin Abrogration of TGF Signaling in the Vascular Endothelium Attenuates Hypoxia Induced Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Presented at 2010 American Thoracic Society Conference

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