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Zaki Al-Yafeai Awarded American Heart Association Fellowship

Zaki Al-Yafeai, Physiology graduate student, was recently awarded an American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship Award for his two-year project, "Integrin Affinity Modulation in Endothelial Activation and Atherosclerosis".  Zaki is a member of Dr. Wayne Orr's laboratory.

Physiology Graduate Students Receive Malcolm-Feist Fellowships

Congratulations to Physiology graduate students, Gaganpreet Kaur and Mansoureh Barzegar! They have been awarded Malcolm-Feist Pre-Doctoral Fellowships by the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences. Ms. Kaur's grant is entitled, "The Structure and Function of the Endothelial Glycocalyx in Diabetic Retinopathy". Ms. Barzegar's grant is entitled, "hPMSC exosome-ACE2 dependent protection in stroke injury : Role of Mas Receptor and AT2 Receptor".

Mansoureh Barzegar Receives Travel Award

Mansoureh Barzegar received the Inaugural William Halpern travel award from Microcirculatory Society which was given to the top scored applicant. The award consists of a certificate and $750. Ms. Barzegar presented her work at the annual Microcirculatory Society Poster Session on April 10th, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The title of her presentation was: "Human placental mesenchymal stem cell therapy in stroke: endothelial/smooth muscle mechanisms underlying protection".

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