NEWS

UPMC Physician Resources Article Highlighting our Work!

We could not do our patient-based approach without the excellent collaborations with vascular surgeons at UPMC HVI! Read the article here.

VACCINATED!

FALL RETREAT TO SIMMONS FARM

Pumpkins, apples, a corn maze, hot cider, and just a little bit of rain.

CINDY IS THE HOST OF DISCOVER CIRCRES – THE MONTHLY PODCAST OF THE CIRCULATION RESEARCH JOURNAL

Our pilot episode featured Dr. Jane Freedman, the new Editor In-Cheif, and my co-social media editor Dr. Milka Koupenova

JACK IS AWARDED A HEAL SUMMER FELLOWSHIP

He did a great job on his presentation We’re so proud!

@StHilaireLab IS ON INSTAGRAM

CINDY IS ELECTED A COUNCILOR FOR NAVBO

CINDY JOINS THE EDITORIAL BOARD OF CIRCULATION RESEARCH

Cindy is now a Section Editor for Circulation Research and is the host of the podcast Discover CircRes.

POUYA JOOLHARZADEH, MD – CLASS OF 2019

The first September that I was a new faculty member I was riding the bus home and overheard two first year medical students discussing how one goes about finding a research lab. I turned around and handed them by card and said, I’m looking for students. A few months later Pouya emailed me and soon joined our team. He graduated May 2019, and his excellent research was recognized with an Outstanding Longitudinal Research Project Award!. He is now off to Wash U in St. Louis for his residency. Contratulations Pouya! 

 

 

SEE OUR REVIEW ON CD73 AND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MICE AND HUMANS IN THE MARCH 2019 ISSUE OF ATVB

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

R01 FUNDED!

 

Now let’s get to work!

 

INTERLEUKIN-1β HAS ATHEROPROTECTIVE EFFECTS IN ADVANCED ATHEROSCLEROTIC LESIONS OF MICE.

Gomez D, Baylis RA, Durgin BG, Newman AAC, Alencar GF, Mahan S, St Hilaire C, Müller W, Waisman A, Francis SE, Pinteaux E, Randolph GJ, Gram H, Owens GK. Nat Med. 2018 Jul 23. doi: 10.1038/s41591-018-0124-5. [Epub ahead of print] 30038218

We are very honored to be asked to contribute to this elegant project.

read it here

NAVBO LAB OF THE MONTH

 

 

JULY 2018

read it here

CELL PHENOTYPE TRANSITIONS IN CARDIOVASCULAR CALCIFICATION

Hortells L, Sur S and St. Hilaire C (2018). Cell Phenotype Transitions in Cardiovascular Calcification. Front. Cardiovasc. Med. 5:27. doi: 10.3389/fcvm.2018.00027

read it here

 

AHA 2017 – FRONTIERS IN VASCULAR AND VALVULAR CALCIFICATION

Left to Right: Yabing Chen, Dwight Towler, Marion Hofmann-Bowman, Donald Heistad, Cindy St. Hilaire, Elena Aikawa, Cathrine Shanahan, Linda Demer, Craig Simmons, Cecilia Giachelli, Makoto Miyazaki

NAVBO 2017

September 27, 2017

Luis was a recipient of the 10th Anniversary Vascular Biology 2017 Travel Award.  Congratulations!

ACDC iPSC MANUSCRIPT PUBLISHED

December 13, 2016

The follow-up study on the mechanisms underlying the calcification pathology in ACDC was published today in Science Signaling.

POUYA RECEIVES THE STEPHEN PHILLIPS AWARD FOR BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH

September 8, 2016

Close to 100 medical students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Dean’s Summer Research Program, and Pouya’s abstract was one of the two selected to receive a Stephen Phillips Award for Basic Science Research. Congratulations on your hard work!

15th Biennial ISACB meeting

Banff, AB, Canada

September 7-10, 2016

Very excited to share our work with this amazing group of scientists.

VMI-HVI INNOVATOR AWARD

July 2016

We are very excited to announce the funding of our VMI-HVI Innovator Award. This grant is based on our collaboration with the laboratory of Thomas Gleason at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and sets the stage for our studies in aortic stenosis.

SAMUEL AND EMMA WINTERS FOUNDATION GRANT

June 27, 2016

We are very excited to start this pilot project on Calcific Aortic Valve Disease.

2016 DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE RESEARCH DAY

May 24, 2016

WELCOME SUMMER STUDENTS CAMILLE, TAYLOR & POUYA!

May 23, 2016

2015 HEART AND VASCULAR REPORT

May 9, 2016

The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, and Blood Vascular Medicine Institute is truly an amazing place and we’re happy to be a part of it.

tPPG RENEWAL CELEBRATION!

April 25, 2016

We celebrated the VMI & PACCM translational program project grant renewal at Patron Mexican Grill.

Congratulation to my colleagues who worked on this behemoth!

17th FLOOR SIGNAGE IS UP

April 1, 2016

Finally up and looks great!

2016 Keystone Symposia – Purinergic Signaling

 

Vancouver, BC, Canada.

January 24 – 28, 2016

Cindy was invited to present her talk entitled, In Vivo Disease Modeling Using Patient-Derived iPSCs: CD73-Deficiency Promotes Osteogenic Differentiation And Calcification

Welcome 2016!

We are all set up and starting experiments. Excited for a productive, fun, and collaborative year!

2015 AHA Scientific Sessions

Orlando, FL

November 7 – 10, 2015

Cindy with ATVB Early Career Committee colleague, Dr. Nick Leeper of Stanford, presenting the 2015 ATVB Early Career Investigator Awards.

Celebrating an Extraordinary Partnership

Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh

July 20, 2015

A celebration in honor of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine and Blood Science Foundation and their Leadership commitment of $20 million in support of the University of Pittsburgh Vascular Medicine Institute.

St. Hilaire Laboratory Opens!

Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

July 1, 2015

Renovations to the 17th floor of the Starzl Biomedical Science Tower at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are officially completed and we are excited to be the first residents of the floor. Looking forward to our Cardiology colleagues moving in soon.