12 SVS Foundation Student Research Fellowships Named


The Student Research Fellowship, established by the SVS Foundation, stimulates laboratory and clinical vascular research by undergraduate college students and medical school students registered at universities in the United States and Canada. Each award consists of a $3,000 student stipend and a two-year complimentary subscription to the Journal of Vascular Surgery®.

Twelve college and medical school students were named at the 2013 Vascular Annual Meeting.

Elizabeth Chen

Yale School of Medicine

Sponsor: Alan Dardik, MD

Project title: Nanoparticles Covalently Linked to Bovine Pericardial Patches: A novel implantable system for sustained in vivo drug delivery

Trit Garg

Stanford Medical School

Sponsor: Matthew Mell, MD

Project title: Adherence to PostOperative Surveillance Guidelines and Outcomes After Endo- vascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Catherine Go

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Sponsor: Rabih Chaer, MD

Project title: Long-term Outcomes After Carotid Endarterectomy

Anthony Grieff

University of Washington

Sponsor: Alec Clowes, MD

Project title: Role of p27Kip1-838C>A SNP in Restenosis

Michael Harlander-Locke

University of California Los Angeles

Sponsor: Peter Lawrence, MD

Project title: Low-Frequency Disease Databases: A Necessary Alternative Method

Neil Huben

Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Sponsor: Jason Michael Johanning, MD

Project title: Lower Extremity Muscle Morphology and Gait Function in Femoropopliteal PAD Patients

Gregory Leya

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Sponsor: Louis Nguyen, MD

Project title: Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Silver Wound Dressing in Lower Extremity Wounds

Emily Nosova

UCSF/San Francisco Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center

Sponsor: Marlene Grenon, MD

Project title: Evaluating the Severity of Peripheral Arterial Disease and Associated Inflammatory Markers: What Role Do n-3 Fatty Acids Play?

Scott Robinson

Emory University

Sponsor: Luke Brewster, MD

Project title: Enhancing the Regenerative Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Targeted Therapy in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia

Grace Ruth Thompson

University of Florida

Sponsor: Scott Berceli, MD

Project title: Secondary Flow Characteristics and Hemodialysis Fistula Maturation

Kaisen Yao

University of Iowa

Sponsor: William Sharp, MD

Project title: Pregnancy as a Risk Factor for Hyperglycemia-Induced Vasculopathy

Helen Lin Yuan

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Sponsor: Vivian Gahtan, MD

Project title: The Pleiotropic Effect of Short-term Statin Administration on TSP-1 Induced Signaling in VSMCs


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