2006 Winners


Joel Glasgow, PhD UAB School of Medicine

  • Mentor: David Curiel, MD
  • Project Title: Endothelial Gene Delivery for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Zhigang Hong, MD, PhD University of Chicago


Peter Oishi, MD UCSF School of Medicine

  • Mentor: Jeffrey Fineman, MD
  • Project Title: Endothelin-1 Reactive Oxygen Species Interactions in Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Published in American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 2008
  • Abstract presented at the 2007 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting
  • Book chapter published in Congenital Diseases in the Right Heart, 2009

Rajni Rao, MD UCSF School of Medicine

  • Mentor: Yerem Yeghiazarians, MD
  • Project Title: Quantitative and Qualitative Properties of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Presented at 2007 International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation meeting

Giuseppe Valacchi, PhD University of Siena


Roham Zamanian, MD Stanford University School of Medicine

  • Mentor: Ramona Doyle, MD
  • Project Title: The Effect of Endothelin A and B Antagonism on Insulin Resistance and Outcomes in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension