ISACB Member News 11/17


Professor Gary Bowlin, PhD, is a co-inventor on a novel hemostatic fibrin-based surgical dressing, SURGICLOT, that recently had its first commercial use in New Zealand.  For more information please see the press release at


Julie Phillippi, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine received an R01 award from the NHLBI for her project entitled “Matrix mediated vasa vasorum dysfunction in thoracic aortic disease”. The 5-year total award is $1.9 million for the funding period 08/01/2017-06/30/2022.


The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Florida International University will host Miami Heart Month in February 2018. Each Friday of the month will feature an expert in applied cardiovascular biology. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Sheldon Weinbaum, Dr. Masanori Aikawa, Dr. David Merryman, and Dr. Frederick Schoen. Miami Heart Month will be highlighted by a special Heart Day Symposium on Friday, February 16th, which will include a poster session from the Miami cardiovascular research community. If you would like to participate, please contact Josh Hutcheson (


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