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 Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation® and the American College of Surgeons Presents Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) to Ulka Sachdev, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh

July 11, 2012    Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson    312-334-2311    scknutson@vascularsociety.org
                    
CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery Foundation® and the American College of Surgeons presented the Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) to Ulka Sachdev, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh at the Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 6-8, 2012 in National Harbor, Maryland.
Dr. Sachdev is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her research project is entitled, The Role of HMGB-1 and Innate Immune Receptors in Promoting Angiogenesis After Ischemic Injury. 

The Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award is funded by the SVS® Foundation, American College of Surgeons (ACS), National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The award supplements a NHLBI Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award (K08).

Intended to aid a vascular surgeon scientist in the early stages of a research career, applicants must have a clinical doctoral degree e.g., MD, DDS, DMD, DO, DC, OD, ND, DVM, PharmD, or PhD in a clinical discipline. The award provides $50,000 financial support per year for up to five years for intensive, supervised research career development experience in the fields of biomedical or behavioral research including translational research. 
 
The K08 award supports a three to five-year period of supervised research with intrinsic research importance as well as serving as a suitable vehicle for learning the methodology, theories, and conceptualizations necessary for a well trained independent researcher.
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The Society for Vascular Surgery® is a not-for-profit professional medical society, composed primarily of vascular surgeons, that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness. SVS is the national advocate for 3,863 specialty-trained vascular surgeons and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the prevention and cure of vascular disease. Visit its website at www.VascularWeb.org® and follow SVS on Twitter at http://twitter.com/VascularHealth as well as on Facebook, Linkedin, and YouTube.
 

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