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Galvan Lab Awards and Distinguished Honors
August 2020 NIH National Research Service Award
Congratulations to MD/PhD student Andy Banh for receiving the Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship award. This award was granted by the National Institute on Aging.
2020 Poster Awards
2020 has been an interesting year for conferences. With the pandemic shutting down most in-person meetings, many conference have decided to go virtual. Despite this obstacle, the Galvan lab has still been able to present posters and talks about all of our exciting and late-breaking research. We would like to congratulate our graduate student Angela Olson Dorigatti, for receiving a poster award at the Texas Alzheimer's Research and Care Consortium (TARCC), and our MD/PhD student Andy Banh for receiving first place at the South Texas Alzheimer's Conference (STAC).
November 2019: KSAT 12 features the Galvan Lab
The Galvan Lab was recently interviewed on KSAT12 for a special report.
SAN ANTONIO – Alzheimer’s disease has no cure, but researchers at UT Health San Antonio are hoping their recent study could prevent the disease or other related dementias.
Researchers studied the impact of Rapamycin, which is used to prevent organ transplant rejection, on rats. They wanted to know if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug could impact blood circulation to the brain and possibly improve memory.
December 2019: Angela Olson receives ASPET Washington Fellowship
Graduate student Angela Olson Dorigatti will travel to Washington, DC this spring to advocate science policy to congressional leaders. This is made possible by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Washington Fellows program.
July 2019 BRAIN/BRAIN PET in Yokohama, Japan
Dr. Stacy Hussong was invited to speak at this years' event sponsored by the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. She presented her talk on "Prion-like propagation of soluble tau aggregates to brain microvascular endothelial cells promotes cellular senescence and blocks eNOS activation." Our students presented posters on various topics, including cellular senescence, proteomics, and neurovascular coupling in Alzheimer's disease.
April 2019 Oklahoma Nathan Shock Geroscience Symposium
Congratulations to our fourth year graduate student, Angela Olson, for receiving a highly competitive travel award and a poster presentation award at this years annual Oklahoma Geroscience Symposium organized by Dr. Arlan Richardson and Dr. Holly Van Remmen. The central thesis of the conference, inflammation in age-related diseases, was a perfect match with Angela's focus; senescence in Alzheimer's disease. This symposium was hosted by the Oklahoma Nathan Shock Center and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.
2019 American Aging Association
Congratulations to Angela Olson and Dr. Stacy Hussong for receiving a travel award to attend the American Aging Association Annual Meeting in beautiful San Fransisco, CA! The topic this year will be Translating
Aging Research and the Keynote speaker will be Dr. James Kirkland of the Mayo Clinic.
Feb. 2019 South Texas
Mrs. Ann Biggs of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases awarded the top prizes for the poster blitz competition at the inaugural conference here in San Antonio, Texas. Out of an astounding 60 selected posters for the conference, our own Stephen Hernandez won first place, Dr. Candice Van Skike won second place, and Angela Olson received an honorable mention.
June 2018 American Aging Association Meeting
The 47th Annual American Aging Association Meeting and Nathan Shock Summit took place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Galvan Lab received two merit-based travel awards; Dr. Stacy Hussong received a Junior Faculty travel award and Angela Olson received a Graduate Student travel award. At the conference, Stephen Hernandez won Superior Poster Presentation by a pre-doctoral student, and Dr. Candice Van Skike won the Student Achievement Award for a post-doctoral student for getting first place during the poster blitz session.
Feb. 2018 American Physiological Society Award
The American Physiological Society highlights outstanding scientific discoveries by selecting original research articles from the 10 APS research journals and awarding two of their most exciting papers from each journal with the distinguished APSselect award.
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