November 23, 2019, by Lee Mei Kee
Dr Pung Yuh-Fen received Paul Dudley White Award at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Philadelphia PA 2019
American Heart Association (AHA) is the world’s oldest and largest voluntary Society dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Since its founding in 1924, the Society has achieved an important voice in American and world-wide Medicine. The annual AHA Scientific Sessions usually house approximately 15,000 to 20,000 participants, working and researching on cardiovascular related diseases from all over the world. These participants mainly made up from clinicians, scientists, research assistants/associates, post-docs, students, nurses, vendor representatives, funders and even high school teachers.
This year, AHA Scientific Sessions took place at Pennsylvania Convention Centre, Philadelphia PA from 16 to 18 November. My role at the Scientific Sessions was to present our research work entitled “MiRNAome profiling of senescent vascular smooth muscle cells”, which received the Paul Dudley White Award from AHA. In addition, our abstract was judged and selected as the Top 50 Abstracts from the Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Council (ATVB) and was given the another opportunity to present at the ATVB council’s early career networking reception. It was indeed a great encouragement as our research findings were recognized by the peers in the field internationally. The trip to US was rather short, but it was great to meet up with my mentors, colleagues and friends mainly from US and other countries of the world, to exchange research ideas and enhance collaboration ties.
Finally and yet importantly, I would like to thank FOSE for the Travel grant awarded to present our work. The trip would not be made possible without the support from FOSE!
Article by: Dr Pung Yuh Fen (Associate Prof, BMS)