Yue “Jason” Shen, M.D. was awarded a 1 year research award from the International Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Association to study the impact of exercise in this congenital heterotopic ossification disease. Jason is a visiting trainee in Orthopedics from Zhejiang University Medical Center, China. He is interested in degenerative disc disease, signaling and progenitor cell biology as they relate to Orthopedic Disease.
Ivana Nikolic, M.D. was awarded a 2 year research award from the Harvard Medical School John S. Ladue Memorial Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research. Ivana completed her fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease and advanced fellowship training in Critical Care Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and previously completed residency in Internal Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and medical school at Duke University. Ivana has a long term interest in cardiopulmonary physiology and mechanical circulatory support, and in this fellowship will focus on studying novel biomarkers signifying risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension in the setting of liver disease.