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Researchers Publish Study in Thrombosis Research

Thrombotic Storm collaborators have published their paper titled, Variants in Chondroitin Sulfate Metabolism Genes in Thrombotic Storm.

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Former JJ Vance Intern Wins Competition

Nalini Rao wins first place at the American Association for the Advancement of Science in D.C.

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2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Interns Gain Valuable Research Experience

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics hosted 14 of South Florida’s top high school seniors for the 2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in Biological and Computational Sciences. The program, which received a $500,000 five-year summer training grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, provides high school students with the unique opportunity to be directly involved in scientific research.

The JJ Vance Foundation was established in 1998 to celebrate the life and legacy of Jeffery Joseph “JJ” Vance who was stricken with a fatal blood clot at the age of 14.

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(from left) Susan Hahn, MS, CGC, Jeffery Vance, MD, PhD, Margaret Pericak-Vance, PhD, Tom Ortel, MD, PhD, Andra James, PhD, Doruk Erkan MD, and Craig Kitchens, MD. (not pictured: Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD and  Leonardo Brandão, MD).

5th International Thrombotic Storm Collaborator Meeting

May, 2014 – Drs. Jeffery Vance and Margaret Pericak-Vance hosted the 4th Annual International Thrombotic Storm Collaborator Meeting in Chicago.

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Drs. Margaret Pericak-Vance and Jeffery Vance

Vancouver Island family hopes young mother’s death from rare disorder can help others

The Vancouver Sun interviewed the HIHG’s Drs. Margaret Pericak-Vance and Jeffery Vance about their multidisciplinary initiative to learn more about the symptoms, progression, and possible genetic factors of thrombotic storm. The hope is that in 10-20 years, genetic profiling will reveal who is susceptible to the disorder, so those patients can take preventive measures.

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