Maria Xu Receives an American Heart Association (AHA) Clinical Health Profession Student Training Grant Award Posted on June 19, 2017January 29, 2018 by Kristin Wallace Congratulations to Maria Xu, an M.D./Ph.D. student in Dr. Anthony Vella’s Laboratory, who has received an American Heart Association (AHA) Clinical Health Profession Student Training Grant Award for her exciting project centering on the interface of immunology with vascular biology. This AHA Predoctoral Fellowship Program aims to enhance the integration of research with clinical training for students who intend careers as physician-scientists by providing two years of stipend and project support. Her team-based scientific proposal will probe the role of T cells and cytokines in early atherosclerosis and will be performed in collaboration with Drs. Patrick Murphy, Beiyan Zhou, and Anabelle Rodriguez of the Center for Vascular Biology and Immunology departments.