Cardiothoracic Surgery

Stephen Hendry, II, MD Receives AHA Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award

Stephen Hendry, II, MD

Stephen Hendry

Stephen Hendry, II, MD and CT Surgery Chairman Robert C. Robbins, MD

Every year, the American Heart Association presents an exemplary candidate with the Vivien Thomas Young Investigator Award, named after the pioneering surgical assistant to Dr. Alfred Blalock. Out of 20 outstanding applications, Stephen Hendry, II, MD, postdoctoral fellow and member of the cardiothoracic transplant lab (Robbins Lab) was this year’s recipient. This is the tenth anniversary of this award, and Hendry’s manuscript, “Myocardial Restoration with Embryonic Stem Cell Transplantation in a Murine Myocardial Infarction Model,” is the first-ever entry from a member of the Robbins Lab.

This award was established to recognize young investigators in cardiovascular science, and honors Vivien Thomas, the long-unrecognized African American technician supporting the seminal work of Professor Alfred Blalock at John Hopkins some 50 years ago.

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