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International Society of Hypertension

New Investigators Network

New Investigator Network
About Us

Welcome to The New Investigator Network

The ISH New Investigator Network (ISHNIN) has been established to serve as a platform for interaction between students and new investigators and allow new avenues for communication, collaboration and education.

The New Investigator Network provides opportunities for all new scientists within the ISH to interact and build relationships, as well as to gain experience and exposure within the society as they start their scientific careers. Numerous initiatives are aimed at fostering relationships between researchers across the globe and include web and video casts, a quarterly newsletter, and a mentorship scheme. Moreover, an annual New Investigators' Symposium is held. This is organized, executed, adjudicated, and moderated by new scientists within the ISH. The network maintains a social media presence on both Facebook and Twitter.

If you are not already a member of the Society, why not join now?

New Investigator Committee

The New Investigator Committee (NIC) is charged with encouraging and supporting New Investigator Network initiatives to attract and retain younger members of the ISH. Core members include: M. Tomaszewski (Chair), D. Burger, F. Charchar, A. Schutte and P. Veerabhadrappa .

Four NIC Working Groups (1) Finance and Awards (2) Media (3) Networking and Recruitment (4) Recruitment were established at the start of 2013 to strengthen and further develop network activities and ensure regional representation where possible. Each group is lead by an NIC committee member. Details follow of all members.

  • Maciej Tomaszewski/Members

    Maciej Tomaszewski Chair UK

    My research interests focus primarily on genetics and genomics of cardiovascular disorders with a particular emphasis on essential hypertension and its complications. I am also interested in genetic and environmental background of sexual dimorphism in cardiovascular risk (why men develop and die of cardiovascular disorders more frequently than age-matched women).

  • Finance and Awards Working Group

    Alta Schutte / New Investigators Liaison Officer

    Alta Schutte Lead

    South Africa

    As the Research Chair in Chronic Diseases in South Africa, my research spans clinical and epidemiological population studies focusing on the development of hypertension in African communities.

    • Matilde Alique

      Matilde Alique


    • Sofie Brouwers

      Sofie Brouwers


    • Evi Christofidou

      Evi Christofidou


    • Karla Haack

      Karla Haack


    • Tomoyuki Honjo

      Tomoyuki Honjo


    • Richard Wainford

      Richard Wainford


  • Media Working Group

    Dylan Burger/Members

    Dylan Burger Lead


    My research focuses on the cellular mechanisms of oxidative stress, inflammation and vascular dysfunction in hypertension. I have a particular interest in the role of microparticles, tiny cellular fragments shed from stressed cells of the vasculature, in hypertension and vascular disease.

    • Rama Guggilla

      Rama Guggilla


    • Andre Pascal Kengne

      Andre Pascal Kengne

      South Africa

    • Ruan Kruger

      Ruan Kruger

      South Africa

    • Oneeb Mian

      Oneeb Mian


    • Stefan Naydenov

      Stefan Naydenov


    • Augustine Nonso Odili

      Augustine Nonso Odili


    • Ricardo Pena-Silva

      Ricardo Peña Silva


  • Networking and Mentorship Working Group

    Fadi Charchar/Members

    Fadi Charchar Lead


    My research interests focus on genomics of cardiovascular disease in humans and animal models. I have a special interest in the contribution of the Y chromosome and microRNA to hypertension.

    • Katrina Binger

      Katrina Binger


    • Fady Hannah-Shmouni

      Fady Hannah-Shmouni


    • Augusto Montezano

      Augusto Montezano


    • Krupa Savalia

      Krupa Savalia


    • Fouad Zouein

      Fouad Zouein


  • Recruitment Working Group

    Praveen Veerabhadrappa/Members

    Praveen Veerabhadrappa Lead


    My research is focused on the Blood Pressure-measurement/monitoring (ABPM) and the effects of lifestyle modification on endothelial cell function (FMD/IMT) and vascular inflammatory biomarkers in hypertensive subjects.

    • Seema Bhanji

      Seema Bhanji


    • Keith Diaz

      Keith Diaz


    • Rana El Bikai

      Rana El Bikai


    • Godsent Isiguzo

      Godsent Isiguzo


    • Francine Marques

      Francine Marques


    • Cesar Romero

      Cesar Romero