International Society of Hypertension

New Investigators Network

Our Fellows Work

Our Fellows Work was introduced to increase the visibility of the scientific work and findings of new investigators and trainees globally. With this initiative, we provide a source of information for our Fellows to help them develop collaborations and strengthen their scientific networks.

Emerging Leaders and Research Fellows as members of ISH are encouraged to nominate their recent best publication by contacting the Secretariat. This can then be highlighted on the ISH website and social media platforms.

Please note the following nomination criteria:

  • The nominee should be an ISH member (Emerging Leader or Research Fellow) and be listed as either first, second or lead author on the nominated publication
  • The nominated publications should be within the last two years
  • The nominated publication should be related to the field of hypertension and associated comorbidities and can cover basic, translational, clinical and population health research.

Nominees will be required to submit answers to 4 questions describing the findings from their recent work and are encouraged to provide a short video if possible. Examples of previous entries are shown below.

The nominations will be reviewed by members of the NIC committee and selected nominees will be advised by email when their work is published online.

To nominate yourself, a friend, or colleague to be highlighted in a future Our Fellows Work feature - please email the ISH Secretariat: secretariat__AT__ish-world__DOT__com.

  • Out-of-Clinic Sympathetic Activity Is Increased in Patients With Masked Uncontrolled Hypertension

    Mohammed Siddiqui, Eric K. Judd, Byron C. Jaeger, Hemal Bhatt, Tanja Dudenbostel, Bin Zhang, Lloyd J. Edwards, Suzanne Oparil, David A. Calhoun

    Hypertension. 2018;73:132–141

    Mohammed Siddiqui (USA)

    Read More 02/05/2019

  • Morning blood pressure surge in young black and white adults: The African-PREDICT Study

    Gontse G. Mokwatsi, Aletta E Schutte, Catharina Mels, Ruan Kruger

    J Hum Hypertens; 2019; 33(1):22-33.

    Gontse Mokwatsi (South Africa)



    Read More 01/05/2019

  • Evidence-based proposal for the number of ambulatory readings required for assessing blood pressure 

    Yang WY, Thijs L, Zhang ZY, Asayama K, Boggia J, Hansen TW, Ohkubo T, Jeppesen J, Stolarz-Skrzypek K, Malyutina S, Casiglia E, Nikitin Y, Li Y, Wang JG, Imai Y, Kawecka-Jaszcz K, O'Brien E, Staessen JA,

    International D and on Ambulatory blood pressure in relation to Cardiovascular Outcomes.

    Blood Pressure. 2018;27:341-350.

    Dr. WY Yang (China)


    Read More 24/04/2019

  • Improved oral hygiene care attenuates the cardiovascular risk of oral health disease: a population-based study from Korea

    Shin-Young Park, Sun-Hwa Kim, Si-Hyuck Kang, Chang-Hwan Yoon, Hyo-Jung Lee, Pil-Young Yun, Tae-Jin Youn, In-Ho Chae

    European Heart Journal, 2018; ehy836 (epub ahead of print)

    Si-Hyuck Kang (Korea)

    Read More 05/04/2019

  • Serelaxin attenuates renal inflammation and fibrosis in a mouse model of dilated cardiomyopathy

    Beverly Giam, Po-Yin Chu, Sanjaya Kuruppu, A. Ian Smith, Duncan Horlock, Aishwarya Murali, Helen Kiriazis, Xiao-Jun Du, David M. Kaye, Niwanthi W. Rajpakse


    Experimental Physiology; 2018; 103(12): 1593-1602

    Beverly Giam (Australia)


    Read More 05/04/2019

  • High Frequency of Variants of Candidate Genes in Black Africans with Low Renin-Resistant Hypertension

    Erika S. Jones, J. David Spence, Adam D. Mcintyre, Justus Nondi, Kennedy Gogo, Adeseye Akintunde, Daniel G. Hackam, Brian L. Rayner

    Am J Hypertens, 2017; 30(5):478–483

    Erika Jones (South Africa)

    Read More 08/10/2018

  • Risk Factors for Orthostatic Hypotension: Differences Between Elderly Men and Women.

    Méndez AS, Melgarejo JD, Mena LJ, Chávez CA, González AC, Boggia J, Terwilliger JD, Lee JH, Maestre GE.

    Am J Hypertens. 2018 Jun 11;31(7):797-803.

    Andrea Méndez (Venezuela)

    Read More 01/10/2018

  • Atherosclerosis of the carotid bulb is associated with the severity of orthostatic hypotension in non-diabetic adult patients: a cross-sectional study.

    Kobayashi Y, Ishiguro H, Fujikawa T, Kobayashi H, Sumida K, Kagimoto M, Okuyama Y, Ehara Y, Katsumata M, Fujita M, Fujiwara A, Saka S, Yatsu K, Hirawa N, Toya Y, Yasuda G, Umemura S, Tamura K.

    Clin Exp Hypertens. 2018 Apr 19:1-8.

    Yusuke Kobayashi (Japan)

    Read More 01/10/2018

  • The relation of blood pressure and carotid intima-media thickness with the glutathione cycle in a young bi-ethnic population: the African-PREDICT study.

    Myburgh C, Huisman HW, Mels CMC.

    J Hum Hypertens. 2018 Apr;32(4):268-277. doi: 10.1038/s41371-018-0044-3.

    Caitlynd Myburgh (South Africa)

    Read More 14/09/2018

  • Leptin and its Relation to Autonomic Activity, Endothelial Cell Activation and Blood Pressure in a Young Black and White Population: The African-PREDICT study.

    Horm Metab Res. 2018 Mar;50(3):257-266. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-122236.

    Blessing Ahiante (South Africa)
    PhD researcher in the Hypertension in Africa Research Team, North-West University, South Africa. E-mail:

    Read More 11/09/2018

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