VTPP always celebrates departmental birthdays February 2021 birthday wishes are headed to Drs. John Stallone, Tracy Clement, Luke Lyons, Chris Quick and Larry Suva. We also celebrate the birthdays of Angie Taylor, Raine Lunde, Lorna Safe and Kalen Johnson. Best wishes and happy birthday to all!

Thank you to all our fabulous VTPP staff. The faculty, students and I are especially appreciative of everything you do to ensure VTPP remains a great department. You make us better every day!


Congratulations to Josh Bertels (Phys Dev Biol graduate student; Dr Gaddy mentor) on his recent wedding in Chicago, IL. Those faculty and students in attendance had a terrific, though somewhat chilly time!

Colleagues, a terrific opportunity in 2021 for students and trainees. The Endocrine meeting is the leading meeting for endocrinology research and clinical care worldwide.  Of particular interest there are numerous basic science sessions to consider with the latest research in key topical areas. Registration is open and information available at:

A reminder of the upcoming 2021 Experimental Biology meeting and the opening of American Physiologic Society (APS) abstract submissions. Abstract submission information can be found at: