Yikes, it’s been a while since the last update. As we begin 2017, this is a good time to reflect on the year that was. A source of pride in 2016 was the publication of the book Manual of Cardiovascular Proteomics, which I co-edited with Dr. Giulio Agnetti Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Research on Cardiac Intermediate Filaments here at Johns Hopkins Cardiology, and Dr. Merry Lindsey, Professor of Physiology/Medicine and Director of the Mississippi Center for Heart Research at the University of Mississippi. It was a delight to work with them as well as the cadre of exceptional contributors that includes both icons of cardiovascular proteomics and emerging stars. Merry, Giulio and I also chipped in a few chapters ;-). The scope of the book is pretty impressive, ranging from the time-honored fundamentals of chromatography and mass spectrometry to the modern tools of statistics, pathway, and network analyses, as they are applied to hotbed fields including ischemia-reperfusion injury, heart failure, vascular dysfunction, stem cell biology and clinical biomarker development. Check it out.