Save the Date!

CVRI Early Career Visiting Professor: Viviany Taqueti, MD, MPH

April 25 - 26, 2019

Viviany Taqueti, MD, MPH, serves as a cardiologist, cardiovascular imager and Director of the Cardiac Stress Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a physician-scientist with a translational focus on applying functional imaging tools to phenotype cardiovascular outcomes in ischemic and inflammatory heart disease.

She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology. She is an associate member at the Broad Institute and an elected member of the Faculty Council at Harvard Medical School. She is a former Section Editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, incoming Chair of the Publications Committee of the American College of Cardiology, and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Her clinical and research interests include ischemic heart disease in women and men, imaging and quantification of coronary blood flow and coronary microvascular dysfunction, inflammation, obesity, and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction.  Her research has been supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Cardiology Foundation, the Harvard Catalyst Clinical and Translational Science Center, and the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership at Harvard Medical School.

Her events include a Scholar's Tea for early career junior investigators, fellows and trainees, Case Studies Conference discussing the Value of Cardiovascular Imaging, and a Medicine Grand Rounds program titled "Quantitative PET/CT Imaging for Diagnosis and Management of Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction".  *These events are made possible by a generous gift from many donors to the Jim Ray Memorial Heart Ride.

In advance of Dr. Taqueti's visit, CVRI's Early Career Advisory Committee is co-sponsoring a journal club in review of Dr. Taqueti's work on the association between coronary flow reserve, angiographic coronary artery disease, and cardiovascular outcomes.  The article can be found here.

Spring Community Medical School Recap

Featuring CVRI's David Warshaw, PhD & Jonathan Flyer, MD


David Warshaw, PhD, Professor and Chair of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Jonathan Flyer, MD,  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

What inherited heart condition affects about 1 in 500 people? Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy causes an enlarged heart, which may result in chest pain, dizziness, and even a sudden cardiac arrest. Learn about the molecular motors that power the heart, mutations that impede function, and UVM research discoveries in this area.

Resources from the talk:

Click here for more information about UVM's Community Medical School.

Podcast Alert!

Click here to listen to UVM Medical Center's Soundcloud podcast with host Alexandra Tursi featuring David Warshaw, PhD as he talks more in depth about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and UVM research discoveries in this area.

Mark Your Calendars

April 25-26: Early Career Visiting Professor: Viviany Taqueti, MD, MPH, Brigham & Women's, Harvard

May 9: CVRI Annual Gala

May 13-14: Norman R. Alpert Visiting Professor Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, Northwestern Medicine

May 14: Join us at Community Medical School talk entitled "With Stroke, Every Minute Counts: When Time = Brain" by Marilyn Cipolla, PhD & Evadne Marcolini, MD

June 13: Visiting Professor: Mohamed Trebak, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

Have a cardiovascular speaker you'd like to bring to campus?

Information on CVRI Co-Sponsorship of Cardiovascular Seminars can be found on the Application for Visiting Professor Funding

Internal Grant Review

CVRI provides internal review of grant applications to support cardiovascular research. E-mail CVRI for more information.  *NOTE: The request for internal review must be made at least 6 weeks before the submission deadline.

CVRI Travel Awards

CVRI travel awards are available to support trainees and junior investigators presenting abstracts at regional and national scientific meetings.  These competitive awards are for reimbursement of presentation-related expenses of up to $2,000; more details can be found on the application for funding.

CVRI Annual Report

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ECAC Member Achievement!

-        Zhaojin (Scarlett) Li is a 3rd year Neuroscience graduate student in the Cipolla lab and ECAC member studying the impact of hypertension on stroke and stroke outcome. She recently received a Pre-doctoral Fellowship from the American Heart Association. The title of her grant is: Mechanisms of hypertension-induced vasoconstriction of leptomeningeal anastomoses”.