Upcoming CVRI Events

March 31, 2021

April 7, 2021

April 12, 2021

  • Application Due Date - LCOM co2024 Summer Research Fellowship Proposals
    *submitted electronically to the OMSE

April 23, 2021

  • Burton E. Sobel Visiting Professor
    Judith S. Hochman, MD
    NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    -Medicine Grand Rounds
    -Career Development Seminar
    Stay tuned for additional details.

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CVRI Community Town Hall
How do you prevent a heart attack or stroke?
Moderator: David Schneider, MD
Panelists: Ira Bernstein MD; Mary Cushman, MD; Sherrie Khadanga, MD; Debora Kamin Mukaz, PhD

Early Career Research Competition
Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge in Cardiovascular Disease
Passcode: zgTd1?Mc 

Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health Conference

Kidney-brain axis: the epidemiology of cognitive impairment in kidney disease
Katharine Cheung, MD, PhD
Passcode: mM6#3Y22

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Recognition Spotlight

Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge in Cardiovascular Disease
February 3, 2021

A unique Early Career investigator competition highlighting cardiovascular research, health/wellness, and service to the State of Vermont.  This is a merit based scientific abstract competition to highlight the best cardiovascular research work conducted by early career scientists at the University of Vermont and UVM Health Network.

Watch the competition here! Passcode: zgTd1?Mc

Website VM Finalists Photo

1st Place - Amreen Mughal, PhD (mentor: Mark Nelson, PhD)
PIP2 supplementation improves cerebral blood flow in the 5xFAD mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

2nd Place - Samuel Short, BA (mentor: Neil Zakai, MD)
D-Dimer and death in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019

3rd Place - Zhaojin (Scarlett) Li, MS (mentor: Marilyn Cipolla, PhD)
Flow-induced shear stress causes endothelium-dependent vasodilation of leptomeningeal anastomoses from normotensive rats

Finalists - Abbie Johnson, PhD, Nicholas Klug, PhD

A special thank you to our guest judges - Joseph Brayden, PhD, Jan Carney, MD, MPH, Martin LeWinter, MD, Nels Olson, PhD, and Alisa Wolberg, PhD!

CipollaMarilyn Cipolla, PhD received UVM's Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award and the American Stroke Association 2021 Thomas Willis Lecture AwardShe will be presenting the Thomas Willis Lecture at the International Stroke Conference 2021!

DauermanHarold Dauerman, MD received the Dean's Clinical Trials Research Award at the 2020 LCOM Dean's Excellence in Research Celebration!

Mary CushmanMary Cushman, MD received the American Heart Association 2020 Meritorious Achievement Award for her impact on women in medicine, early career professionals & health equity!

Short SamSamuel Short, LCOM Class of 2023, received the CVRI Summer Research Fellowship Merit Award for his work on 2020 summer research project "Plasma Proenkephalin Concentration and Stroke Incidence in the REGARDS Cohort".  This award was presented virtually at the Larner College of Medicine Foundations Celebration.

CVRI Support

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 or Biosketch Review

CVRI provides internal review of grant applications and biosketches 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. Please include the funding mechanism to which you are applying for.

Technical Support for Animal Procedures

The CVRI seeks to foster cardiovascular research.  To that end, we offer limited access to technical support for the performance of large and small animal procedures between July 1 2020 and June 30 2021.  Requests for support should be reviewed with a current member of the Board of Directors who will, in turn, review the request with the entire board.  Request for support from junior investigators will be given priority.

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 and offered on a limited rolling basis throughout the academic calendar year; more details can be found on the application for funding.