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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
3rd Annual Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge in Cardiovascular Disease!
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Friday, February 11, 2022 - applications due
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Thursday, March 31, 2022- applications due
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January 13, 2022

Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health Conference
Infection as a Stroke Risk Factor, Trigger, and Determinant of Outcome
Mitchell S.V. Elkind, MD, MS
November 12, 2021

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Article Alert!

New AHA Hypertension publication from the Cipolla Lab and Zhoajin (Scarlett) Li, PhD, former ECAC member, finds pial collaterals dialated significantly to induced flow and shear stress, however, the vasodialation was impaired in hypertension!

 article in Research & Practice in Thrombosis & Haemostasis finds CVRI's Early Career Research Grant award program shows a positive impact on early caeer investigator applicants and peer reviewers

Many thanks to ECAC members Amreen Mughal, PhD, Kramer Wahlberg, MD, Zhaojin (Scarlett) Li, MS, Jonathan Flyer, MD and Nels Olson, PhD and to ECAC advisor Mary Cushman, MD, MSc for your many contributions to this manuscript!

Early Career Advisory Committee Member Accomplishment!
Debora Kamin Mukaz, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate in medicine and a researcher in the Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research, has received a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant from the American Heart Association. The grant will support her research in the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) national longitudinal cohort study, which has followed 30,239 Black and white adults since 2003 in an effort to determine why Black Americans and those living in the Southeast have higher stroke mortality. Dr. Kamin Mukaz will 1) comprehensively study the effects of five dimensions of residential segregation (evenness, exposure, concentration, centralization, and clustering) on the risk developing hypertension during follow up; and 2) identify associations of these dimensions of residential segregation with thrombo-inflammatory biomarkers related to risk of hypertension—factor IX, D-dimer, interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, interferon gamma, and tumor necrosis factor alpha. Her hope is that these “findings will increase knowledge about inequities in cardiovascular health and allow for design of programs to decrease racial disparities in hypertension.”  

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.

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.

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Share your citation for us to highlight your cardiovascular research! E-mail CVRI with your name, degree, title, department, and full PubMed citation.

Medical Student Opportunites

E-mail CVRI with your specific research interests and request for current mentorship opportunities.  Be sure to review CVRI's Board of Directors, Distinguised Investigators and Early Career Advisory Committee roster as a starting point for reseach interests.