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  • Cushman Receives American Heart Association's Award of Meritorious Achievement
    July 14, 2020 by American Heart Association
    Professor of Medicine Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., has been named the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2020 Award of Meritorious Achievement. She will be honored with the award, which recognizes individuals who have rendered an important service to the AHA, during the association's live stream event in October.
  • Dauerman Coauthors Statement on Heart Attack Care During COVID-19 Pandemic
    April 27, 2020 by Jennifer Nachbur
    UVM Professor Harold Dauerman, M.D., and other representatives of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Emergency Physicians and Society of Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions, issued guidlines to help clinicians make decisions about treatment alternatives for heart attack patients in the environment of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
  • Nelson Discusses National Academy of Sciences Election, Research on WCAX
    May 27, 2019 by Jennifer Nachbur
    (MAY 27, 2019) University Distinguished Professor and Chair of Pharmacology Mark Nelson, Ph.D., was interviewed by local CBS affiliate WCAX-TV about his recent election to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences and the research that earned him the recognition and support to become a member.
Cushman Discusses Team’s Innovative Publishing Practices at Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Journal of the ISTH. 

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Early Career Highlights

Meet the 2020-21 Early Career Advisory Committee Leadership Team
Jonathan Flyer, MD

Vice Chair, ECAC

Kramer Wahlberg, MD

Secretary, ECAC

Nga Ling (Theresa) Ko, PhD


ECAC Awards Funding to Support Trainee Research Projects

Through its initiative to support research projects conceived and developed by early career investigators, the Early Career Advisory Committee recently funded research applications from these trainees:

Elizabeth Barker, LCOM Class of 2023

Mentors: Ira Bernstein, MD, Maria Cristina Bravo, PhD

Endogenous clot formation potential in the late pregnant and postpartum woman

Andrea Foote, Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Sciences, Medicine

Mentor: Robert Kelm, PhD

Defining the Genome-Wide Transcriptional Regulatory Profile of Purβ in Cardiovascular Disease

Abbie Johnson, PhD, Department of Neurological Sciences

Mentor: Marilyn Cipolla, PhD

Hippocampal Vascular Mechanisms of Post-Stroke Dementia

Sherrie Khadanga, MD, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Mentor: Philip Ades, MD

Use of Activity Monitoring to Assess and Guide Physical Activity Recommendations in Women during Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitiation:  A Randomized Control Trial

Amreen Mughal, PhD, Department of Pharmacology

Mentor: Mark Nelson, PhD

Brain capillary endothelial Ca2+ signals in regulation of cerebral blood flow during Alzheimer’s disease

Lucy Pilcher, Cellular and Molecular Biomedical Sciences, Medicine

Mentor: Jeffrey Spees, PhD

Interrogating the role of Snord116 in epicardial cell response to myocardial infarction through alternative splicing

CVRI Funding Announcement
Lewinter Award Announcement
Martin M. LeWinter (MMLW) Young Investigator Award

The MMLW Funding mechanism is an initiative designed to provide funding for potentially high reward pilot projects proposed by innovative young investigators.

It is the purpose of this award to provide seed funding for a junior UVM/UVMMC cardiovascular faculty member or trainee with a novel concept that has the potential to lead to a significant advance in fundamental knowledge about the nature of living systems and/or to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. Basic, translational and clinical research may be supported.

Eligibility - UVM/UVMMC junior cardiovascular faculty member (within 5 years of initial faculty appointment) or trainee

Funding - up to $5,000 may be requested. Funding may be added to existing funding from other sources providing the total award does not exceed $20,000.

Applications will be accepted on an open basis contingent on availability of funds. 

Click here for full instructions and guidelines.

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CVRI Board of Directors continues to promote Cardiovascular Research while being socially distanced!

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Quick Links

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.

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.

Catch the latest Vermont CardioVascular Medicine Conference! 

Alan Segal, MD  l  June 19, 2020

Genesis of Blood Pressure: An Evolutionary Perspective

Research Publications

2020 Highlights

CVRI Research Competition Winner Picture
Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge
February 5, 2020

Sponsored by the Early Career Advisory Committee

Pictured above, from left to right: Jonathan Flyer, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and ECAC member; Mary Cushman, M.D., M.Sc., professor of medicine and CVRI board member; Marilyn Cipolla, Ph.D., professor of neurological sciences and Ms. Li's mentor; Zhaojin "Scarlett" Li, M.S., Virdis Montis inaugural winner, department of neurological sciences; David Schneider, M.D., director of CVRI-VT, professor of medicine, and director of cardiovascular services; and Margaret Infeld, M.D., cardiology fellow and ECAC member.