Distinguished Investigators

CVRI-VT  recognizes investigators who are performing sustained, impactful cardiovascular research by naming them as "Distinguished Investigators."  Candidates for this award are nominated by members of the Board of Directors and previous Distinguished investigators.  Those accepted for the award will hold the designation, are encouraged to participate in key CVRI-VT activities and are recognized by CVRI-VT with a reception and a commitment for funding. The current CVRI-VT Distinguished Investigators are: 

Philip Ades, MD

Inaugural Philip Ades, MD Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Department of Medicine

2015-2016 UVM University Scholar 

Research Interests:  Characterization of the methods and benefits of weight loss in obese coronary patients. 

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LeWinterMartin M. LeWinter, MD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Department of Medicine

2007-2008 UVM University Scholar

Research Interests:  Mechanoenergetics of the myocardium in acquired heart failure and genetic models of cardiomyopathy

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Toth_ HeadshotMichael J. Toth, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Research Interests:  Muscle physiology and skeletal muscle dysfunction

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Russell Tracy, PhD


Department of Pathology

2009-2010 UVM University Scholar

Research Interests:  Interrelationships of coagulation, fibrinolysis, and inflammation, especially the innate and adaptive immune systems

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Harold Dauerman

Harold L. Dauerman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Network Director, Interventional Cardiology, UVM Health Network
Research Interests:  Coronary and structural heart interventions (aortic and mitral valve therapies), ischemic heart disease, intracoronary imaging, regional networks for acute myocardial infarction
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Richard L. Page, MD

Dean, Larner College of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Department of Medicine  

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Trybus_150x200_000Kathleen M. Trybus, PhD


Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics

Research Interests:  Basic mechanisms of smooth muscle contractile regulation and genetic mutations in smooth muscle actin implicated in vascular disease (thoracic neurysms and coronary artery disease)

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Retired Distinguished Investigators

OsolGeorge Osol, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Medicine

Department of Obstetrics, Gynceology and Reproductive Sciences 

2010-2011 UVM University Scholar

Research Interests:  Vascular adaptation during pregnancy


BraydenJoseph E. Brayden, PhD


Department of Pharmacology

Research Interests:  Cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology