CVRI Events

As part of its mission, CVRI seeks to highlight excellence in cardiovascular research and foster new research. The events outlined here are planned to advance both aims.

Each academic year, CVRI invites leaders in cardiovascular research to serve as visiting professors.  These visiting professors provide lectures to and interact with our research community, with a particular focus on interdepartmental interactions with our early career scientists.

In addition, three extended professorships occur each academic year--these two-day professorships include multiple lectures, seminars, and opportunities for interaction with trainees and junior investigators:

A gift from Martin Bloomfield, MD '60 enables CVRI to host both the

  • Sobel Visiting Professorship and the
  • Alpert Visiting Professorship

CVRI's Early Career Advisory Committee hosts an Early Career Visiting Professor lecture series.

Visiting Professors

Links to rosters of previous visiting professors and the programs provided.

Sobel Visiting Professors

Alpert Visiting Professors

Rising Star Visiting Professors

• All Visiting Professors

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

ECAC Events 

Viridis Montis Early Career Research Competition

The Early Career Advisory Committee regularly sponsors networking and career development events.  These events include social opportunities for networking, "Science Jams" where investigators provide brief overviews of their research, and journal clubs prior to visiting professor events. 

In addition, the ECAC organizes workshops and panel sessions that specifically address the needs of trainees and early career scientists.   These have included grant writing, biosketch critique, and promoting your social media for science.

The ECAC holds an annual merit based scientific abstract competition, the Viridis Montis Early Career Investigator Challenge in Cardiovascular Disease, to highlight the best cardiovascular research work conducted by early career scientists at the University of Vermont and UVM Health Network.