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.

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

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

ECAC Events 

Pathways PanelAlumni PanelThe 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 a "Pathways to Independence" open forum panel discussion of grant-based strategies for early career success and an "Alumni Panel & Networking Reception" where a panel of UVM alumni discussed their strategies for developing a career in cardiovascular science.  

Monthly Conferences 

These less formal meetings will offer an opportunity for investigators to present preliminary results and plans for grant proposals.  Constructive feedback will be provided by the CVRI investigators.  These forums will be used also for junior investigators to present, orally or in writing, preliminary results, hypotheses, and specific aims to designated senior investigators who will provide constructive feedback in preparation for grant submission.