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Tuesday, November 16
Abstract Writing Workshop
5:00 - 7:00 PM
MedEdCenter 200 - Sullivan Classroom
Zoom option available
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Article Alert!

New 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!

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Career Development Seminar
Getting Started: Grants, Publications, and Peer-Review
Rising Star Visiting Professor
Nadia Sutton, MD
October 1, 2021

Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health Conference
Mini COVID Research Slam
Neil Zakai, MD, Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, Andrew Wilcock, PhD
September 17, 2021

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CVRI News & Announcements

  • College Celebrates Firestone Building at Ceremonial Groundbreaking
    The University of Vermont and Larner College of Medicine hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the four-story, 62,500-square-foot Firestone Medical Research Building currently under construction at the College of Medicine on September 30, 2021.
  • Pilot Grant Award Recipients 2021
    It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipients of our inaugural Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health Pilot Grant Award, Drs Yangguang Ou and David Punihaole.
  • Research Team Uncovers Unexplored Universe of Calcium Signals in the Brain
    UVM and University of Maryland researchers have shown how the brain communicates to blood vessels when in need of energy, and how these blood vessels respond to direct blood flow to specific brain regions -- information that can help determine what goes wrong in conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, where faulty blood flow is a predictor for cognitive impairment.
  • Hearts & Brains: UVM’s Newest COBRE Hits Its Stride at One-Year Anniversary
    Not only is Vermont small and rural, but it’s also old. Currently, the state is ranked fourth in the nation for the relative number of residents over 65 years old – a whopping nearly 20 percent of Vermont’s population and rising. And with that status comes a disproportionately large share of heart disease, as well as blood vessel diseases and brain circulation problems that can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Early Career Highlight!

Debora Kamin Mukaz, PhD, Early Career Advisory Committee member, was awarded 1st place as a Postdoctoral Scholar for her NERIC Lightning Talk presentation "D-dimer and the Risk of Hypertension: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS)".  The virtual North East Regional IDeA Conference was held in August 2021.

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.