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The Vermont Center for Cardiovascular and Brain Health (VCCBH) is an NIH funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) that provides a platform to build sustainable research programs built on the exceptional potential of early career faculty.  We are studying the vital health problems facing society: cardiovascular disease, stroke and cognitive impairment.

Co-Director Corner

We are moving into our second year of NIH funding with great momentum, including the launch of this website! Our funded early career faculty are publishing in major journals like JCI, PNAS, and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation on topics ranging from control of cerebral blood flow to use of wearable technology to monitor patients recovering from stroke. We have a lineup of speakers slated for our Monthly Conference and Journal Clubs, and planning is underway for our Annual Symposium June 2-3, 2022.  We encourage UVM junior faculty to watch for our call for applications for our $200,000 Early Career Pilot Grant Award.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we wish you all a great fall semester.

-Mary & Mark

Mark NelsonMark Nelson, Ph.D.


Upcoming Events

Monthly Conference 

Costantino Iadecola, MD
Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology
Director and Chair, Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medicine
"Neurovascular Pathobiology of Amyloid-Beta and Tau: From Bench to Bedside"
Friday, May 20, 2022
9:00-10:00 AM
HSRF 400 

Monthly Journal Club

David Punihaole, PhD
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
9:00-10:00 AM
Location TBD

2022 Symposium

June 2-3, 2022
Davis Center, UVM

View the Schedule

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Recent News

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VCCBH Research Funding Announcement

VCCBH COBRE Project Director Sherrie Khadanga, MD had the results of her randomized clinical trial (RCT) examining high-intensity interval training (HIIT) for women in cardiac rehabilitation published online in JAMA Cardiology on November 24, 2021.