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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 through our fourth year of NIH funding with great momentum. As winter takes hold in Vermont, the call is out for funding our $200,000 Pilot Grant Award! Our funded early career faculty are publishing in major journals like American Journal of Kidney Disease, Circulation ResearchJCI, Science Reports, and Journal of Physical Activity and Health on topics ranging from cerebral blood flow to race disparities in kidney disease and physical activity barriers.  We both had the great honor of speaking at the Firestone Medical Research Building Grand Opening, and many of our labs are moving into this state of the art new building on campus! We have a lineup of speakers slated for our Monthly Conference and Journal Club, and our Annual Symposium will be June 6-7, 2024. We hope to see you there!

-Mary & Mark

Mark NelsonMark Nelson, Ph.D.


Upcoming Events

Monthly Conference 

Robert Tycko, PhD. 
Friday, February 16, 2024
9:00-10:00 AM EDT
Location: HSRF 400 

Monthly Journal Club

Scott Raymond, MD. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
9:00-10:00 AM EDT
Location HSRF 400

2024 Symposium

Save the dates:
June 6-7, 2024
Davis Center, UVM


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