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Early Career Advisory Committee Awards Funding to Support Trainee Research Projects

May 14, 2021 by Cardiovascular Research Institute of Vermont

The CVRI Early Career Advisory Committee recently funded research applicatinos through its initiative to support research projects conceived and developed by early career investigators.

Through its initiative to support research projects conceived and developed by early career investigators, the ECAC recently funded research applications from these trainees:

  • Maria Cristina Bravo, PhD
    Department of Biochemistry
    Mentor: Ira Bernstein, MD; Beth Bouchard, PhD
    Impaired Hippocampal Neuroplasticity as an Characterization of the Procoagulant Potential of Circulating Microvesicles in Pregnancy­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Nicole Habel, MD
    Department of Medicine – Cardiology
    Mentor: Sherrie Khadanga, MD; Daniel Lustgarten, MD
    Exercise capacity in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) before and after ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF)

  • Margaret Infeld, MD
    Department of Medicine – Cardiology
    Mentor: Daniel Lustgarten, MD
    Electrically Guided Bachmann’s Bundle Pacing: A Novel Lead Placement Strategy with Potential Antiarrhythmic Benefits

  • Debora Kamin Mukaz, PhD
    Department of Medicine - Laboratory for Clinical Biochemistry Research
    Mentor: Mary Cushman, MD
    Vascular Endothelial Dysfunction and Risk of COVID-19 in a Biracial US Cohort

  • Nga Ling (Theresa) Ko, PhD
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
    Mentor: Ira Bernstein, MD
    Effects of shear stress and the mechanosensory signaling on the manifestation of COVID-19 in pregnancy

  • Maria Noterman, PhD
    Department of Pharmacology
    Mentor: Mark Nelson, PhD
    Energetic control over on-demand cerebral vasodilation in small vessel disease