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Cardiovascular Research Institute

CVRI Pilot Award Winners 2014-2015

Thank you to everyone who submitted a pilot award application this year. The Institute received 18 excellent applications and members of the CVRI Executive Committee selected four winners, listed below.  Congratulations to this year’s awardees!

Using MRI to Measure Focal and Diffuse Fibrosis in Patched Cardiac Repair
Robia Pautler, Ph.D. – Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Jeff Jacot, Ph.D. – Congenital Heart Surgery
Iki Adachi, M.D. –  Congenital Heart Surgery

Developmental Programming of Adult Cardiac Function by Neonatal Nutrition
Marta Fiorotto, Ph.D.  – Pediatrics/ Nutrition 
George Rodney, Ph.D.  – Pediatrics/ Cardiology
George Taffet, M.D. – Medicine-/ Geriatrics

Steroid Receptor Coactivator-1 and Blood Pressure in Females 
Yong Xu, Ph.D. – Pediatrics/ Nutrition
Anilkumar Reddy, Ph.D. – Medicine/ Cardiovascular Sciences

Auto-reactive T Cells in Smokers with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection
Farrah Kheradmand, M.D. – Medicine/ Pulmonary
Scott LeMaire, M.D. – Surgery/ Cardiothoracic Surgery

Each of the four winners will receive $25,000 in unrestricted funding for its research proposal which can be expended through June 30, 2015.