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2021-2022 CVRI Pilot Award Winners

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Congratulations to the 2021-2022 CVRI Pilot Award Winners! Thank you to all applicants this year. The competition was close! CVRI hopes to continue this award in future years, in which case we hope you will consider applying again.

Funded Projects are listed below.

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"Lipid Nanoparticles for SMC Gene Silencing in Aortic Aneurysms and Dissection”

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Co-Principal Investigator - Ketan B. Ghaghada, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology

 

Co-Principal Investigator - Ying H. Shen, M.D., Ph.D.

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Professor
Department of Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Co-Investigator - Scott LeMaire, M.D., FACS, FAHA

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Professor and Vice-Chair for Research
Department of Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery

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“Effect of hookworm derived anti-inflammatory proteins on Chagas myocarditis”

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Co-Principal Investigator - Kathryn Jones, DVM, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Tropical Medicine

Co-Principal Investigator - Vanaja Konduri, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology & Immunology

Co-Principal Investigator - Bin Zhan, M.D., M.S.

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Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Tropical Medicine

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“Training/Evaluation of imPulse™ Tor in AI Detection of Rheumatic Heart Disease”

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Co-Principal Investigator - Amy Sanyahumbi, M.D.

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Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology

Co-Principal Investigator - Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D .

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The Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and Professor
Department of Medicine-Cardiology

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Co-Principal Investigator - NL Shashe Jumbe, Ph.D.

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Co-Founder & CEO
Level 42 AI, Inc.
Palo Alto, Calif.

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“Studying TANGO2 Arrhythmia Crises In iPSC-CM”

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Co-Principal Investigator - Lilei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular & Human Genetics

Co-Principal Investigator - Na Li, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Department of Medicine-Cardiovascular Research

Co-Principal Investigator - Christina Miyake, M.D., M.S.

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Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics-Cardiology