Dr. Samit Ghosh Awarded New NIH-NIDDK R01
Dr. Ghosh was recently awarded a new NIH-NIDDK R01 titled, “Renal endothelium and the development of chronic kidney disease in sickle cell disorders.”
Pitt lands $14.3 million for research linking dementia and cardiovascular disease
Funded by the WoodNext Foundation, researchers will use an interdisciplinary approach to uncover the causes of two of the most costly and deadly illnesses in the U.S.
Dr. Stephen Chan inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists
The VMI Director is one of only 135 members of this prestigious organization of academic cardiologists.
Dr. Sruti Shiva to serve as VMI Associate Director
In this new role, Dr. Shiva will provide direct mentorship to VMI faculty, specifically in the areas of research advancement and tenure preparation.
Dr. Satoshi Okawa joins the VMI and Division of Cardiology
Dr. Okawa’s work is highly collaborative, and he will establish relationships with several VMI and Cardiology investigators to use his computational expertise to advance their bench research.
Dr. Babak Razani joins the VMI and Division of Cardiology
A committed physician-scientist, Dr. Razani will lead a multi-disciplinary center in the VMI, the Cardiology and Endocrinology Divisions in the Department of Medicine, and the VAPHS.
Dr. Partha Dutta Awarded New NIH-NIDDK R01
Dr. Dutta was recently awarded a new NIH-NIDDK R01 titled, “The role of SerpinB2 in insulin resistance and inflammation.”
Dr. Enrico Novelli Awarded New NIH-NHLBI R01
Congratulations to Dr. Enrico Novelli who, with former VMI colleague Dr. Carolyn Anderson, was recently awarded a new NHLBI R01 titled, “PET Imaging of Vaso-Occlusive Crisis in Sickle Cell Disease.”
Dr. Brett Kaufman Awarded New NIH-NICHD R21
Dr. Kaufman was recently awarded a new NIH-NICHD R21 titled, “Developing intrabody therapeutics for mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy.”
Dr. Sruti Shiva Awarded New NIH-NIA R01
Dr. Shiva’s new study aims to understand the role of mitochondrial function in age-associated physical function decline.
Dr. Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd Receives ASH Scholar Award
Dr. Pradhan-Sundd received an ASH Scholar Award – one of ASH’s most prestigious award programs for junior faculty dedicating a career to hematology research.
Dr. Solomon Ofori-Acquah Awarded NIH-NHLBI R01
Dr. Ofori-Acquah’s new study aims to develop a new and specific treatment for acute chest syndrome (ACS) for both children and adult patients.
Now Accepting P3HVB Applications!
The VMI Pilot Project Program in Hemostasis and Vascular Biology (P3HVB) will support grants of $25,000 for one year duration. Applications for new projects may request up to $50,000 with appropriate justification.
Submit your proposal by April 15!
Calling all minority undergraduate students interested in STEM! PURDIP is a paid, hands-on summer training program that is hosted by the Department of Medicine’s Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI). Applications are open for 2022!
Dr. Kang Kim Awarded New R01
Congratulations to Dr. Kang Kim who was recently awarded a new NHLBI R01. Dr. Kim has been awarded annual direct costs of nearly $500,000 for his grant titled, “Super Resolution Ultrasound Imaging of Vasa Vasorum to Characterize the Progression of Atherosclerotic...
Dr. Adam Straub Awarded New R35
Dr. Adam Straub was recently awarded a new NHLBI R35 titled, “Basic and Translational Studies in Redox Regulation of Cardiovascular Physiology and Disease.”
Dr. Iain Scott Awarded New NIH-NHLBI R01
Dr. Iain Scott was recently awarded a new NIH-NHLBI R01 titled, “Fatty acid oxidation in female cardioprotection.”
PostDoctoral Training Program Announcement
The Department of Medicine will increase infrastructure and support for its PostDoctoral fellows. The VMI’s Dr. Iain Scott, PhD, and Dr. Sruti Shiva, PhD, will direct and oversee a new PostDoctoral Training Program (PDTP) that builds and amplifies on many of the Department’s existing career development programs.
Dr. Steve Chan and collaborators identify cancer drugs that show promise for treating PH
Published in Science Advances, the study used a new algorithm to identify candidate cancer drugs for PH. The findings support broader use of this drug-repurposing platform for other non-cancerous conditions.
Dr. Partha Dutta Awarded New R01
Congratulations to Dr. Partha Dutta who, with co-PI Dr. Radhika Muzumdar, was recently awarded a new NIH-NIA R01 titled, “Cardioprotective Role of Humanin in Aging.”