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June 2019: Grant Announcements

June 14, 2019 Grant Number: 1R01HL145985-01A1 Principal Investigator(s): Flora Sam, MD Project Title: Mechanistic underpinnings of increased adipose tissue in HFpEF Project Period: 07/01/2019 – 06/30/2023 June 14, 2019 Grant Number: 1R21AA026922-01A1 Principal Investigator(s):JINGYAN HAN, PHD Project Title: Alcohol-induced dysregulation of thiol homeostasis and endothelial function Project Period: 05/15/2019 – 04/30/2021

WCVI 2019 Pilot Grant Announcement 

WCVI 2019 Pilot Grant Announcement  Congratulations to David Pimentel, MD and Markus Bachschmid, PhD (who submitted a combined proposal) and Frank Naya, PhD (on the Charles River Campus) for having been awarded the 2019 WCVI Pilot awards. Each Award is worth $25,000 for one year.  “C-Terminal BNP as a novel marker of Cardiac dysfunction” David […]

Franco Puleo wins American Physiological Society’s Porter Fellowship

May 20, 2019 Franco Puleo, a PhD student in the Wainford Lab, has been awarded an American Physiological Society’s Porter Fellowship that includes a full year stipend.  Project title: “Sympathetic nervous system regulation of the NCC in salt sensitive hypertension”   American Physiological Society’s Porter Fellowship.  

Pilot Grant Announcement 2019

WCVI Pilot Grant The Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute (WCVI) seeks pilot projects from Investigators from the WCVI.  For more information about the pilot and how to apply, click here: WCVI pilot grant announcement 2019 Key Dates Full Application Receipt Deadline: May 1, 2019 Funding Decision Date: June 1, 2019 Funding Start Date: July 1, 2019 For questions contact Nancy Clinton at

November 2018: Alissa Frame

November 7, 2018 Congratulations to Alissa Frame  (MD, PhD candidate, from the Wainford lab) ! She won the Third  Place Basic Research Award in the 2018 Evans Department of Medicine Research Days, Oral Presentations Session on October 11, 2018.   “Renal and Neural Mechanisms of Salt Sensitivity in Age-Related Hypertension”

WCVI Pilot Grant Early Career Awardees Announced

Congratulations WCVI Pilot Grant Early Career Awardees for Summer 2018 July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 Rosa Breton-Romero, PhD; Postdoctoral Associate *Photo pending* Beatriz Ferran Perez, PhD; Postdoctoral Associate Jessica L. Fetterman, PhD Assistant Professor Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD; Assistant Professor Ivan Luptak, M.D. PhD; Assistant Professor María Valero-Muñoz, PhD; Postdoctoral Associate

June 2018: Flora Sam, MD

“A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled, Phase 2 Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Different Doses of IW-1973 over 12 Weeks in Patients with Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (CAPACITY HFpEF )” – Sponsor: Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  PI: Flora Sam, MD; funded 2018-2019