WCVI News & Announcements

DOM/Evans Days 2020 Award Winners

CONGRATULATIONS to the following award recipients: Citizenship Award Mike Kirber, PhD – Research Implementation Research Mentoring Award Katya Ravid, DSc – Cardiovascular Medicine Evans Center IBR Research Collaborator of the Year Award Jessica Fetterman, PhD – Vascular Biology Vijaya Kolachalama, PhD – Computational Biomedicine

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Employment Opportunity

Postdoctoral Associate Position: The Boston University School of Medicine seeks recent Ph.D. graduates with a metabolic or immunologic research background to join the Pharmacology and Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute as Post-doctoral Research Associates. The interests of the research group are focused on understanding the metabolic regulation of hematopoiesis, systemic inflammation related to obesity, fatty... More


Nearly $17M Invested to Fast-track Studies on Health Impacts of Vaping, Nicotine on Youth

The American Heart Association is investing nearly $17 million to fund a two-year research initiative, ENACT (End Nicotine Addiction in Children and Teens) led by scientists from Boston University School of Medicine, the Ohio State University and Yale University focusing on the health impacts of e-cigarettes and other nicotine delivery... More


January 2020: Grant Announcement

January 2, 2020 Grant number: AHA SFRN35120118 Principle Investigator: Naomi Hamburg, MD Project title: Restoring vascular and endothelial health in patients with diabetes mellitus Project Period: 1/1/2020 – 12/31/2023


November 2019: News

November 25, 2019 Thank you to all who come and wished Dr. Sam farewell as she moves onto a new and exciting chapter in her career! Below is a copy of the wonderful speech she gave at the farewell celebration.  As I bid Adieu November 24, 2019 Evans Day Junior Faculty Mentoring Award for 2019... More


August 2019: Grant Announcement

August 15, 2019 Grant number: 1R01HL142650-01A1 Principal Investigator: Noyan Gokce Project title: Wnt signaling control of vascular phenotype in obesity Project Period: 8/16/2019 – 7/31/2024


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... More