2015 CVI Seed Grants Recipients

On behalf of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, congratulations to the 2015 CVI Seed Award recipients!

The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute has provided seed funding to support research in all areas of cardiovascular research and technology development since 2004. Our goal is to ignite and support new ideas that will improve how we diagnosis and treat cardiovascular diseases. 

This year 43 applications were reviewed, representing multiple disciplines and approaches. The eight grants listed here were selected for this year’s funding round.

Thank you everyone for your submissions, and congratulations to this year’s awardees!


Anitra Romfh, MD
Manish Butte, MD, PhD

T-Cell Deficiencies in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Ronald L. Dalman, MD

Regulation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Pathogenesis by Hypoxia Inducible Factors

Paul Wang, MD
David Camarilla, PhD

Autonomous Ablation Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmia using Robotic Catheters

Kenneth Mahaffey, MD
Francois Haddad, MD
Holden Maecker, PhD
Mark Davis, PhD

Defining the role of Immune Biomarkers in Non-ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction: analysis from TRACER trial biorepository

Evgenios Neofytou, MD
David Stevens, PhD

Modeling Chronic Chagasic Cardiomyopathy Disease Mechanisms Using Human induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Philip Tsao, PhD

MicroRNA Regulation of Blood Brain Barrier Function and Hypoperfusion-induced Cerebrovascular Disease

Sanjay Malhotra, PhD
Sayed Nazish, MD, PhD

Stem cell based mechanistic study of FDA approved drugs for repurposing of their drug actions

Y. Joseph Woo, MD
Amanda Steele

A pilot study for an engineered HGF fragment for the treatment of myocardial infarction in a preclincal ovine model