2016 CVI Seed Grants Recipients

On behalf of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and Child’s Health Research Institute, congratulations to the 2016 Stanford Cardiovascular 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 62 applications were reviewed, representing multiple disciplines and approaches. The 12 grants below were selected for this year’s funding round.

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


Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine)

Wnt5A: A Master Regulator of Compensatory Angiogenesis in the Right Ventricle and Lung

Katharine Edwards, MD
Jennifer Tremmel, MD

Stanford Women’s Heart Health

Angiographic and Psychosocial Evaluation of Peripartum vs. Non:Peripartum Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection: A Collaborative Study

Dominik Fleischmann, MD

Professor of Radiology

Collaborators: Kathrin Baeumler, PhD, Anna M. Karmann Sailer, BS, Alison L. Marsden, PhD

Estimation of False- Lumen Pressure in Aortic Dissection using Patient- Specific Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations

Eric Gross, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Generation of endothelial cells resistant to hyperglycemia-induced endothelial cell dysfunction

Ellen Kuhl, MD

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

Developing a Cardiovascular Simulator for the Cardiovascular Institute

Won Hee Lee, PhD

Instructor, Cardiovascular Institute

Collaborators: Kari Nadeau, PhD, Sang Ging Ong, PhD

Assessing the potential health risk of e-cigarettes in diabetes

Elena Matsa, PhD

Instructor, Cardiovascular Institute

Collaborators: Kenneth Mahaffey, Michael P. Snyder, PhD

Identification of genetic variation determining patient-specific responses to anti-diabetic drugs

Tracey McLaughlin, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Collaborators: Nazish Sayed, MD, PhD, Ian Chen, MD, PhD

Predicting Cardiovascular Benefits of Anti-diabetic Drugs

Ashby Morrison, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

Collaborators: Kristy Red-Horse, PhD and Will Greenleaf, PhD

Epigenetic Regulation of Cardiac Development

Jonathan Myers, PhD

Medicine-PAVA

Collaborators: Victor Froelicher, MD, Dominik Fleischmann, MD

Efficacy of Home-Based Cardiac Rehabilitation for Improving Clinical and Imaging Markers of Cardiovascular Health

Sanjiv Narayan, MD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Computational Mapping to Guide Therapy In Atrial Fibrillation

Virginia Winn, MD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Endothelial Dysfunction in Preeclampsia