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"