Stanford Cardiovascular Institute

Funded Partner

The Stanford Maternal and Child Health Research Institute partners with the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) to support innovative research projects that contribute to the basic or clinical understanding of cardiovascular diseases with a focus in maternal and child health. 

Members of the Cardiovascular Institute represent engineers, surgeons, physicians, scientists and some of the country's brightest fellows and students. In an era of constant change and innovations, the Institute leverages the incredible intellectual manpower found within Stanford University. The Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, Betty Irene Moore Children's Heart Center, the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Humanities & Sciences, Engineering, and Business schools are all located entirely on Stanford Silicon Valley campus. This intimate proximity promotes collaborations among a diverse mix of students, faculty, and scientists. The Institute focuses its resources to: Ignite new research and clinical applications by awarding seed grants; Establish educational and training programs in the field of cardiovascular medicine and research; Support activities outside the bench and clinic that facilitates exchange of ideas through seminar series and invited guests open to all members.

The Institute provides organizational structure to concentrate and coordinate the activities of scientists, engineers, educators, and physicians committed to improving the cardiovascular health of patients and educating and training the next generation of leaders in the field of cardiovascular medicine. 

Learn more about CVI Seed Grant Recipients.


FY 2021 Awards

Ronglih Liao, PhD
Professor, Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Study Title: The Heart of the Matter: Functional Impact of Prenatal Nicotine Exposure

Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Study Title: Development of Optogenetic Thrombin for Light-directed Hemostasis During Unifocalization Surgery

Past Awards