2017 CVI Seed Grants Recipients

Research Funded by the CHRI

James Priest, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Collaborator: Mads Melbye, MD, DMSc

A Sensitized Genetic Association Study for Congenital Heart Disease

Christopher Gardner, PhD

Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine

Collaborators: Michael Snyder, PhD, (Genetics) & Francois Haddad, MD (Medicine/Cardiology)

Addressing the obesity and Diabetes epidemic through understanding personalized energy expenditure

Doff McElhinney, MD

Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery) and of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Psychosocial, Cognitive, and Quality of Life Outcomes in Children and Adults with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia and Major Aortopulmonary Collateral Arteries

Oscar Abilez, MD, PhD

Instructor, Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Collaborators: Huaxiao Yang, PhD, Hung-Ta Wo, MD, Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD (Medicine/Cardiology)

Early Detection of Arrhythmogenesis due to Cardiac Fibrosis via Correlation of In Vitro Modeling and Clinical Assessment

Tara Chang, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Nephrology)

Collaborators: Venita Chandra, MD  (Surgery), Nicholas Leeper, MD (Surgery/Medicine), Maria Montez-Rath, PhD (Medicine)

Harnessing Big Data to Reduce Peripheral Artery Disease-Related Leg Amputation in Chronic Kidney Disease

Sarah Heilshorn, PhD

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Collaborator: Joseph Woo, MD (CT Surgery)

Stem Cell-derived Exosomes as Potential Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction

Kiran Khush, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Collaborator: Ash Alizadeh, MD, PhD  (Medicine/Oncology)

A Genomic Approach for Early Noninvasive Detection of Post-Transplant Malignancies

Laura Lazzeroni, PhD

Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and (by courtesy) of Biomedical Data Science

Collaborator: Thomas Quertermous, MD (Medicine/Cardiology)

Integrating MultiOmic Data in Coronary Heart Disease: A Pilot Study for New Statistical Methods

Koen Nieman, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and Radiology (CV Imaging)

Collaborators: Jennifer Tremmel, MD (Medicine/Cardiology), Dominik Fleischmann, MD (Radiology)

Computed Tomography Guided Revascularization of Chronic Coronary Occlusions

Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD

Director, BioADD, and Assistant Director of CV Pharmacology, Biomaterials & Advanced Drug Delivery

Collaborator: Ronglih Liao, PhD (Medicine/Cardiology)

Study of Aggregation Mechanism of Ig Light Chains from Light Chain Amyloidosis Patients

Fatima Rodriguez, MD, MPH (Medicine/Cardiology)

Clinical Instructor, Medicine- Cardiovascular Medicine

Collaborator: Rajesh Dash, MD, PhD (Medicine/Cardiology)

Bridging the Gap: The Impact of a New Virtual Preventive Cardiology Clinic on Cardiovascular Risk Reduction in Two High Risk Ethnic Populations

Sean Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and (by courtesy) of Pediatrics

Collaborator: Marlene Rabinovitch, MD (Pediatrics/Cardiology)

A Perfusion Bioreactor for Understanding Endocardial-Myocardial Interactions in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome