The mission of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) is to enhance collaborative research that is broadly related to cardiovascular disease and neuroscience.  Our major goals are to promote scientific exchange among clinicians and basic scientists and to provide resources to support new CV research in the Health Science Division (HSD). The Cardiovascular Research Institute includes over 50 faculty from basic science and clinical departments. We invite all Loyola scientists and clinicians with relevant interests to participate in the CVRI’s activities to enhance discovery and improve patient outcomes.


Upcoming CVRI activities

The latest CVRI Monthly Research Meeting was held on 10/30.  Thanks to our presenters for an enlightening session on CV research!

Prof Toni Pak, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Bill Adams, Clinical Research Office Statistician

Prof Jeanine Walenga, Lab director, Clinical Coagulation

Jean Del Priore, Research RN


Download the presentations here.

The next CVRI Research Meeting is Monday, November 27, at 7:00-8:00 am, in CTRE 152B.








Monthly Research Meeting

Dr. Susan Uprichard, CRO Biobank Director

Prof Karie Scrogin, Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Assoc Prof Qunfeng Dong, Public Health Sciences

CTRE 152B 7:00-8:00 am


Bi-weekly Journal Club

Assoc Prof of Public Health Sciences Dr. Holly Kramer:

A Randomized Trial of Intensive versus standard BP control

CTRE 152B 1:30-2:30 pm


Bi-weekly Journal Club

Mary Papadaki, Post-doctoral Fellow, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

 CTRE 152B  1:30-2:30 pm


Bi-weekly Journal Club

Andie Asmies, Doctoral Candidate, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

 CTRE 152B  12:00-1:00 pm