The CVRI supports Loyola clinicians and scientists via several intra-mural awards funded by the generous support of our donors.
Please note that only Loyola University Chicago CVRI students and faculty members are eligible for these awards.
A full list of the 2017-18 award recipients is listed below under each grant award. here is the announcement letter from the co-directors.
Edward J. and Eileen D. Prendergast travel fellowships (up to $1,000)
These awards support Ph.D. students and M.D. students/fellows to travel to scientific conferences, especially when they are a presenting author.
2017-18 Pendergrast recipients:
Falk Foundation Neuroscience Student Travel Award (up to $1,000)
The Falk award is a special recognition of the most meritorious neuroscience graduate student among the Prendergrast Travel Award applicants.
2017-18 Falk award recipient: Andie Asimes
James and Carolyn Beck equipment grant (up to $10,000)
This endowment provides funding for CVRI equipment that will benefit multiple faculty members and collaborative projects.
2017-18 Beck Equipment Grant recipients:
Lara Dugas, PhD and Amy Luke, PhD, Public Health Sciences
Bruce Gaynes, DO, Ophthalmology
Jonathan Kirk, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology
James DePauw grants for pilot projects ($5,000)
The DePauw grants support small pilot research projects, especially those involving collaborations between CVRI faculty that help advance our mission of deeper collaboration between clinicians and basic scientists.
2017-18 DePauw Pilot Grant recipients:
Debra Hoppensteadt, PhD, Pathology, and and Vinod Bansal, MD, Nephrology
Karie Scrogin, PhD, and David Rademacher, PhD, Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Ramon Durazo, PhD, Public Health Sciences
Virginie Mansuy-Aubert, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Lara Dugas, PhD, Public Health Sciences, and Michael Anstadt, MD, Surgery
Simon Kaja, PhD, Ophthalmology
Erika Piedras-Renteria, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Aleksey Zima, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Patrick Scanlon Collaborative Grants Award (up to $20,000)
This mechanism is for larger collaborations, particularly those between clinical faculty and basic scientists, which are larger in scope than pilot projects and can likely result in a published manuscript.
2017-18 Scanlon Grant recipients:
Holly Kramer, MD, Public Health Sciences, and Jawed Fareed, PhD, Pathology: "BBC (Blood pressure and inflammation in Blacks) -Calcium and Vitamin D Study"
Jeanine Walenga, PhD, and Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, Thoracic and CV Surgery: "Differential Cytokine Activation Patterns and Associated Cellular Activation in Lung Transplantation Primary Graft Dysfunction"