July 1, 2019


The VIVA Foundation is committed to supporting the next generation of vascular scientists. In partnership with the American Heart Association, The Foundation has funded early career researchers since 2017. Their research expands our understanding of cardiovascular disease from a number of perspectives. See the list of 2019 grant recipients below, along with their winning project titles and a list of the resulting publications.

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Christopher Favilla, MD | University of Pennsylvania
The Impact Of Smooth Muscle Cell Embryonic Origin On TGF-beta Signaling During Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Formation

  • Reliability of Past Medical History in a Single Hospital Participating in Get With The Guidelines‐Stroke Registry—Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022
  • Highly Visible Wall- Timer to Reduce Endovascular Treatment Time for Stroke—Stroke: Vascular and Interventional Neurology, 2022
  • Differentiating Dynamic Cerebral Autoregulation Across Vascular Territories—Frontiers in Neurology, 2021

Ning Shi, PhD | University of Missouri- Columbia
Olfactomedin 2 in development and progression of atherosclerosis