July 1, 2021


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 2021 grant recipients below, along with their winning project titles and a list of the resulting publications.

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Shuai Li, MD, PhD | Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska University of Nebraska Medical Center
Autophagy in Peripheral Artery Disease: Clinical Significance and Therapeutic Potential

Brittany Weber, MD | Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.
Advanced CV imaging and immunophenotyping to study coronary vascular health in psoriasis

  • Cardiovascular Implications of Immune Disorders in Women—Circulation Research, 2022
  • The relationship between ASCVD risk, inflammation, and coronary—Journal of the American Heart Association, 2022
  • Psoriasis and Cardiovascular Disease: Novel Mechanisms and EvolvingCurrent Atherosclerosis Reports, 2021