Grant Awarded to OSRI will Further Cardiopulmonary Research at Local Institutions
October 1, 2013
The National Institute for General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a $10.1 million, 5-year grant to establish the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). This COBRE is awarded to Ocean State Research Institute, a non-profit corporation located at the Providence VA Medical Center (VAMC) that supports research and education. The CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE supports 5 junior investigators who will perform mentored vascular biology research in laboratories located at either the Providence VAMC or Rhode Island Hospital with Core support via the Providence VAMC and Brown University.
CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE
The overall objective of the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE is to bring together a group of investigators in the fields of pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases in a unique trans-disciplinary approach to improve understanding of the pathogenesis and treatment of vascular pathobiology in lung and heart diseases. The Specific Aims of this proposal are…
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Cardiovascular and lung vascular diseases are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the US. A multidisciplinary group of MD, PhD, and MD/PhD investigators will develop a research center focusing on understanding the biology of vascular injury. Improved understanding of mechanisms of blood vessel injury promotes development of new and innovative treatments. This Vascular Biology COBRE will be first of its kind in Rhode Island, a state with a high burden of both heart and lung disease.
External Advisory Committee Meeting – March 2014