Effective therapies for blood vessel diseases, based on mechanistic understanding.


This vision will be accomplished through research of a group of outstanding investigators who are using cutting edge tools to understand diseases of the blood vessels.


Strengthening and broadening of the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE will provide the basis for new scientific collaborations, better understanding of blood vessel diseases, and improved treatments.

Meet the Investigators

Principal/Junior Investigators

Sean Monaghan, MD
Alan Morrison, MD, PhD
Yang Zhou, PhD
Hongwei Yao, PhD

Graduated Investigators



CPVB COBRE investigator Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS Awarded $3.7M for R01 Study

Congratulations to CPVB COBRE investigator Corey E. Ventetuolo, MD, MS (Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Services, Policy, and Practice, Brown University), who hasa been awarded $3.7M R01 from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute for proposed research on "Effects of DHEA in Pulmonary Hypertension (DIPH)".


CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center

VA Cardiopulmonary Research Center of Excellence Renewed

The National Institute for General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health awarded the CardioPulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, a renewal grant of $10 million July 20, 2018, through the Ocean State Research Institute, or OSRI.
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