Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island
The Vascular Research Laboratory at the Providence VA Medical Center (PVAMC), which is located in Building 35, is home to investigators that share a common interest in endothelial and vascular smooth muscle biology as it relates to pulmonary and cardiac diseases. As a community of basic science researchers and clinicians, we share the common vision of translating our research from bench to bedside.
The areas of investigation include:
Elucidating mechanisms important in regulating endothelial cell apoptosis in the pulmonary circulation
Delineation of mechanisms underlying endothelial cell heterogeneity
Pulmonary vascular dysfunction in hypoxia
Signal transduction pathways important in lung edema
Progression and treatment of pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure
Evaluation of novel markers of endothelial function
Endothelial dysfunction in coronary artery disease
Phone: (401) 273-7100 ext. 3651
Sharon Rounds, MD - COBRE
The National Institute for General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Sharon Rounds through Ocean State Research Institute, Inc., a $10.1 million, 5-year grant to establish the Cardio Pulmonary Vascular Biology Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE). The Cardio Pulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE is led by Sharon Rounds, MD, Program Director, and by Elizabeth Harrington, PhD, Deputy Director, and also five junior investigators who will perform mentored vascular biology in laboratories located at either the Providence VA Medical Center or Rhode Island Hospital with CORE support via the PVAMC and Brown University. Please visit the Cardio Pulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE website http://cpvb.org/ * for updated information.
Brown Medicine Magazine Features Cardio Pulmonary Vascular Biology COBRE
On October 24, 2014 the Brown Medicine Magazine published an article on some of the research currently underway with CPVB COBRE investigators featuring Amanda Jamison, Sharon Rounds, Elizabeth Harrington, Julie Newton and Quing Lu. To read the article click HERE *.
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