Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Award

This application is currently closed.

The SVS Foundation supports this award for trainees to attend the annual Vascular Research Initiatives Conference (VRIC). Top-scoring abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees will be considered for the award. The award consists of complimentary registration to the VRIC and Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions (formerly Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Scientific Sessions) and $1,000 for conference travel.  Local awardees will not receive travel funds.  

The VRIC, presented by Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), is a one-day session preceding the Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions, uniquely designed to foster interaction among top scientists of diverse disciplines who are investigating peripheral vascular disease and its treatments. VRIC is also dedicated to stimulating and encouraging interest in research among trainees who are aspiring academic vascular surgeons. The meeting's exclusive and intimate atmosphere allows for the free exchange of ideas and development of collaborative projects equally among senior and junior investigators. 


Currently enrolled as:

  • Pre-med Student; or
  • Medical Student; or
  • General Surgery Resident; or
  • Vascular Resident or Vascular Fellow

Application Deadline

This application is now closed. 

Award Process

Abstracts submitted to the VRIC by trainees are scored by the SVS Research and Education Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision by March. The award consists of complimentary registration to both VRIC and Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions and a $1,000 award for conference travel (if applicable). Trainees who are not traveling to VRIC (local awardee) may still receive the VRIC Trainee Award but will not receive travel funds.  

2018 Recipients

Frank M. Davis, MD
University of Michigan Medical Center
Abstract title: Palmitate Regulates Diabetic Macrophage Inflammation via the Epigenetic Enzyme JMJD3

Catherine Go, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract title: Retrograde Hemorrhage and Ischemic Injury after REBOA in a Porcine Model of Uncontrolled Aortic Injury

Omar Saffaf
University of Missouri St. Louis
Abstract title: Fenofibrate Induces Endothelial Cell Tubule Formation Independent of Phospholipogenesis

Karim M. Salem, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Abstract title: Oral Nitrite Supplementation Improves Rates of Wound Healing in Diabetic Mice


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