Vascular Research Initiatives Conference Trainee Travel Scholarship

This application is currently closed.

The SVS Foundation supports travel scholarships 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 travel scholarship consists of complimentary registration to the VRIC and Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions (formerly Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB) Scientific Sessions) and a $1,000 award for conference travel.

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 Process and Deadline

This application is now closed. 

Award Process

Abstracts submitted to the VRIC are scored by the SVS Research and Education Committee. Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision by March. The scholarship consists of complimentary registration to both VRIC and Vascular Discovery Scientific Sessions and a $1,000 award for conference travel. The $1,000 award will be paid to your institution within two weeks following the VRIC/Vascular Discovery. Your institution will be responsible for reimbursing you for your travel expenses from the $1000 scholarship 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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