Dr. Ramaswamy has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Grant!  The grant, entitled “Bioscaffold mitral valve replacement permitting somatic growth and remodeling” focuses on a promising strategy to treat critical congenital mitral heart valve disease in young children using a regenerative approach. Due to sizing limitations and an inability of an artificial heart valve to grow with the child, the study uses a “bioscaffold” valve assembled from tissues derived from the small intestine which permits the patient’s own cells to infiltrate the scaffold to secrete new living tissue, which has the potential for growth.   The focus of the study is to use as little of the bioscaffold as possible and subsequently assess how well the valves can grow over a year in the mitral position in an animal model.  Dr. Ramaswamy is a Fellow of the AHA and its Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.  Key partners on this grant are a clinical team from Joe Dimaggio’s Children’s hospital, Hollywood FL (Dr. Frank Scholl MD, Dr, Steven Bibevski MD and Dr. Lilliam Valdes-Cruz MD) and a Veterinary team at the Mannheimer Foundation, Homestead, FL (Dr. Pablo Morales DVM and Dr. Krishna Rivas-Wagner DVM).  The award is for $154,000 over 2 years.


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December 21st, 2020

Asad Mirza awarded 10K from the Koerner Family Foundation

Congratulationsto Asad, for winning a $10K PhD supplemental stipend award from the Koerner Family Foundation.

December 15th, 2020

Amanda Barreto wins first prize at MARC Ustar competition

Congrats to Amanda Barreto who won first prize at MARC Ustar competition, Fall 2020.

December 15th, 2020

Manuel Perez completes PhD qualifying

Congrats to Manuel Perez who passed the BME PhD Qualifying Exam!

December 11th, 2020

Marcos Gonzalez “Best graduating Undergraduate student”

Congrats to Marcos Gonzalez best graduating undergraduate student from BME for Fall 2020.

December 2nd, 2020

PhD Graduation – Brittany Gonzalez

Congrats to Brittany who graduated with her PhD! She will be joining the CV-PEUTICS lab as a post-doctoral associate starting […]

November 11th, 2020

Brittany’s abstract published in the journal CIRCULATION

Brittany presented her 1st author abstract at the AHA scientific sessions 2020 virtual meeting. The abstract was published in the […]

October 11th, 2020

BMES Meeting 2020

The CV-PEUTICS Lab presented 3 abstracts at the Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Fall virtual Meeting (BMES), October 14th -17th, 2020.

August 3rd, 2020

Dr. Ramaswamy selected as AWED Faculty Fellow

Dr. Ramaswamy was selected by the Advancement of Women, Equity and Diversity (AWED) office as an AWED Faculty Fellow for […]

June 26th, 2020

Dr. Ramaswamy awarded an NSF grant

Dr. Ramaswamy was awarded an National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as principal investigator (PI) as part of NSF’s Partnerships for […]

June 20th, 2020

2020 SB3 Conference

The CV-PEUTICS Lab presented 3 abstracts at the 2020 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C).