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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 17th, 2021

Dr. Ramaswamy appointed as Graduate Program Director (GPD)

Dr. Ramaswamy has been appointed as the Graduate Program Director (GPD) of the Biomedical Engineering Department.

December 16th, 2021

Yih-Mei Lin completes PhD qualifying exam

Hearty congratulations to Yih-Mei Lin, graduate student in the CV-PEUTICS lab for passing the PhD qualifying exam in the Biomedical […]

December 15th, 2021

Multiple first author abstracts accepted for presentation at the 2022 HVS meeting

Congrats to CV-PEUTICS lab members, Ariadna, Asad, Claudia, Denise, and Andres for having their respective first author abstracts accepted for […]

November 30th, 2021

Denise Hsu awarded FIU University Graduate School dissertation year fellowship (DYF)

Congratulations to Denise Hsu, PhD student in the CV-PEUTICS LAB for being awarded a FIU University Graduate School dissertation year […]

September 30th, 2021

Ariadna Herrera Gilliam fellowship nominee

Congratulations to Ariadna Herrera who was selected via FIU’s institutional nomination to the Gilliam fellowships for advanced study. We should […]

July 31st, 2021

Dr. Brittany A. Gonzalez and Marcos Perez Gonzalez’s manuscript accepted for publication in the journal BIOENGINEERING

Congratulations to CV-PEUTICS Alumni, Dr. Brittany A. Gonzalez and Marcos Perez Gonzalez for their full-length manuscript accepted for publication in […]

June 30th, 2021

Dr. Brittany Gonzalez for being accepted as a T32 Post-Doctoral Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Brittany Gonzalez for being accepted to Dr. Katerine Yutzey’s laboratory Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, as a […]

April 30th, 2021

Congrats to Amanda Barreto and Claudia Ponce on their Graduation

Hearty congratulations to Amanda Barreto and Claudia Ponce for graduating Magna Cum laude in the spring 2021 semester with their […]

April 29th, 2021

Dr. Ramaswamy received a $150,000 grant renewal from the Florida Heart Research Foundation.

Dr. Ramaswamy received a $150,000 grant renewal from the Florida Heart Research Foundation. The focus of this renewal is on […]

March 31st, 2021

Congrats to Denise Hsu-2nd prize in the poster competition in graduate research day

Congratulations to Denise Hsu, PhD student in the CV-PEUTICS LAB, for winning 2nd prize ($100 cash award) in the poster […]