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  Vascular Research Laboratory at Providence VA Medical Center is home to investigators that share a common interest in endothelial and vascular smooth muscle biology as it relates to pulmonary and cardiac diseasses. 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

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Laboratory Positions Available (Updated 03/28/2012)

Brown CardioPulmonary Research Training Program
The CardioPulmonary Research Training Program is now recruiting appropriate trainees. The research program is funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for postdoctoral fellows and physician-scientists. Trainees will participate in one of three tracks: 1. Cardiovascular Molecular Pathobiology, 2. Pulmonary Molecular Pathobiology, and 3. Cardio-Pulmonary Health Services and Outcomes Research. The training will consist of didactic training at Brown, intensive mentored research experience, and career development training, including presentation skills and grant/manuscript preparation. Interested potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Program Co-Directors: Dr Sharon Rounds and Dr. Gideon Koren