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Cardiovascular Seminar Series 
Department of Cardiology | Boston Children’s Hospital



Folkman Auditorium

This conference is supported by the Faye and Karen Sinclair Research Fund

for Congenital Heart Disease



LMA SEMINARS and Events of Interest

Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Bridge Funding Mechanism

Molecular Cell Biology Seminar

Cardiac Surgery Work in Progress

Gross Memorial Lecture

BIDMC Cardiovascular Seminar

Cardiac Surgery Special Lecture

GRC Frontiers of Science

HSCI Events Calendar     



Faculty Bridge Funding Mechanism

Applications due May 20

The current state of the NIH budget is expected to negatively impact the funding rate in the immediate future. The potential for competing renewals to be funded will be significantly lower than in the last 20 years. To assist investigators with established research programs when their NIH competitive renewals are not funded, the Bridge Funding Program, overseen by the RRRC and CTREC, is available.

BCH Bridge Funding awards will be for up to $200K (direct costs) for a period of 18 months. Awardees may apply for subsequent additional bridge funding, but it is anticipated this would be an exceptional circumstance. If awarded via Bridge Funding Mechanism, each award will be funded with 50% direct costs ($100,000 direct costs) coming from BCH Bridge Funding and 50% matching funds ($100,000 direct costs) from the Department Head/Division Chief.

See the attached document for more information.

To download the Bridge Funding Applications:
For Basic Research (located in wet bench space), please visit the RRRC website (http://web2.tch.harvard.edu/research/mainpageS2732P29.html

For Clinical or Translational Research (no wet bench space involved), please visit the CTREC website (http://web2.tch.harvard.edu/ctrec )


Cilia in the mouse embryo

Kathryn V. Anderson (MCB Thursday Seminar Series)

Thu, May 21, 12pm – 1pm
BIOLABS Lecture Hall 1080 (16 Divinity.)

Description"Cilia in the mouse embryo" Kathryn V. Anderson, Ph.D. Developmental Biology Program Sloan-Kettering Institute The goal of the Anderson lab is to characterize the genetic pathways that control patterning and morphogenesis in the mouse embryo. Among other discoveries, genetic studies demonstrated that a microtubule-based organelle, the primary cilium, is necessary for vertebrate cells to respond to Hedgehog family ligands. Recent work has focused on the signaling pathways and molecular events that control the initiation of cilia formation.



Department of Cardiac Surgery Research
Boston Children’s Hospital


“Mechanical injury of the endocardium induces
development of endocardial fibroelastosis”

Presented by:

Shogo Shimada, MD/PhD
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Boston Children’s Hospital

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Location: Garden Conference Rm.-Farley 132.3

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The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Boston Children’s Hospital 

Special Lecture 

Friday, June 5, 2015

“The Ozaki Aortic Valve Reconstruction Using Autologous Pericardium”


Shigeyuki Ozaki, MD, PhD.

Professor and Chairman
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery
Toho University Ohashi Medical Center 


Byers A Conference Rm. (Room Number EN 013)
Enders Building; 320 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA  02115

(The conference room is immediately to the right upon entering the Enders Building using revolving door)





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