University of Nebraska Medical Center


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The Center for Heart and Vascular Research welcomes members from across the University of Nebraska system, including students, staff, fellows, residents and faculty.

Please read the membership requirements and update your MyNCBI Bibliography and Research Nebraska Profile before applying.

To apply for CHVR membership, please email Amy Biggerstaff at abiggerstaff@unmc.edu.

Member Benefits

  • Access to research funding opportunities.
  • Access to research opportunities, including grant and fellowship writing workshops tailored for heart and vascular research and medicine, focus groups and the annual retreat.
  • Priority access and a 10% discount on core services.
  • Access to philanthropic funds directed to center-specific efforts

Membership Requirements

To receive such benefits as funding, members must be in good standing, including these requirements.


We are an inclusive center, welcoming students, postdocs, staff, residents, nurses and faculty from across the University of Nebraska system, Children's Nebraska and Nebraska Medicine.

General Requirements
  1. Demonstrate a commitment to the center's vision to advance an integrated program of basic, clinical and translational research related to cardiovascular medicine. This is demonstrated by actively engaging in heart and vascular research and attending center events.
  2. Share areas of expertise as mentors to junior faculty, trainees, and staff. (For senior members)
  3. Participate in ad hoc review committees of funding proposals of fellow members upon request. All  funding recipients agree to participate in future center award review panels.
Specific Requirements
  1. Join and actively participate in at least one focus group. (See Research Opportunities page for details)
  2. Attend the center's meetings, seminars, review committees, retreats and related activities as appropriate. It is expected that members will attend a minimum of six events per year. 
  3. List the center as an affiliation on all publications (manuscripts, reviews, book chapters), in oral/poster presentations, grant submissions and media announcements.
  4. Agree to maintain an updated MyNCBI Bibliography Profile. The MyNCBI Bibliography profile provides a centralized platform to track publications and funding.
  5. Complete the center's annual survey to track grant submissions that result from center activities or funding, collaborative efforts with other members, mentoring, service-related, and community engagement activities.