National Institutes of Health Renews Funding for the Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program

Sanjeev Shroff, a man with dark hair in a gray suit

The National Institutes of Health has renewed funding for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Bioengineering’s Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program (CBTP). The award is worth nearly $1.9 million over the next five years. CBTP is a mentoring and support program for advanced students pursuing cardiovascular research and PhDs in bioengineering, particularly researchers studying the basic mechanisms of the cardiovascular system. Awardees receive support in the form of a monthly stipend, tuition scholarship, health insurance and travel budget.

Sanjeev Shroff, the Distinguished Professor of and Gerald McGinnis Chair in Bioengineering at Pitt, established the CBTP in 2005 to train bioengineering doctoral students for careers in basic and/or translational cardiovascular research.