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The Foundation for Accelerated Vascular Research Grants $150,000 Wylie Scholar Award for Blood Vessel Research
Date:7/8/2008

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Dr. Sachdev is assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she will be working with 2001 Wylie Scholar Award winner Edith Tzeng, M.D. She is a graduate of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and completed her vascular surgery fellowship at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center.

About the Wylie Scholar Award

FAVR's annual Wylie Scholar award consists of a three-year, $150,000 grant given to the most promising vascular surgeon-scientists in North America who are dedicated to an academic career involving original novel research. Since 1996, 12 individuals have each received the award. Named in honor of Edwin J. Wylie, M.D., an eminent visionary who established vascular surgical training at UCSF, the award recognizes and financially assists vascular surgeon-scientists conducting independent research that has the potential to revolutionize how vascular diseases are treated or cured. Every FAVR dollar awarded has been leveraged nearly 13-fold by award recipients through additional permanent funding.

About The Foundation for Accelerated Vascular Research

The Foundation for Accelerated Vascular Research is a non-profit medical organization dedicated to accelerating research into the cause, prevention and treatment of vascular disease. Founded in 1982 as the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation by vascular surgeons at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), the organization recently changed its name to underscore the urgency of its longstanding mission -- to prevent death and disability from vascular disease.

Bridging the gap between scientific discovery and human health, FAVR's novel research model -- the Investigational Collaboration Unit (ICU) -- is harnessing the power of collaboration to link venture philanthropy with research and private industry. Each ICU is the operating unit that applies FAVR's unique "Bedside-to-Bench-and-Back" approach to translating the
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