Enhance the research taking place at in the Vascular Biology Center Your philanthropic gift toward support for the Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University allows our outstanding researchers, scientists and clinicians the resources needed in their tireless quests to find treatments, cures, and the next scientific breakthroughs.

 

Lectureship

John D. Catravas Lectureship Endowment Fund

Supports an annual speaker who is an expert in Vascular Biology To honor the founding of the Vascular Biology Center by Dr. John D. Catravas, to continue his vision to bring together a diverse but complementary expertise in the field of Vascular Biology focusing research on interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation to advance research and education of the next generation. This fund will support hosting expenses of an invited vascular biologist to deliver a research lecture.

 

Program

Vascular Biology Center Fund

Supports the advancement of the Vascular Biology Center’s training and education of the next generation of vascular biologists to include purchase of computer and laboratory equipment for student research projects; supplies to support research, travel expenses to attend scientific meetings; recognition of outstanding VB students and faculty achievements in education and advancement of the Vascular Biology Graduate Program at the discretion of the Director of the Vascular Biology Center.

 

Research

Bertram Maxwell Endowment Fund

The purpose of this fund is to support research within the Vascular Biology Center.

Diabetic Retinopathy Fund

Supports Diabetic Retinopathy research and education at the Medical College of Georgia through the purchase of research equipment and research supplies, provision of travel for our faculty fellows, students or staff to scientific meetings, funding of visits of outside scientists of educators, and support of research personnel.

Tapan J. Chatterjee Memorial Fund

Supports research in the Vascular Biology Center. In memory of Tapan K. Chatterjee, our dear colleague and friend, who inspired us all with his brilliant mind, creativity, and determination to succeed despite overwhelming odds. Dr. Chatterjee made many important contributions to scientific research, and he was an outstanding teacher, mentor and advocate for trainees. His legacy lives on in those who quietly give of themselves every day so that others may live a better life. This fund will supplement research expenses of Vascular Biology faculty, including laboratory supplies.