When you give a gift to the Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, you are supporting an outstanding team of researchers, scientists, and clinicians with needed resources to find the next scientific breakthroughs in their quest to eliminate cardiovascular and vascular disease.

Lectureship fund

John D. Catravas Lectureship Endowment Fund

Created in honor of Dr. John D. Catravas, the founder of the Vascular Biology Center. Dr. Catravas's vision was to bring together a diverse, yet complementary, group of experts in the field of vascular biology, using focused research, and interdisciplinary and collaborative investigation, to advance vascular research and education for the next generation. This fund helps cover the hosting expenses for an invited speaker, an expert in vascular biology, to come to Augusta University and lecture.

Program fund

Vascular Biology Center Fund

Supports the advancement of the Vascular Biology Center’s training and education. The fund covers purchasing of computers and laboratory equipment for student research projects, supplies to support research, travel expenses to attend scientific meetings, recognition of outstanding VBC 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 fund

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 through the purchase of research equipment and 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 K. Chatterjee Memorial Fund

The Tapan K. Chatterjee Memorial Fund was established in 2016 in memory of 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 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 Center, including laboratory supplies.