M-BRISC

Michigan Biological Research Initiative on Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease

The M-BRISC Mission:

Welcome to the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center's Michigan Biological Research Initiative on Sex Differences in Cardiovascular Disease (M-BRISC) program. This innovative program aims to increase investigation designed to understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular disease that differentially affect women and factors underlying the health of women.

M-BRISC researchers seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and use the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. These objectives will be furthered by supporting innovative basic, translational, and clinical research projects that encompass the fundamental biology of sex differences as it applies to cardiovascular disease.

M-BRISC Updates:

Upcoming Seminar Series starts in September!

The Grant Funding Program is now accepting applications!
Deadline: September 26, 2022

Join us September 21, 2022 for our first seminar of the season featuring Dr. Richard Miller and his talk titled "Drugs That Slow Aging in Male (and Sometimes Female) Mice".

Check out our events page for more information!

First Annual M-BRISC Scientific Symposium (Virtual)

February 2022

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz with The Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars Sinai

“Sex Differences in the Cardiovascular System: An example of Biological Variable (SABV)”

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Including a special message from Dr. Chyren Hunter with the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health