The Cardiovascular Angel Club is an informal group created to encourage private investment in cardiology research at The University of Vermont Medical Center and the University of Vermont College of Medicine. The focus will be on proposals that are unlikely to receive government or corporate assistance because they are in the early stages of development or because they are taking an aggressive approach.

Modeled After High Tech Investing

The Club is modeled on the way "angel" investing works in the high-tech sector. Twice a year, several researchers will present their projects to Club members. If there is interest expressed in any proposals, follow-up sessions will be held to allow potential investors to learn more. There are no requirements for members to make donations.

Tom and Mary Evslin of Stowe and David Schneider, MD, director of Cardiology at The UVM Medical Center are the co-chairs.

"Having benefitted from leading-edge health care at The UVM Medical Center and having worked in the high tech world for years, Tom and I understand the importance of innovation," said Mary Evslin. "We are looking for people to join the Club who understand that early stage research is not always a safe bet, but nevertheless are motivated to help new thinking reach a point where it makes a huge difference."

In addition to advancing medical knowledge and treatments, it is hoped that the Club's activities will help in the recruitment and retention of top cardiologists and will advance The UVM Medical Center's leadership as an academic medical center.

Learn More about the Cardiovascular Angel Club

Contact The UVM Medical Center Foundation to learn more.