Application Requirements


What to include in your application:

  1. Your CV that includes information on your undergraduate and graduate academic record (please indicate if you are among under-represented students)
  2. A brief description of your research accomplishment (no longer than 1 page)
  3. A summary of your interest in vascular biology that includes your current or potential thesis research plan (no longer than 2 pages)
  4. A letter from your  thesis advisor describing how the IVB program will benefit your training that also includes a statement affirming their willingness to participate in IVB training activities.

Send your application via e-mail to:


Ms. Tracy L. Riley

Contracts & Grants Facilitator

UNC McAllister Heart Institute

2341 MBRB, CB #7126

Phone: (919) 843-2293



Christopher Mack, PhD
Director of the IVB Training Program
Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
UNC-CH, NC 27599-7525
(919) 843-5512

1. Please discuss your interest in joining the IVB program with your thesis advisor before contacting Dr. Mack.
2. The IVB program may accept some students who are supported by individual fellowship (AHA, NSF and NIH) but these students cannot be funded by the program.  
3. IVB participants will have the opportunity to earn credits toward UNC's Certificate Program in Cardiovascular Science. Please contact Dr. Mack if interested in this academic program.