Donations & Support

The Cardiovascular Research & Training Institute has received generous support from the following individuals:

Nora Eccles Harrison and Richard A. Harrison and the Nora Eccles Treadwell Foundation

Generous funding from Mr. and Mrs. Harrison and their foundation has helped CVRTI grow and develop into a highly productive cardiac research organization. Their support continues to have a major positive impact on the careers of numerous faculty members and trainees at the University of Utah.

Mary Jo Burgess, MD

Mary Burgess, MD, was one of the founders of CVRTI and served as its co-director for many years. She had a distinguished career as a cardiac electrophysiologist with numerous publications and long-standing funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Since her retirement, Dr. Burgess has consistently and generously supported research at CVRTI.

Dick Rasmussen

Dick Rasmussen has kindly given CVRTI two of his beautiful photographs of Utah. They dramatically illustrate the natural beauty of our state and we are exceedingly grateful for his generosity.

Dick is president of Rasmussen Equipment Company in Salt Lake City and a longtime patron of the University of Utah. Many of his photos are on display at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah .