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Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation—The Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF) invite you to join our efforts in supporting cutting edge discovery research targeted to develop novel therapeutics and diagnostics for patient care.

CMMRF supports the Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine, (ICVBM), located at the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Richard Roudebush Veteran's Administration Medical Center located at Indianapolis Indiana.

Because blood vessels are important in maintaining the health or repairing almost all tissues, practically all diseases turn out to have a vascular component connected to their origin or remediation. Diabetes, stroke, poor circulation, heart failure, wound healing, and many other diseases share the common denominator of blood vessels. Centering our contributions to an organization that addresses so many different health concerns, both nationally and internationally, allows our supporters to share in the medical advancements, regardless of geography.

Through the basic and clinical research, conducted by ICVBM and supported by CMMRF, advancements are being made to discover cures for many of today's health problems, prevent major diseases, and finally to save lives. We invite you to become a part of this team and join our partnership in discovery. Let's do something great together!

The Indiana Center for Vascular Biology and Medicine (ICVBM) is led by Keith March, MD, PhD, a physician, scientist and cardiologist. The ICVBM is committed to being a leader in basic as well as applied research in understanding vascular wellness and disease, and the development of leading-edge medical therapies to improve the care of patients with vascular problems. Because blood vessels are very important in maintaining the health of and repairing almost all tissues, nearly all diseases turn out to have a vascular component involved in their origin or in tissue repair. Centering our key research on the biology of cells that form blood vessels leads to knowledge that can readily translate from one disease to many others.