Jimena Giudice, PhD has received a Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation. The mission of the March of Dimes Foundation is to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards support junior scientists embarking on their independent research careers. This award of … Read more
Yearly Archives: 2018
Dr. Craig Lee and Dr. Rick Stouffer lead research looking at genetic testing to inform which blood thinner to use following stent placement. Summary with links to the full article here.
George (Rick) Stouffer, MD, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Cardiology, has been awarded the Ernest and Hazel Craige Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine. Read more here.
Nicole Fleming, a PhD candidate in Liu Lab, has received a Congenital Heart Defect Research Award from the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation for her work on defective ventricular growth in embryos. Her research aims to better understand pharmacological treatments that may improve heart function. Read more.
Victoria Bautch, PhD, has been awarded $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. The award will enable the Bautch Lab to study the molecular and cellular control of angiogenesis, a naturally occurring process responsible for the formation and growth of blood vessels. Read the full story.
Cell Reports publishes “Initiating Events in Direct Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming,” new research from Frank Conlon, PhD, in collaboration with the labs of McAllister’s Li Qian, PhD, and Ileana Cristea, PhD of Princeton. Access the paper or read an overview of the new research.
Jiandong Liu, PhD has received a $2 million research grant from the NIH for his project “Molecular regulation of ventricular chamber maturation.” In September 2017, he received one year of funding from the NIH for a related project. The new funding demonstrates the NIH’s continuing commitment to supporting Dr. Liu’s research.
A multidisciplinary research group from McAllister Heart Institute was awarded a competitive renewal of their R01 from the NHLBI to further develop Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) ultrasound for noninvasively characterizing the structure and composition of carotid atherosclerotic plaque for assessing stroke risk. The research team spans several investigators and departments within McAllister Heart Institute: … Read more
A $1.9 million NIH grant will enable new studies of alpha-1-adrenergic receptors in the heart. Brian Jensen, MD, an associate professor in the division of cardiology and the department of pharmacology, and member of the McAllister Heart Institute, will serve as principal investigator for research that considers how metabolic alterations provide cardioprotection. Read more here.