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AHA Career Development Award for MHI Research Associate Li Wang

June 17, 2018

Li Wang, PhD, Research Associate in the Qian lab at McAllister Heart Institute has received a Career Development Award from AHA with 3 years funding of $231,000 to support her research project “Role of Autophagy in Direct Cardiac Reprogramming.” Read more about Dr. Wang and her research.

MHI research featured on cover of the Journal of Personalized Medicine

June 5, 2018

“Applicability of Precision Medicine Approaches to Managing Hypertension in Rural Populations,” with Dr. Jonathan Schisler, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and McAllister Heart Institute, leading a multidisciplinary team, has been selected for the cover of the June issue of the Journal of Personalized Medicine. This research examines the applicability of precision medicine to … Read more

New genomic research on cardiovascular health in rural North Carolina

May 10, 2018

Two genomic-based studies from the Heart Healthy Lenoir study were published in the last month. Heart Healthy Lenoir was a multidisciplinary research project that aimed to reduce cardiovascular disease in Lenoir County, North Carolina by developing new approaches to care, from prevention to treatment. The lead investigator of the Heart Healthy Lenoir genomics study is … Read more

New research in the Journal of the American Heart Association

May 3, 2018

A multidisciplinary team from UNC’s Departments of Nutrition, Pharmacology, Pathology, and the McAllister Heart Institute have published new findings on genetics and metabolism in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The paper, “Modeling the Transition from Decompensated to Pathological Hypertrophy,” is a collaboration by Florencia Pascual (Nutrition), Jonathan C. Schisler (Pharmacology, McAllister Heart Institute), … Read more

March of Dimes funding for Giudice Lab

April 9, 2018

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

Award for Liu Lab research

March 5, 2018

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.

MHI Co-Director Victoria Bautch, PhD, receives NIH Outstanding Investigator Award

February 15, 2018

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.