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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: Caterina Gallippi (PI, Biomedical Engineering), Melissa Caughey (Co-I, Cardiology), Mark Farber (Co-I, Vascular Surgery), Ben Huang (Co-I, Neuroradiology), David Huang (Co-I, Neurology), and Jon Homeister (Co-I, Pathology). The title of the project is Transcutaneous ARFI Ultrasound for Differentiating Carotid Plaque with High Stroke Risk.