CVRC Researchers Shine In this Year’s Round of AHA Funding
The Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC) is proud to announce that 8 members of our research staff have been awarded American Heart Association (AHA) awards that are set to run from the 1st of July, 2011 through the end of June, 2013. These awards are truly impressive due to the highly competitive field working towards grant funding. Our center is delighted to have such a strong field of young researchers.
The goals of the AHA correlate directly with the goals of our Cardiovascular Research Center.
"The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is a national voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Research is a major part of this effort, and much of the research we fund will help us reach our 2020 Health Impact Goal: to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent." - (AHA)
This funding contributes to the already impressive efforts of the AHA to progress research in this field. Over the last 60 years the AHA has contributed over $3.3 billion to research relating to cardiovascular disease and stroke. The goals of the CVRC, as well as those of the AHA, are specifically dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Information on the specific awardees can be found below: