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Li Wang Receives Career Development Award from American Heart Association
Li Wang, PhD, research associate in the Qian Lab and a member of UNC McAllister Heart Institute, has received the prestigious Career Development Award from the AHA. The award is given to highly promising young scientists in their early years to explore innovative questions in the field of cardiovascular research.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / June 14
New research in the Journal of the American Heart Association from multidisciplinary UNC research group
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.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 3
Liu Lab receives $2 million grant for heart research
Jiandong Liu, PhD, assistant professor of pathology, member of the UNC McAllister Heart Institute, and director of the Zebrafish Aquaculture Core facility, has received a $2-million research grant from the NIH for his project "Molecular regulation of ventricular chamber maturation."
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Feb. 22
Schisler Lab Receives $2.5 million NIH Grant to Study Cellular Aging, Deterioration
The National Institute of Aging will fund the lab of Jonathan Schisler, PhD, for a five-year, $2.5 million grant to study various aspects of biology related to deterioration of motor skills and cognitive function.
Located in Vital Signs / 2020 / April 9
New genomic research on cardiovascular health in rural North Carolina
Two genomic-based studies from Heart Healthy Lenoir 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 Jonathan Schisler, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and McAllister Heart Institute.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / May 10
Research Reveals New Molecular Player in Heart Enlargement Due to Cardiac Disease
UNC School of Medicine researchers led by Jiandong Liu, PhD, found that an RNA-binding protein called Lin28 is crucial for pathological hypertrophy, an enlargement of the heart associated with diverse cardiac diseases.
Located in News / 2019 / January
TBJ Selects Seven Health Care Heroes from UNC Medical Center, School of Medicine
Triangle Business Journal selected seven medical and research leaders as Health Care Heroes, including former Dean and UNC Health Care CEO William Roper, current Dean and CEO Wesley Burks, and the student-led organization White Coats Black Doctors.
Located in News / 2019 / January
Cohen, Schisler awarded $3.1 million Alzheimer’s grant
Todd Cohen, PhD, and Jonathan Schisler, PhD, will investigate the new ideas related to the regulation of the Tau protein, which plays a role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Located in News / 2019 / March
UNC School of Medicine selects Chung, Liu as Jefferson Pilot Award Recipients
Arlene Chung, MD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, will use their four-year, $20,000 awards to further their research and scholarly work at the UNC School of Medicine.
Located in News / 2019 / June
Scientists Make Single-cell Map to Reprogram Scar Tissue into Healthy Heart Cells
UNC McAllister Heart Institute scientists led by Li Qian, PhD, developed a single-cell genomics pipeline to discover the molecular roadmap underlying the conversion of human scar-making fibroblasts into cardiomyocytes.
Located in News / 2019 / June