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Qian receives Transformational Project Award from American Heart Association
Li Qian, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, member of UNC McAllister Heart Institute, has received the inaugural Transformational Project Award from the American Heart Association. This award aims to “support highly innovative, high-impact projects that build on work in progress that could ultimately lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate the field of cardiovascular and stroke research.”
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / Aug. 2
Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister Jr., founder of McAllister Heart Institute, passes away
UNC’s McAllister Heart Institute founder and namesake Dr. Hugh “Chip” A. McAllister, Jr. passed away at his home in Houston, Texas on June 15, 2018.
Located in Vital Signs / 2018 / July 19
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
Getting to the Heart of Congenital Cardiac Defects
UNC researchers led by Frank Conlon, PhD, shed light on how gene defects lead to congenital heart malformations.
Located in News / 2018 / June
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
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
Vote for UNC SOM research during STAT Madness 2018!
STAT magazine's annual March Madness biomedical research competition is in the round of 32. Find the UNC School of Medicine Logo and vote for Bryan Roth's research on the science of LSD.
Located in News / 2018 / February
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
Scientists map molecular mechanisms crucial for new approach to heart disease therapy
Scientists led by UNC McAllister Heart Institute researcher Frank Conlon, PhD, reveal detailed molecular events underlying the transformation of ordinary fibroblast cells into therapeutic cardiac muscle cells.
Located in News / 2018 / February
Could this Protein Protect People against Coronary Artery Disease?
Research led by UNC’s Jonathan Schisler, PhD, showed much lower levels of the protein CXCL5 in older people with clogged arteries.
Located in News / 2017 / November