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Electrical activation patterns in a computer simulation in the left atrium model; active regions are red

October 4, 2018

$2.8-million NIH Funding for Interdisciplinary Team to study clotting risk in Atrial Fibrillation

Boyce Griffith, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute, and Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Applied Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, has received a $2.8-million award from the National Institutes of Health for a new 5-year project, Multiscale Modeling of Clotting Risk in Atrial Fibrillation. This is a multi-institutional project led by UNC but also involving Duke and the University of Utah. UNC co-investigators include John Vavalle, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology.

Li Qian, PhD, AHA award recipient

August 2, 2018

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.”

Research find genetics can impact vegetable consumption

May 10, 2018

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.