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Jiandong Liu, PhD and Li Qian, PhD

November 11, 2020

Their love of heart research brought them together, 20 years later they’re honored together for their accomplishments

Li Qian, PhD, and Jiandong Liu, PhD, associate professors in the department of Pathology and Lab Medicine, have each won prestigious Established Investigator Awards from the American Heart Association for their separate research on how to heal damaged heart tissue. Their own hearts belong to each other, and the family they’ve built together both at home and at the UNC School of Medicine.