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Hund and Mohler awarded $3.2 million for cardiovascular research

Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Thomas Hund and Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI) Director Peter Mohler have been awarded $3.2 million to continue their innovative cardiovascular disease research. This award is an National Institutes of Health (NIH), R01 grant entitled “Defining novel mechanisms for regulation of atrial INa and arrhythmias”  for four years, effective January 1, 2017.  The project also involves Dr. Cynthia Carnes, The Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy and Dr. Xander Wehrens from Baylor College of Medicine.

The goal of the four-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is to identify novel strategies for reducing the burden of atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat that increases the risk of stroke and heart disease. A major health issue worldwide, atrial fibrillation (AF) affects over 3 million people in the U.S. alone with growing incidence.

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Congratulations Drs. Hund and Mohler!