Six-institution grant awarded; UF looks to use award for heart disease research
The University of Florida and six other institutions have received a seven-year grant from the NIH National Heart, Lung and blood Institute to develop heart disease therapies that use a patient’s own bone marrow and heart cells to generate new healthy heart cells and restore function. UF’s portion of the award totals more than 5 million, which will allow researchers to build on findings from earlier randomized clinical trials funded by a previous five-year grant. Dr. Carl J. Pepine says the grant will allow the university to move treatment of heart disease from prevention to regeneration.
This entry was posted in Health and Science
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Health and Science
Following three student suicides this year, Clay County School District is launching an outreach initiative to help students, parents and school personnel identify at-risk students and link them with resources.
The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.
The school is one of nine nationally accredited direct-entry midwifery schools in the country.
Union County ranked last in a statewide health ranking. Florida Department of Health officials attribute the issues to a lack of funding.
With the March 31 deadline to enroll approaching, healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act has spiked, with Floridians making up around 7 percent of enrollees.