UK HealthCare

Cardiovascular Research Gets $1.4 Million

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2009) —  The work of a group of young scientists at the UK Cardiovascular Research Center is getting a boost from more than $1.4 million in research grants from the American Heart Association. The 14 new grants bring the total funding for active American Heart Association-funded research grants to $3.5 million.

Alan Daugherty, director of the UK CVRC, says the funding goes a long way to helping young scientists who might otherwise be overlooked when competing for research dollars. "This tells them that they've done a good job," Daugherty said. "These are the people who are doing the cutting-edge research." See photos of the recipients here.

These newly funded projects and more will be showcased at the upcoming Cardiovascular Research Day Oct. 23 at the Lexington Convention Center.

Watch the video below for more.