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American Heart Association presents Loyola with a symbolic check for $668,000

American Heart Association presents Loyola with a symbolic check for $668,000

The American Heart Association presented Loyola University Chicago with a symbolic check for $668,000, the amount the AHA is funding for active cardiovascular research, on April 4, 2017. (Photo: Erik Unger)

During an April 4 ceremony, the American Heart Association presented Loyola University Chicago with a symbolic check for $668,000, the amount the AHA is funding for active cardiovascular research.

Since 1984, the AHA has provided more than $11 million to support more than 100 studies at Loyola. The current funding includes two-four year grants and a two-year grant.

“This support is critically important, not only for researchers, but for the patients whose lives will be saved,” said Margaret Faut Callahan, CRNA, PhD, FNAP, FAAN, provost, Health Sciences Division.

The symbolic check was presented by Brian Shields, executive director, Chicago, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

These are the LUC researchers and projects that are currently being funded by the AHA:

  • Jonathan Kirk, PhD, cardiac dyssynchrony, four-year grant for $308,000
  • Virginie Mansuy Aubert, PhD, receptor trafficking regulation in hypothalamic neurons, four-year grant for $308,000
  • Daniel Shepherd, M3, effect of anti-Nogo-A immunotherapy on neurogenesis after stroke, two-year grant for $52,000

We are tremendously thankful to the American Heart Association for its longstanding support, which has done so much to elevate our cardiovascular research.