This program provides a training experience for talented minority students in the area of cardiovascular function and disease. Project areas include cardiac hypertrophy, developmental cardiobiology, vascular biology, genetics, receptors and signaling, and structure-function of membrane proteins. Clinical and patient oriented research is also conducted on diseases that disproportionately affect African Americans, notably hypertension and diabetes. The long range goal of this program is to increase the number of minority health professionals in cardiovascular biology.
Eligibility: The awards are preferentially made to college students who are considering a career in basic science research. This experience is particularly valuable for students seeking admission to Ph.D. programs. Minority students are particularly encouraged to apply.
This project is supported by a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.
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