Five New York Medical College Researchers Receive $1.43 Million in Grants From American Heart Association

Date: September 30, 2013
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Valhalla, N.Y. — Five researchers at New York Medical College are the recipients of grants totaling $1.43 million from the American Heart Association (AHA) to further their studies in a variety of disciplines.

The grant recipients are Nicholas R. Ferreri, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology, Austin Guo, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, Daohong Lin, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, Brian Ratliff, Ph.D., research assistant professor of medicine, and Govindaiah Vinukonda, M.Sc., Ph.D., assistant professor of pediatrics. The multi-year grants will enable the study of the causes and prevention of stroke in premature infants, ischemic strokes, stem cells, molecular level studies and pharmacology.

“Once again, the cardiovascular scientists of New York Medical College have had their cutting edge research recognized and supported by the American Heart Association,” said Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A. “We are pleased and proud.” 

AHA research programs have contributed to many important scientific advances, including the first artificial heart valve, techniques and standards for CPR, implantable pacemakers, treatment for infant respiratory distress syndrome, cholesterol inhibitors, microsurgery and drug-coated stents. The AHA has funded the winners of 13 Nobel Prizes.