Research Grants Awarded in Maryland Total More Than $21 Million

The American Heart Association (AHA) – the world’s leaving voluntary organization dedicated to a world of longer, healthier lives – announced more than $21 million in research grants have been awarded to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland, Baltimore.  72 total active research grants, between the two institutions, are accelerating science for extraordinary impact.

“We’re excited that the American Heart Association can support projects that feature such original, comprehensive and collaborative research plans,” said Tracy Brazelton, Executive Director American Heart Association, Greater Maryland.  “This work can ultimately advance diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke outcomes.”

The AHA has invested $4.5 billion in research since 1949 and launched the careers of many of this country’s most prominent cardiovascular and cerebrovascular scientists, including 14 Nobel Prize winners. 2019 Nobel Prize Winner, Gregg L. Semenza of Johns Hopkins Medicine, received researching funding from the AHA.

“The inventions and discoveries that come out of basic research are critical for the economy, public health, and treating disease earlier,” Semenza says. “It is better, both for patients and for the economy, to treat disease early rather than later, and we need more research to learn to more effectively treat many diseases.”

Research is critical in advancing the mission of the American Heart Association: to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are proud that in January 2020 $21 million has come to the great state of Maryland for research, to continue to make an extraordinary impact.

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