AURORA, Colo. – A team of physicians and scientists from the University of Colorado School of Medicine have been awarded funding by the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish a center that will be a part of the AHA’s Heart Failure Research Network.
The award announced on Friday, May 20, provides about $4 million and will allow the CU team to develop personalized, affordable medications that will benefit large groups of patients. The CU center will be led by Peter Buttrick, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs and head of the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine.
Starting in 2015, the American Heart Association began funding two “strategically focused research networks” per year. These networks are comprised of three to five institutions, each working on three projects that are focused on a strategic area. Previously established networks have focused on hypertension, prevention, disparities and women’s health.