University of Arkansas alumnus Kunhua Song has been named an Outstanding Early Career Scholar
by the University of Colorado Department of Medicine. The award comes with $75,000 annually for up to five years to support Song's research and scholarly activities.
Song is an assistant professor of medicine in the University of Colorado Division of Cardiology and in the Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology. His research
focuses on heart development and disease. He plans to use the Early Career award to identify fundamental and innovative mechanisms linked to the development of cardiomyopathy, a heart muscle disorder. Additionally, he hopes to build a platform for discovery and therapeutics for the disease.