AHA grant will help promote CV health for high-risk children

  • July 27, 2014

Four US institutions have been named an American Heart Association Strategically Focused Prevention Research Network Center and received a $15 million grant to promote CV health among high-risk children and their caregivers.

The grant was awarded to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The basic, clinical and population research work of the four centers will support the AHA’s goal to improve the CV health of all Americans by 20% and to reduce deaths from CVD and stroke by 20% by 2020, according to a press release.

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