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AHA Award Recipients

Four trainees in the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at LSU Health Shreveport recently received American Heart Association Fellowships to fund their Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Training. 

Dr. Shafiul Alam, in Dr. Shenuarin Bhuiyan’s laboratory, received a Post-doctoral Fellowship to fund his work on cardiac proteotoxicity, a buildup of proteins in the heart that can result in heart failure. Zaki Al-Yafeai, a graduate student in Dr. Wayne Orr’s laboratory, received a Pre-doctoral Fellowship to fund his work on atherosclerotic plaque development, the most common cause of heart attacks and strokes. Two members of Dr. Kevin Lin’s laboratory received fellowships. Dr. Yin Chieh (Celeste) Wu received a Post-doctoral Fellowship and Alexandre do Couto e Silva receiving a Predoctoral Fellowship to fund their work on mechanisms to reduce brain injury following stroke.

The mission of the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences at LSU Health Shreveport is to advance understanding of cardiovascular disease and translational research while developing future generations of basic and clinical science investigators. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, and it is the cause of 1 in 4 deaths annually, making the research work of CCDS critical to improving the health of our community and beyond.

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