Grant: $548,391 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 30, 2009
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Award Description: This is a NIH P30 Biomedical Research Core Center Application (RFA-OD-09-005) on Fetal Programming in the Development of Obesity-induced Cardiovascular Diseases. The request is for support of salary and start-up costs for recruit of one new investigator for appointment within the Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences (GCNS), a multidisciplinary research and graduate program within the College of Medicine. The research area of fetal programming through dietary manipulation as a mechanism promoting obesity and cardiovascular disease in adult offspring will complement and extend an NIH funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Specialized research cores, extensive University Core Facilities, and established mentoring mechanisms are in place to promote development of an independent research program towards R01 competitiveness within the research area. The new faculty recruit will be assigned dedicated research space within the highly collaborative environment of the GCNS, with availability to common use equipment and specialized cores for analytical measurements, tissue pathology, radiotelemetry measurement of blood pressure, and whole body metabolism in mice. The targeted research area complements and extends studies currently focused on identification of mechanisms linking diet-induced obesity in adults in the development of cardiovascular disease. In this sister P30 Center, new faculty recruits will examine effects of fetal programming through dietary manipulation during pregnancy on the development of obesity and cardiovascular diseases in adult offspring. Given the increasing prevalence of obesity in the US, it is important to identify the impact of maternal obesity, through consumption of a western diet, on disease development in offspring. Moreover, these sister Centers span the breadth of current research by contrasting effects of obesity during development from adult onset obesity-induced cardiovascular disease. We will use our existing strengths in mentoring and our focused research cores within the defined area of study to assure that new investigators develop independent research programs of clinical significance to the missions of NIH HLBI
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