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Bong Sook Jhun

The University of Minnesota Medical School, in partnership with the University of Minnesota Physicians and Fairview Health Services, has awarded a Covid-19 Rapid Response Grant to Bong Sook Jhun, Ph.D. The grant program is designed to catalyze and energize University of Minnesota-driven projects to address and mitigate SARS-CoV-2 and risks associated with the virus. Dr. Jhun's proposal, Use of PDE5 inhibitor for preventing cardiac damage by SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 patients with cardiopulmonary diseases, earned $10,000 in support for its targeted research.


The University of Minnesota Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) has awarded Jin O-Uchi, MD, PhD a COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant. The award is designed to catalyze and energize small-scale engineering research projects designed to address and mitigate COVID-19. Dr. O-Uchi’s research involves lowering the risk of death for Covd-19 patients with pre-existing heart conditions. The IEM grant will provide $10,000 for one year of research.

Forum Kamdar

Forum Kamdar, MD has been selected to receive one of the Women Early Research Career (WERC) Awards from the Department of Medicine, for her project Unlocking the Role of Cardiac Calcium Pump Dysregulation in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy. The objective of the WERC award is to provide supplemental research funding for women to help advance their research to the point that they can submit a competitive R01 application (or R01 equivalent), as Principal Investigator, within three years. The grant provides $50,000/year for a period of two years.

Chetan Shenoy

Associate Professor Chetan Shenoy, MBBS has published two papers in AHA Circulation journals in September and October, and has a third coming out in November. The first of Dr.

Red Heart Soiree

A heartfelt thank you!

Thank you for celebrating with us at the 2019 Red Heart Soirée. Your participation and generosity helped raise critical dollars for cardiovascular research, education, and patient care at the University of Minnesota. We are incredibly grateful for the support of partners like you in supporting our commitment to curing heart disease!


Featured Events

LHI Lecture Series
Every Wednesday. noon to 1:00pm
September through May

Anually in July or August

Red Heart Soirée
Friday, September 20, 2019

National Heart Month
Anually in February

Event Calendar

The calendar below lists LHI events. The default view is all events, but you can use the links at the right to view only the LHI Lecture Series or only non-LHI lecture events.