Prof. Kay and his collaborators receive a $1.5 million NIH grant
Prof. Matthew Kay and his collaborator Dr. David Mendelowitz (SMHS, Pharmacology and Physiology) have received an NIH R01 research grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to study the activation of parasympathetic nerves during heart failure. The project was awarded for four years with a total budget of $1,564,600. Dr. Mendelowitz is the PI and will lead the neuroscience aspects of the project. Prof. Kay (co-investigator and key personnel) will receive one-third of the budget to lead the cardiovascular aspects of the project. Dr. Mendelowitz and Prof. Kay aim to show whether or not chronic activation of neurons in the hypothalamus will blunt the deleterious effects of heart failure disease on cardiac function.