Ait-Aissa to examine pathway for prevention of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction

Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD, assistant research professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). A member of the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Ait-Aissa plans to examine the mechanisms that lead to radiation-induced blood-brain barrier damage, a major contributor of cognitive dysfunction. “As a young investigator, […]

London leads team studying cancer treatment’s cardiac impact

Barry London, MD, PhD, professor and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $1.8 million R01 grant from the NIH to investigate the effects of radiation on the heart. Treatment for lung and esophageal cancer exposes the heart to radiation, which can eventually cause abnormal heart rhythms and sudden death. “We will use […]