Awarded $450,000 For Study
Edelberg, M.D., Ph.D., a cardiovascular researcher and Assistant
Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University,
has been named a 2001-2004 Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar
by the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) and the Alliance
for Aging Research. The prestigious honor includes an award of
$450,000 to support his research into finding new approaches to
reverse vascular changes in the aging heart.
have studied the heart problems of the elderly using molecular
and cellular approaches,” says Dr. Edelberg.. “With this award,
we will investigate the transplantation of bone marrow cells—systemically
derived cells—to restore function in the heart.”
Dr. Edelberg, a graduate of Columbia, received an M.D. and Ph.D.
from Duke and compeleted postdoctoral studies at Harvard and MIT.
Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of death and
disability in older individuals. Unfortunately, the older heart
has a limited capacity to develop compensatory blood vessels to
supply vulnerable cardiac tissue and this may contribute significantly
to cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Edelberg’s research will offer the first definitive evidence
of the potential of transplanted bone marrow cells for the treatment
of vascular patholog
Education Update, Inc., P.O. Box 20005, New York, NY 10001. Tel:
(212) 481-5519. Fax: (212) 481-3919. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All material is copyrighted and may not be printed without express consent of
the publisher. © 2001.