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Sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA), the Magee-Womens Research Institute and the University of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce our AHA “Go Red” for Women Research Network, focusing on microvascular responses to the stress of pregnancy and placenta-related pregnancy disorders which inform later life cardiovascular disease (CVD). We have developed three synergistic research projects under our collective heading, Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Microvascular Mechanisms: Novel Insights from Pregnancy:

  • Project 1 (Population): Janet M. Catov, PhD; The placenta as a window to microvascular disease risk
  • Project 2 (Clinical): Carl A. Hubel, PhD; Glycocalyx pathways linking pregnancy profile with microvascular
    dysfunction postpartum
  • Project 3 (Basic): Robert W. Powers, PhD; The influence of pregnancy on future vascular dysfunction and
    atherosclerosis

Additionally, we are introducing our “Go Red” Multi-Disciplinary Research Fellowship in Women’s Cardiovascular Health. The training program examines the impact of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes on women’s subsequent risk and responsible mechanisms for hypertension, cardiometabolic disorders and heart disease with clinical, basic and population strategies. For more information on the training program, click here.