Current Projects

This COBRE brings together researchers from different disciplines all studying cardiovascular health. The projects in this application are focused on vascular aspects of cardiovascular health from basic mechanistic studies through clinical/translational and observational investigations. All project leaders are assistant professors with distinguished track records of achievement from graduate and postdoctoral studies that meet eligibility criteria for a new COBRE.

witman_melissa-2015-001-25xhjw3-200x300Project I – Vascular Consequences of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Investigator: Dr. Melissa Witman, Assistant Professor Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Delaware

 

wenner_meganProject II – Mechanisms Contributing to Hypertension in Postmenopausal Women
Investigator: Dr. Megan Wenner, Assistant Professor Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Delaware

 

shannonProject III – Interaction of Dietary Potassium with High Dietary Sodium on the Vasculature of Humans
Investigator: Dr. Shannon Lennon, Assistant Professor Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Delaware

 

patterson_fredaProject IV – Effects of Sleep Modification on Smoking Cessation and Cardiovascular Health
Investigator: Dr. Freda Patterson, Assistant Professor Behavioral Health & Nutrition, University of Delaware

 

sims-wright-2fkyrmqProject V – Reduced Endothelial Function, Brain, and Cognition
Investigator: Dr. Regina Sims-Wright, Associate Dean for Diversity School of Nursing, University of Delaware

 

Pilot Project I – Effects of Fructose on Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Reactivity: A Randomized controller crossover
Investigator: Dr. Sheau Ching Chai, Assistant Professor Behavioral Health & Nutrition, University of Delaware