Kamila Migdal – High dietary sodium can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke. Even one high sodium meal can reduce blood vessel function. Thus, Kamila’s project will examine the effects of acute dietary sodium on brain blood vessel function at rest and blood pressure regulation during aerobic exercise.

Matt Babcock- High dietary sodium, a nearly ubiquitous cardiovascular disease risk factor, is believed to affect blood pressure regulation during and after exercise. Matt’s project is designed to determine how high sodium diets affect blood pressure during and after aerobic exercise.

Joe Stock – This award will help fund his dissertation titled, “The effect of acute exercise on pulsatile load in healthy aging”. This project will investigate how handgrip exercise and supine cycle exercise impact aortic blood pressure and flow in young and older adults.