Vascular Physiology Research Laboratory
The focus of the Vascular Physiology Lab is studying vascular function/dysfunction in healthy and diseased states. We have recently focused on chronic kidney disease. We have been performing studies to understand the mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in chronic kidney disease as well as investigating interventions to improve vascular function and exercise capacity. We have also established the UD Renal Rehab program to provide a supervised exercise training program for patients at all stages of kidney disease. We are also interested in studying the vascular responses to exercise and diet. A dietary focus of the lab has been understanding the effects of dietary sodium on vascular function.
Located at the University of Delaware STAR Campus, the Vascular Physiology Lab is equipped with the ability to examine macro- and microvascular function as well as arterial stiffness and pulsatile load.
Renal Rehab at UD Combats Chronic Kidney Disease
A University of Delaware research team in the College of Health Sciences is combating chronic kidney disease (CKD) with exercise. Renal rehab study results showed an exercise program improved blood vessel health and exercise capacity. Equally as important, patients reported improvements in their everyday quality of life as a result of becoming more active.