Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist awarded $2.1 million to fight heart disease


January 11th, 2017


Steven Poelzing

Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI), has received a $2.1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for research to combat the nation’s No. 1 killer — heart disease. 

The award is for $533,000 per year for Poelzing’s research program.

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