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U of L cardiovascular researcher awarded $100,000 prize from Ohio State University

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Roberto Bolli, M.D. (Source: University of Louisville) Roberto Bolli, M.D. (Source: University of Louisville)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A University of Louisville researcher will be awarded a major prize for cardiovascular sciences from The Ohio State University, according to a U of L press release. 

Robero Bolli, M.D. is the chief of the University of Louisville's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine will receive the 2015 Jay and Jeannie Schottenstein Prize. It's the largest monetary prize for cardiovascular research in the country. 

The Schottenstein Prize was established in 2008 and includes a $100,000 prize. Bolli will receive his award during a ceremony on Nov. 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

“I am deeply honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award. I would like to thank the leadership of the University of Louisville for their steadfast support of my research efforts over the past 20 years and all of the members of our research team for their outstanding work and dedication, which have made this recognition possible. The Schottenstein Prize recognizes all of them,” Bolli said. “This award will further strengthen our resolve to advance the research agenda of the University of Louisville, focusing on pioneering studies of new therapies such as the use of adult stem cells to regenerate heart muscle in patients with heart failure and to improve blood flow in patients with peripheral arterial disease.”

Bolli is the Jewish Hospital Heart & Lung Institute Distinguished Chair in Cardiology and serves as director of U of L’s Institute of Molecular Cardiology, scientific director of the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute and executive vice chair in the Department of Medicine. According to the university, he's conducted research on preventing damage caused during heart attacks by studying ischemic preconditioning, the phenomenon in which heart muscle exposed to brief periods of stress becomes resistant to the tissue death that might be caused by a heart attack.

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