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Hernando Gomez Awarded a Vascular Medicine Institute Grant

Fri, 07/29/2016

Hernando Gomez, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, was recently awarded a grant from the Vascular Medicine Institute (VMI) for his project investigating the potential role of denudation of the gloycocalyx, microvascular dysfunction, and platelet adhesion in the development of sepsis-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). The project, titled “The role of glycocalyx shedding and platelet adhesion in sepsis-induced microvascular dysfunction,” employs multiple aims and innovative imaging modalities, and will set the stage for an external grant application.

The Vascular Medicine Institute is a part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine, and is supported by the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania and the Institute for Transfusion Medicine.