March 01, 2019

Cortez Masto, Rosen Applaud Grant for Heart and Vascular Diseases Research Awarded to UNR

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) celebrated the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute awarding over $400,000 to the University of Nevada Reno for heart and vascular diseases research. The research investigates the impact of sarcomere acetylation, which helps regulate cardiac contractions, to develop better therapies for patients with heart failure.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Nevadans living with heart disease must have the ability to access the most comprehensive care. We applaud the Department of Health and Human Services for awarding this grant to the University of Nevada, Reno to help build on the quality health research happening at the university, and to ensure Nevadans have access to the latest medical developments and care.”


The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is a National Institute of Health (NIH) subsidiary that does vital work to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases and improve public health. The University of Nevada Reno will receive $401,666 from this program to support heart and vascular diseases research, specifically the impact of sarcomere acetylation in the heart.