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UB researcher gets $1 million grant

A University at Buffalo researcher studying a protein involved in heart failure has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

The grant to Dr. Umesh C. Sharma, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was awarded under a program to help promising young physician-scientists develop.

His research is focused on finding a way to block a protein that, in excessive amounts, during a heart attack promotes the formation of fibrous tissue in the heart. Sharma is pursuing the research with his mentor Dr. John Canty Jr., deputy director of UB's Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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