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Grant awarded: NIH funds R03 grant to study cardiovascular disease development in offspring of obese mothers

Wei Guo (Animal & Dairy Sciences) was awarded an R03 grant through the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. The award will provide a total of $155K over two years and use a sheep model of maternal obesity (MO) to study the mechanisms that underlie the onset and development of cardiovascular disease in their offspring, and enable the discovery new targets for the treatment and prevention of MO-induced cardiac remodeling and cardiovascular disease later on in life.