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Advocate highlights for legislators the importance of research funding

 

As a girl of 11, Shobha Ghosh experienced the deaths of both her mother and older sister in the span of just 10 days. It was a trauma that would set her on a course she has travelled for four decades now, a search to find a cure to heart disease.

Today, Dr. Shobha Ghosh, is a leading researcher looking for ways to use gene therapy to flush plaque-building cholesterol from cells. She will be describing her research during a briefing Tuesday on Capitol Hill that highlights the value of “Discovery to Delivery” – and highlighting for legislators the importance of critical funding over time so that innovations in medicine can become realities.

The event features basic, clinical and health services researchers, as well as heart patients. It is sponsored by AcademyHealth, Research!America, American Heart Association, and The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

This article originally appeared on the American Heart Association webpage. Click here to read the rest of the article.

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