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Karin Bornfeldt, a professor of medicine and pathology, has received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. The award will total more than $7.2 million for up to seven years, with about $1 million in the first year.

The award is under the institute’s R35 Program, which promotes scientific productivity by giving principal investigators with multiple projects the freedom to conduct research that breaks new ground or extend previous discoveries in heart, lung, blood and sleep research.

Bornfeldt’s research project is titled “Identifying New Strategies for Prevention of Cardiovascular Complications of Diabetes.”

Bornfeldt is director of the Diabetes Complications Program, deputy director of the Diabetes Research Center and associate director for research of the UW Medicine Diabetes Institute. She serves as associate editor of the journals Circulation Research, Diabetes, and the Journal of Lipid Research.

Read more at the Department of Medicine website.