Omaha Public Radio News
8:09 am
Tue April 20, 2010

UNMC adding Healthy Heart Center

Omaha, NE – UNMC's College of Nursing recently received a $1.5 million grant to establish a Healthy Heart Center.

Dr. Carol Pullen, Nursing Professor, says the center will focus on building interdisciplinary research teams and developing rural technology. Dr. Pullen says technology is a good way to reach rural residents, which is why UNMC will be looking at new ways of using technology to decrease cardiac risk.

Five pilot studies are associated with the grant. UNMC officials hope those studies will lead to more funding with the National Institutes of Health.

To learn more, the web site is healthyheartnebraska.org.