Omaha Public Radio News
Tue April 20, 2010
UNMC adding Healthy Heart Center
By Cheril Lee
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.