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Duke Surgery Resident’s Research Funded Through NIH

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
By Scott Behm, Department of Surgery
Brian Gilmore, MD, General Surgery Resident

Brian Gilmore, MD, General Surgery Resident, was selected as a recipient of the Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award (F32) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH accepted Dr. Gilmore’s grant proposal, “The Role of Muscle Progenitor Cells in Muscle and Vascular Regeneration in Peripheral Arterial Disease.”

The aims of Dr. Gilmore’s grant focus on peripheral artery disease and its manifestations, including critical limb ischemia, an obstruction to the arteries of the limbs, which causes pain and tissue damage. Peripheral artery disease is common, but few therapies exist to treat it. The long-term goal of Dr. Gilmore’s research is to determine how critical limb ischemia develops, and identify possible therapies for patients suffering from this condition.

Please join Duke Surgery in congratulating Dr. Gilmore as he continues his research through the NIH fellowship program.