Penn Medicine Dermatologist: $3.9 Million NIH Grant to Further Understanding of Heart Attack -- Psoriasis Link

March 31, 2009

University of Pennsylvania Almanac

Over the next five years, Dr. Joel M. Gelfand, assistant professor of dermatology and associate scholar in the Center of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will receive funding from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart  Lung and Blood Institute to study the relationship between psoriasis, cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular outcomes. This research will build a deeper understanding of the relationship between inflammatory diseases like psoriasis and myocardial infarction (heart attack), potentially paving the way for improved disease management strategies for the over 7 million Americans with psoriasis... Read More