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The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) is pleased to award Dr. Nabeel Hamzeh, Professor of Internal Medicine – Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine at The University of Iowafunding for cardiac sarcoidosis research in the amount of $50,000.  Dr. Hamzeh’s innovative project, “Cardiac-Specific Cell Free DNA Biomarkers for Cardiac Sarcoidosis,” aims to develop two promising cardiac-specific biomarkers reflective of ongoing granulomatous myocarditis.

“Our sarcoidosis research group is honored and excited to receive the cardiac sarcoidosis grant award,” says Dr. Hamzeh. “The grant will significantly augment our ongoing efforts to investigate the role of two novel biomarkers reflective of ongoing active myocarditis in cardiac sarcoidosis.”

“FSR is thrilled to support this extraordinary project through our first-ever cardiac sarcoidosis-specific grant,” says Mary McGowan, FSR’s CEO.  “We know this research will yield remarkable outcomes and learnings instrumental in improving and saving the lives of those impacted by cardiac sarcoidosis.”

FSR is dedicated to accelerating sarcoidosis research through fellowships, small grants, large grants, and disease specific grants to advance sarcoidosis research and advance care for those living with sarcoidosis. FSR has provided a total of over $6 million dollars in funding in support of sarcoidosis research.


To learn more about FSR’s Research and Grant Programs, please click here.

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